We are happy to announce daily schedule of upcoming Kagyu Monlam Chenmo in Bodhgaya.
The Kagyu Monlam office is placed as every year at Mahabodhi Society, near the Maha Bodhi Temple Main Gate.
Please note, that before December 14th, the Kagyu Monlam Office is located at Karma Temple.
06:00a – 07:00a Breakfast – Served at Karma Temple for Invited and Paid Guests (Monastics served at Nyingma Temple)
07:00a – 09:00a Praise of the 16 Arhats – Manjushri Nama Samgiti
(First day starts at 7:30 am with the Ceremonial Lamp Lighting by His Holiness Karmapa)
09:00a – 09:15a Break
09:15a – 11:00a The King of Aspiration Prayers of Samantabhadra’s Noble Excellent Activities; Tea & Bread Offering
11:00a – 01:00p Lunch – Served at Karma Temple for Invited and Paid Guests (Monastics served at Nyingma Temple)
01:00p – 02:45p The King of Aspiration Prayers of Samantabhadra’s Noble Excellent Activities
02:45p – 03:00p Break
03:00p – 05:00p Seven Aspiration Prayers Each Afternoon
– Aspiration Prayer of Maitreya
– The Bodhicharyavatara – Path of the Bodhisattva
– The 5th Karmapa’s Aspiration Prayer of Sukhavati
– The 3rd Karmapa’s Aspiration Prayer of Mahamudra
– The 6th Shamarpa’s Aspiration Prayer of Buddha Akshobya
– The Secret Inner Offering Prayer of Mahakala
– Swift Rebirth Prayers for the 15th Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche
06:00p – 08:00p Dinner – Served at Karma Temple for Invited and Paid Guests (Monastics served at Nyingma Temple)
December 14: Ceremonial Lamp Lighting by His Holiness Karmapa (7:30 am)
December 18: Blankets will be distributed to the poor by the Kagyu Monlam sponsor at Birla Dharamshala
December 19: Special puja for the deceased at Karma Temple
December 19: Amitayus (Tsepame) Empowerment for Lay Practitioners at Karma Temple, given by His Holiness Gyalwa Karmapa
December 20: Puja and Tsok Offering by the 2017 Kagyu Monlam Sponsor, and then Monlam Closing Ceremony.
December 19-21: Special Long-Life Puja for His Holiness Karmapa by Senior Monks at Karma Temple
December 22: Special the Grand Long-Life Mandala Offering (Tenshuk) to His Holiness Karmapa by all Rinpoches, representatives of monasteries, worldwide Karma Kagyu Centers and related associations at Karma Temple. A limited individual groups may also offer a mandala during the ceremony by contacting the Kagyu Monlam Office during the Kagyu Monlam week.
December 11-22: Lunch will be offered to the poor each day at Birla Dharamshala.
MEALS DURING KAGYU MONLAM
Meals are available at Karma Temple for foreign guests on a donation basis. Please get your Meal Wrist Band at the Kagyu Monlam Office at Mahabodhi Society, near the Maha Bodhi Temple Main Gate.
NOTE: Before December 14th, the Kagyu Monlam Office is located at Karma Temple.
KCHP MEDICAL CLINICS
Karmapa Health Care Project provides free medical exams and treatment to monastics (monks and nuns) during Kagyu Monlam. Traditional Medicine Clinic.
– Nyingma Monastery, 12-7pm daily
– Near the Bodhi Tree, 9am-1pm & 3-5pm daily
For travel arrangements or to book a pilgrimage in India or Nepal, please visit the Shambhala Travels desk in the Kagyu Monlam Office at Mahabodhi Society, near the Maha Bodhi Temple Main Gate.