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.

Dedicate Lunar 25thSponsor Bell Ringing

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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2020 Calendar

January
08 – Dakini Day
13 – New Moon
14 – BG Monlam Starts
23 – Padmasambhava Day
23 – BG Monlam Ends
27 – Odiyan Longchenpa Ceremony Starts
28 – Full Moon
28 – Tibetan Peace Ceremony Starts
31 – Longchenpa’s Parinirvana
31 – Tibetan Peace Ceremony Ends
February
01 – Odiyan Longchenpa Ceremony Ends
01 – Fire Ceremony
07 – Dakini Day
11 – New Moon
12 – Losar – Tibetan New Year
19 – Medicine Buddha Day
22 – Padmasambhava Day
27 – Full Moon
27 – Buddha Display Miracles
March
08 – Dakini Day
13 – New Moon
23 – Padmasambhava Day
28 – Full Moon
April
06 – Dakini Day
11 – New Moon
22 – Padmasambhava Day
27 – Full Moon
May
06 – Dakini Day
11 – New Moon
12 – Saga Dawa Starts
19 – Buddha’s Birth
21 – Padmasambhava Day
26 – Full Moon
26 – Buddha’s Enlightenment and Parinirvana
June
04 – Dakini Day
10 – New Moon
10 – Saga Dawa Ends
20 – Padmasambhava Day
24 – Full Moon
July
04 – Dakini Day
09 – New Moon
14 – First Turning of the Wheels of the Dharma
19 – Padmasambhava Day
24 – Full Moon
August
03 – Dakini Day
08 – New Moon
17 – Padmasambhava Day
22 – Full Moon
September
01 – Dakini Day
06 – New Moon
16 – Padmasambhava Day
21 – Full Moon
October
01 – Dakini Day
06 – New Moon
15 – Padmasambhava Day
20 – Full Moon
27 – Buddha Descent from Tushita Heaven
31 – Dakini Day
November
04 – New Moon
14 – Padmasambhava Day
19 – Full Moon
29 – Dakini Day
December
04 – New Moon
13 – Padmasambhava Day
18 – Full Moon
29 – Dakini Day