34th Kagyu Monlam Chenmo - Webcast Schedule (Indian Time)






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Mahakala Dance



1:30 - 4:30 pm
   •Short Mahakala Puja

12:30 - 3:30 pm
Costumeless Dance


6:30 am
Blessing of the Dancers by His Holiness
7:00 am
Torma Attack Procession
Mahakala Dance
8:00 - 10:00 am
      • Female Guardians of the Gates
10:30 am
 - 3:30 pm
      • Black Hat Drum Dance
5:00 pm
      • Shingkyong
5:30 - 6:00 pm
      • Concluding Ritual



Long Life Empowerment of the 
Three Roots Combined and Red Crown Ceremony
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bestowed by H.E. Gyaltsap Rinpoche


Tibetan New Year's Celebration
4:30 am
Practice of the Three Roots Combined
5:30 am
Long Life Offering to the Gyalwang Karmapa
7:30 - 11:00 am
Losar Public Audience

8:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Great Seating Ceremony
• Seven-Line Prayer
• The amrita hand offering of Vajravarahi
• First tea service
• Song and dance
• Dharma discussion
• Tea offering "Emanation of Simha, the sixth..."
• Song of the Three Men from kham
• Second tea service
• Song and dance
• Dharma discussion and debate
• Tea offering to the three deities of long life
• Praises to Dusum Khyenpa
• Long life prayers for the masters and disciples of the Karma Kamtsang
• An Aspiration for the Well-Being of Tibet
  
• "By these, my roots of virtue..."
• The Auspiciousness of the Great Encampment
• "The one who taught the truth..."
• Third tea service
• Packing the khapsey
7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Grand Garchen Losar Feast
• Chakarasamvara Ganachakra
• Traditional Song and Dance
• Concluding Ritual and Auspicious Prayers

7:00 - 9:00 pm
Sangharama Ritual
• Prostrations to Lokeshvara ( Chinese )
• Refuge and bodhichitta ( Chinese )
• The Four Immesurables ( Chinese )
• Self-visualization and invitation of guests ( Tibetan )
• Incense offering (Chinese)
• Request to be seated ( Tibetan )
• Visualization of guests ( Tibetan )
• Praises of Sangharama ( Chinese )
• Offerings ( Tibetan )
• Rejoicing ( Chinese )
• Invoking activity ( Chinese )
• Invoking activity ( Tibetan )
• Request to depart ( Tibetan )
• Dedications and aspirations ( Chinese )
•  Auspicious Prayers ( Tibetan )



The Marem Monlam

7:00 - 9:30 pm
Marme Monlam











Teachings on the Torch of True Meaning



8:00 - 9:30 am
• Vajradhara Lineage Prayer ( 272, 255 )

• Mandala Offering with 37 Features ( 613 )

• Teaching on the Torch of True Meaning


9:30 - 10:00 am
• Tara Recitation and Tea Service


10:00 - 11:30 am
• Four-Session Guru Yoga

• Aspiration of Mahamudra ( 353, 329 )

• Well Being of Tibet ( 427, 382 )


2:00 - 3:30 pm
• Vajradhara Lineage Prayer ( 272, 255 )

• Mandala Offering with Seven Features ( 619 )

• Teaching on the Torch of True Meaning


3:30 - 4:00 pm
• Tara Recitation and Tea Service


4:00 - 5:30 pm
• Four-Session Guru Yoga

• Aspiration of Mahamudra ( 353, 329 )

• Well Being of Tibet ( 427, 382 )






8:00 - 9:30 am
• Vajradhara Lineage Prayer ( 272, 255 )

• Mandala Offering with 37 Features ( 613 )

• Teaching on the Torch of True Meaning


9:30 - 10:00 am
• Tara Recitation and Tea Service


10:00 - 11:30 am
• Four-Session Guru Yoga

• Aspiration of Mahamudra ( 353, 329 )

• Well Being of Tibet ( 427, 382 )


2:00 - 3:30 pm
• Vajradhara Lineage Prayer ( 272, 255 )

• Mandala Offering with Seven Features ( 619 )

• Teaching on the Torch of True Meaning


3:30 - 4:00 pm
• Tara Recitation and Tea Service


4:00 - 5:30 pm
• Four-Session Guru Yoga

• Aspiration of Mahamudra ( 353, 329 )

• Well Being of Tibet ( 427, 382 )


  February 11, Day 3 
Today's teaching on the Four-Session Guru Yoga will not be webcasted and will not be available online for later viewing. Next webcast will be on February 13, at 6:30am Indian Time.      



8:00 - 9:30 am
• Vajradhara Lineage Prayer ( 272, 255 )

• Mandala Offering with 37 Features ( 613 )

• Teaching on the Four-Session Guru Yoga


9:30 - 10:00 am
• Tara Recitation and Tea Service


10:00 - 11:30 am
• Four-Session Guru Yoga

• Aspiration of Mahamudra ( 353, 329 )

• Well Being of Tibet ( 427, 382 )


2:00 - 3:30 pm
• Vajradhara Lineage Prayer ( 272, 255 )

• Mandala Offering with Seven Features ( 619 )

• Teaching on theFour-Session Guru Yoga


3:30 - 4:00 pm
• Tara Recitation and Tea Service


4:00 - 5:30 pm
• Four-Session Guru Yoga

• Mandala Offering with 37 Features ( 613 )

• Aspiration of Mahamudra ( 353, 329 )

• Well Being of Tibet ( 427, 382 )



The 34th Kagyu Monlam



6:00 - 8:30 am
• Mahayana Sojong Vows ( 3, SI )

• Sanskrit Prayer ( 7,17 )

• Refuge and Bodhichitta and following ( 31-42, 24-35 )

• Praises from the Sutra of Ornamental Appearances ( 43, 36 )

• Praises from Ornament of the Sutras ( 62-80, 55-72 )

• An Explenation from the Sutra in Three Sections

• The Sutra in Three Sections and following ( 62-80, 55-72 )

• The Dedication from the Light of Gold Sutra and following ( 106–116, 100–110 )


9:00 - 10:30 am
• Mandala Offering with 37 Features (613)

• Supplication to the Lineage of the Bodhisattva Vow ( 274 )

• Teachings on Potowa’s Long Soliloquy

• Meditation ( 5 min )>

• Stages of the Path ( 341, 317 )

• Recitation of the Concise Aspiration ( 169 )

• Dedications for the Living and Deceased (170, 164–70)

• The Dharani for the Fulfillment of Aspirations (175, 169)

• The Aspiration for the Teachings to Flourish ( 621 )


1:30 - 3:00 pm
• The Noble Aspiration for Excellent Conduct ( 117, 111 )

• Maitreya’s Aspiration ( 130, 124 )

• The Aspiration from the Way of the Bodhisattva ( 136, 130 )


3:30 - 5:00 pm
• The Accomplishment of True Words ( 333, 309 )

• Joy and Comfort for Beings ( 337, 313 )

• Stages of the Path ( 341, 317 )

• The Indestructible Garland of Vajra ( 181, 175 )

• Long Life Prayers ( 600–610, S14 )

• Offerings to the Protectors ( 479-484, 431-436 )

• Aspiration for Well-Being of Tibet ( 427, 382 )

• Verses on Joy and Goodness from the Sutra Requested by a God ( 197, 191 )

• The Dharma Blaze Aspiration ( 177, 171 )

• "The one who taught the truth..." ( 221, 215)




6:00 - 8:30 am
• Mahayana Sojong Vows ( 3, SI )

• Sanskrit Prayer ( 7,17 )

• Refuge and Bodhichitta and following ( 31-42, 24-35 )

• Praises from the Rashtrapala Sutra and following ( 54–80, 47–72 )

• A Praise of Manjushri ( 227, 221 )

• Praise of Noble Avalokiteshvara ( 229, 223 )

• The Sutra in Three Sections and following ( 81-116, 74-110 )


9:00 - 10:30 am
• Mandala Offering with 37 Features (613)

• Supplication to the Lineage of the Bodhisattva Vow ( 274 )

• Teachings on Potowa’s Long Soliloquy

• Meditation ( 5 min )

• Stages of the Path ( 341, 317 )

• Recitation of the Concise Aspiration ( 169 )

• Dedications for the Living and Deceased (170, 164–70)

• The Dharani for the Fulfillment of Aspirations (175, 169)

• The Aspiration for the Teachings to Flourish ( 621 )


1:30 - 3:00 pm
• The Noble Aspiration for Excellent Conduct ( 117, 111 )

• The Sukhavati Prayer “I prostrate with respect” ( 149, 143 )


3:30 - 5:00 pm
• An Aspiration for the Dharma of the Shangpa Kagyu ( 343, 319 )

• The Thirty Aspirations ( 351, 327 )

• The Indestructible Garland of Vajra ( 181, 175 )

• Long Life Prayers ( 600–610, S14 )

• Offerings to the Protectors ( 479-484, 431-436 )

• Aspiration for Well-Being of Tibet ( 427, 382 )

• The Auspiciousness of Twelve Deeds ( 190, 184 )

• The Dharma Blaze Aspiration ( 177, 171 )

• "The one who taught the truth..." ( 221, 215)




6:00 - 8:30 am
• Mahayana Sojong Vows ( 3, SI )

• Sanskrit Prayer ( 7,17 )

• Refuge and Bodhichitta and following ( 31-42, 24-35 )

• Praises from Ornament of the Sutras and the following ( 62-80, 55-72 )

• Brahma’s Crown: A Praise of Maitreya ( 234, 228 )

• The Sutra in Three Sections and following ( 81-116, 74-110 )


9:00 - 10:30 am
• Mandala Offering with 37 Features (613)

• Supplication to the Lineage of the Bodhisattva Vow ( 274 )

• Teachings on Potowa’s Long Soliloquy

• Meditation ( 5 min )

• Stages of the Path ( 341, 317 )

• Recitation of the Concise Aspiration ( 169 )

• Dedications for the Living and Deceased (170, 164–70)

• The Dharani for the Fulfillment of Aspirations (175, 169)

• The Aspiration for the Teachings to Flourish ( 621 )


1:30 - 3:00 pm
• Praises of Tara and Sarasvati ( 281–306, 259–284 )


3:30 - 5:00 pm
• The Aspiration of Avalokita ( 360, 336 )

• Twenty Aspirations of Taklungthangpa ( 367, 343 )

• The Aspiration of Trophu ( 372, 348 )

• The Indestructible Garland of Vajra ( 181, 175 )

• Long Life Prayers ( 600–610, S14 )

• Offerings to the Protectors ( 479-484, 431-436 )

• Aspiration for Well-Being of Tibet ( 427, 382 )

• “May he who utterly conquers greed...” ( 187, 181 )

• The Dharma Blaze Aspiration ( 177, 171 )

• "The one who taught the truth..." ( 221, 215)




6:00 - 8:30 am
• Mahayana Sojong Vows ( 3, SI )

• Sanskrit Prayer ( 7,17 )

• Refuge and Bodhichitta and following ( 31-42, 24-35 )

• Praises from Ornament of the Sutras and the following ( 62-80, 55-72 )

• The Praise “Beautiful Ornament of the Earth” ( 251, 244 )

• Praise of Shri Samantabhadra with Aspirations ( 254, 246 )

• Praise of the Six Ornaments and Two Great Beings ( 267, 250 )

• The Sutra in Three Sections and following ( 81–116, 74–110 )


9:00 - 10:30 am
• Mandala Offering with 37 Features (613)

• Supplication to the Lineage of the Bodhisattva Vow ( 274 )

• Teachings on Potowa’s Long Soliloquy

• Meditation ( 5 min )

• Stages of the Path ( 341, 317 )

• Recitation of the Concise Aspiration ( 169 )

• Dedications for the Living and Deceased (170, 164–70)

• The Dharani for the Fulfillment of Aspirations (175, 169)

• The Aspiration for the Teachings to Flourish ( 621 )


1:30 - 3:00 pm
• Clearing the Path of Obstacles ( 308, 285 )

• Spontaneous Fulfillment of Wishes ( 321, 297 )

• Requested Prayers for the Removal of Obstacles


3:30 - 5:00 pm
• Yelpa’s Aspiration ( 379, 358 )

• The Aspiration "The Wish-Fulfilling Jewel" ( 380 )

• An Aspiration for the Seven Spiritual Trainings ( 383 )

• The Indestructible Garland of Vajra ( 181, 175 )

• Long Life Prayers ( 559–610, S14 )

• Offerings to the Protectors ( 479-484, 431-436 )

• Aspiration for Well-Being of Tibet ( 427, 382 )

• “I prostrate to the Buddha...” ( 186, 180 )

• The Dharma Blaze Aspiration ( 177, 171 )

• "The one who taught the truth..." ( 221, 215)




6:00 - 8:00 am
• Mahayana Sojong Vows ( 3, SI )

• Sanskrit Prayer ( 7,17 )

• Refuge and Bodhichitta and following ( 31-42, 24-35 )

• Praises from Ornament of the Sutras and the following ( 62-80, 55-72 )

• Supplication of the Twenty-Five Chariots ( 270, 253 )

• The Short Vajradhara Lineage Prayer ( 272, 255 )

• The Sutra in Three Sections and following ( 81–116, 74–110 )

• The Aspiration from the Ratnavali ( 113 )


8:00 am
• Kangyur Procession


9:00 - 10:30 am
• Mandala Offering

• The Praise of the Twelve Deeds( 69 )

• Reading the Kangyur

• The Aspiration for the Teachings to Flourish ( 621 )


1:30 - 3:00 pm
• Seven-Line Prayer ( 307 )

• Prayers for the Well-Being of Tibet ( no English text )

• Long Life Prayer for His Holiness the Dalai Lama ( 595 )

• Long Life Prayer for His Holiness the Sakya Trizin ( separate text, S7 )

• Long Life Prayer for the head of the Nyingma Lineage ( seperate text)


3:30 - 5:00 pm
• The Noble Aspiration for Excellent Conduct ( 117, 111 )

• The Aspiration of the Mahamudra of Definitive Meaning ( 353, 329 )

• The Barom Aspiration ( 405, 359 )

• Phagmodrupa's Aspiration (408, 362 )

• The Tsalpa Aspiration ( 410, 364 )

• The Uncommon Dedication and Aspiration( 416, 370 )

• The Indestructible Garland of Vajra ( 181, 175 )

• Long Life Prayers ( 600–610, S14 )

• Offerings to the Protectors ( 479-484, 431-436 )

• Aspiration for Well-Being of Tibet ( 427, 382 )

• “May he who utterly...” ( 187, 181 )

• The Dharma Blaze Aspiration ( 177, 171 )

• "The one who taught the truth..." ( 221, 215)




6:00 am
• Mahayana Sojong Vows ( 3, SI )

• Sanskrit Prayer ( 7,17 )

• Refuge and Bodhichitta and following ( 31-42, 24-35 )

• Prostrations and Offerings to the 16 Elders ( 469-471, 421-423 )

• "For each and every being ( a protector... )" ( 37-42, 31-35 )

• "Peerless, the sight of you never satiates..." ( 471-477, 423-429 )

• Abbreviated offerings ( 80, 73 )

• Abbreviated confessions ( 91, 83 )

• Rejoicing and so forth ( 96-97, 89–90 )

• “Arya arhats, emanations...” (478, 429–30)


7:00 am
• Sixteen Arhat Procession


1:30 - 3:00 pm
• Memorial Service for His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the late King of Thailand

• The Sutra in Three Sections ( 81, 74 )

• Reading the Akshobya Sutra ( 487, S31 )

• An Aspiration for the Rebirth in the Realm of Abhirati ( 431, 387 )


3:30 - 5:00 pm
• An Aspiration for Birth in Sukhavati ( 442, 397 )

• The Indestructible Garland of Vajra ( 181, 175 )

• Long Life Prayers ( 600–610, S14 )

• Offerings to the Protectors ( 479-484, 431-436 )

• Aspiration for Well-Being of Tibet ( 427, 382 )

• “I prostrate to the Buddha...” ( 186, 180 )

• The Dharma Blaze Aspiration ( 177, 171 )

• T"he one who taught the truth..." ( 221, 215)








6:30 am
• Cotton-Clad Procession; Retreat lamas who have completed the three-year retreat


6:00 am
• Mahayana Sojong Vows ( 3, SI )

• Sanskrit Prayer ( 7,17 )

• Offerings to the Gurus ( 533-561, S96-103 )

• Debate by Monks from the Kagyu Guncho

• Presentation of Prizes for the 20th Kagyu Guncho

• Offering the Song of the Essence of Interdependence

• Recognition of Cotton-Clad Lamas

• Presentation of the Prizes from the Grand Examination of Monastic Forms

• Offerings to the Gurus (561–569, S-104–S111)


9:00 - 10:30 am
• The Sutra in Three Sections ( 81, 74 )

• Offering to the Gurus ( 562, S111 )


1:00 - 2:30 pm
• Offerings to the Medicine Buddha ( 501, S45 )


3:00 - 5:00 pm
• Appreciation of the Sponsors ( 204–214, 198–208 )

• Special Address ( 30 min. )

• The Great Aspiration and Dedication ( 157-180, 151-170 )

• Mila’s Aspiration ( 424, 379 )

• Aspiration for Well-Being of Tibet ( 427, 382 )

• Lord Marpa’s Song of Auspiciousness ( 215, 209 )

• Auspicious Prayers from the Vinaya Topics ( 185, 179 )

• The Dharma Blaze Aspiration ( 177, 171 )

• The Auspiciousness of the Great Encampment ( 217, 211 )

• "The one who taught the truth..." ( 221, 215)




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