Odiyan Retreat Center

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.

Dedicate Lunar 10thSponsor Bell Ringing

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.

Dedicate Full Moon Sponsor Bell Ringing

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.
Dedicate New MoonSponsor Bell Ringing

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2020 Calendar

January02 – New Moon
12 – Padmasambhava Day
17 – Full Moon
27 – Dakini Day

February01 – New Moon
11 – Padmasambhava Day
16 – Full Moon
26 – Dakini Day

March02 – New Moon
12 – Padmasambhava Day
18 – Full Moon
27 – Dakini Day

April01 – New Moon
11 – Padmasambhava Day
16 – Full Moon
25 – Dakini Day
30 – New Moon

May11 – Padmasambhava Day
16 – Full Moon
25 – Dakini Day
30 – New Moon

June09 – Padmasambhava Day
14 – Full Moon
23 – Dakini Day
29 – New Moon

July09 – Padmasambhava Day
13 – Full Moon
23 – Dakini Day
28 – New Moon

August07 – Padmasambhava Day
12 – Full Moon
21– Dakini Day
27 – New Moon

September05 – Padmasambhava Day
10 – Full Moon
20 – Dakini Day
25 – New Moon

October05 – Padmasambhava Day
09– Full Moon
20 – Dakini Day
25 – New Moon

November03 – Padmasambhava Day
08 – Full Moon
18 – Dakini Day
23 – New Moon

December03 – Padmasambhava Day
07 – Full Moon
18 – Dakini Day
23 – New Moon