Wed, Feb 10 | Hosted by Minnesota Sakya Center

Celebrating the Chotrul Month and Losar: February 10 – March 13

As preparation for the special public blessing and transmission of the Samantabhadra Prayer by His Holiness the Sakya Trichen on February 27, we are pleased to offer a series of prayer sessions and teachings.
Celebrating the Chotrul Month and Losar: February 10 – March 13

Time & Location

Feb 10, 2021, 7:30 PM EST – Mar 13, 2021, 5:00 PM EST
Hosted by Minnesota Sakya Center

About The Event

Teachings on Merit and Sutra Recitation with Khenpo Pema Wangdak

February 12 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 special program. 

Wednesday, February 10 | 7:30–8:30 PM EST

• Teaching on Sojong Vows

• Recitation of Heart Sutra

 Friday, February 12: Losar | 3–5 PM EST

• Losar Greetings

• Recitation of Sixteen Arhats Puja

Saturday, February 20 | 3–5 PM EST

• Teaching on Merit

• Recitation of Sutra on the Recollection of the Three Jewels

Saturday, February 27: Chotrul Duchen 

A separate link for the morning event will be emailed to all registered participants. If you are not registered, please contact

10–11 AM EST  Oral Transmission of the Samantabhadra Prayer by His Holiness the Sakya Trichen

You are welcome to request prayers for world peace, health and healing for all, and your loved ones—friends, parents, pets––and especially for the deceased and all those you have known in your life, seen or unseen.

3–5 PM EST  Teaching on Merit, Recitation of Samantabhadra Prayer by Khenpo Pema

 Saturday, March 6 | 3–5 PM EST

• Teaching on Merit

• Recitation of Amitayu Buddha Sutra

Saturday, March 13 | 3–5 PM EST

• 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 Palden Sakya Center here. The suggested donation is $50–$200, but you may pay whatever you wish. The Center will gladly sponsor anyone who cannot afford to donate. To request sponsorship, please contact 

The program will be held via Zoom. With the exception of the February 27 morning event, all sessions can be accessed at the link below.

Join the Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 889 911 9113

Passcode: Losar

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