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31 st Kagyu Monlam Activities 2014

31st Kagyu Monlam Pre-Monlam Teaching:


The Torch of Certainty
Dates:

Friday, January 3Sunday, January 5, 2014

Friday & Saturday, January 34:


Topic:
The chapters on Refuge and Vajrasattva from The Torch of Certainty
Location:
Monlam Pavilion
Session I:
8:0010:30 am
Session II:
2:00 4:30 pm
Sunday, January 5:
Event:
The empowerment for Jatsn Nyingpos Konchok Chidu ritual
Explanation of The Seven Line Prayer according to Ju Miphams commentary
Location:
Monlam Pavilion
Time:
8:0010:00 am

31st Kagyu Monlam Special Program: Garchen Tse Chu


Dates:

Monday, January 6Friday, January 10, 2014

Ritual:
Location:

Garchen Tse Chu


Monlam Pavilion

Date:

M onday, January 6

Session I
Sangd

8:0010:00am

Session II

2:004:30pm

Dates:

Tuesday, January 7Thursday, January 9

Ritual:

The Mind Practice of Guru Rinpoche: The Eight Chapters of Lama Sangd
and the Ritual of the Dharma Protector Shinkyong
6:008:30 am

Session I

Guru Rinpoche Empowerment: Chwang Lama

Seat assignment for sangha


Ritual text: Knchok Chid


Session II
Session III
Session IV

9:0011:30 am
1:303:30 pm
4:006:30 pm

Date:
Session I
Session II
Session III
Session IV

Friday, January 10
2:003:30 am
First session of the ritual
4:005:30 am
Second session
7:00 am4:00 pm
Lama dancing
5:006:30 pm
Concluding ritual

31st Kagyu Monlam


Dates:
Location:

Day 1:

January 1115, 2014


Monlam Pavilion

Saturday, January 11

I
II
III

6:008:30am
9:0011:00am
1:303:00pm

IV

3:305:00pm

Mahayana Sojong, Twenty-Branch Monlam


Teaching on The Eight Verses of Mind Training
King of Aspirations, Maitreyas Aspiration, Aspiration
from The Way of the Bodhisattva, Sukhavati Prayer
Twenty-Branch Monlam

Day 2: Sunday, January 12

I
II
III
IV

6:008:30am
9:0011:00am
1:303:00pm
3:305:00pm

Mahayana Sojong, Twenty-Branch Monlam


Teaching on The Eight Verses of Mind Training
Removal of Obstacles: Prayers to Tara and Saraswati
Twenty-Branch Monlam

Day 3: Monday, January 13

I
II
III
IV

6:008:00am
8:00 am
8:3011:00am
1:30 3:00pm
3:30 5:00pm

Mahayana Sojong; Medicine Buddha


Kangyur Procession (At Mahabodhi Temple)
Reading the Kangyur
Prayers for the Well-Being of Tibet
Twenty-Branch Monlam

Day 4: Tuesday, January 14

I
II
III
IV

6:008:30 am
9:00 am
1:303:00 pm
3:305:00 pm
5.00 pm

Mahayana Sojong; Twenty-Branch Monlam


Alms Procession
Akshobhya Ritual
Twenty-Branch Monlam
Akshobhya Fire Puja

Day 5: Wednesday, January 15

3:305:00
6:008:30 am

II
III
IV

9:00 11:00 am
1:002:30 pm
3:005:00 pm

Fifteenth-Day Sojong (ordained sangha only)


Mahayana Sojong, Twenty-Branch Monlam,
Ritual of the Sixteen Arhats
Lama Chpa: Offerings to the Gurus
Lama Chpa: Offerings to the Gurus
Sponsor Appreciation; Special Address

Marme Monlam
Dates:
Time:
Location:

January 16, 2014


7:00 pm
Monlam Pavilion

Detailed Program for the Monlam


Day 1: January 11
Session I 6:008:30am

Mahayana Sojong Vows ..........................................................S1


Sanskrit Prayers ....................................................................... 17
Refuge and Bodhichitta and following .......................... 2435
Praises from The Sutra of Ornamental Appearances ........ 3646
Praises from The Ornament of the Sutras and following 5572
The Sutra in Three Sections and following ................ 74110
Session II 9:0011:00am

Mandala Offering with Thirty-Seven Features


Teaching on The Eight Verses on Training the Mind
The Aspiration of Mind Training ................... (Separate text)
Meditation on the Equality of Self and Other ..............5 min.
Concise Aspiration
Session III 1:303:00pm

The Noble Aspiration for Excellent Conduct ....................111


Maitreyas Aspiration ...........................................................124
Session IV 3:305:00pm

The Aspiration from The Way of the Bodhisattva ................130


The Accomplishment of True Words .................................309
The Indestructible Garland of Vajra ...................................175
Long Life Prayers ...................................................................S14
Offerings to the Protectors ........................................... 43136
Aspiration for the Well-Being of Tibet ...............................382
The sublime teacher is worthy of worship .................180
The Dharma Blaze Aspiration ..............................................171
Prayers to Accomplish the Truth ........................................215

Day 2: Sunday, January 12


Session I 6:008:30am

Mahayana Sojong Vows ..........................................................S1


Sanskrit Prayers ....................................................................... 17
Refuge and Bodhichitta and following .......................... 2435
Praises from the Rashtrapala Sutra and following ..... 4772
The Sutra in Three Sections and following ................ 74110
Session II 9:0011:00am

Seven-Feature Mandala Offering


Teaching on The Eight Verses on Training the Mind
The Aspiration of Mind Training ................... (Separate text)
Meditation on Exchanging Self and Other ...................5 min.
Concise Aspiration
Session III 1:303:00pm

Removal of Obstacles: Praises of Tara and Sarasvati259284


Requested Prayers for the Removal of Obstacles
Session IV 3:305:00pm

The Sukhavati Prayer I prostrate with respect.............143


The Aspiration to the Stages of the Path ...........................317
An Aspiration for the Dharma of the Shangpa Kagyu .....319
The Indestructible Garland of Vajra ...................................175
Long Life Prayers ...................................................................S14
Offerings to the Protectors ........................................... 43136
Aspiration for the Well-Being of Tibet ...............................382
May he who utterly conquers greed ............................181
The Dharma Blaze Aspiration ..............................................171
Prayers to Accomplish the Truth ........................................215

Day 3: Monday, January 13


Session I 6:008:00am

Mahayana Sojong Vows ..........................................................S1


Sanskrit Prayers ....................................................................... 17
Medicine Buddha Offering Puja ..........................................S45
Kangyur Procession 8:00 am
Session II 8:3010:30 am
Mandala offering
The Praise of the Twelve Deeds............................................. 62
An Explanation of the Kangyur ....................................10 min.
Reading of the Kangyur
The Concise Aspiration (separate text)
Dedications for the Living and Deceased .................... 16470
Session III 1:30 3:00pm

Prayers for the Well-Being of Tibet (separate text)


Long Life Prayers for His Holiness the Dalai Lama, His Holiness
the Sakya Trizin , and His Holiness Taklung Tsetruk ...S7
Session IV 3:30 5:00pm

The Thirty Aspirations of Dampa Sangye ..........................327


Tsangpa Gyares Aspiration .................................................355
The Indestructible Garland of Vajra ...................................175
Long Life Prayers ...................................................................S14
Offerings to the Protectors ........................................... 43136
Aspiration for the Well-Being of Tibet ...............................382
The Auspiciousness of the Twelve Deeds ..........................184
The Dharma Blaze Aspiration ..............................................171
Prayers to Accomplish the Truth ........................................215

Day 4: Tuesday, January 14


Session I 6:008:30 am

Mahayana Sojong Vows ..........................................................S1


Sanskrit Prayers ....................................................................... 17
Refuge and Bodhichitta and following .......................... 2435
Praises from The Ornament of the Sutras and following 5572
Praise of the Six Ornaments and Two Great Beings .........250
Supplication of the Twenty-Five Chariots.........................253
The Sutra in Three Sections and following ................ 74110
Alms Procession

9:00 am

Session III 1:303:00 pm

The Short Vajradhara Lineage Prayer................................255


The Akshobhya Self and Frontal Visualizations and Mandala Ritual (no English text)
Reading the Akshobhya Sutras ............................................S31
Session IV 3:305:00 pm

An Aspiration for Rebirth in the Realm of Abhirati .........387


An Aspiration for Birth in Sukhavati..................................397
The Indestructible Garland of Vajra ...................................175
Long Life Prayers ...................................................................S14
Offerings to the Protectors ........................................... 43136
Aspiration for the Well-Being of Tibet ...............................382
Verses from The Sutra Requested by the Deva ......................191
The Dharma Blaze Aspiration ..............................................171
Prayers to Accomplish the Truth ........................................215
Akshobhya Fire Puja 5:00 pm

Day 5: Wednesday, January 15


Fifteenth-Day Sojong (ordained sangha only)
Session I 6:008:30 am

Mahayana Sojong Vows ..........................................................S1


Sanskrit Prayers ....................................................................... 17
Refuge and Bodhichitta .......................................................... 24
Blessing the Ground ................................................................ 26
Prostrations and Offerings to the Sixteen Elders ...... 42123
For each and every being, a protector ................... 3135
Peerless, the sight of you never satiates .............. 42329
Abbreviated offerings ............................................................. 73
Abbreviated confessions ........................................................ 83
Rejoicing and so forth ...................................................... 8990
Arya arhats, emanations ......................................... 42930
Session II

9:00 11:00 am

Offerings to the Gurus ................................................. S96111


Session III 1:002:30 pm

Offerings to the Gurus ........................................................S111


Session IV 3:005:00 pm

Appreciation of the Sponsors ..................................... 198208


Special Address ...............................................................30 min.
The Great Aspiration and Dedications ........................ 15170
Milas Aspiration ....................................................................379
Aspiration for the Well-Being of Tibet ...............................382
Lord Marpas Song of Auspiciousness ................................209
With excellence, like a mountain of gold....................179
The Dharma Blaze Aspiration ..............................................171
The Auspiciousness of the Great Encampment ................211
Prayers to Accomplish the Truth ........................................215

3:305:00 am