Wishes and aspirations for world peace: Kagyu Monlam 2015
Every year, Karma Kagyu practitioners gather at Buddhism’s most sacred place, Bodhgaya, to pray, to confirm their intentions for world peace, and for the benefit of all sentient beings. Bodhgaya, in India, is the place of Buddha’s enlightenment.
Mahakala purification rituals were performed at Karma Temple in Bodhgaya, beginning on 9th December. Three days later Lama Dances were performed, and a replica of a Mahakala statue was burned in a symbolic purification of all obstacles.
In the shelter of the Bodhi Tree, His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Trinley Thaye Dorje, led Venerable Rinpoches, Sangha and lay practitioners in prayers and aspirations for world peace. Their words and actions engendered Bodhicitta – enlightened attitude.
Program of the Kagyu Monlam events:
Mahakala rituals and Lama dance at Karma Temple
Visit to Bodhi Tree Education Center
Prayers and aspirations under the Bodhi Tree
Distribution of blankets to under privileged people of Bodhgaya, organized by South Asia Buddhist Association (SABA)
Meeting with Karma Kagyu delegates
Visit and blessing the children of Bodhi Tree Education Center at painting workshop
Walk of Gratitude organized by Bodhi Tree Education Center and SABA
Visit and teaching at Bodhi Tree School Campus.
Tsepame (Long life) empowerment at Karma Temple
Ritual for the deceased
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