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

January05 – Padmasambava Day
10 – Full Moon
19 – Dakini Day
24 – New Moon
25 – Tibetan 12th Month
25 – BG Monlam Begins
February04 – Padmasambhava Day
04 – BG Monlam Ends
08 – Odiyan Longchenpa Ceremony Begins
09 – Full Moon
09 – Tibetan World Peace Ceremony Begins
11 – Longchenpa’s Parinirvana
12 – Tibetan World Peace Ceremony Ends
13 – Odiyan Longchenpa Ceremony Ends
18 – Dakini Day
23 – New Moon
24 – Tibetan 1st Month – Losar
March02 – Medicine Buddha Day
04 – Padmasambhava Day
09 – Full Moon
09 – Buddha Display Miracles
18 – Dakini Day
24 – New Moon
25 – Tibetan 2nd Month
April03 – Padmasambhava Day
08 – Full Moon
17 – Dakini Day
22 – New Moon
23 – Tibetan 3rd Month
May03 – Padmasambhava Day
07 – Full Moon
17 – Dakini Day
22 – New Moon
23 – Tibetan 4th Month – Sagadawa
29 – Buddha’s Birthday
June01 – Padmasambhava Day
05 – Full Moon
05 – Buddha’s Enlightenment and Parinirvana
15 – Dakini Day
21 – New Moon
22 – Tibetan 5th Month
30 – Padmasambhava Day
July05 – Full Moon
15 – Dakini Day
20 – New Moon
21 – Tibetan 6th Month
24 – First Turning of the Wheel of the Dharma
29 – Padmasambhava Day
August03 – Full Moon
14 – Dakini Day
19 – New Moon
20 – Tibetan 7th Month
28 – Padmasambhava Day
September02 – Full Moon
12 – Dakini Day
17 – New Moon
18 – Tibetan 8th Month
26 – Padmasambhava Day
October01 – Full Moon
12 – Dakini Day
16 – New Moon
17 – Tibetan 9th Month
26 – Padmasambhava Day
31 – Full Moon
November07 – Buddha Descent from Tushita Heaven
10 – Dakini Day
15 – New Moon
16 – Tibetan 10th Month
24 – Padmasambhava Day
30 – Full Moon
December10 – Dakini Day
14 – New Moon
15 – Tibetan 11th Month
24 – Padmasambhava Day
29 – Full Moon