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Kagyu Thubten Choling Monastery
Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 5:30 am
Duration: 8 Hours
Losar (Tibetan New Year) Schedule 2012: Year of the Water Dragon
We invite you to join the Sangha of KTC to our nine day Losar (Tibetan New Year) chanting activities and celebration.
The dates of the chanting practices are listed below. To confirm starting times for chanting, please call close to each event (845-297-2500).
February 22 (Wednesday) | Losar Day
5:30 am | Welcome in the New Year with the traditional playing of instruments and offering of katas (offering scarves).
6:00-8:00 am | Morning Tsokpa
Includes Tara and Medicine Buddha.
10:00 am | Traditional Long Life Prayers and prayers for gathering auspicious conditions for the new year. These include Gönkar (White Mahakala Practice), Ngasol, and Yangu. Tea and dresi (ceremonial rice) will be offered to the assembly during the chanting.
1:00 pm | New Year's Dinner
There are many ways to participate in these auspicious activities. During all of these dates, the shrine room is open to the public. Everyone is welcome to join us for any amount of time. Additionally, it is possible to sponsor the chanting.
Kagyu Thubten Chöling
As we are not able to check email during chanting events, please send your prayer request and sponsorship information 48 hours before the first day of chanting to guarantee that we receive it in time to announce your prayer. If you are not able to do that, please leave a short but clear message of your prayer on 845-297-2500 and we will do our best to have your prayer announced.