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21.03.2016

Construction of White Tara Mandala



March 19-27, 2016

International Center – Museum named after N.K. Roerich and Fund of Development and consolidation of cultural traditions “Drepung Gomang Center” present

“Construction of White Tara Mandala and week of temple rituals of monastery Drepung Gomang”

Monks of VII official delegation of Monastery-university Drepung Gomang fr om South India headed by Very Reverend Gyaltsang Rinpoche will construct sand White Tara Mandala – of BUDDHA OF LONG LIFE and will conduct temple rituals of Monastery Drepung Gomang.

• Opening ceremony – March, 19th at 14:00

• Further daily fr om 12:00 till 20:30

• Ceremony of destruction of Mandala – March, 27th at 14:00

• Fire Puja – March, 27th at 15:30

• Ticket to the hall, where construction of mandala is done – 300 rub.,

• for pensioners, pupils, students – 150 rub.

• To closing ceremony of the festival to the hall wh ere Mandala is constructed – 1500 rub.,

• to the first hall of the 1st floor – 500 rub.,

• to Hall № 6 of the museum – 300 rub.;

• Holding of traditional events – 1000 rub.;

• Children under 7 years of age – free

• Lectures are free

• Fire puja – 500 rub.

Program of events

Program may have changes.

19.03. Saturday

14.00 – 15.00 – Opening ceremony. Ritual of consecration of the area. Presentation of new edition of the book “Texts for daily practices”.

15.00 – 17.00 – Start of mandala construction.

16.30 – 17.30 – Lecture. All lectures of days of Mandala-tour are united by the topic of Six preparatory activities. Significance of Six preparatory activities in Buddhist practice, first of which is – cleaning of the room and erection of altar (1). Revelation of meaning of cleaning the room, creation of correct Buddhist altar. Symbols of Body, Speech and Mind of the Enlightened.

18.00 – 18.30 Oral transmission (Lung): «Triple ceaseless prayer» (page 11)*, «Extolment of Arya-Tara» (page 527), of Brief anthem to Tara (page 551), transmission of mantra of Green Tara.

18.40 – 19.45 Ritual of Shiva Mandalas – mystery of four-part offering of mandala to Tara. Evening meditation-prayer service “Serzhem” (entry tickets 1000 rub.)

(*) Here and further numbers of pages from the book “Texts for daily practices” are specified wh ere you can find these texts.

20.03 Sunday

13.00 – 13.30 Morning prayer service with Tibetan monks.

13.30 – 14.30 Prayer service of long life.

15.00 – 16.00 Health and long life. View of Tibetan medicine. Lecture by doctor Tonpa Kyaba.

16.30 – 17.30 Lecture: Offering of gifts (2). What items my serve as offerings, types of gifts, method and benefit of their offering. Correct location of offerings on altar.

18.00 – 18.30 Oral transmissions: Mantras for daily practices (page 19), Three main aspects of path (page 261), Elimination of the negative bu using Singhamukha (page 589). Mantras of three Deities of Long Life

18.40 – 19.45 Ritual: Yan Guk through the medium of White Mahakala – ritual of attraction of wealth and all the desired. Evening meditation-prayer service “Serzhem” (entry tickets 1000 rub.)

21.03 Monday

12.00 – 12.30 Morning prayer service with Tibetan monks.

12.30 – 17.30 Construction of mandala.

17.45 – 18.45 Lecture: Taking right pose of meditation (3). What is the right meditation pose and its importance for development of concentration. (Hall of S.N. Roerich, 2nd floor)

19.00 – 19.30 Oral transmission: Training of mind (lodzhong) of eight verses (page 103), Khridaya-sutra (page 565), Blessings of Lamrim (page 675), Mantras of Avalokitesvara, Manjushri and Vajrapani.

19.30 – 20.30 Kangsol – ritual attracting the protection of goddess Palden Lha-mo. Evening meditation-prayer service “Serzhem” (entry tickets 1000 rub.)

22.03 Tuesday

12.00 – 12.30 Morning prayer service with Tibetan monks.

12.30 – 17.30 Construction of mandala.

17.45 – 18.45 Lecture: Taking of Refuge and contemplation on field of merits of Lamrim (4). Resorting to Refuge and cultivation of right mental attitude for the practice. Further visualization and cultivation of the field of merits of Lamrim headed by Lama Tsonkapa. (Hall of S.N. Roerich, 2nd floor)

19.00 – 19.30 Oral transmissions: Resort to Refuge and generation of Bodhichitta (page 53), Cloud of offerings and invitation with purification (page 65), Prayer, breaking obstacles on the path (page 603), Prayer about quick implementation of thoughts (page 629)

19.30 – 20.30 Ritual: Mystery of purification Tuisol. Evening meditation-prayer service “Serzhem” (entry tickets 1000 rub.)

23.03 Wednesday – 15th lunar day

12.00 – 12.30 Morning prayer service with Tibetan monks.

12.30 – 17.30 Construction of mandala.

17.45 – 18.45 Lecture: Performance of septenary ritual and offering of mandala (5). Significance of septenary ritual as concentration of all practices of accumulation and purification. First part of septenary ritual: bows and prostrations. Benefits and correct performance of prostrations. Second part – making offerings. (Hall of S.N. Roerich, 2nd floor)

19.00 – 19.30 Oral transmissions: Gaden Lkhagyama (page 85), Enten Shigurma (Prayer Base of Dignities, page 251), Sadhana of Buddha Shakyamuni (page 355), mantra of Buddha Shakyamuni and "Migtsem"

19.30 – 20.30 Ritual: Offering of Tsog through guru-Yoga «Lama-Chodpa». Evening meditation-prayer service “Serzhem” (entry tickets 1000 rub.)

24.03 Thursday

12.00 – 12.30 Morning prayer service with Tibetan monks.

17.45 – 18.45 Lecture: Performance of septenary ritual (5). Third part of septenary ritual – repenting. What repenting should be which could actually purify negative karma. Fourth part – co-rejoicing. Benefits of co-rejoicing – the easiest way of accumulation of merits. Fifth part: request of turning Wheel of Teaching. Sixth part of ritual – request to the Teacher to stay with us till extinction of samsara.

19.00 – 19.30 Oral transmissions: Repentance of Bodhisattvs before 35 Buddhas (page 499), Collective confession (page 515), Head-Winner (page 521), Meditative invocation of Vadzhrasattva (page 491), transmission of Buddha of Medicine mantra.

19.30 – 20.30 Ritual of Buddha of Medicine. Evening meditation-prayer service “Serzhem” (entry tickets 1000 rub.)

25.03 Friday

12.00 – 12.30 Morning prayer service with Tibetan monks.

12.30 – 17.45 – Contemplation and circumambulation of White Tara Mandala.

17.45 – 18.45 Lecture: Performance of septenary ritual and offering of mandala (5). Last of all parts of septenary ritual - dedication of merits and offering of mandala.

Types of offered mandala and its symbolism. Invocation with prayer on conferring of blessings on the stages of the Path (6). Gradual meditation on Lamrim and visualization of descent of blessing nectar from Guru of lineage. (Hall of S.N. Roerich, 2nd floor)

19.00 – 19.30 Consecration of Mandala (it may be replaced for a ritual if Mandala is not ready).

19.30 – 20.30 Ritual of elimination of obstacles Gyabshi. Evening meditation-prayer service “Serzhem” (entry tickets 1000 rub.)

26.03 Saturday

13.00 – 13.30 Morning prayer service with Tibetan monks.

13.30 – 16.30 Contemplation and circumambulation of White Tara Mandala.

16.30 – Empowerment with long life through practice of White Tara of Chintachakra.

19.00 – 19.30 Oral transmissions: Daily practice of Chintachakra (page 439), Anthem to White Tara (page 555), Brief extolment of White umbrella Tara (page 581), Seven-line prayer of Guru Padmasambhava (page 599), Extolment of Mahakala «Newrdzema» (page 651).

19.30 – 20.30 Ritual: Attraction of protection (Kangsol) of Black six-handed Mahakala. Evening meditation-prayer service “Serzhem” (entry tickets 1000 rub.)

27.03 Sunday

12.00 – 12.30 Morning prayer service with Tibetan monks

12.30 – 15.00 Contemplation on Mandala and circumambulation of White Tara Mandala.

14.00 – Destruction of mandala (entry ticket 1500 rub.)

15.00 – Photo with monks and the head of the delegation for kind recollections.

15.30 – Fire Puja (Dzhinseg) – ritual of purification through fire offering.

(entry ticket 500 rub.)

Money collected from the entry tickets is intended for the needs of monastery Drepung Gomang and for maintenance of activities of Museum named after Nicholas Roerich.

The event is supported by company “Maratika”

During mandala construction you may make offerings. According to Buddhist teaching, offering of donations is an opportunity to accumulate great merits (spiritual energy), to strengthen your connection with Goddess of this Mandala – White Tara and to gain blessing. All donations will be intended for the needs of monastery Drepung Gomang. During the event, you will have an opportunity to meet the Head of the Delegation, during which you may receive blessings and ask questions either about dharma or questions of personal character: about the family, children, finance… For personal meeting with the Head of Delegation, it is necessary to book it in advance. Booking of the audience with Very Reverend Gyaltsang Rinpoche could be done in the hall of Mandala construction and by phone: 8 (916) 715-19-08.

Besides you can book an appointment with the doctor of Tibetan medicine Tonpa Kyabu, who arrived with the official delegation. The doctor brightly graduated from five-year course of the famous Institute of Tibetan Medicine and Astrology – “Mentsikang” and has already had 13 years of practice. During the consultation the doctor will do sphygmic diagnostics, will give recommendations on nutrition and way of living, corresponding to your body constitution. Method of sphygmic diagnostics, tested through ages, allows to detect an illness at the earliest stage, to establish an origin and to start treatment in time. Booking of the consultation with the doctor is done in the hall of Mandala construction and by phone: 8 (916) 715-19-08.

For enquiries, call:

+7 (499) 271-34-17

+7 (915) 335-81-29


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