Powerful Days

Powerful Days in 2021

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There are many powerful holy days of the year, when karmic results are considered to be increased many millions of times. These days provide good opportunities for us to accumulate merit, purify negativities and pray for wellness and success.

 

Gen Namgyel-la has advised some practices for the students and some practices that can be sponsored by the students, so that there is a range of advice for different minds. The students themselves need to decide what is appropriate and what they rejoice in.

​Powerful days in 2021: 

Details as followed: 

Saka Dawa (Tibetan calendar: the 4th month)

Date | May 12 - June 10, 2021

Lunar Eclipse in May

Date | May 26, 2021

Shakyamuni Buddha's birth, enlightenment and parinirvana are celebrated on Saka Dawa. May 26 is the most important holy day of the special month 'Saka Dawa' for Tibetan Buddhism. On this day, karmic results - good and bad - are considered to be multiplied by millions. 

 

On the same day of May 26, there is a lunar eclipse which is considered highly auspicious, with karmic results similarly multiplied.

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Eight Mahayana Precepts Ceremony: 

Venerable Namgyel will be giving the 8 Mahayana Precepts on 26th May

 

Join from Zoom, registration required.

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HKT (UTC+8):           3:45am - 4:30am   
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Learn more about the precepts:  https://bit.ly/3ywBdsW

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Gen Namgyel-la's special advice for this day: 

- Recite “Sanghata Sutra” at least once 

- Recite "Praise to Shakyamuni Buddha"

- Recite "King of Prayers"

- Light offerings are very beneficial

 

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Make offerings for auspicious Dharma activities:

- Light offerings

- Medicine Buddha puja and rituals in the Shang Ganden Monastery in Pokhara, Nepal

- Thukje Choe Ling Nunnery in Kathmandu, Nepal: 16 days of 8 nyung nye practices (intense practice of fasting, reciting mantras and prostrations); Fire puja; Blessing the Ground ceremony

Solar Eclipse in June

Date | June 10, 2021

 

A Solar Eclipse is considered highly auspicious. On this day karmic results - good and bad - are considered to be multiplied by millions.

Gen Namgyel-la's special advice for this day: 

- “Prostrations to 35 Buddhas”  

- Recite any mantras

- Recite "King of Prayers"

 

Make offerings for auspicious Dharma activities:

- Puja: “35 Buddhas” with intense purification practice

- Light offerings

Universal Prayer Day (Tibetan: Zamling Chisang)

Date | June 24, 2021

 

To celebrate an important act of Padmasambhava - when Guru Rinpoche liberated, converted and tamed the local deities in Tibet - and Padmasambhava’s teachings.

Gen Namgyel-la's special advice for this day: 

- Recite any sutra and/or mantra

- Recite "King of Prayers"

 

Make offerings for auspicious Dharma activities:

- Light offerings

Chokhor Duchen
The anniversary of Shakyamuni Buddha’s first Dharma teaching
(Tibetan calendar: the 4th of the 6th month)

Date | July 14, 2021

 

The First Turning of the Wheel of Dharma

 

Shakyamuni Buddha’s first teachings were at Sarnath on the Four Noble Truths 2,500 years ago, resulting in great benefit for countless sentient beings. All karma - good and bad - accumulated on the anniversary of this sacred day are considered to be multiplied by millions.

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Special group practice on the day of the First Turning of the Wheel of Dharma

We are following Venerable Namgyel's advice to have a group practice on this special day:

 

- Recite Heart Sutra 108 times

- Recite Shakyamuni Buddha mantra 108 times 

- Recite King of Prayers

 

As a group the power is multiplied and it's easier to complete the recitations as we can count the total number of recitations in relation to the number of participants. So we need more people participating to make it feasible and powerful. Details: 

 

Date: 14th July 2021, Wednesday

 

Time:

AEST (UTC+10):       21:45 - 23:00

HKT (UTC+8):           19:45 - 21:00

INIDA (UTC+5:30):   17:15 - 18:30

CEST (UTC+2):          13:45 - 15:00

 

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Gen Namgyel-la's special advice for this day: 

- Recite "Heart Sutra" up to 108 times

- Recite Shakyamuni Buddha mantra at least 108 times: "Tayata Om Muni Muni Maha Munaye Soha"

- Recite "King of Prayers"

 

Make offerings for auspicious Dharma activities: 

- Light offerings

- Monastery: 16 Arhat Puja

- Nunnery: Tara Puja and Praises

Lhabab Duchen (Tibetan calendar: the 22nd of the 9th month)

Date | October 27, 2021

 

‘Buddha Shakyamuni's Descent from the Heaven of Thirty-three' after three months giving teachings to Buddha's mother, who had been reborn in Indra's heaven, in order to repay her kindness and to benefit the gods. This day signifies Buddha’s return to the human realm and continuously benefiting us, extremely important for Buddhists. 

 

Any acts of positive and negative karma are considered to be multiplied by millions.

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Gen Namgyel-la's special advice for this day: 

- Burn incense and offer special prayers to Lord Buddha

- Take precepts  

- Offer lights

- Recite "King of Prayers"

Make offerings for auspicious Dharma activities: 

- Light offerings

- Monastery: 16 Arhat Puja

- Nunnery: Tara Puja in the morning, Medicine Buddha Puja in the afternoon, and Guru Puja in the evening

Lunar Eclipse in November

Date | November 19, 2021

 

Lunar Eclipse is considered auspicious with karmic results considered to be multiplied by millions. 

Gen Namgyel-la's special advice for this day: 

- Precepts 

- 35 Buddhas with prostrations  

- Recite any mantras

- Recite "King of Prayers"

 

Make offerings for auspicious Dharma activities:

- Puja: 35 Buddhas with intense purification practice

- Light offerings

 

Solar Eclipse in December

Date | December 4, 2021

 

Solar Eclipse is considered auspicious, and karmic results, both good and bad, are considered to be multiplied by millions.

Gen Namgyel-la's special advice for this day: 

- Precepts 

- 35 Buddhas with prostrations  

- Recite any mantras

- Recite "King of Prayers"

 

Make offerings for auspicious Dharma activities:

- Puja: 35 Buddha with intense purification practice

- Light offerings

Choeding Rinpoche's Birthday

Date | December 21, 2021

 

Choeding Rinpoche is the reincarnation of Geshe Ben Kungyal. In one of the famous stories in Lam Rim, he was a thief but later became a great lojong practitioner, and finally became enlightened. Choeding Rinpoche is a very compassionate Guru of Gen Namgyel-la. This is a special day for us to make connections and show appreciation to our lineage.

Make offerings for auspicious Dharma activities:

- Guru Puja at Rinpoche’s monastery in Pokhara

- Light offerings

Christmas

Date | December 24-25, 2021

 

Christmas Eve and Holy Jesus’s birthday, these are the important dates for many people to gather and celebrate. It is a great opportunity to cultivate our compassion for our families and friends, with a peaceful mind.

Gen Namgyel-la's special advice for this day: 

- Recite "OM MANI PADME HUM" at least 108 times

- Recite "King of Prayers"

Lama Tsongkhapa Day (Tibetan calendar: the 25th of the 10th month)

Date | December 29, 2021

 

Anniversary of the parinirvana of the great Lama Tsongkhapa, founder of the Gelugpa school of Tibetan Buddhism. Je Tsongkhapa refined the adulterating Buddhist practice in Tibet. He is the author of Lam Rim Chenmo — The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment — and other profound texts. The Lam Rim is a very important book in Buddhist history; also, it’s the framework that Venerable Namgyel’s teachings are based upon.

 

Karmic results both good and bad accumulated on this day are considered to be multiplied by millions.

Gen Namgyel-la's special advice for this day: 

- Recite "Foundation of All Good Qualities"

- Recite "King of Prayers"

 

Make offerings for auspicious Dharma activities:

- Nunnery and monastery: Lama Tsongkhapa Puja with Guru Puja

- Light offerings

Powerful days in 2022 (More coming soon)

New Year

Date | January 1, 2022

 

This is an important date to set our motivation for the year, continue our aspirations with diligence and joy.

Gen Namgyel-la's special advice for this day: 

- Recite Tara Praises and Mantra for the New Year and to bring wisdom to all world leaders as well as all sentient beings.

- Offer lights

- Recite "King of Prayers"

Losar & Chotrul Duchen (Tibetan calendar: the 1st to 15th of the 1st month)

Date | March 3-17, 2022

 

Losar (Tibetan New Year), followed by the The Fifteen Days of Miracles, is a special and auspicious time. It marks how Guru Shakyamuni Buddha showed his miraculous powers, inspiring people to have faith. It culminates on the full moon, the fifteenth day of the Tibetan lunar calendar, also know as Chotrul Duchen.

 

During these fifteen days (3-17 March 2022) all karmic results, good and bad, are considered to be multiplied by millions.

Gen Namgyel-la's special advice for this day: 

- Precepts

- 35 Buddhas with prostrations

- Clean the house, refresh the altar…..keep the good heart all day!

- Offer lights

- Recite "King of Prayers"

 

Make offerings for auspicious Dharma activities:

- Light offerings

- Monastery and nunnery: Protector practices; Wealth practices such as Zambala; Long life practice with Namgyelma and White Tara

- Nunnery and monastery: 10th/25th of the Tibetan month: Guru Puja as well as special Palden Lhamo/Mahakala protector pujas

 

How to make offerings for auspicious Dharma activities:

Step 1: 

Send your donation through paypal, and remark key information :

 

1) the name of the Powerful Day (Month), 2) your name and 3) dedication name or wishes in the payment remark box.

Remark example:

- Saka Dawa (May) / Name: XXX / Dedication: xxxxx

- Solar Eclipse (December) / Name: XXX / Dedication: xxxxx

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Please make sure you put all this information in the remarks so that the donation will go to the correct Powerful Day events. Otherwise please send the donation record and related information  to: venerableonlinesangha@gmail.com

Step 2 (no action needed) : 

Once your donation has been received, Online Sangha will arrange the Dharma events and the dedication on the powerful days.

​No further confirmation will be sent.

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