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Lha Bab Duchen
November 17, 2011 - November 18, 2011
This year, November 17, 2011, marks one of the four special Buddha days, or Festivals (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. Lha Bab Duchen commemorates Buddha Shakyamuni‰۪s descent back to the human world after teaching his Mother in the god realms, where he spent 3 months giving teachings and repaying her kindness. We will celebrate together by reciting the Buddha Sadhana, Twelve Deeds in the Life of the Buddha, Short Dharmapala Practice and Tsok celebration.