Maui Dharma Center Paia Maui



Prayers

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Prayers are chanted in Tibetan. English phonetics and translation are provided.

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MORNING PRAYERS

6:30 AM to 8:00 AM

35 Confessional Buddhas,
Refuge & Bodhicitta,
Mandala Offering, Dorje Sempa,
21 Praises to Tara,
Guru Yoga & Dedication

Cherezig, Dharma Protector

EVENING PRAYERS

5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Chenrezig,
Dharma Protector Mahakala
Heart Sutra & Dedication


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THURSDAY MORNING PRAYERS

10:00 AM to 12 Noon

Medicine Buddha, 21 Praises to Tara
Guru Yoga & Dedication
Teachings by the Venerable
Lama Gyaltsen

Cherezig, Dharma Protector

SUNDAY SERVICE AND TEACHINGS

10:00 AM to 12 Noon

Chenrezig, the Buddha of Compassion
Prayer, Visualization,
Recitation of the Mantra
OM MANI PEYME HUNG
Meditation
Teachings by the Venerable
Lama Gyaltsen

Attending Sunday Service and Thursday Morning Prayers is a wonderful way for new comers to see the Center,
get acquainted with Lama Gyaltsen, and meet new friends.

THURSDAY EVENING TEACHINGS

6:30 AM to 8:00 PM

Dharma Teachings by the Venerable Lama Gyaltsen
are scheduled as six to eight week courses
throughout the year.

TIBETAN LANGUAGE CLASSES

Saturdays 10:00 AM to 12 Noon

Tibetan language classes are taught by the Venerable Lama Gyaltsen.


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Every month there are special services which follow the Tibetan lunar calendar. Tsok Food Offering services are held on the 10th, full moon, 25th and new moon days. These ritual services are for the purpose of accumulating the “two accumulations” of merit and wisdom and fulfill the commitments associated with Vajrayana empowerments. A ritual feast of food and drink are integrated into the service as sacred offerings along with prayer, meditation & mantra and offered to the Guru-Master and the Wisdom Beings. Tsok Offering Services regularly begin at 5:00 PM.

Prayer service to the Wisdom Protector, Mahakala are performed on the 29th day of the Tibetan lunar calendar and begin at 4:00 PM.

Fire Rituals (fire pujas) are performed at the Center throughout the year.

VISITING LAMAS AND TEACHERS

The Center invites and sponsors the teaching programs of visiting Lamas and teachers


YEARLY EVENTS

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Every year, before the Tibetan New Year (Losar) the Maui Dharma Center holds the Wisdom Dharma Protector Mahakala Retreat in three sessions a day for six or seven days.
This ritual practice invokes the wisdom energy of Mahakala for the purpose to dispel the past year's negativities, to protect the Teachings, dispel future obstacles and guide all beings to perfect enlightened mind.

Prayer wheel

The Center also holds two annual Buddhist holidays at the Great Paia Lha Bab Peace Stupa. On these occasions the community is invited to gather at the Stupa for prayers. At these two events the Stupa is adorned with a “thousand lights” as an offering for world peace.

Stupa at Night for offerings

On the full moon in the Tibetan fourth lunar month, the Center observes Buddha Shakyamuni's birth, death and pari-nirvana. This scared holiday is called Saga Dawa, and is recognized by Buddhist around the world even though dates for this annual celebration may differ according to different Buddhist traditions.

Buddha

In the Winter the spiritual holiday called Lha Bab Duchen, for which the Stupa is named, is observed also with a community prayer gathering around the Stupa. This important day is celebrated to honor one of the Twelve Deeds of the Buddha. This compassionate deed recognizes Buddha's return from the god realms after teaching his mother the path to enlightenment –
Lha (god) Bab (descend)
Duchen(great event).

Dates and course titles for all Dharma Talks, Tibetan Language, Special Services & Yearly Events are announced in the monthly e-newsletter & posted on the Temple bulletin board at the Center.

All schedules are subject to change. The MDC apologizes, in advance, for any inconvenience.


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