Invitation to the Walk of Gratitude

Dear friends from all over the world:
We would like to invite all of you for a Walk of Gratitude on Saturday, 19th December 2015.

This is a march organised by SABA together with the Bodhi Tree School (Bodhgaya) and the students of the Magadh University, expressing our gratitude towards the country of India.

The walk will start at 12.30 at Karma Temple, where His Holiness Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje will give a speech. After arriving to the main gate of the Mahabodhi compound, His Holiness will join us.

India gave birth to Buddhism, to all the timeless knowledge that we have been practising throughout our lives. And from a Buddhist point of view not only in this life but over many lifetimes.

According to the prophecies of the Buddhas India has not only been the host for Buddhism in the past, in the present, but also in future eras as well.
As Buddhists, this march is a wonderful occassion to remember what India has given to us.

Please share this announcement with your friends, and join us for this walk. Thank you very much.

 

 

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Special events during Kagyu Monlam 2015

December 15:
Opening of Kagyu Monlam: Ceremonial Lamp Lighting by His Holiness Gyalwa Karmapa (7:30 am)

December 20:
Special puja for the deceased at Karma Temple (Early morning)

Empowerment for Lay Practitioners at Karma Temple, given by His Holiness Gyalwa Karmapa (After Puja for the Deceased)

December 21:
Puja, Tsok Offering, and Mandala Offering by the 2015 Kagyu Monlam Sponsor, and then Closing Ceremony.

 

 

Meals during Kagyu Monlam served at Karma Temple

Meals are served at the back side of Karma Temple for the Lamas, monks, and lay devotees.

Meals schedule:
6am – 7am  Breakfast
11am – 1pm Lunch
6pm – 8pm Dinner

PLEASE NOTE:
Meals served at Karma Temple on pay basis for lay devotees.
Please pay for meals and get meal badge at Kagyu Monlam office at Mahabodhi Society.
Before 15th December, office is at the back of Karma Temple.

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Daily schedule of prayers at Kagyu Monlam 2015 

All events held at Maha Bodhi Temple, unless otherwise noted.

6am – 7am
Breakfast served at Karma Temple
7am – 9am
Praise of the Sixteen Arhats
Manjusri Nama Samgiti
9.15am – 11am
The King of Aspiration Prayers of Samanthabadra’s Noble Excellent Activities
Tea and bread offering
11am – 1pm
Lunch served at Karma Temple
1pm – 2.45pm
The King of Aspiration Prayers of Samanthabadra’s Noble Excellent Activities
2.45om – 3pm
Break
3pm – 5pm
Seven Aspiration Prayers Each Day
  • Aspiration Prayer of Maitreya
  • The Bodhicaryavatara – Path of the Bodhisattva
  • The 5th Karmapa’s Aspiration Prayer of Sukhavati
  • The 3rd Karmapa’s Aspiration Prayer of Mahamudra
  • The 6th Shamarpa’s Aspiration Prayer of Buddha Akshobya
  • The Secret Inner Offering Prayer of Mahakala
  • Swift Rebirth Prayer for the 15th Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche
6pm – 8pm
Dinner served at Karma Temple

THE KAGYU MONLAM 2015 Daily Schedule(1)