Dear Bodhivastu Community Members and Friends,
We would like to remind you of several major events planned for this spring up at our Big Indian center. You will need to sign up for these and make your arrangements very soon as facilities are limited.
From tomorrow, April 18th to the 22nd volunteers will be pitching in a hand to get the center ready for our main events and continued teaching and retreat schedule for this spring and summer. Those able and ready to pitch in and lend a hand cleaning up, scraping, painting, sanding, gardening, etc. should please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know which days you wish to go up so that we can plan for you.
Please bring food items, tent, warm clothes and sleeping bags.
Buddha Jayanti all day special program with The Venerable Bhakha Tulku Rinpoche and Lama Rangbar Nyima Ozer
This action filled day will start with an extensive morning Riwo Sang Chod practice and Naga Offering Ceremony.
Propitiating and making pure offerings to the Nagas helps all beings accumulate merit and wisdom while sowing the seeds for well-being, prosperity and for the purposes of reducing many types of illnesses. Those participating in this ritual should shower that morning if at all possible or the night before and should not eat meat or eggs for breakfast.
This will be followed by A brief Shakyamuni Tsok Puja in the afternoon session after lunch. (see tsok offerings below)
Please remember to bring your own cushions, umbrellas and blankets or warm dress just in case it is cold or drizzles.
People wishing to attend May 18th or 19th or both days should make sure to confirm this with us by emailing: email@example.com by May 1st.
Part One 9:30AM - 12:00PM morning Session: Lutor Dutsii Gyatso, A Naga Offering which is an Ocean of Nectar, by Dudjom Lingpa. Ritual has blessing session for attendees and offering to the Nagas.
LUNCH 12:00- 2:00PM
Part Two 2:00PM - 4:30PM Shakyamuni Buddha Tsok Offering Ceremony
We will gather in the newly renovated Mandala Hall to perform the Shakyamuni Buddha Tsok. Offerings for tsok etc. should be made online before May 11th using the below links. Mention "Shakyamuni Tsok" in the memo space.
Part Three 6:00 - 8:00PM Lighting and Launching of Aspirational floating lamps onto Bodhivastu's Danakosha Pond
We will then all gather in the late afternoon early evening around 6:00 PM to write down our prayers onto paper lanterns we will light and launch onto the pond. This will be together with a special "Mani" Flute concert by The Venerable Bhakha Tulku Rinpoche at the pond side.
Earth Blessing Ceremony with H.E. Tulku Namgyal Dawa Rinpoche, The Venerable Bhakha Tulku Rinpoche and Lama Rangbar.
In preparation of the Stupa of the Great Awakening, H.E. Tulku Namgyal Dawa Rinpoche and The Venerable Bhakha Tulku Rinpoche will perform the Sa Lang Earth Blessing Ceremony. Please be assembled on time for each session as to not disturb the group and the proceedings.
Morning Session: 8:00AM Arrival of Rinpoches
10:00AM commencement of Dorje Drollo Tsok in Mandala Hall.
10:30 AM - 11:00 Lamas and Bodhivastu staff prepare for Sa Lang in Temple
11:00 AM - 12:00PM Sa Lang ceremony outside on the proposed Stupa site.
Return back to Mandala hall to close the session.
12:00PM - 2:00PM LUNCH
2:00PM - 4:00PM Conclusion of Drollo Tsok and Auspicious Prayers
4:00PM - 5:00PM NY Lingdro Group performance of Mipham Rinpoche Gesar Dances
Everyone should inform us in advance so we can plan the events accordingly.
Those requiring rooms for Friday May 17th, Saturday May 18th or including Sunday May 19th should inform us as soon as possible.
A few reasonable rooms are available at our local Cabins for a modest price on a first come first serve basis.
Please inform us: firstname.lastname@example.org if you need a room understanding they will go quickly.
Again, People wishing to attend May 18th or 19th or both days should make sure to confirm this with us by emailing: email@example.com by May 1st.
If you wish to make a contribution for the Naga offerings, Tsok or for the event donation, please go to:
Event donation of $25 includes one complete floating Lamp.
Please try not to call for us to make arrangements at the last minute.
Contributions towards lunch and other activities are highly appreciated but not mandatory.
We look forward to seeing you at these rare and auspicious events.
The Bodhivastu Team