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Lhabab Duechen - Tuesday, November 19th, 6PM

posted Oct 14, 2019, 9:24 AM by Pema Choephel   [ updated Nov 11, 2019, 9:06 AM by NWTCA ORWA ]
: Lama Choepay Sontsok to observe Lhabab Duechen. 
Attendees are requested to bring more fruits for Sontsok which will be delivered to a homeless shelter.  

WHEN: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 6:00 pm. 

Dorjee Tsering and Nyima Bhuti family from Vancouver will serve dinner to the attendees for the merits of Bhuti's late mother.  


Lhabab Duchen is a Buddhist festival celebrated to observe the Buddha's descent from the Trāyastriṃśa heaven down to earth.

According to legend, the Buddha ascended the Trāyastriṃśa heaven temporarily at the age of 41, in order to give teachings to benefit the gods in that desire realm, and to repay the kindness of his mother by liberating her from Samsara.

He was exhorted by his disciple and representative Maudgalyayana to return, and after a long debate and under a Full Moon agreed to return. He returned to earth a week later by a special triple ladder prepared by Viswakarma, the god of machines. This event is considered to be one of the eight great deeds of the Buddha.

On Lhabab Duchen, the effects of positive or negative actions are multiplied ten million times. It is part of Tibetan Buddhist tradition to engage in virtuous activities and prayer on this day.