Chotrul Duchen (Day of Miracles)
with Ven. Amy Miller
Sat Feb 27, 4–6pm EST ONLINE

“This is the best and most exciting time; whatever practice or virtue we do, the merit is increased 100 million times.” – Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Chotrul Duchen (Day of Miracles) marks the end of the 15-day festival of Monlam, a period of Dharma practice and joyous celebration of the Buddha’s power. Karmic results (both positive and negative) are multiplied by one hundred million during this period, making it an especially auspicious time for practice. 

During this time, the Buddha performed a series of miracles: he manifested trees, mountains, and lakes, and he emanated light and clairvoyance. Most significantly, these miraculous acts inspired faith and swift spiritual progress in his followers.

Practices

Practices that we will do, as recommended by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, are:

Please click on the links above to access the PDF texts for the practices.

Prayer Requests

You are welcome to request a dedication. Please email by February 26th to [email protected] and indicate “Chotrul Duchen Prayers” in the subject line. 

Today, just like any other day, is a perfect opportunity to engage more earnestly in one’s practice. May the Buddha Dharma flourish and spread forth to all sentient beings in the 10 directions!

Important Note

This is an online-only event that is administered using Zoom which is an interactive video-conferencing tool that allows participants to see one another and ask questions. You will need a computer, a tablet or a smartphone with the Zoom application to attend. If you are using Zoom for the first time, please login a few minutes earlier to allow any necessary installations on your device.

After registering, the system automatically sends you a confirmation email and a receipt email (if applicable) that contain the Zoom meeting link and other instructions if any. If you don’t immediately receive the email(s) with the Zoom information, or you have questions about Zoom or accessing the class online, please contact us at [email protected].

Registration / Support the Center

Open donation. All are welcome.

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About the Teacher

Venerable Amy MillerVenerable Amy Miller has been teaching extensively since 1992 and was ordained as a Buddhist nun in June 2000 by the great Tibetan master, Venerable Choden Rinpoche. She has previously directed several FPMT centers and projects for decades and has completed a seven-month solitary retreat. Her teaching style emphasizes a practical approach to integrating Buddhist philosophy into everyday life. She is happy to help people connect with meditation and mindfulness in an effort to gain a refreshing perspective on normally stressful living. Venerable teaches and leads retreats and pilgrimages around the world. Her teaching schedule and other information can be found at www.AmyMiller.com.