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Lhabab Duchen 2021

October 27, 2021 All day

Lhabab Duchen 2021- Buddha Shakyamuni’s Descent From Tushita Heaven

Lhabab Duchen Buddha descending from the Tulshita Heavens

Lhabab Düchen celebrates the anniversary of Buddha Shakyamuni’s descent from heaven after repaying the kindness of his mother by liberating her from Samsara and teaching Dharma to the gods. It is another auspicious occasion and one of four major Buddhist festivals. Lhabab Düchen occurs on the 22nd day of the ninth lunar month, according to the Tibetan calendar. In 2021, Lhabab Duchen falls on Wednesday, October 27, 2021.

Lhabab Düchen: How to Celebrate:

These auspicious occasions (düchen) inspire us to practice extra Dharma by engaging in various virtuous activities. For instance making offerings, saying mantras, prayers, and lighting butter lamps. Along with remembering Buddha and his activities, the festival’s main point is to pray. Many say the goal is to pray for the long life of all holy Gurus from all traditions, for the survival and spreading of Buddha’s teachings in the minds of all sentient beings, and peace on earth. As a merit multiplying day, the karmic results of actions done today become multiplied 100 thousand times. Above all, what better way to use those merits than further dedication towards Buddhahood for all beings? And that’s what we do at the Buddhist Institute of Universal Compassion.

Lhabab Düchen 2021:

Stay tuned to our website for a special Lhabab Duchen celebration offered by Geshe-la. Zoom links to follow. All Buddhists and those who are wholeheartedly interested are welcome to attend. Come join us in thought, prayer, and action from wherever you are and help benefit other beings as a result.

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