Lhabab Duchen with Venerable Amy Miller

Friday, November 10 from 6:30pm to 9pm
at Jewel Heart Center

Join us as we celebrate Lhabab Duchen with Venerable Amy Miller. Lhabab Duchen commemorates Lord Buddha’s descent from heaven (God Realm of Thirty-Three) and is a 100 million multiplying day, creating bucketloads of merit! Based on the advice of Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche for Buddha multiplying days, the center is offering an extensive array of meritorious activities for Lhabab Duchen.

  • Offering to the Three Jewels by performing altar set-up and water bowl offerings.
  • Reciting the Praise to Shakyamuni Buddha and mantra, reading of “Devorohana Vatthu,” recitation of the Sutra Remembering Three Jewels, and the Shakyamuni Buddha Puja.
  • Vajrasattva practice.

You are welcome to come as an observer or participant in these beneficial practices within a supportive community. If you are unable to attend during the open drop-in session, please review FPMT’s advice for Practice on Buddha Multiplying Days. There is no charge to participate, and you are welcome to make an offering of food, flowers, or a donation through the PayPal link to the center, all of which generates great merit.

We hope you can join us on this special day, as well as our upcoming meditation retreat with Venerable Amy Miller Wake-Up Time: Establishing a Path to Peace and Contentment in Challenging Times on Nov 11-12.

Date & Time of the Open Drop-In Session:

Friday, November 10 from 6.30pm-9pm

Schedule:
6:30-7:00pm Altar set-up and water bowl offerings
7:00-7:30pm Praise to Shakyamuni Buddha and mantra, reading of “Devorohana Vatthu” and recitation of the Sutra Remembering Three Jewels
7:30-8:15pm Guru Shakyamuni Buddha Puja
8:15-9:00pm Vajrasattva practice

Location:

Jewel Heart Center: 260 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013

Directions: 260 West Broadway is just below Canal Street. The entrance is in the St. John’s Lane alleyway that runs parallel to and between Varick Street and 6th Avenue. Here is a map showing the location of Jewel Heart Center.

Subway Transportation: 1 to Franklin St.; A, C, E to Canal St.; N, R to Canal St.

Volunteers:

If you would like to volunteer, please arrive by 5:30 p.m. Volunteering, or “karma yoga” (a Sanskrit term meaning “work that is done to benefit others”), is a joyful activity that will help create a positive and beneficial day for our Dharma community. Volunteering is welcome throughout the event!

Donations & Sponsorship:

Practice generosity during a most auspicious time. You are welcome to sponsor all or part of this event here through the PayPal link. Full sponsorship would be $200. Great merit is generated through your contribution of any amount.

Prayer Requests:

If you would like to request a dedication for yourself or someone else who might benefit from this practice, please email email hidden; JavaScript is required and indicate “Lhabab Duchen Prayers” in the subject line. Please provide a 24-hour notice for prayer requests.

About the Teacher:

Photo by Charles Eshelman

While taking a break from political organizing in Washington, DC, Amy J. Miller (Ven. Lobsang Chodren) first encountered Tibetan Buddhism in the spring of 1987 during a course at Kopan Monastery in Nepal. Since then, she has spent a great deal of time engaged in meditation retreats, study, teaching, and Buddhist center management throughout the world. Ven. Amy has been teaching extensively since 1992 and was ordained as a Buddhist nun in June 2000 by the great Tibetan master, Ven. Choden Rinpoche. She has also directed several FPMT centers and projects for decades and has completed a seven-month solitary retreat. Click here for a full biography.

Ven. Amy is the co-author of Buddhism in a Nutshell and a contributor to Living in the Path, a series of online courses produced by FPMT. Her teaching schedule and other information can be found at www.AmyMiller.com.

Ven. Amy’s teaching style emphasizes a practical approach to integrating Buddhist philosophy into everyday life. She is happy to help people connect with meditation and mindfulness in an effort to gain a refreshing perspective on normally stressful living.