7TH ANNUAL MEDICINE BUDDHA RETREAT
MEDICINE BUDDHA SAND MANDALA – INITIATION – SADHANA PRACTICES & TEACHINGS – HEALING & PURIFICATION RITUALS – DISSOLUTION / DISTRIBUTION OF SAND MANDALA
@ DDSC IN-PERSON
to be led by
XIV Siling Tongkhor Rinpoche and Monastics of Sera Mey Monastery with
Ani Konchok Gamtso and Ani Konchok Tsechik
…organized by Drikung Dharma Surya Center & Partners for Tibetan Education (PTE)
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Tuesday thru Friday, November 14 to 17
10 AM to 4 PM EST: Public Viewing of the Construction of the Medicine Buddha Sand Mandala
Friday, November 17
7:00 PM EST: Blessing Prayers for Medicine Buddha Retreat
7:15 PM EST: Public Talk “Medicine Buddha Teaching for Mental and Physical Healing”
Saturday, November 18
10 AM EST: Opening Ceremony and Remarks
10:30 AM EST: Medicine Buddha Initiation to be bestowed by the XIV Siling Tongkhor Rinpoche accompanied by the freshly constructed Medicine Buddha Sand Mandala (In-Person Only @ DDSC Temple, NO on-line Zoom)
Noon: Group Photo & Lunch
2:00 PM EST: Chanting of the condensed Medicine Buddha Rituals
3:30 PM EST: Tea Break
4:00 PM EST: The XIV Siling Tongkhor Rinpoche leads Discourse on the Medicine Buddha Sadhana and other Daily Practices
5:00 PM EST: Dedication Prayers
Sunday, November 19
10 AM EST: Chanting of the condensed Medicine Buddha Rituals in the Unique Sera Mey Monastery Tradition
Noon – Lunch
1:30 PM EST: Introduction to the Medicine Buddha Mandala and Interactive Talk with Sunday School students and Mandala Circumambulation
2:00 PM EST: The Noble Sangha performs Medicine Buddha Purification Rituals for the Deceased (Jang-wa), while General Public Recite Medicine Buddha Mantra
3:30 PM EST: Tea Break
4:00 PM EST: Acknowledgement Remarks, Dissolution of the Medicine Buddha Sand Mandala, followed by Dedication, Closing Prayers, Khata Offering, and Distribution of Mandala Sand to Attendees.
Any donations are deeply and gratefully appreciated, as they will be used to help operate and sustain the Center for the benefit of all beings. Anyone with a wish to participate is welcome to attend, and no one is turned away due to a lack of funds.
Please see the DDSC Upcoming Events webpage for details
* For In-Person, please register at: https://drikungdharmasurya.org/upcoming-events/
* Please contact DDSC at: firstname.lastname@example.org if you are out of town participant for the entire in-person retreat and look for accommodation.
* If you would like to make Special Lamp Offering (108 lamps) during this Special Retreat and/or Donation for Dedication of Merits to Loved Ones, please check DDSC webpage links at https://drikungdharmasurya.org/pujas-for-the-living/ OR https://drikungdharmasurya.org/donation/, and provide us with names in request submission.
May all beings benefit.