Program for Kagyu Monlam 2012 in Bodhgaya
We are pleased to announce that the programme for this year’s Kagyu Monlam, which will take place between December 14 and 20, has been finalized.
|Dec 14||7am to 11am – prayers||1pm to 5pm – prayers|
|Dec 15||7am to 11am – prayers||1pm to 5pm – teaching by His Holiness Karmapa|
|Dec 16||7am to 11am – prayers||1pm to 5pm – prayers|
|Dec 17||7am to 11am – prayers||1pm to 5pm – teaching by His Holiness Karmapa|
|Dec 18||7am to 11am – prayers||1pm to 3pm – teaching by His Holiness, 3.30 puja for the deceased|
|Dec 19||7am to 11am – prayers||1pm to 5pm empowerment by His Holiness Karmapa|
|Dec 20||7am to 11am – prayers||1pm to 5pm tsok puja and closing ceremony|
During his teaching sessions His Holiness Karmapa will comment on the great bodhisattva Samantabhadra’s aspiration prayer for excellent conduct, which is the main prayer accumulated during the Kagyu Monlam. Making such aspirations in the sacred place of Bodhgaya where the historical Buddha Shakyamuni attained enlightenment, in the presence of realised bodhisattvas, accumulates immense merit and helps to pacify both natural and man-made disasters and obstacles. It benefits not only the practitioners taking part in the Monlam but all those connected to them, and ultimately all sentient beings.