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Live stream page for Kagyu Monlam 2020

Welcome to the live audio streaming page for the 18th Kagyu Monlam taking place in Rumtek from 16-22 December 2020.

Schedule

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The prayer texts can be downloaded on the Kagyu Monlam website.

Please note that all times are in local Indian time. To convert times to your timezone, see this link.

16 Dec: Day 1, Welcome Address by Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa

Ceremonial Buddha statue procession and the main inaugural address of the 18th Kagyu Monlam by His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa.

16 Dec: Day 1, Session 1, 6am Indian time

Vajra Vidarana, Dharani of Ushnishavijaya, Sutra of the Three Jewels, Refuge and the Four Immeasurables, Branches of blessing the Earth, Main Section of the Seven Branches, Bodhisattva Vow Prayers, Homage Prayers, Praise of Twelve Deeds of Buddha, Praise of Noble Manjushri, Avalokiteshvara, Tara, Sixteen Arhats, Six Ornaments, Two Noble Beings and The Prayer to the Line of Karmapas.

16 Dec: Day 1, Session 2, 10am Indian time

Manjushri, Heart Sutra, Sutra at the Moment of Death, and accumulation of recitations of Samantabhadra Prayer.

16 Dec: Day 1, Session 3, 1:30pm Indian time

Accumulation of numerous recitations of Samantabhadra’s King of Aspirations Prayer.

16 Dec: Day 1, Session 4, 3:30pm Indian time

Aspiration Prayer of Maitreya, Bodhicharyavatara, Sukhavati, Mahamudra, Buddha Akshobhya, Bardo Prayer, Aspiration of the Pure Realm of Sukhavati, Prayer for the Flourishing of Buddha Dharma, Sangha, Condensed Dedication Prayer, Dharana for the Fulfilment of all Aspirations, Secret Inner Offering Prayer of Mahakala, Prayer of Repentance, Prayer Requesting Buddhas to Remain, the Auspicious Prayer and Prayer for the Flourishing of Dharma.

17 Dec: Day 2, Session 1, 7am Indian time

Vajra Vidarana, Dharani of Ushnishavijaya, Sutra of the Three Jewels, Refuge and the Four Immeasurables, Branches of blessing the Earth, Main Section of the Seven Branches, Bodhisattva Vow Prayers, Homage Prayers, Praise of Twelve Deeds of Buddha, Praise of Noble Manjushri, Avalokiteshvara, Tara, Sixteen Arhats, Six Ornaments, Two Noble Beings and The Prayer to the Line of Karmapas.

17 Dec: Day 2, Session 2, 10am Indian time

Manjushri, Heart Sutra, Sutra at the Moment of Death, and accumulation of recitations of Samantabhadra Prayer.

17 Dec: Day 2, Session 3, 1:30pm Indian time

Accumulation of numerous recitations of Samantabhadra’s King of Aspirations Prayer.

17 Dec: Day 2, Session 4, 3:30pm Indian time

Aspiration Prayer of Maitreya, Bodhicharyavatara, Sukhavati, Mahamudra, Buddha Akshobhya, Bardo Prayer, Aspiration of the Pure Realm of Sukhavati, Prayer for the Flourishing of Buddha Dharma, Sangha, Condensed Dedication Prayer, Dharana for the Fulfilment of all Aspirations, Secret Inner Offering Prayer of Mahakala, Prayer of Repentance, Prayer Requesting Buddhas to Remain, the Auspicious Prayer and Prayer for the Flourishing of Dharma.

18 Dec: Day 3, Session 1, 7am Indian time

Vajra Vidarana, Dharani of Ushnishavijaya, Sutra of the Three Jewels, Refuge and the Four Immeasurables, Branches of blessing the Earth, Main Section of the Seven Branches, Bodhisattva Vow Prayers, Homage Prayers, Praise of Twelve Deeds of Buddha, Praise of Noble Manjushri, Avalokiteshvara, Tara, Sixteen Arhats, Six Ornaments, Two Noble Beings and The Prayer to the Line of Karmapas.

18 Dec: Day 3, Session 2, 10am Indian time

Manjushri, Heart Sutra, Sutra at the Moment of Death, and accumulation of recitations of Samantabhadra Prayer.

18 Dec: Day 3, Session 3, 1:30pm Indian time

Accumulation of numerous recitations of Samantabhadra’s King of Aspirations Prayer.

18 Dec: Day 3, Session 4, 3:30pm Indian time

Aspiration Prayer of Maitreya, Bodhicharyavatara, Sukhavati, Mahamudra, Buddha Akshobhya, Bardo Prayer, Aspiration of the Pure Realm of Sukhavati, Prayer for the Flourishing of Buddha Dharma, Sangha, Condensed Dedication Prayer, Dharana for the Fulfilment of all Aspirations, Secret Inner Offering Prayer of Mahakala, Prayer of Repentance, Prayer Requesting Buddhas to Remain, the Auspicious Prayer and Prayer for the Flourishing of Dharma.

19 Dec: Day 4, Session 1, 7am Indian time

Vajra Vidarana, Dharani of Ushnishavijaya, Sutra of the Three Jewels, Refuge and the Four Immeasurables, Branches of blessing the Earth, Main Section of the Seven Branches, Bodhisattva Vow Prayers, Homage Prayers, Praise of Twelve Deeds of Buddha, Praise of Noble Manjushri, Avalokiteshvara, Tara, Sixteen Arhats, Six Ornaments, Two Noble Beings and The Prayer to the Line of Karmapas.

Day 4, session 1, Kagyu Monlam 2020

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19 Dec: Day 4, Session 2, 10am Indian time

Manjushri, Heart Sutra, Sutra at the Moment of Death, and accumulation of recitations of Samantabhadra Prayer.

19 Dec: Day 4, Session 3, 1:30pm Indian time

Accumulation of numerous recitations of Samantabhadra’s King of Aspirations Prayer.

19 Dec: Day 4, Session 4, 3:30pm Indian time

Aspiration Prayer of Maitreya, Bodhicharyavatara, Sukhavati, Mahamudra, Buddha Akshobhya, Bardo Prayer, Aspiration of the Pure Realm of Sukhavati, Prayer for the Flourishing of Buddha Dharma, Sangha, Condensed Dedication Prayer, Dharana for the Fulfilment of all Aspirations, Secret Inner Offering Prayer of Mahakala, Prayer of Repentance, Prayer Requesting Buddhas to Remain, the Auspicious Prayer and Prayer for the Flourishing of Dharma.

20 Dec: Day 5, Session 1, 7am Indian time

Vajra Vidarana, Dharani of Ushnishavijaya, Sutra of the Three Jewels, Refuge and the Four Immeasurables, Branches of blessing the Earth, Main Section of the Seven Branches, Bodhisattva Vow Prayers, Homage Prayers, Praise of Twelve Deeds of Buddha, Praise of Noble Manjushri, Avalokiteshvara, Tara, Sixteen Arhats, Six Ornaments, Two Noble Beings and The Prayer to the Line of Karmapas.

20 Dec: Day 5, Session 2, 10am Indian time

Manjushri, Heart Sutra, Sutra at the Moment of Death, and accumulation of recitations of Samantabhadra Prayer.

A full recording can be accessed here

20 Dec: Day 5, Session 3, 1:30pm Indian time

Accumulation of numerous recitations of Samantabhadra’s King of Aspirations Prayer.

20 Dec: Day 5, Session 4, 3:30pm Indian time

Aspiration Prayer of Maitreya, Bodhicharyavatara, Sukhavati, Mahamudra, Buddha Akshobhya, Bardo Prayer, Aspiration of the Pure Realm of Sukhavati, Prayer for the Flourishing of Buddha Dharma, Sangha, Condensed Dedication Prayer, Dharana for the Fulfilment of all Aspirations, Secret Inner Offering Prayer of Mahakala, Prayer of Repentance, Prayer Requesting Buddhas to Remain, the Auspicious Prayer and Prayer for the Flourishing of Dharma.

21 Dec: Day 6, Session 1, 7am Indian time

Vajra Vidarana, Dharani of Ushnishavijaya, Sutra of the Three Jewels, Refuge and the Four Immeasurables, Branches of blessing the Earth, Main Section of the Seven Branches, Bodhisattva Vow Prayers, Homage Prayers, Praise of Twelve Deeds of Buddha, Praise of Noble Manjushri, Avalokiteshvara, Tara, Sixteen Arhats, Six Ornaments, Two Noble Beings and The Prayer to the Line of Karmapas.

21 Dec: Day 6, Session 2, 10am Indian time

Manjushri, Heart Sutra, Sutra at the Moment of Death, and accumulation of recitations of Samantabhadra Prayer.

21 Dec: Day 6, Session 3, 1:30pm Indian time

Accumulation of numerous recitations of Samantabhadra’s King of Aspirations Prayer.

21 Dec: Day 6, Session 4, 3:30pm Indian time

Aspiration Prayer of Maitreya, Bodhicharyavatara, Sukhavati, Mahamudra, Buddha Akshobhya, Bardo Prayer, Aspiration of the Pure Realm of Sukhavati, Prayer for the Flourishing of Buddha Dharma, Sangha, Condensed Dedication Prayer, Dharana for the Fulfilment of all Aspirations, Secret Inner Offering Prayer of Mahakala, Prayer of Repentance, Prayer Requesting Buddhas to Remain, the Auspicious Prayer and Prayer for the Flourishing of Dharma.

21 Dec: Day 6, Session 5, 7:30pm Indian time

A special Akshobya (Immovable One) puja for the deceased.

22 Dec: Day 7, Session 1, 7am Indian time

Vajra Vidarana, Dharani of Ushnishavijaya, Sutra of the Three Jewels, Refuge and the Four Immeasurables, Branches of blessing the Earth, Main Section of the Seven Branches, Bodhisattva Vow Prayers, Homage Prayers, Praise of Twelve Deeds of Buddha, Praise of Noble Manjushri, Avalokiteshvara, Tara, Sixteen Arhats, Six Ornaments, Two Noble Beings, The Prayer to the Lineage of Karmapas, Heart Sutra and the Sutra at the Moment of Death.

22 Dec: Day 7, Session 2, 10am Indian time

A compendium of prayers such as the Samantabhadra Prayer, Aspiration Prayer of Maitreya, etc, concluding with the Dedication Prayers.

22 Dec: Day 7, Session 3, 1:30pm Indian time

Offering to all the Dhagpo Kagyu Masters and Long-Life Prayers.

22 Dec: Day 7, Session 4, 3:30pm Indian time

Great Aspiration Prayer, Prayer of Auspiciousness of the Karma Kagyu Lineage, and Noble Eight Auspiciousness Prayer.