We invite you to sponsor prayers for the benefit of yourself, family, friends or animal companions; or for a cause, project or place you care about. You can dedicate your prayer request with a Temple Ceremony ($108-$150) or a Bell Ringing ($25).
In the Tibetan lunar calendar, there are special times when the power of prayer and the merit generated are greatly increased. The auspicious days below are celebrated monthly by the Odiyan community in the Temples. Your dedication request will be read aloud at the opening of the Ceremony.

 

Lunar 10th

at VAJRA TEMPLE

Dedications at Vajra Temple are usually for blessings of auspicious events, prayers for general health and longevity, successes in new ventures, anniversaries, births, and recovery from illness.

Reciting mantra,  the Odiyan  community  circumambulates outside the Temple  with incense and  blowing  conch shells.  Inside the Temple  prayers of supplication and aspiration are offered to Guru Rinpoche along with circumambulation, mantra and sacred text readings.

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Full Moon

at VAIROCANA GARDEN

Dedications at Vairocana Garden are suitable for physical and mental health, balance and happiness and protection and blessing upon death. Lord Buddha Shakyamuni is invoked on the Full Moon.

The Vajra bell is rung as practitioners circumambulate the enshrined Parinirvana Buddha chanting Shakyamuni’s mantra, blowing conch shells, scattering rose petals and reciting prayers. Offerings are made in the shrine room followed by the reading of sacred texts.

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Lunar 25th

at CINTAMANI TEMPLE

Cintamani in Sanskrit means wish-fulling gem. Requests for blessings and good wishes for all kinds of purposes can be dedicated at Cintamani, such as births, marriages, general concerns or to commemorate those who have passed.

During the ceremony the large Dharma Bell above the Temple plaza is rung as Odiyan residents circumambulate chanting mantra and blowing conch shells, followed by meditation and prayers in the Temple.

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New Moon

at ENLIGHTENMENT STUPA

The shape and form of the Stupa communicates blessings that heal the mind and benefit all beings. Suitable dedications are health, longevity, recovery from illness, blessing upon death, birth or marriage and general concerns.

There is an offering of incense as the Stupa bell rings. The Odiyan community  recite prayers and circumambulates the inner and outer walkways three times each while chanting  mantra and blowing conch shells.

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  7th – Lunar 10th at Vajra Temple
12th – Full Moon at Vairochana Gardens
22th – Lunar 25th at Cintamani Temple
27nd – New Moon at Enlightenment Stupa

  6th – Lunar 10th at Vajra Temple
10th – Full Moon at Vairochana Gardens
21th – Lunar 25th at Cintamani Temple
26th – New Moon at Enlightenment Stupa

  7th – Lunar 10th at Vajra Temple
12th – Full Moon Vairochana Gardens
22th – Lunar 25th Cintamani Temple
28th – New Moon at Enlightenment Stupa

 6th – Lunar 10th at Vajra Temple
11th – Full Moon at Vairochana Gardens
21st – Lunar 25th at Cintamani Temple
26th – New Moon at Enlightenment Stupa

  5th – Lunar 10th at Vajra Temple
10th – Full Moon at Vairochana Gardens
21st – Lunar 25th at Cintamani Temple
25th – New Moon at Enlightenment Stupa

 4th – Lunar 10th at Vajra Temple
9th – Full Moon Vairochana Gardens
19th – Lunar 25th Cintamani Temple
24th – New Moon at Enlightenment Stupa