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Lhabab Duechen - Wednesday, October 31st, 10am - 4pm

posted Oct 25, 2018, 12:09 PM by Pema Choephel   [ updated Oct 29, 2018, 1:21 PM by NWTCA ORWA ]
Lhabab Duechen will be observed on Wednesday, October 31st at Bodkhang from 10am - 4pm.  


 10 am - 12:30 pm Shabrim prayers
 12:30 pm - 2 pm Lunch break (please bring your own cup and plate)
 2 pm - 4 pm Lama Choepay Sontsok

Please bring some canned foods for Tsok offering so we can donate them to Clark County and Oregon Food Banks. 

About Lhabab Duechen

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.

There will be no program in the evening as it is Halloween evening.