Announcement - Tibetan New Year 2016

Public Events at the Monlam Pavilion
4th – 11th February, 2016

Tibetan New Year [Losar] begins shortly before the 33rd Kagyu Monlam.  Therefore, celebrations for the Tibetan Year of the Male Fire Monkey will be held in the Monlam Pavilion from 9th – 11th February, 2016.

For purification and removal of obstacles at the end of the Year of the Wood Sheep, the Four-Armed Mahakala Torma Offering  ritual will be offered from 4th – 7th February, 2016

On New Year’s Eve, 8th February 2016, at 9.00am, the Gyalwang Karmapa will bestow the long-life empowerment of Amitayus Buddha: The Practice of the Three Roots Combined.

In the early morning  on New Year’s Day, in accordance with the Karma Khamtsang tradition, there will be  The Practice of the Three Roots Combined ritual and a long-life offering  for the Gyalwang Karmapa, followed by a public audience.

On 10th February at 9.00 am there will be the ritual offering of Sangharama, combining both Tibetan and Chinese Buddhist traditions.

On 11th February at 9.00am, in the presence of the Gyalwang Karmapa and his heart sons, there will be the traditional Great Seating Ceremony for all the Rinpoches, Khenpos, Lamas and staff members of Karma Kagyu monasteries and nunneries. In the afternoon at 2.00pm the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts will give a performance of Lhamo, traditional Tibetan opera.

Losar  Programme
4 Feb
Monlam Pavilion
Chakrasamvara self-visualization
Visualization of the thirteen deities of Four-Armed Mahakala
5-6 Feb

Chakrasamvara self-visualization
Torma practice of Four-Armed Mahakala
7 Feb

Chakrasamvara self-visualization
Torma practice and expulsion ritual of Four-Armed Mahakala
8 Feb

9:00 am Long life empowerment of Amitayus ThePractice of the Three Roots Combined
9 Feb

4:30 am : Practice of the Three Roots Combined
7:00-8:30am: Long life offering
9:00 am: Public audience and blessing
10 Feb

9:00 am: Sangharama ritual
11 Feb

8:00-10:00 am: The Great Seating Ceremony
2:00 pm: Tibetan Dance and Lhamo Performance


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