Festival of Lights & Merit

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15 Days of Miracles
From Tuesday, 5. February 2019
To Tuesday, 19. February 2019
Location : Mahabodhi Stupa

Chotrul Duchen – Lord Buddha's 15 Days of Miracles
(Most powerful days for multiplying merit – Losar: 5 February; and Day of Miracles: 19 February)

Lama Zopa Rinpoche
Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche conferring the oral transmission of the Exalted Sutra of the Sublime Golden Light at the Mahabodhi Stupa during the 15 Days of Miracles in 2015

During four holy times each year, according to the Tibetan calendar, Root Institute organises a celebration of the most significant events in Lord Shakyamuni Buddha's life, which we call our Festival of Lights & Merit.

Every day during the 15 Days of Miracles is considered a merit-multiplying day, but the two most powerful days are at the beginning and end, which in 2019 are:

  • Losar, Tibetan New Year –  5 February, and

  • The Day of Miracles – 19 February.

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