Schedule for 8-9-10 December at Sherabling

Day One
8th December, 2016 Thursday

0900 hrs A Grand Reception of the His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa at Palpung Sherabling Monastic Seat. Procession to the Main Shrine, lightening of Butter lamp, and seat on Dharma throne. 
0915 hrs Welcome Speech and Introduction of Program by Kyorpon Dawa Tsering 
0925 hrs Offering of Body, Speech and Mind by Sanghas, Same time Reading of the Auspicious Five Perfect Conditions by Khenpo Thupten Karma. 
1000 hrs Service of Butter Tea and Sweet Rice 
1015 hrs Brief Introdution of the Black and Red Crown Lineage 
1045 hrs Conclusion of Morning ceremony with Dedication prayer 
1200 hrs Lunch 
1330 hrs Continuation of preliminary Vajra Nyitham (Cham) without mask after
His Holiness preside on the stage 
1800 hrs Dinner

Day Two
9th December, 2016 Friday

0200 hrs Ritual Practice Eight Chapters of Tsechu Sangdhu 
0600 hrs Actual Vajra Nyitham (Lama Dance) with mask 
1000 hrs Recess 
1015 hrs Arrival of Special Guest 
1030 hrs Begining of the Actual Ceremony 
1035 hrs Welcome Speech and Introduction of Ceremony by Khenpo Karma Dakpa 
1040 hrs Introduction of Fire Male Monkey Year Tsechu (Guru Padmasambhava) and its related Vajra Nyitham (Cham) 
1055 hrs Address by the Guru Vajradhara Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa 
1105 hrs Address by the His Excellency Mr. Lobsang Sangay, Sikyong of the CTA 
1125 hrs Address by the His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa 
1145 hrs Ceremony conclude with words of thank by Khenpo Jamyang Lodoe 
1200 hrs Lunch 
1300 hrs The Grand Procession and Vajra Nyitham of Guru Padmasambhava and Eight Manifestations 
1800 hrs Dinner
Day Three
10th December, 2016 Saturday

0830 hrs Arrival and grand reception at Palpung Lungrig Jampal Ling Shedra 
0900 hrs Empowerment of Guru Rinpoche and Teaching by His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa 
1100 hrs Offering Ceremony to His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa while Reading of detail Mandala by Lopon Karma Sonam and Reading of Offering List by Kyorpon Choying Kunchab 
1130 hrs Conclusion of Morning ceremony with dedication prayer 
1200 hrs Lunch 
1330 hrs Introduction of the Ceremony by Khenpo Thupten Karma 
1335 hrs Presentation on Four Dharma of Gampopa by Khenpo Jampa 
1355 hrs Presentation on Tibetan Medicine (sowa rigpa) by monk student of Palpung
Universities of Buddhist Science 
1410 hrs Debate on Madhyamaka Philosophy (uma) by monk students of Shedra 
1425 hrs Discussion on Grammar of Situ Penchen (Situ Drelchen) by monk students of Drarig Tsuklak 
1455 hrs Debate Presentation on collected topics (du-zhung) by nun students of Palpung Yeshi Rabgyeling 
1510 hrs Discussion on Vajrayana by monk student of Shedra 
1540 hrs Debate on collected topics (du-zhung) by monk students of Tsokdra 
1555 hrs History of Astrology ( tsi-rigpa) by Kyorpon Ngawang 
1625 hrs Conclusion of the ceremony 
1830 hrs Dinner 
1930 hrs Introduction of the Ceremony by Sangye Norbu 
1935 hrs Introduction of Dance & Music, Arts by School Principal Lama Karma Topgyal 
1945 hrs Palpung Riglam Kyedtsal School’s sangha student will perform Tibetan & Himalayan Cultural Dance and Music 
2200 hrs Conclusion with word of thank by Sangye Norbu


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