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Birthday Celebration of His Holiness 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje - in person only


Anyone is welcome to attend this event!


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This year the centre will be open to celebrate the birthday of HHKarmapa in person. We hope you will be able to come.

In the past HH's birthday has often been celebrated on 26 June, but according to a message from His Holiness, his birthday should be celebrated on the date according to the Tibetan calendar, which is the first day of the fifth Tibetan month. This year it falls onThursday 30th June.

We start at 6.30pm with a light offering in the courtyard followed by prayers in the shrine room:

A Feast for the Fortunate, a Lamp Aspiration,
Supplication and offering to the 16 Arhats
Mandala Offering
Ngondro Guru Yoga,
HH 17th Karmapa's Long Life Prayer
Karmapa Chenno,

Everyone offers a white scarf, a Katta, to HH's throne
Cutting of the cake and sharing food in the courtyard garden.

Please bring your own prayers along if possible. Most of the prayers are found in the Ngondro text and the Monlam prayer book.

We will start at 6:30pm with a light offering followed by prayers and at the end everyone will offer a katta, white scarf, to His Holiness' throne. We hope you will be able to attend.

Please note, this event is in-person only and will not be livestreamed.