Total Lunar Eclipse
On January 31st, 2018, there will be a Total 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.
Please click the following link for more information: https://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/LEplot/LEplot2001/LE2018Jan31T.pdf.
Partial Solar Eclipse & Last day of the Fire Rooster year
On February 15, 2018, there will be a Partial 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.
Please click the following link for more information: https://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEplot/SEplot2001/SE2018Feb15P.GIF
New Year (Losar Tashi Delek! Year of the Earth Dog)
Please recite “Shakyamuni Buddha’s mantra”, “The Praising of Buddha’s Twelve Deeds” and “The Prayer of Kuntuzangpo-The Primordial Buddha Samantabhadra to accumulate benefits and merit.
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.
3/01/2018 (Thursday), the 14th of the 1st month, is Milarepa’s anniversary. 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 Deeds‘ during the first two weeks of the 1stmonth (2/16/2018-3/01/2018) to accumulate merit and benefits.
With thanks to Gampopa Vajrayana Buddhist Center who keeps us abreast of upcoming Special Days for practice. May all benefit!