Program Details

Parinirvana Day

April 4 / 12:00 AM - April 4 / 12:00 AM

On the anniversary of the parinirvana (death of an enlightened being) of the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the whole community is invited to practice the profound Sadhana of Mahamudra, which the feast section of this practice is usually reserved for advanced students.  There will be a celebratory period during the feast section where devotional poems, songs, dances and other remembrances of the Buddha activity of the founder of Shambhala are offered.

The day begins with a formal opening of the shrine and a color party led by members of the Dorje Kasung. After breakfast, the morning session includes sitting practice and circumambulation of the site of the cremation of Chögyam Trungpa.

We ask that those attending the feast participate in preparing for the feast during the afternoon or in cleaning up afterward or both.

8:00 am

Raising of the Colors, Shambhala Anthem

Breakfast in the Dining Room

9:00 am

Placing of the Relics, Maha Sangha Practice (sitting meditation and sadhanas all in one room)

in the Main Shrine Room

11:00 am

Feast Set-up, Food-Preparation-Party in the Kitchen, Pre-Feast Dishes

12:30 pm

Potluck Sadhana of Mahamudra Feast

in the Main Shrine Room

After Feast Clean Up

Walk to the Purkhang or Grates

meet on the Front Porch

Throughout the Afternoon

Vidyadhara Photo Display in the Front Hallway




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