A Happy Fire Bird Year to each of you!

FLAM Dates for 2017

Dear folks, Happy Monlam!

Please find enclosed the dates for the Festival of Lights and Merits (FLAM) in 2017  – a group of powerful merit multiplying Buddha Days – that will be celebrated at the Mahabodhi Stupa, Bodhgaya the holy place where the Buddha became enlightened.

February 27 (Losar) – March 12 (Chotrul Duchen); Fourteen days of Miracles performed by Lord Buddha (as per the Tibetan calendar this year)
June 8 – 10: Saka Dawa – Lord Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and parinirvana
July 26 – 28: Chokhor Duchen – Lord Buddha’s first teaching
November 9 – 11: Lord Buddha’s Descent from the Deva Realm

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Please join us in celebrating the Festival of Lights and Merits (FLAM) over the 14 auspicious days of Miracles, February 27 – March 12, 2017  by participating in several meritorious activities including:
offering tens and thousands of lights all around the Mahabodhi stupa

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Contributing to the Tsog, Tara and Protector pujas that will be offered by the monks from the Namgyal monastery and for prayer flags that will be hung at the Mahabodhi stupa.

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We also offer robes on each of the fourteen days to the Buddha statue at the Mahabodhi temple.

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Receive skies of merits for making these offerings on the fourteen days of miracles for yourself, your family and your center! Names of sponsors will be recited and dedicated along with light offering prayers at the stupa.

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The Root Institute family also makes light offerings at Root.
If you would like to make a contribution please make a donation via our website: www.rootinstitute.ngo

We send prayers, best wishes and much happiness to each of you, your family and center in the year of the Fire Bird.
We look forward to seeing you and serving you at Root Institute in the coming year!