In observance of the Great Occasion (Duchen) of the Buddha’s Performance of Miracles, KTC will present a morning prayer session you can attend before going to work, followed by a Stupa Offering Puja that folks can attend on their lunch break.
It is said that the positive effects of dharma practice on the Great Occasions are multiplied many hundreds of times, so this is an ideal time to be with your Dharma family for practice.
To take advantage of the blessings of this day, KTC will offer a session of Aspirational Prayers beginning at 9 AM.
The one-hour program will include a prayer of offering and praise to the Buddha, as well as one of the five main “monlams” (aspiration prayers) recited in the Kagyu tradition.
Saying these prayers helps us accumulate a mind of virtue, which in turn helps us see the power of love and wisdom in our lives and sets our spiritual course – both now, and in the future.
Here’s a rundown of the prayers we will be reciting:
- The Tashi Prayer (usually recited before the Chenrezig practice at KTC) can be downloaded at this link:
- Refuge and Dedications
- Praise of the Twelve Deeds of the Buddha: https://www.columbusktc.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Praise-of-the-12-Deeds-of-Buddha.pdf
- The King of Aspiration Prayers:
At 10 AM, we will spend 30 to 45 minutes making offerings to our KTC Stupa and reciting the Stupa Offering Puja created by our founder, Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche. Making offerings to a stupa on the holiday is especially powerful and effective.
Here’s a copy of the Stupa Offering Puja for downloading:
You can attend one or both of the practice sessions, which are free of charge.