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

Join us in celebrating Lhabab Duchen, a holiday that commemorates the Buddha’s return to earth after teaching the Dharma to his mother in the God Realm of the Thirty-Three. This holiday is a Buddha Multiplying Day when karmic actions are one hundred million times stronger.

This year the holiday coincides with Halloween! If you were in a god realm or pure land, what would you look like? Green Tara, Vajrayogini, the Catwoman, Elvis Presley? Come in costume and transform our gompa into a pure land!

Following the advice of Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche for Buddha multiplying days, we are offering an array of meritorious practices:

  • Offering to the Three Jewels with altar and water bowl offerings (you are welcome to bring an offering of fruit, flowers, or sweets to generate merit by contributing)
  • Reciting the “Praise to Shakyamuni Buddha,” Shakyamuni Buddha’s mantra, and the Sutra Remembering the Three Jewels
  • Prostrations to the 35 Buddhas
  • Vajrasattva practice
  • Shakyamuni Buddha Puja

Costumes are optional, and we hope you can join us!





On this merit-multiplying occasion, we invite you to support Shantideva Center. Your generosity makes it possible for us to share the Dharma and continue working together for the benefit of all sentient beings. To sponsor all or part of this event, please click here. Great merit is generated through your contribution of any amount, and we are grateful for your generosity!


If you would like to request a dedication for yourself or someone else who might benefit from this practice, please email [email protected] and indicate “Lhabab Duchen Prayers” in the subject line. Please provide a 24-hour notice for prayer requests.