Announcing the Program for the 33rd Kagyu Monlam



The 33rd Kagyu Monlam will be held during the first Tibetan month, the “Month of Miracles,” of the Fire Monkey year, February 2016, in Bodhgaya, India. The Gyalwang Karmapa will teach the chapter on  mandala offerings from The Torch of True Meaning on February 12 and 13 as well as on the Kadampa master Potowa’s Long Soliloquy during the actual Monlam. On February 14, there will be a ceremony to commemorate the Sixteenth Gyalwang Karmapa. The main Kagyu Monlam will be held for seven days from February 16 to 22. There will also be an Ocean of Kagyu Songs ganachakra offering for those who have completed one hundred thousand repetitions of all four special preliminaries. The Monlam will conclude with the Marme Monlam on February 23. For details, see the schedule below.


Virtue in the Beginning
Teachings on The Torch of True Meaning

Dates: February 12-13, 2016
Location: Monlam Pavilion
I       8:00–9:00 am         Teachings on mandala offerings from
                                      The Torch of True Meaning
        9:00–9:30 am         Tea Break
        9:30–10:30 am       Accumulation of mandala offerings
II      2:00–3:00 pm         Teachings on mandala offerings from
                                      The Torch of True Meaning
        3:00–3:30 pm         Tea Break
        3:30–4:30 pm         Accumulation of mandala offerings

A Commemoration of the Sixteenth Karmapa

Date: February 14, 2016
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Monlam Pavilion
Examination of Monastic Forms

Dates: February 12–14, 2016
Time: 7:00–9:00 pm
Location: Monlam Pavilion

Virtue in the Middle: The Kagyu Monlam

Dates: February 16–22, 2016
Location: Monlam Pavilion 
Day 1: Tuesday, February 16
        I       6:00–8:30 am       Mahayana Sojong, Twenty-Branch Monlam
        II      9:00–10:30 am     Teachings on Mind Training: Potowa’s Long Soliloquy
        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: Wednesday, February 17
        I       6:00–8:30 am       Mahayana Sojong,The Twenty-Branch Monlam
        II      9:00–10:30 am     Teachings on Mind Training: Potowa’s Long Soliloquy
        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
                7:30 pm                The Ocean of Kagyu Songs Ganachakra Offering 
Day 3: Thursday, February 18
        I       6:00–8:30 am        Mahayana Sojong,The Twenty-Branch Monlam
        II      9:00–10:30 am      Teachings on Mind Training: Potowa’s Long Soliloquy
        III    1:30–3:00 pm         Prayers to Tara and Saraswati
        IV    3:30–5:00 pm         The Twenty-Branch Monlam 
Day 4: Friday, February 19
        I       6:00–8:30 am          Mahayana Sojong,The Twenty-Branch Monlam
        II      9:00–10:30 am        Teachings on Mind Training: Potowa’s Long Soliloquy
        III    1:30–3:00 pm           Prayers to Guru Rinpoche
        IV    3:30–5:00 pm           The Twenty-Branch Monlam
Day 5: Saturday, February 20
        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: Sunday, February 21
        I       6:00–11:00 am        Mahayana Sojong, Sixteen Arhats Puja
                7:00 am                  Alms Procession
        III    1:30–3:00 pm          Sutra in Three Sections, Reciting Akshobhya Sutras
        IV    3:30–5:00 pm          The Twenty-Branch Monlam
                5:00 pm                  Akshobhya Fire Puja
Day 7: Monday, February 22
        I       6:00–8:30 am          Mahayana Sojong, Medicine Buddha
        II      9:00–10:30 am        Offerings to the Gurus
        III    1:00–2:30 pm           Offerings to the Gurus
        IV    3:00–5:00 pm           Sponsor Appreciation
 
Virtue in the End: The Marme Monlam

Dates: February 23, 2016
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Monlam Pavilion



http://www.kagyumonlam.org/English/News/Schedule/33rd_Monlam_Schedule.html

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