31st Kagyu Monlam Schedule(Last updated on Oct. 9, 2013)




 
31st Kagyu Monlam Pre-Monlam Teaching: The Torch of Certainty
Dates:      Friday, January 3–Sunday, January 5, 2014

Friday & Saturday, January 3–4:
Topic:      The chapters on Refuge and Vajrasattva from The Torch of Certainty
Location:            Monlam Pavilion
Session I:             8:00–10:30 am
Session II:             2:00– 4:30 pm  
 
Sunday, January 5:
Event:        The empowerment for Jatsön Nyingpo’s Konchok Chidu ritual
                   Explanation of The Seven Line Prayer according to Ju Mipham’s commentary
Location:             Monlam Pavilion
Time:                      8:00–10:00 am

31st Kagyu Monlam Special Program: Garchen Tse Chu
Dates: January 6- 10, 2014
Ritual: Garchen Tse Chu 
Location: Monlam Pavilion
January 6
Session I
8:00–10:00am
Guru Rinpoche Empowerment: Chöwang Lama Sangdü
Session II
2:00–4:30pm
Seat assignment for sangha
Ritual text: 
Könchok Chidü
January 7–9
Ritual
The Mind Practice of Guru Rinpoche: The Eight Chapters of Lama Sangdü and the Ritual of the Dharma Protector Shinkyong
Session I
6:00–8:30 am

Session II
9:00–11:30 am

Session III
1:30–3:30 pm

Session IV
4:00–6:30 pm

January 10
Session I
2:00–3:30 am
First session of the ritual
Session II
4:00–5:30 am
Second session
Session III
7:00 am – 4:00 pm
Lama dancing
Session IV
5:00–6:30 pm
Concluding ritual

31st Kagyu Monlam
Dates: January 11–15, 2014
Location: Monlam Pavilion
Day 1:  Saturday, January 11

I
II
III
IV
6:00 – 8:30 am
9:00 – 11:00 am
1:30 – 3:00 pm

3:30 – 5:00 pm
Mahayana Sojong, Twenty-Branch Monlam
Teaching on The Eight Verses of Mind Training
King of Aspirations, Maitreya’s Aspiration, Aspiration from The Way of the Bodhisattva, Sukhavati Prayer
Twenty-Branch Monlam

Day 2: Sunday, January 12

I
II
III
IV
6:00 – 8:30am
9:00 – 11:00 am
1:30 – 3:00 pm
3:30 – 5:00 pm
Mahayana Sojong, Twenty-Branch Monlam
Teaching on The Eight Verses of Mind Training
Removal of Obstacles: Prayers to Tara and Saraswati
Twenty-Branch Monlam

Day 3: Monday, January 13

I

II
III
IV
6:00–8:00 am
8:00 am
8:30 – 11:00 am
1:30 – 3:00 pm
3:30 —5:00 pm
Mahayana Sojong; Medicine Buddha
Kangyur Procession 
(At Mahabodhi Temple)
Reading the Kangyur
Prayers for the Well-Being of Tibet
Twenty-Branch Monlam
Day 4: Tuesday, January 14
I
II
III
IV
 
6:00–8:30 am
9:00 am
1:30 – 3:00 pm
3:30 – 5:00 pm
5.00 pm
Mahayana Sojong; Twenty-Branch Monlam
Alms Procession
Akshobhya Ritual
Twenty-Branch Monlam
Akshobhya Fire Puja
Day 5: Wednesday, January 15

I
II
III
IV
3:30 – 5:00 am
6:00 – 8:30 am
9:00 –11:00 am
1:30 – 2:30 pm
3:00 – 5:00 pm
Fifteenth-Day Sojong (ordained sangha only)
Mahayana Sojong, Twenty-Branch Monlam, Ritual of the Sixteen Arhats
Lama Chӧpa: Offerings to the Gurus
Lama Chӧpa: Offerings to the Gurus
Sponsor Appreciation; Special Address

Marme Monlam
Date: January 16, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Monlam Pavilion



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