Thousand Buddha Prayer Offering (Monlam Chenmo)

From March 04, 10:00 am until 3:30 pm


As followers of Lama Tsonkhapa, Monlam Chenmo is the biggest prayer festival held at DNKL each year.

Lama Tsongkhapa established the Monlam Chenmo on Miracle Day in Tibet in 1409 and the celebration lasted for fourteen days. It is known as the Great Prayer Festival, where thousands of people, lay and ordained alike, pray, and make offerings of butter lamps, flowers, fruit, incense, and musical instruments for all the Buddhas, Bodhisatvas, holy beings, and dharma. They also offer tea, food, and money for the Sangha. Each day includes prayers, teachings on Buddha’s life story and debate. Now, since their exile in India, monastics have continued to faithfully observe this practice.

Because it is not practical to observe fourteen days of all these activities, as has been done in Tibet and India, we honor the Thousand Buddha offering at DNKL on this one special day in remembrance of Buddha’s days of miracles and of all its vast benefits.

This year we will hold the Thousand Buddha Offering Prayer (Puja) on March 4, 2018 from 10:00-3:30.  Prayer booklets will be provided.  There will be a lunch break between 12:00-1:30.

If you have concerns about the world, and the sufferings of all sentient beings then this is very nice time for you to join us in reading this special prayer.

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