Chothrul Düchen Full Tara Prayer, Tue Mar 7 6:30pm

Tuesday, March 7, 2023 is the full moon of first Tibetan month known as Festival of Miracles (Chothrul Düchen) and is one of the four great occasions in Buddha’s life.

When Buddha was in his 40s, the leaders of India’s six main (non Buddhist) philosophical schools led by Purnakasyapa had challenged the Buddha to a contest of miraculous powers. Buddha agreed, only because he saw how in the future the root of virtue would arise in many beings as a result.

Thousands of followers of the six tirthika teachers adopted the Buddha dharma after that and later became arhats.

In Tibet the whole month is known as Bhumgyur Dawa as the effects of positive (or negative) actions are multiplied ten million times during the month and 100 million times on the full moon & new moon days.

Geshe la will lead us in celebrating this great day by reciting Full Tara Prayer, starting Tue March 7 6:30pm-8:30pm. Note: the usual Wednesday prayer March 8 is cancelled this week.

For the Full Tara prayer, please

  • bring your vajra and bell if you have them
  • bring offerings for the altar: flowers, fruits or cookies made without eggs or animal fats.
  • avoid eating meat, eggs, onions or garlic during the day.

For those using the virtual option to join us:

Refuge and Bodhicitta vow

On Sunday, February 26, 2023 Geshela will give the Refuge and Bodhicitta vows.  It will be a Full day retreat from 11:00am to 3:00pm with vegetarian potluck .  There will be 3 steps to each vow as follows:

11:00 to 12:30

  1. What it means to take a refuge vow and its benefits.
  2. Receive the Vow
  3. Meditation instruction on how to take refuge.

12:30 to 1:30 Lunch break

1:30 to 3pm:

  1. What it means to take a Bodhicitta vow and its benefits.
  2. Receive the Vow
  3. Meditation instruction on how to generate Bodhicitta

It is not necessary to receive a dharma name but if anyone who wishes to receive a dharma name please submit your request by Friday.

Thank you

བོད་རྒྱལ་ལོ་༢༡༥༠ རབ་གནས་ཆུ་ཡོས་ལོའི་གནམ་ལོ་གསར་དུ་བཞད་པའི་དགའ་སྟོན… Happy Losar Tashi Delek!

བོད་རྒྱལ་ལོ་༢༡༥༠ རབ་གནས་ཆུ་ཡོས་ལོའི་གནམ་ལོ་གསར་དུ་བཞད་པའི་དགའ་སྟོན་ལ་སྐུ་ཉིད་ལ་འཚམས་འདྲིའི་བཀྲིས་བདེ་ལེགས་གྲངས་མེད་ཞུ་བ་དང་།



On the occasion of the Tibetan New Year 2150 (February 21, 2023), Jam Tse Cho ling Tibetan Buddhist Temple wishes you and your family a very Happy New Year. May the auspicious year of the Rabbit bring you and your family health, happiness and days filled with Buddha’s blessings and spiritual accomplishments.

The temple will be open for visiting throughout the day on Tuesday February 21st, from 10am – 7pm.