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Practices and major dates at the Drukpa Plouray Buddhist Centre

Practices

- The Centre offers two daily practice sessions, open to all :

• 7 a. m. Tara practice
• 6 p. m.Chenrezig and Mahakala practices

Other practices are carried out at auspicious times during the month, according to the Tibetan lunar calendar (each Tibetan month starts with the new moon):

8th lunar day

Sangye Menla, the Medicine Buddha’s day
Sangye Menla practice with lamp offerings.

10th lunar day :

Guru Padmasambhava’s day
Yangtig Tsok practice or Guru Dewa with Tsok offering

15th lunar day

full moon, Buddha Amitabha’s day
7 AM & 10 AM: Preliminary practices at the Lama Lhakhang
6 PM: Chenrezig Tsok practice* at the temple

25th lunar day

Dakinis’ day
Vajrayogini Tsok practice or Sengey Tsewa

30th lunar day

new moon, Buddha Shakyamuni’s day:
7 AM & 10 AM: Preliminary practices at the Lama Lhakhang
6 PM: Amitabha Tsok practice* at the temple

* practices according to Shakya Shri’s texts

- It is possible to request prayers for people who have just died or for those in great difficulties.
The donations made then will be dedicated to the lamp off erings that accompany the practice. See page Prayer request.

Other Important Dates

The Centre celebrates the important events of the Tibetan calendar by practices accompanied by Tsok and lamp offerings.

- Losar : the Tibetan New Year

Düchen mark the major events of Buddha Shakyamuni’s life and bear a distinctive blessing.

Chötrul Düchen

commemorates the first 15 days of the year during which Lord Buddha performed a miracle each day to arouse devotion and increase the merits of the non-disciples.

Düekhor Düchen

anniversary of the day when Buddha Shakyamuni gave the teaching on Kalachakra (Wheel of Time).

Tampei Düchen

anniversary of Buddha Shakyamuni’s birth.

Chökhor Düchen

anniversary of the day when the Buddha turned the Dharma Wheel for the fi rst time.

Lhumsu Zhugpei Düchen

anniversary of the day when the Buddha miraculously entered the womb of his mother, queen Mayadevi.

Lhabab Düchen

anniversary of the day when the Buddha came back from the world of the gods, after teaching there.

- The anniversaries of the Parinirvanas of the lineage’s main Masters.

- The anniversaries of His Holiness the Twelfth Gyalwang Drukpa and of Kyabje Thuksey Rinpoche

- His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s birthday on the 6th of July

Calendar of next important dates

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