Schedule for the 32nd Kagyu Monlam (updated on Dec. 14 2014)







Grand Examination of Monastic Forms

Date: December 19, 2014
Location: Monlam Pavilion
Time: 8 am–4 pm
Trisamayavyūha Empowerment
Bestowed by His Holiness Sakya Trizin

Date: December 20, 2014
Location: Monlam Pavilion
Time: 8:00–10:30 am
 
The Initiations of “Knowing One Frees All”
Bestowed by His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa

Dates: December 20–25, 2014
Location: Monlam Pavilion

Day 1: Saturday, December 20

I 2:00–4:30 pm • Single White Tāra

Day 2: Sunday, December 21

I 8:00–10:30 am • Praises of the Twenty-One Tāras (p. 281)
                         • White Tāra With Retinue
                         • Tāra of the Acacia Forest
                         • Single Tāra Who Shakes the Three Worlds
II 2:00–4:30 pm • Prayers to Guru Rinpoche (p. 308)
                        • Single Kurukullā
                        • Single Auspicious Tāra Who Accomplishes Aims

Day 3: Monday, December 22

I 8:00–10:30 am • Praises of the Twenty-One Tāras (page 281)
                         • Yellow Prajñaparamita with Retinue
                         • Single Uṣnīṣa Vijaya
                         • Uṣnīṣa White Parasol with Retinue
II 2:00–4:30 pm • Prayers to Guru Rinpoche (from page 387/8)
                         • Single Blazing Uṣnīṣa
                         • The Five Queens of Awareness

Day 4: Tuesday, December 23

I 8:00–10:30 am • Praises of the Twenty-One Tāras (page 281)
                         • Single Yellow Leaf-Clad Shavari
                         • Mārichi with Retinue
                         • Single Dhvaja Grakeyura
II 2:00–4:30 pm • Prayers to Guru Rinpoche (from page 387/8)
                         • Single White Sarasvatī
                         • Orange Mañjushrī with Retinue

Day 5: Wednesday, December 24

I 8:00–10:30 am • Praises of the Twenty-One Tāras (page 281)
                         • Single White Mañjushrī
                         • Mañjushrī Nāma Saṁgiti with Retinue
                         • Single Mañjushrī, Lion of Speech
II 2:00–4:30 pm • Prayers to Guru Rinpoche (from page 387/8)
                         • Single Mañjushrī Arapacha
                         • Single Mañjushrī the Lion's Roar

Day 6: Thursday, December 25

I 8:00–10:30 am • Praises of the Twenty-One Tāras (page 281)
                         • Single Amitāyus
                         • Four Armed Avalokiteshvara with Retinue
                         • Single Maitreya
 
Vajrasattva Empowerment in the Tradition of Marpa
Bestowed by Goshir Gyaltsap Rinpoche

Dates: December 25, 2014
Location: Monlam Pavilion
Times: 2:00–4:30 pm
Virtue in the Beginning
Teachings on The Torch of True Meaning

Dates: December 26–27, 2014
Location: Monlam Pavilion

Sessions:

I 08:00–9:00 am • The Short Vajradhara Lineage Prayer (p. 272)
                         • Mandala Offerings (p. 613)
                         • Teachings on Vajrasattva Practice from The Torch of True Meaning
    9:00–9:30 am Tea break
    9:30–10:30 am • Vajrasattva practice
                           • The Aspiration of the Mahamudra of Definitive Meaning (p. 353)
                           • An Aspiration for the Well-Being of Tibet (p. 427)
II 2:00–3:00 pm • Mandala Offerings (p. 613)
                         • Teachings on Vajrasattva Practice from The Torch of True Meaning
   3:00–3:30 pm Tea break
   3:30–4:30 pm • Vajrasattva practice
                        • The Aspiration of the Mahamudra of Definitive Meaning (p.353)
                        • An Aspiration for the Well-Being of Tibet (p. 427)

Virtue in the Middle
The Kagyu Monlam

Dates: December 29, 2014–January 4, 2015
Location: Monlam Pavilion 

Day 1: Monday, December 29, 2014

I 6:00–8:30 am Mahayana Sojong, The Twenty-Branch Monlam
II 9:00–10:30 am Teachings on The Four Freedoms from Attachment
III 1:30–3:00 pm The Noble Aspiration for Excellent Conduct, Maitreya’s Aspiration,
                          Aspiration from The Way of the Bodhisattva
IV 3:30–5:00 pm The Twenty-Branch Monlam

Day 2: Tuesday, December 30

I 6:00–8:30 am Mahayana Sojong, The Twenty-Branch Monlam
II 9:00–10:30 am Teachings on The Four Freedoms from Attachment
III 1:30–3:00 pm The Noble Aspiration for Excellent Conduct,
                         The Sukhavati Prayer “I Prostrate with Respect…”
IV 3:30–5:00 pm The Twenty-Branch Monlam

Day 3: Wednesday, December 31

I 6:00–8:30 am Mahayana Sojong, The Twenty-Branch Monlam
II 9:00–10:30 am Teachings on The Four Freedoms from Attachment
III 1:30–3:00 pm Praises of Tara and Saraswati
IV 3:30–5:00 pm The Twenty-Branch Monlam

Day 4: Thursday, January 1, 2015

I 6:00–8:30 am Mahayana Sojong, The Twenty-Branch Monlam
II 9:00–10:30 am Teachings on The Four Freedoms from Attachment
III 1:30–3:00 pm Prayers to Guru Rinpoche: Clearing the Path of Obstacles and
                         Spontaneous Fulfillment of Wishes
IV 3:30–5:00 pm The Twenty-Branch Monlam

Day 5: Friday, January 2

I 6:00–8:00 am Mahayana Sojong, The Twenty-Branch Monlam
          8:00 am Kangyur Procession
II 9:00–10:30 am Reading the Kangyur
III 1:30–3:00 pm Prayers for the Well-Being of Tibet
IV 3:30–5:00 pm The Twenty-Branch Monlam

Day 6: Saturday, January 3

I 6:00–8:30 am Mahayana Sojong, The Twenty-Branch Monlam, Sixteen Arhats
          7:00 am Alms Procession
II 1:30–3:00 pm The Sutra in Three Sections, Akshobhya Sutras
III 3:30–5:00 pm The Twenty-Branch Monlam
            5:00 pm Akshobhya Fire Puja

Day 7: Sunday, January 4

  3:30 am Fifteenth Day Sojong (Ordained sangha only)
I 6:00–8:30 am The Twenty-Branch Monlam, Medicine Buddha
II 9:00–11:00 am Offerings to the Gurus
III 1:00–2:30 pm Offerings to the Gurus
IV 3:00–5:00 pm Sponsor Appreciation, Special Address
 
Virtue in the End
The Marme Monlam

Date: January 5, 2015
Location: Monlam Pavilion
Time: 7:30 pm


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