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Lhabab Duchen – The Buddha’s Descent from Tushita


About Event:

Lhabab Düchen, also known as Buddha’s Descent from Tushita, is one of the four great holy days of the Tibetan calendar. As a Buddha Multiplying Day, karmic results of actions on this day are multiplied one hundred million times. This amazing result is sourced by Lama Zopa Rinpoche to the vinaya text Treasure of Quotations & Logic. 

Specific practices recommended by Lama Zopa Rinpoche for Lhabab Duchen  include:

A longer list of recommended practices can be found at “Practices for Merit Multiplying Days and Eclipses.”

FPMT Offerings on Lhabab Duchen

Every merit multiplying day, the  FPMT Puja Fund sponsors a large number of pujas and practices performed by thousands of sangha.

During this Lhabab Duchen, the Puja Fund will offer on behalf of the entire FPMT organization and all students, benefactors, and beings:

  • Recitation of the Prajnaparamita Sutraby Gyudmed Tantric College.
  • Medicine Buddha puja, Namgyalma long life puja and one thousand offerings to Namgyalma, Druk Chu Ma, and Zangcho by thousands of Sangha at the major Monasteries
  • Offerings to all of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s gurus and to the 10,000 Sangha who are offering these pujas, as well as to those in International Mahayana Institute Sangha communities.
  • Offerings of robes to the Shakyamuni Buddha statue in the Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya, India, and saffron and umbrellas to the Boudhanath and Swayambunath stupas in Nepal.

If you would like to make an offering to the FPMT Puja Fund, you can do so via this link: Puja Fund

At Chenrezig Institute

To make the most of this opportunity we schedule various virtuous activities at the centre on this day including the making of Holy Objects in the Art Studio and Shakyumuni Budha Puja in the evening at the Gompa.

5.00 am Precepts will be led by Ven Tony Beaumont for those who wish to take them for the day.  Others who have taken precepts in the past may choose to do so at home themselves.  (you can even choose to take the precepts from Lama Zopa Rinpoche using this video!)

 Our wonderful huge Avalokiteshvara Thangka will be put up in the Nalanda Masters Garden in the morning (weather permitting). Gompa Manager Georgie will organise water bowl offerings between 5.30am and 7.30am in front of the thankga. Please join her if you can…

10.30 – 11.30 am Teaching and Prayers with Geshe Tsultrim in the Gompa. The Basic Program teaching on this day will begin at 10.00am and at 10.30am Geshela  will teach at about the meaning of Lhabab Duchen and (weather permitting) we shall go out into the Nalanda Masters Garden to join in auspicious prayers.  All are welcome to come to the BP teaching at 10.00, or you may come in at 10.30 for the special Lhabab Duchen teaching. 


11.30 am Lunch will be served early to accommodate those who have taken precepts on this Holy Day (Please book at least 24 hours in advance is you wish to take lunch here but please note: the booking form will say 12.00pm because this is our usual time for lunch. Serving will start at 11.30am)

1.00 pm – 4.00 pm Work with holy objects – painting tsa-tsas and rolling mantras at the Art Studio.
All are welcome for this joyous activity. Instruction will be given and no experience is necessary.

4.00 pm – Join Georgie to help set up glorious light offerings in the gompa

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Shakyumuni Buddha Puja
Shakyumuni Buddha Puja is an extensive puja which includes elaborate offerings, praises to Shakyamuni Buddha, and homage to Shakyamuni Buddha’s previous lives and detailed biography. It is held in the gompa and available online.

Activities may be added – so please keep an eye out for more news.

Volunteers are very welcome for:  the early morning setting up of offerings in front of the thangka (from 5.30 am):  the cleaning of the large Prayer Wheel and Lama Yeshe’s Stupa,  setting up of extensive light offerings before the puja (from 4.00 pm) and general packing away and cleaning up day and evening.

It is very auspicious to make offerings for the puja and to our precious sangha on the four Great Holy Days when merit is multiplied in such an amazing way!

There is no requirement to register to attend any of these activities (except lunch) – all are very welcome!

To attend Geshela’s teaching or the puja online simply join via the Zoom link below.

If you wish to donate towards the puja at the centre and/or request a special dedication, please use the form below.

If you would like to make an offering to the FPMT Puja Fund, you can do so via this link: Puja Fund  

Meeting ID: 372934059
Zoom Passcode: 029924


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