Prayer quote of the day:
“And thus, by all the merit I have gained,
“May every living being, leaving none aside,
“Abandon all their evil ways,
“Embracing goodness now and ever more.”
(From Shantideva’s “The Aspiration from The Way of the Bodhisattva,” Monlam Prayer Book, Second Edition, Page 137)
The night before the event began, a lonely mosquito perched on the belly of the bronze baby Buddha statue sitting in a bowl of saffron water used in the “bathing of the Buddha” ritual. Was she waiting for Dewachen?
Credits: Photos by Stephanie Colvey, Robert Hanson-Sturm and Savile Sanders.
The centers represented at the North American Kagyu Monlam include:
Kagyu Thubten Chöling
Mahavajra Dharma Center
Vajra Vidya Retreat Center
Karma Thegsum Chöling New Jersey
Karma Sonam Dargye Ling
Karma Tekchen Zabsal Ling
Dallas Karma Thegsum Chöling (KTC)
Palpung Choekyi Gyaltsen Buddhist Study Group
Rigpe Dorje Center, Montreal
Kagyu Thegchen Ling
Greenville (NC) KTC
Kagyu Dzamling Kunchab KDK-NYC
Karma Rimay O Sal Ling, Maui
Did we leave anyone out? Let us know!