Special Practice Days August 2017

8/07/2017 (Monday)

Partial Lunar Eclipse

On August 7, 2017there will be a Partial Lunar eclipse (you may check the link at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/August_2017_lunar_eclipse for more information).

The karmic benefits and merits of practicing and meditation during the lunar eclipse will turn to hundred thousand times.  We strongly recommend you to take this great opportunity to accumulate great merit and benefits.

We would like to suggest you to read The Prayer of Kuntuzangpo-The Primordial Buddha Samantabhadra” on the lunar eclipse day to accumulate merit

 

8/21/2017 (Monday)

Total Solar Eclipse

On August 21st, 2017, there will be a Total Solar Eclipse (you can check the link at https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/ for more information). We also would like to suggest you to read The Prayer of Kuntuzangpo-The Primordial Buddha Samantabhadra on the soloar eclipse day. 

The karmic benefits and merit of practicing and meditation will be multiplied 1000 million times during the solar eclipse. We strongly recommend you to take this great opportunity to accumulate merit and benefits.

Many thanks to Gampopa Vajrayana Buddhist Center for keeping us abreast of these special practice days. May all beings benefit.

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Special Days in June 2017

6/09/2017 (Friday)

Anniversary of Buddha Shakyamuni’s Enlightment & Parinirvana (the 15th of the 4th month)

On June 9th, 2017, it is the anniversary of Buddha Shakyamuni’s Enlightment and Parinirvana.  

We also would like to suggest you to recite Buddha Shakyamuni’s mantra and ‘The Praising of Buddha’s Twelve Deeds.

It is said that the effects of positive or negative actions are multiplied 100 million times on this special day, so practice is strongly advised.

6/21/2017 (Wednesday)

The first day of Summer

We would like to suggest you to read The Prayer of Kuntuzangpo-The Primordial Buddha Samantabhadra“.

We appreciate Gampopa Vajrayana Buddhist Center for the reminders of these auspicious dates. May all sentient beings benefit.

Lamchen Gyalpo Rinpoche’s 80th Birthday Celebration

Lamchen Gyalpo Rinpoche’s 80th Birthday Celebration

Gampopa Vajrayana Buddhist Center invites devotees worldwide to join us on this very special occasion to celebrate the life and 80th birthday of Lamchen Gyalpo Rinpoche.  It is a unique opportunity to experience gratitude, devotion and celebrate the occasion as a community together.

Lamchen Gyalpo Rinpoche is the descent of the unbroken Royal Lineage of the MHUK- PO- DONG, which goes back several centuries in Tibetan history and he has made enormous contributions to both Tibetan culture and to Tibetan Buddhism.  He is revered and beloved by His followers. He is one of the longest living members of the NANGCHEN DRONGPAS in history.

Therefore, to commemorate the occasion of His 80th birthday, we sincerely invite you to join The Long Life Mandala Offering on July 8th, 2017 at 10 am at St. Pius X Church.

No Fee. Donations are appreciated. Vegetarian Lunch will be provided on that date (If you have special diet needs or allergies or wish to eat elsewhere, there is a variety of restaurants in the area). Please register by June 1st, 2017.

Location St. Pius X Church, 24 Changebridge Road Montville, NJ 07045

Contact

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Website:WWW.GAMPOPA.ORG

Special Announcement

Special Announcement

2/10-2/11/2017 (Friday-Saturday)

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

On February 10, 2017-February 11, 2017, there will be a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse. We would like to suggest you to read The Prayer of Kuntuzangpo-The Primordial Buddha Samantabhadra on this special day. 

The karmic benefits and merits of practicing and meditation during the lunar eclipse will turn to hundred thousand times.  We strongly recommend you to take this great opportunity to accumulate great merit and benefits.

2/26/2017 (Sunday)

Total Solar Eclipse

On February 26, 2017, there will be a Total Solar eclipse.

The karmic benefits and merit of practicing and meditation will be multiplied 1000 million times during the solar eclipse. We strongly recommend you to take this great opportunity to accumulate merit and benefits.  

We would like to suggest you to read The Prayer of Kuntuzangpo-The Primordial Buddha Samantabhadra” to accumulate merit. 

Thank you to Gampopa Vajrayana Buddhist Center for providing the announcement of these special days for practice.

Old Master Ren Jun’s Memorial Day

Old Master Ren Jun

In memory of, and gratefulness for,

Venerable Old Master Ren Jun

(仁俊法師 1919 – February 9, 2011)

Planting seeds of Bodhichitta

Seedlings sprout

Strong roots establish

Saplings gradually develop

Flowers bud

Protecting kindheartedly with virtue and wisdom

Upholding faith with great compassionate actions

Your lotus flowers blossom

Continuing the lineages of the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas

Benefiting sentient beings

Kong Hu Shi (空護法師)

Special Practice Days – January, February, March 2017

1/27/2017 (Friday)  and 2/26/2017 (Sunday)

Last day of the Fire Monkey year

We would like to suggest reciting The Prayer of Kuntuzangpo-The Primordial Buddha Samantabhadra on the last day of the Chinese and Tibetan Year on 1/27/2017 (Friday) in order to accumulate benefits and merit.

1/28/2017 (Saturday) and 2/27/2017 (Monday)

Year of the Fire Rooster

Please reciteShakyamuni Buddha’s mantra, The Praising of Buddha’s Twelve Deeds and The Prayer of Kuntuzangpo-The Primordial Buddha Samantabhadra to accumulate benefits and merit.

3/12/2017 (Sunday)

“Day of Miracles” (The 15th of the 1st month)

During the first two weeks of the 1st Tibetan month, it is celebrated that the Buddha Shakyamuni displayed a miracle each day to increase the merit and devotion of future disciples.

3/11/2017 (Saturday), the 14th of the 1st month, is Milarepa’s anniversary and 3/12/2017 (Sunday), the 15th of the 1st month, is also Marpa’s anniversary.  During these days, extra practice is highly advised.

It is said that the effects of positive or negative actions are multiplied 100 million times on the Day of Miracles, so practice is strongly advised.

We also would like to suggest reciting Shakyamuni Buddha’s mantra and The Praising of Buddha’s Twelve Deedsduring the first two weeks of the 1st month 2/27/2017 to 3/12/2017) to accumulate merit and benefits.

Thank you Gampopa Vajrayana Buddhist Center for offering the reminder of these auspicious days for practice.

Blessings and all the best wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous year!