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The 29th Kagyu Monlam will be held from 1st – 8th March, 2012, in Bodh Gaya.
 

Last updated on Jan. 19, 2012

The 17th Gyalwang Karmapa and other high lamas will preside over an assembly of thousands of monks, nuns and lay devotees to pray for the wellbeing of the world and for all sentient beings to be touched by the wisdom, compassion and power of the buddhas and bodhisattvas.

Gyalwang Karmapa will give a public teaching connected with the practice of Buddha Akshobhya (Tibetan: Mitrukpa) and Buddha Amitabha. His Holiness will also give oral instructions on different meditations, and will give a commentary each day on one of the specific prayers for that day. In addition, there will be prayers recited for the wellbeing of Tibet.

The Medicine Buddha Ritual, and Tara, Guru Rinpoche and other prayers will be recited for the benefit of the living, and the  Akshobhya  Ritual and Fire Ritual will be offered for those who have passed away.  For the benefit of both the living and the deceased, there will be a complete reading of the Kangyur, a special long-life puja in relation to the Sixteen Arhats ritual, an alms procession, a sutric tradition Guru Puja with distribution of tsog, and the Lamp Prayer.

 

The 29th Kagyu Monlam Schedule

Teachings  on the Vajradara Lineage Prayer
 

February 26–28, 2012
Location: Monlam
Stage
For: Sangha and lay People

Session I : Sunday, February 26, 9:00–11:00 am
Session II : Monday, February 27, 9:00–11:00 am
Session III : Tuesday, February 28, 9:00–11:00 am


Advice for Karma Kamtsang Monks and Nuns
 

February 26–28, 2012
Location:
Monlam Pavilion
For: Monks and nuns with monastic registration cards

Session I : Sunday, February 26, 3:00–5:00 pm
Session II : Monday, February 27, 3:00–5:00 pm
Session III : Tuesday, February 28, 3:00–5:00 pm

Kagyu Monlam Schedule (revised)
 

March 1–8, 2012

Day 1: Thursday, March 1, Location: Mahabodhi Temple

I

5:30–8:00 am

Sojong vows, Twenty-Branch Monlam

II

8:30–10:30 am

Teachings on the Pure Realms to the East and West

III

2:00–3:30 pm

King of Aspirations, Maitreya’s Aspiration

IV

4:00–5:30 pm

The Twenty-Branch Monlam

 

 

 

Day 2: Friday, March 2, Location: Mahabodhi Temple

I

5:30–8:00 am

Sojong vows, Twenty-Branch Monlam

II

8:30–10:30 am

Teachings on the Pure Realms to the East and West

III

2:00–3:30 pm

King of Aspirations, Aspiration from The Way of the Bodhisattva

IV

4:00–5:30 pm

The Twenty-Branch Monlam

 

 

 

Day 3: Saturday, March 3, Location: Mahabodhi Temple

I

5:30–8:00 am

Sojong vows, Twenty-Branch Monlam

II

8:30–10:30 am

Teachings on the Pure Realms to the East and West

III

2:00–3:30 pm

King of Aspirations, Sukhavati Prayer

IV

4:00–5:30 pm

The Twenty-Branch Monlam

 

 

 

Day 4: Sunday, March 4, Location: Mahabodhi Temple

I

5:30–8:00 am

Sojong vows, Twenty-Branch Monlam

II

8:30–10:30 am

Teachings on the Pure Realms to the East and West

III

2:00–3:30 pm

Removal of Obstacles: Praises of Tara and Saraswati

IV

4:00–5:30 pm

The Twenty-Branch Monlam

 

 

 

Day 5: Monday, March 5, Location: Mahabodhi Temple

I

5:30–8:00 am

Sojong vows, Twenty-Branch Monlam

II

8:30–10:30 am

Akshobhya and Amitabha Empowerment

III

2:00–3:30 pm

Removal of Obstacles: Prayers to Guru Rinpoche

IV

4:00–5:30 pm

The Twenty-Branch Monlam

 

 

 

Day 6: Tuesday, March 6, Location: Mahabodhi Temple

I

5:30–7:30 am

Sojong vows & Medicine Buddha puja

 

7:30 am

Kangyur Procession

II

8:30–10:30 am

Kangyur Reading

III

2:00–3:30 pm

Prayers for the Well-Being of Tibet

IV

4:00–5:30 pm

The Twenty-Branch Monlam

 

 

 

Day 7: Wednesday, March 7, Location: Mahabodhi Temple

I

5:30–7:30 am

Sojong vows & Twenty-Branch Monlam

II

8:00–9:30 am

Akshobhya Ritual

 

9:30–11:00 am

Alms Procession

III

2:00–3:30 pm

Akshobhya ritual and Dharani Sutra

IV

4:00–5:30 pm

The Twenty-Branch Monlam

 

8:00 pm

Akshobhya Purifi cation Ritual

 

 

 

Day 8: Thursday, March 8, Location: Monlam Pavilion

 

4:00 am

Fifteenth-day Sojong (Ordained sangha only)

I

5:30–8:00 am

Sojong vows, Kenting Tai Situ Rinpoche & Gyaltsap Rinpoche Long Life Ceremony, and the Sixteen Elders puja

II

8:30–10:30 am

Offerings to the Gurus

III

1:30–3:00 pm

Offerings to the Gurus

IV

3:30–5:30 pm

Sponsor Appreciation and Special Address

 

7:30 pm

Marme Monlam (Lamp Prayer)

 

Any changes in the Schedule will be announced at the Monlam.

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