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Lhabab Düchen is one of the four Holy Days in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition that commemorate events in the life of Shakyamuni Buddha.

Lhabab Duchen is celebrated to observe Buddha’s descent from The Heaven of Thirty-Three (Trayastrimsa) back to earth.

Many people like to engage in virtuous activities and prayer on Holy Days as the effects of positive (and negative!) actions are said to be multiplied ten million times.

To mark this special day we will be doing Lama Chopa puja at Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds.

Lama Chopa means ‘Offering to the Spiritual Guide’ in English. It is a traditional Tibetan Buddhist puja, or chanted prayer ceremony, where we make prayers and offerings to all the spiritual guides of our lineage, beginning with Shakyamuni Buddha and extending to our current spiritual guides who have shown us the path, such as Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Lama Dagri Rinpoche.

We request the spiritual guides to bless our minds with the same realisations that they themselves have cultivated. By offering sincere, heartfelt requests our minds can receive the full blessings of this precious Tibetan Buddhist lineage and quickly actualise the realisations of the path.

Feel free to bring offerings for the shrine (for example biscuits, fruit, flowers).

All welcome, community members old and new, Buddhists and non-Buddhists. Suggested donation £3