Schedule

Monlam Schedule

The 10th Annual North American Kagyu Monlam will be held from Tuesday, June 25th to Saturday, June 29th, 2019. Please see the detailed Monlam schedule below. We welcome your attendance!

Note: The schedule is subject to change. Participants will be notified during the Monlam of schedule changes.  

 

DAY 1: Tuesday, June 25th

6:30– 7:30 AM Sign in & Registration
8:00– 10:00 AM Mahayana Sojong Vows
Sanskrit Prayers
Procession
Opening Remarks
Body, Speech, and Mind Offering
Refuge and Bodhicitta, and following
Praises from Ornament of the Sutras
The Sutra in Three Sections, and following
The Dedication from the Light of Gold Sutra, and following
10:00– 10:30 AM Break
10:30– 11:45 AM Mandala Offering with 37 Features
Supplication to the Lineage of the Bodhisattva Vow
The Aspiration of Mahamudra
Recitation of the Concise Aspiration
Dedications for the Living and the Deceased
The Dharani for the Fulfillment of Aspirations
The Aspiration for the Teachings to Flourish
12:00– 2:00 PM Lunch
2:00– 4:00 PM The Noble Aspiration for Excellent Conduct
Maitreya’s Aspiration
The Aspiration from the Way of the Bodhisattva
4:00– 4:30 PM Break
4:30– 6:00 PM The Accomplishment of True Words
Joy and Comfort for Beings
Stages of the Path
The Indestructible Garland of Vajra
Long Life Prayers
Offerings to the Protectors
Aspiration for the Well-Being of Tibet
Verses on Joy and Goodness from the Sutra Requested by a God
The Dharma Blaze Aspiration
“The one who taught the truth…”

 
 

DAYS 2: Wednesday, June 26th

7:30– 8:00 AM Sign in & Registration
8:00– 10:00 AM Mahayana Sojong Vows
Sanskrit Prayers
Body, Speech, and Mind Offering for the Gyalwang Karmapa’s 34th Birthday
Refuge and Bodhicitta, and following
Praises from the Rashtrapala Sutra, and following
A Praise of Manjushri
A Praise of Noble Avalokiteshvara
The Sutra in Three Sections, and following
10:00– 10:30 AM Break
10:30– 11:45 AM Mandala Offering with 7 Features
Supplication to the Lineage of the Bodhisattva Vow
The Aspiration of Mahamudra
Recitation of the Concise Aspiration
Dedications for the Living and the Deceased
The Dharani for the Fulfillment of Aspirations
The Aspiration for the Teachings to Flourish
12:00– 2:00 PM Lunch
2:00– 4:00 PM The Noble Aspiration for Excellent Conduct
The Sukhavati Prayer, “I prostrate with respect…”
4:00– 4:30 PM Break
4:30– 6:00 PM The Aspiration for the Dharma of the Shangpa Kagyu
The Thirty Aspirations
The Indestructible Garland of Vajra
Long Life Prayers
Offerings to the Protectors
Aspiration for the Well-Being of Tibet
The Auspiciousness of Twelve Deeds
The Dharma Blaze Aspiration
“The one who taught the truth…”

 
 

DAYS 3: Thursday, June 27th

7:30– 8:00 AM Sign in & Registration
8:00– 10:00 AM Mahayana Sojong Vows
Sanskrit Prayers
Sixteen Arhat Practice
10:00– 10:30 AM Break
10:30– 11:45 AM Mandala Offering with 7 Features
Supplication to the Lineage of the Bodhisattva Vow
The Aspiration of Mahamudra
Recitation of the Concise Aspiration
Dedications for the Living and the Deceased
The Dharani for the Fulfillment of Aspirations
The Aspiration for the Teachings to Flourish
12:00– 2:00 PM Lunch
2:00– 4:00 PM Praises of Tara
Clearing the Path of Obstacles
Spontaneous Fulfillment of Wishes
4:00– 4:30 PM Break
4:30– 6:00 PM The Aspiration of Avalokita
Twenty Aspirations of Taklungthangpa
The Aspiration Trophu
The Indestructible Garland of Vajra
Long Life Prayers
Offerings to the Protectors
Aspiration for the Well-Being of Tibet
“May He who utterly conquers greed…”
The Dharma Blaze Aspiration
“The one who taught the truth…”

 
 

DAYS 4: Friday, June 28th

7:30– 8:00 AM Sign in & Registration
8:00– 10:00 AM Mahayana Sojong Vows
Sanskrit Prayers
Offerings to the Medicine Buddha
10:00– 10:30 AM Break
10:30– 11:45 AM Mandala Offering with 7 Features
Supplication to the Lineage of the Bodhisattva Vow
The Aspiration of Mahamudra
Recitation of the Concise Aspiration
Dedications for the Living and the Deceased
The Dharani for the Fulfillment of Aspirations
The Aspiration for the Teachings to Flourish
12:00– 2:00 PM Lunch
2:00– 4:00 PM Akshobhya Fire Puja for the Deceased
4:00– 4:30 PM Break
4:30– 6:00 PM An Aspiration for Birth in Sukhavati
The Indestructible Garland of Vajra
Long Life Prayers
Offerings to the Protectors
Aspiration for the Well-Being of Tibet
“I prostrate to the Buddha…”
The Dharma Blaze Aspiration
“The one who taught the truth…”

 
 

DAY 5: Saturday, June 29th

7:30– 8:00 AM Sign in & Registration
8:00– 10:00 AM Mahayana Sojong Vows
Sanskrit Prayers
Refuge and Bodhicitta, and following
Praises from Ornament of the Sutras, and following
Supplication of the Twenty-Five Chariots
The Short Vajradhara Lineage Prayer
The Sutra in Three Sections, and following
The Aspiration from the Ratnavali
10:00– 10:30 AM Break
10:30– 11:45 AM Offerings to the Gurus
The Sutra in Three Sections
12:00– 2:00 PM Lunch
2:00– 3:30 PM Offerings to the Gurus
3:30– 4:00 PM Break
4:00– 6:00 PM Body, Speech and Mind Offering
Closing Remarks
Appreciation of the Sponsors
The Great Aspiration and Dedication
Mila’s Aspiration
Aspiration for the Well-Being of Tibet
Lord Marpa’s Song of Auspiciousness
The Dharma Blaze Aspiration
The Auspiciousness of the Great Encampment
“The one who taught the truth…”

 
 

DAY 6: Sunday, June 30th

7:00– 9:30 PM Marme Monlam
Location: Thrangu Monastery Canada (8140 No. 5 Rd, Richmond, BC V6Y 2V4)
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