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Lha Bab Duchen – Anniversary of Buddha Descending from the Gods Realm
November 3, 2015 - November 4, 2015
Happy Lha Bab Duchen!!!”The Great Compassionate One accepted this turbulent degenerate world
And made 500 aspirations.
You are praised as the White Lotus.
Whoever hears your name will not return to samsara.
Most gracious teacher, I pay homage to you.”
by Mipham Rinpoche
Lha Bab Duchen commemorates Buddha Shakyamuni‰۪s descent back to the human world after being with his mother in the god realms, where he spent 3 months giving teachings and repaying her kindness.
Today marks one of the four annual Buddhist festival days (duchen) that relate to the life of Buddha Shakyamuni. During these days, it is said that the effects of positive and negative actions are multiplied 10 million times, so practice is strongly encouraged.
At Padma Samye Ling, we will celebrate together at 3:00-5:30pm by reciting the Buddha Sadhana, Twelve Deeds in the Life of the Buddha, Short Dharmapala Practice, and Tsok celebration.
Padma Samye Ling