Detailed Program for the 32nd Kagyu Monlam (December 29, 2014–January 4, 2015)






Day 1: Monday, December 29, 2014

Session I • 6:00–8:30 am

Mahayana Sojong Vows ................................................................................ 3 (S1)
Sanskrit Prayers............................................................................................. 7 (17)
Refuge and Bodhichitta and following.............................................. 31–42 (24–35)
Praises from The Sutra of Ornamental Appearances ............................ 43 (36–46)
Praises from The Ornament of the Sutras and following ................. 62–80 (55–72)
An explanation of The Sutra in Three Sections............................................ 10 min.
The Sutra in Three Sections and following ....................................................81–97
.................................................................................................................... (74–90)
The Dedication from the Light of Gold Sutra and following...... 106–116 (100–110)

Session II • 9:00–10:30 am

Mandala offering with thirty-seven features .......................................................613
Supplication to the Lineage of the Bodhisattva Vow .........................................274
Teachings on The Four Freedoms from Attachment
The Aspiration of the Mind Training .................................................... separate text
Meditation .................................................................................................... 5 min.
The Concise Aspiration .....................................................................................169
Dedications for the Living and Deceased........................................... 170 (164–70)
The Dharani for the Fulfillment of Aspirations .......................................... 175 (169)
The Aspiration for the Teachings to Flourish .....................................................621

Session III • 1:30–3:00 pm

An explanation of The Noble Aspiration for Excellent Conduct 10 min.
The Noble Aspiration for Excellent Conduct ............................................ 117 (111)
Maitreya’s Aspiration................................................................................ 130 (124)
The Aspiration from The Way of the Bodhisattva .................................... 136 (130)
Session IV • 3:30–5:00 pm
The Accomplishment of True Words........................................................ 333 (309)
Joy and Comfort for Beings ..................................................................... 337 (313)
The Aspiration to the Stages of the Path ................................................. 341 (317)
The Indestructible Garland of Vajra ......................................................... 181 (175)
Long Life Prayers............................................................................. 600–610 (S14)
Offerings to the Protectors ............................................................ 479-84 (431–36)
Aspiration for the Well-Being of Tibet ...................................................... 427 (382)
Verses on Joy and Goodness from The Sutra Requested by a God ...... 197 (191)
The Dharma Blaze Aspiration .................................................................. 177 (171)
“The one who taught the truth...”.............................................................. 221 (215)


Day 2: Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Session I • 6:00–8:30 am

Mahayana Sojong Vows ................................................................................ 3 (S1)
Sanskrit Prayers............................................................................................. 7 (17)
Refuge and Bodhichitta and following.............................................. 31–42 (24–35)
Praises from the Rashtrapala Sutra and following........................... 54–80 (47–72)
A Praise of Manjushri............................................................................... 227 (221)
Praise of Noble Avalokiteshvara .............................................................. 229 (223)
The Sutra in Three Sections and following .................................. 81–116 (74–110)

Session II • 9:00–10:30 am

Mandala offering with seven features ................................................................613
Supplication to the Lineage of the Bodhisattva Vow .........................................274
Teachings on The Four Freedoms from Attachment
The Aspiration of the Mind Training .................................................... separate text
Meditation .................................................................................................... 5 min.
The Concise Aspiration .....................................................................................169
Dedications for the Living and Deceased........................................... 170 (164–70)
The Dharani for the Fulfillment of Aspirations.......................................... 175 (169)
The Aspiration for the Teachings to Flourish .....................................................621

Session III • 1:30–3:00 pm

The Noble Aspiration for Excellent Conduct ............................................ 117 (111)
The Sukhavati Prayer “I prostrate with respect”....................................... 149 (143)

Session IV • 3:30–5:00 pm

An Aspiration for the Dharma of the Shangpa Kagyu .............................. 343 (319)
The Thirty Aspirations .............................................................................. 351 (327)
The Indestructible Garland of Vajra ......................................................... 181 (175)
Long Life Prayers............................................................................. 600–610 (S14)
Offerings to the Protectors ............................................................ 479-84 (431–36)
Aspiration for the Well-Being of Tibet ...................................................... 427 (382)
The Auspiciousness of Twelve Deeds ..................................................... 190 (184)
The Dharma Blaze Aspiration .................................................................. 177 (171)
“The one who taught the truth...”.............................................................. 221 (215)


Day 3: Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Session I • 6:00–8:30 am

Mahayana Sojong Vows ................................................................................ 3 (S1)
Sanskrit Prayers............................................................................................. 7 (17)
Refuge and Bodhichitta and following.............................................. 31–42 (24–35)
Praises from The Ornament of the Sutras and following ................. 62–80 (55–72)
Brahma’s Crown: A Praise of Maitreya .................................................... 234 (228)
The Sutra in Three Sections and following .................................. 81–116 (74–110)

Session II • 9:00–10:30 am

Mandala offering with seven features ................................................................613
Supplication to the Lineage of the Bodhisattva Vow .........................................274
Teachings on The Four Freedoms from Attachment
The Aspiration of the Mind Training .................................................... separate text
Meditation .................................................................................................... 5 min.
The Concise Aspiration .....................................................................................169
Dedications for the Living and Deceased........................................... 170 (164–70)
The Dharani for the Fulfillment of Aspirations .......................................... 175 (169)
The Aspiration for the Teachings to Flourish .....................................................621

Session III • 1:30–3:00 pm

Removal of Obstacles: Praises of Tara and Sarasvati ..............................281–306
(259–284)
Session IV • 3:30–5:00 pm
The Aspiration of Avalokita ...................................................................... 360 (336)
Twenty Aspirations of Taklungthangpa.................................................... 367 (343)
The Aspiration of Trophu ......................................................................... 372 (348)
The Indestructible Garland of Vajra ......................................................... 181 (175)
Long Life Prayers............................................................................. 600–610 (S14)
Offerings to the Protectors ............................................................ 479-84 (431–36)
Aspiration for the Well-Being of Tibet ...................................................... 427 (382)
“May he who utterly conquers greed…”................................................... 187 (181)
The Dharma Blaze Aspiration .................................................................. 177 (171)
“The one who taught the truth...”.............................................................. 221 (215)


Day 4: Thursday, January 1, 2015

Session I • 6:00–8:30 am

Mahayana Sojong Vows ................................................................................ 3 (S1)
Sanskrit Prayers............................................................................................. 7 (17)
Refuge and Bodhichitta and following.............................................. 31–42 (24–35)
Praises from The Ornament of the Sutras and following ................. 62–80 (55–72)
The Praise “Beautiful Ornament of the Earth”.......................................... 251 (244)
Praise of Shri Samantabhadra with Aspirations....................................... 254 (246)
Praise of the Six Ornaments and Two Great Beings ............................... 267 (250)
The Sutra in Three Sections and following .................................. 81–116 (74–110)

Session II • 9:00–10:30 am

Mandala offering with seven features ................................................................613
Supplication to the Lineage of the Bodhisattva Vow .........................................274
Teachings on The Four Freedoms from Attachment
The Aspiration of the Mind Training .................................................... separate text
Meditation .................................................................................................... 5 min.
The Concise Aspiration .....................................................................................169
Dedications for the Living and Deceased........................................... 170 (164–70)
The Dharani for the Fulfillment of Aspirations .......................................... 175 (169)
The Aspiration for the Teachings to Flourish .....................................................621

Session III • 1:30–3:00 pm

Clearing the Path of Obstacles ................................................................ 308 (285)
Spontaneous Fulfillment of Wishes.......................................................... 321 (297)
Requested Prayers for the Removal of Obstacles

Session IV • 3:30–5:00 pm

The Aspiration “The Wish-Fulfilling Jewel”.........................................................380
An Aspiration for the Seven Spiritual Trainings..................................................383
The Indestructible Garland of Vajra ......................................................... 181 (175)
Long Life Prayers............................................................................. 599–610 (S14)
Offerings to the Protectors ............................................................ 479-84 (431–36)
Aspiration for the Well-Being of Tibet ...................................................... 427 (382)
“I prostrate to the Buddha…” ................................................................... 186 (180)
The Dharma Blaze Aspiration .................................................................. 177 (171)
“The one who taught the truth...”.............................................................. 221 (215)


Day 5: Friday, January 2, 2015

Session I • 6:00–8:00 am

Mahayana Sojong Vows ................................................................................ 3 (S1)
Sanskrit Prayers............................................................................................. 7 (17)
Refuge and Bodhichitta and following.......................................................... 31 (24)
The Praise of the Twelve Deeds and following....................................................69
Supplication of the Twenty-Five Chariots................................................. 270 (253)
The Short Vajradhara Lineage Prayer ...............................................................272
The Sutra in Three Sections and following ...................................... 81–97 (74–90)
The Aspiration from the Ratnavali......................................................................113

Kangyur Procession • 8:00 am

Session II • 8:30–11:00 am

Mandala offering
The Praise of the Twelve Deeds ..........................................................................69
Reading of the Kangyur
The Concise Aspiration .....................................................................................169

Session III • 1:30–3:00 pm

Prayers for the Well-Being of Tibet ................................................(no English text)
Long Life Prayer for His Holiness the Dalai Lama ............................................595
Long Life Prayer for His Holiness the Sakya Trizin .................... separate text (S7)
Long Life Prayer for His Holiness Taklung Tsetrul ............................. separate text

Session IV • 3:30–5:00 pm

The Noble Aspiration for Excellent Conduct ............................................ 117 (111)
The Aspiration of the Mahamudra of Definitive Meaning ......................... 353 (329)
Yelpa’s Aspiration .................................................................................... 379 (358)
The Barom Aspiration .............................................................................. 405 (359)
Phagmodrupa’s Aspiration....................................................................... 408 (362)
The Tsalpa Aspiration .............................................................................. 410 (364)
The Uncommon Dedication and Aspiration ............................................. 416 (370)
The Indestructible Garland of Vajra ......................................................... 181 (175)
Long Life Prayers............................................................................. 600–610 (S14)
Offerings to the Protectors ............................................................ 479-84 (431–36)
Aspiration for the Well-Being of Tibet ...................................................... 427 (382)
“May he who utterly conquers greed…”................................................... 187 (181)
The Dharma Blaze Aspiration .................................................................. 177 (171)
“The one who taught the truth...”.............................................................. 221 (215)


Day 6: Saturday, January 3, 2015

Session I • 6:00–8:30 am

Mahayana Sojong Vows ................................................................................ 3 (S1)
Sanskrit Prayers............................................................................................. 7 (17)
Refuge and Bodhichitta and following..................................................... 31-33 (24)
Prostrations and Offerings to the Sixteen Elders ........................ 469-471 (421–23)
“For each and every being, a protector…” ........................................ 37-42 (31–35)
“Peerless, the sight of you never satiates…” .............................. 471-477 (423–29)
Abbreviated offerings ................................................................................... 80 (73)
Abbreviated confessions.............................................................................. 91 (83)
Rejoicing and so forth ....................................................................... 96-97 (89–90)
“Arya arhats, emanations…”.............................................................. 478 (429–30)

Alms Procession • 7:00 am

Session III • 1:30–3:00 pm

The Sutra in Three Sections ........................................................................ 81 (74)
Reading the Akshobhya Sutras................................................................ 487 (S31)
An Aspiration for Rebirth in the Realm of Abhirati.................................... 431 (387)

Session IV • 3:30–5:00 pm

An Aspiration for Birth in Sukhavati ......................................................... 442 (397)
The Indestructible Garland of Vajra ......................................................... 181 (175)
Long Life Prayers............................................................................. 600–610 (S14)
Offerings to the Protectors ............................................................ 479-84 (431–36)
Aspiration for the Well-Being of Tibet ...................................................... 427 (382)
“I prostrate to the Buddha…” ................................................................... 186 (180)
The Dharma Blaze Aspiration .................................................................. 177 (171)
“The one who taught the truth...”.............................................................. 221 (215)

Akshobhya Fire Puja • 5:00 pm


Day 7: Sunday, January 4, 2015

Fifteenth Day Sojong • 3:30 am
Ordained Sangha only

Session I • 6:00–8:30 am

Mahayana Sojong Vows ................................................................................ 3 (S1)
Sanskrit Prayers............................................................................................. 7 (17)
Offerings to the Medicine Buddha............................................................ 501 (S45)

Session II • 9:00–11:00 am

Offerings to the Gurus................................................................................533–562
(S96–111)

Session III • 1:00–2:30 pm

Offerings to the Gurus............................................................................ 562 (S111)

Session IV • 3:00–5:00 pm

Appreciation of the Sponsors................................................... 204–214 (198–208)
Special Address ........................................................................................... 30 min.
The Great Aspiration and Dedications ....................................... 157–180 (151–70)
Mila’s Aspiration....................................................................................... 424 (379)
Aspiration for the Well-Being of Tibet ...................................................... 427 (382)
Lord Marpa’s Song of Auspiciousness..................................................... 215 (209)
Auspicious Prayers from The Vinaya Topics ........................................... 185 (179)
The Dharma Blaze Aspiration .................................................................. 177 (171)
The Auspiciousness of the Great Encampment....................................... 217 (211)
“The one who taught the truth...”.............................................................. 221 (215)


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