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!