Tana Dharma Society
Tana Dharma Society
Time Table for Wesak
8.00 am Centre opens
9.30 am Tulku la Wesak prayers & blessings (via Zoom)
10.30 am Devotees can bathe the Buddha
11.30 am Vegetarian lunch served
1.00 pm Centre closes
2.00 pm Cleaning up
The Founder of Tana Monastery is Sangye Yelpa, almost 851 years ago, he founded 4 Tana Monasteries in Tibet, it was destroyed during the Cultural Revolution and rebuilt, and Tana Monastery, India was eventually founded.
Pema Rangdol have given an English translated version of the biography of Sangye Yelpa below. At Tana Monastery, India, the monks will be doing Guru Yoga puja on the anniversary and celebration and debate on Sangye Yelpa’s life and teachings.
At Tana Dharma Society, we will make offerings on 21st March, 2022, you are welcome to make shrine offerings and clean the place ready for the anniversary day, coming Monday. An opportunity for you to accumulate merits and blessings of the Tana lineage.
Wishing you all a meritorious Lhabab Duchen (lha babs dus chen) is one of the four Buddhist festivals commemorating four events in the life of the Buddha, according to Tibetan tradition. Lhabab Düchen occurs on the 22nd day of the ninth lunar month according to Tibetan
Lhabab Duchen is a Buddhist festival celebrated to observe the Buddha’s descent from the Trāyastriṃśa heaven down to earth.According to legend, the Buddha ascended the Trāyastriṃśa heaven temporarily at the age of 41, in order to give teachings to benefit the gods in that desire realm, and to repay the kindness of his mother by liberating her from Samsara. He was exhorted by his disciple and representative Maudgalyayana to return, and after a long debate and under a full moon agreed to return. He returned to earth a week later by a special triple ladder prepared by Viswakarma, the God of machines. This event is considered to be one of the eight great deeds of the Buddha.
On Lhabab Duchen, the effects of positive or negative actions are multiplied ten million times. It is part of Tibetan Buddhist tradition to engage in virtuous activities and prayer on this day.
Lhabab Duchen 27-Oct-2021 at TDS, Leisure Commerce Square