Lhabab Düchen

“The mind is everything. What you think you become” -Gautama Buddha

Lhabab Düchen celebrates the ‘ Descent of Buddha from the god realms’ — it is one of the four major Buddhist holidays. It occurs on the 22nd day of the ninth Tibetan month. Buddha’s mother Mayadevi was reborn in Indra’s heaven. To repay her kindness and to liberate her, and also to benefit the gods, Buddha spent three months teaching in the realm of the gods.

These auspicious occasions (düchen) inspire us to practice and engage in various virtuous activities. For instance making offerings, reciting mantras, prayers, and lighting butter lamps and benefiting others.

It is said the merit generated is multiplied by many times.