We are so pleased to welcome back the monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery.
We will be sponsoring two events:
Saturday, July 8th from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
DROLCHOG - Tara Puja Ceremony - $20
Tara is perhaps the most popular feminine manifestation of all the Buddhas. Known to have been born from the tears of Avaloketishvara, the Buddha of compassion, she is believed to have made a strong pledge and commitment to rescue those in dire need of enlightened support and blessings especially in times of difficulties. Hence, she is popularly worshipped for her swift bestowals of wish fulfilling grace and energy.
Approximate length: 45 minutes
Requirements: Candles, incense, fruits, flowers, water
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Saturday, July 8th from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Talk/Demo with Q&A to follow - $20
Includes three pieces from the monk’s music/dance performance with an introductory talk about who the monks are and the significance of the pieces.
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THRUSOL RABNE - Consecration/House Blessings (Limited number so if interested will need to book in advance with a deposit)
Thursday, July 6 and Friday, July 7
Throughout this ritual an assembly of enlightened beings are invoked with intense concentration and meditation. They are then offered an elaborate ablution ceremony in order to purify our own body, mind and speech from all impurities. Bringing their meditation and prayers to the highest level of experience from within the sphere of the bliss and voidness, the monks perform an extended ceremony through chanting, meditation, and recitation of mantra synchronizing it with the sounds of various musical instructions.
These extended blessings may be offered for private or public house, property, business, estate, natural resources as well to the shrine rooms, temples and so on. At the end, the merits collected are immersed and transferred to these entities. If need be, at the request of the benefactors the monks could also offer a ceremonial walk through procession and perform blessings while chanting and sprinkling the blessed water to the surroundings. The ceremony concludes with dedication prayers sung in unison for the well-being of all sentient beings.
Approximate length: 30-45 minutes
Requirements: Candles, incense, fruits, flowers, rice, milk and water
Typical donation ranges from $300-$1500 depending on financial circumstances, distance monks will be traveling.
Four monks are needed for ceremony.
For more info on how to purchase tickets please call our office at 716-882-0391 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 3:00pm