“In Tibetan aspiration is known as ‘monlam’ and dedication is known as ‘sngo ba.’ These two go hand in hand. Aspiration is the one that initiates our accumulation, and dedication is the one that completes our accumulation of merit and wisdom as well.”
Thaye Dorje, the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa
Informations and updates about upcoming Kagyu Monlam 2016
The Spiritual Leader of Karma Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism, known as Black Hat Lama of Tibet.
Samanthabadra, the King of Aspiration Prayers is the main prayer recited during Kagyu Monlam. Read here more about prayers and recitations during Kagyu Monlam Chenmo.
On December 20, Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa will bestow Tsepame (long life) empowerment for lay practitioners.
The empowerment will take place at Karma Temple at 1pm.
December 15, the Kagyu Monlam Chenmo began with a ceremonial offerings at the Main Temple in Bodh Gaya and butter lamp offering under the Bodhi Tree.
See images from the first day of the Kagyu Monlam 2016: