Teachings on Merit and Sutra Recitation with Khenpo Pema Wangdak

As a preparation to the special public blessing and transmission of the Samantabhadra Prayer by His Holiness the Sakya Trichen on February 27, we will be offering series of prayer sessions and teachings.

Teachings on Merit and Sutra Recitation with Khenpo Pema Wangdak

February 12th marks the beginning of Losar, the Tibetan New Year. For fifteen days we commemorate the special moment when Shakyamuni Buddha, to inspire faith among his followers, displayed miraculous powers. This event culminated on the full moon, the fifteenth day of the month. It is thus called Chotrul Duchen, or Day of Miracles, and the entire month is known as Miracle Month. The merits of virtuous actions performed during this period are multiplied by millions.

Every Saturday throughout the Chotrul month, Khenpo Pema will give teachings on merit and lead us in sutra recitation. Observation of the Sojong precepts during Miracle Month is especially encouraged, and Khenpo will offer instruction on the vows two days before the month begins. You may observe the vows for as many days as you wish or for just one day, on Chotrul Duchen.

We hope you will join us for this wonderful program. 

Wednesday, February 10 | 6:30–7:30 PM Central Time

  • Teaching on Sojong Vows
  • Recitation of Heart Sutra

Friday, February 12: Losar | 2–4 PM Central Time

  • Losar Greetings
  • Recitation of Sixteen Arhats Puja

Saturday, February 20 | 2–4 PM Central Time

  • Teaching on Merit
  • Recitation of Sutra on the Recollection of the Three Jewels

Saturday, February 27: Chotrul Duchen | 7–8 AM Central | 2–4 PM Central

His Holiness will give transmission in the morning; Khenpo Pema will teach in the afternoon.

  • Transmission of Samantabhadra Prayer by His Holiness the Sakya Trichen
  • Teaching on Merit
  • Recitation of Samantabhadra Prayer

Saturday, March 6 | 2–4 PM Central

  • Teaching on Merit
  • Recitation of Amitayu Buddha Sutra

Saturday, March 13 | 2–4 PM Central

  • Teaching on Merit
  • Dedication Prayer from Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life

To register for the Losar Month program, please make a one-time donation to the Minnesota Sakya Center, using the button below. The suggested donation is $50–$200. The Center will gladly sponsor anyone who cannot afford to donate. To request sponsorship, please contact admin@mnsakyacenter.org.

The program will be held via Zoom. You’ll receive Zoom link after registration or sponsorship request.