Sun. 5 Nov, 2017 - Sat. 11 Nov, 2017
(Lha-Bab Duchen): Buddha Shakyamuni's descent from Tushita Heaven. This celebrates the anniversary of the Buddha’s descent from the heavenly realm to earth. Buddha Shakyamuni ascended to The Heaven of Thirty-Three in order to give teachings to benefit the gods in the desire realms and to repay the kindness of his mother by liberating her from Samsara. This is considered to be one of the great deeds of the Buddha among eight great deeds. On Lha-bab Duchen, the effects of positive or negative actions are multiplied ten million times. It is part of Tibetan Buddhist tradition to engage in virtuous activities and prayer on this day.
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