Monlam at Swayambhu, Nepal

19 - 22 November 2019
9 am to 5.30 pm

Monlam at Swayambhu, Nepal
Programme Date
Kagyu Gurtso
(Lhabab Duchen, merit multiplying day)
19 Nov 2019 (Tues)
Chod 20 Nov 2019 (Wed)
Kagyu Monlam 21 Nov 2019 (Thu)
Kagyu Monlam 22 Nov 2019 (Fri)

"Monlam" is a Tibetan word that can be understood in English as "the path in fulfilling aspirations". This is a powerful traditional practice to collectively recite the words of the Buddha and accumulate immense merits and wisdom in a short period of time. Together with a great assembly of Sangha, extensive offerings and prayers of aspirations will dedicated to world peace, happiness and spiritual development of all beings.

The grand event will commence on the auspicious Lhabab Duchen, the merit-multiplying day of Buddha's descent from Tushita Heaven, with the recitation of the Kagyud Gurtso (songs of realisation from great Kagyud masters). This will be followed by a full-day Chod practice and two days of extensive recitations of the Samantabhadra's King of Aspiration Prayers, Majushree's Namasangiti and other auspicious prayers from the Sutras and Tantras.

Do join us on this auspicious occasion!

Please take note:
    1. All participants are required to register, as seats will be allocated to them.
    2. Monlam at Swayambhu is not a yearly event.

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Ceremonies and Pujas

Green Tara

The Sangha members from the Institute conduct regular puja and recitation which includes:

  • Daily Tara Puja in the morning
  • Daily Mahakala puja in the evening
  • Guru Rinpoche Tsog Puja on the 10th of the Tibetan month
  • Milarepa Tsog puja on 15th of the Tibetan month

Other additional pujas, like the Chod Puja are also performed on auspicious dates of the year.

Pujas are also done when sponsored or requested for the sick and the dead. Those who are interested can also make offerings for other personal dedications.

Students and residents are welcome to join in the puja.