Monlam Schedule

The 6th Annual North American Kagyu Monlam will be held from Wednesday, August 26th to Sunday, August 30th, 2015. 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: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26th

6:30am – 7:30am Sign in,
Registration (note: only cash and personal cheques will be accepted
for registrations at the door, sorry for the inconvenience)
8:00am – 9:00am Opening Ceremony,
Procession,
Body, Speech, and Mind Offering
Welcome Remarks
9:00am – 9:30am Mahayana Sojong Vows,
Sanskrit Prayers
9:30am – 10:00am Twenty-Branch Monlam,
The King of Aspirations
10:00am – 10:15am Break
10:15am – 11:45am Teaching by the V.V. 9th Thrangu Rinpoche on the “Dorje Chang Thungma”
11:45am – 12:00pm Meditation Session
12:00pm – 2:00pm Lunch
2:00pm – 3:45pm The King of Aspirations,
The Sukhavati Prayer,
An Aspiration for Birth in the Realm of Abhirati
3:45pm – 4:00pm Break
4:00pm – 5:30pm Mahakala Prayer
The Dharma Blaze Aspiration,
The Indestructible Garland of Vajras,
Long-life Prayers for Lineage Masters,
Auspicious Prayers (from the Mülasarvastivada Vinaya),
Dendrup Monlam

 

DAYS 2: THURSDAY, AUGUST 27th

8:00am – 9:00am Mahayana Sojong Vows,
Sanskrit Prayers
9:00am – 10:00am Twenty-Branch Monlam,
The King of Aspirations
10:00am – 10:15am Break
10:15am – 11:45am Teaching by the V.V. 9th Thrangu Rinpoche on the “Dorje Chang Thungma”
11:45am – 12:00pm Meditation Session
12:00pm – 2:00pm Lunch
2:00pm – 3:45pm The King of Aspirations,
16 Arahats Prayer,
An Aspiration for Birth in the Realm of Abhirati
3:45pm – 4:00pm Break
4:00pm – 5:30pm Mahakala Prayer
The Dharma Blaze Aspiration,
The Indestructible Garland of Vajras,
Long-life Prayers for Lineage Masters,
Auspicious Prayers (from the Mülasarvastivada Vinaya),
Dendrup Monlam

 

DAYS 3: FRIDAY, AUGUST 28th

8:00am – 9:00am Mahayana Sojong Vows,
Sanskrit Prayers
9:00am – 10:00am Twenty-Branch Monlam,
The King of Aspirations,
Confession Prayer
10:00am – 10:15am Break
10:15am – 11:45am Teaching by the V.V. 9th Thrangu Rinpoche on the “Dorje Chang Thungma”
11:45am – 12:00pm Meditation Session
12:00pm – 2:00pm Lunch
2:00pm – 3:45pm The King of Aspirations,
Praise to Tara,
Dispelling Obstacle on the Path and Accomplishing Aspiration Prayer
3:45pm – 4:00pm Break
4:00pm – 5:30pm Mahakala Prayer
The Dharma Blaze Aspiration,
The Indestructible Garland of Vajras,
Long-life Prayers for Lineage Masters,
Auspicious Prayers (from the Mülasarvastivada Vinaya),
Dendrup Monlam

DAY 4: SATURDAY, AUGUST 29th

8:00am – 9:00am Mahayana Sojong Vows,
Sanskrit Prayers
9:00am – 10:00am Twenty-Branch Monlam,
The King of Aspirations,
Confession Prayer
10:00am – 10:15am Break
10:15am – 11:45am Teaching by the V.V. 9th Thrangu Rinpoche on the “Dorje Chang Thungma”
11:45am – 12:00pm Meditation Session
12:00pm – 2:00pm Lunch
2:00pm – 4:00pm Akshobhya Sadhana
(Deceased & Logevity Prayers)
4:00pm – 4:15pm Break
4:15pm – 5:30pm Mahakala Prayer
The Dharma Blaze Aspiration,
The Indestructible Garland of Vajras,
Long-life Prayers Lineage Masters,
Auspicious Prayers (from the Mülasarvastivada Vinaya),
Dendrup Monlam
7:30pm – 9:00pm Chenrezig Empowerment bestowed by the V.V. 9th Thrangu Rinpoche

 

DAY 5: SUNDAY, AUGUST 30th

8:00am – 10:00am Sanskrit Prayers
Aspiration Prayers
10:00am – 10:30am Break
10:30pm – 11:45am Lama Chopa
12:00am – 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm –  2:45pm Lama Chopa
Mahakala
Long Life for Lineage Masters
2:45pm –  3:00pm Break
3:00pm –  4:00pm Body, Speech, and Mind Offering,
Sponsor Appreciation Ceremony
7:00pm Celebration Dinner @Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport; with Lamp Prayer,
and live performance by singer Tenzin Dolma in dedication to
H.H. the 17th Karmapa and the V.V. 9th Thrangu Rinpoche (note: tickets
will be sold separately at Thrangu Monastery throughout the Monlam period)