MONLAM (15 DAYS OF MIRALES)

Let’s make the most of this auspicious period!

 

Tuesday, February 5 – Tuesday, February 19

 

Monlam marks a period when Lord Buddha performed many miracles, beginning with Losar (the Tibetan New Year) on the first day and culminating on the 15th day, Chotrul Duchen (the Day of Miracles). Karmic results (both positive and negative) are multiplied by one hundred million during this period, as cited by Lama Zopa Rinpoche from the Vinaya text, Treasure of Quotations and Logic. Join us in making this special time most beneficial for all sentient beings.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS DURING MONLAM

 

LOSAR: TIBETAN NEW YEAR

 

Tuesday, February 5, beginning at 7pm

  • Sutra Remembering the Three Jewels recitation
  • Remembering Lama Yeshe
  • Vajrasattva Purification
  • Shakyamuni Buddha Puja

 

CHOTRUL DUCHEN

Tuesday, February 19, beginning at 7pm

  • Prostrations to 35 Buddhas
  • Vajrasattva Purification
  • Sutra Remembering the Three Jewels recitation
  • In Praise of Dependent Arising recitation
  • Shakyamuni Buddha Puja

     

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INFORMATION ON MONLAM


Tribute to Lama Thubten Yeshe

Lama Thubten Yeshe is the incomparably kind founder of the FPMT, the worldwide organization of which we are a part. Lama did his final meditation during the early hours of Losar before his breath stopped. This is why at Losar, FPMT centers around the world remember Lama Yeshe and his kindness.

For more information on Lama Yeshe, please read, A Tribute to Lama Yeshe, 1935-1984.

Extracts and videos of a teaching can also be found here.

About Monlam (15 Days of Miracles)

During the two weeks after Losar, it is celebrated that Shakyamuni Buddha accepted the challenge of his critics and displayed a miracle each day to increase the merit and devotion of future disciples.

Although the Buddha avoided supernatural displays of mundane powers related to spiritual practice, it is taught that by means of clairvoyance he understood how these displays would subdue and guide non-believers.  

Any actions done during Monlam, positive or negative, are multiplied in their power by virtue of being in or out of alignment with the virtuous deeds of the Buddha during the same astrological period over 2500 years ago.

Click here for advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche on making Monlam most beneficial. For general advice on practicing during Buddha Multiplying Days, please click here.