Program Schedule for the Sixth Arya Kshema Winter Dharma Gathering


February 12 Puja to Dispel Obstacles: Saptik Tara, Heart Sutra, and Siṅhamukha
February 13–18 Teaching, Individual Debate, and Group Debate
February 19 Individual and Group Debates
February 20–22 Gutor Mahakala Puja
February 23 The Ritual of Receiving Siddhis & Smoke Offering Puja
February 24–26 Losar
February 27–29 Individual and Group Debates
February 29– March 1 The Karma Pakshi Guru Sadhana and Tseringma Puja
March 2 Ritual for the Teachings to Flourish & Chöd Puja “A String of Jewels”
March 3 Individual and Group Debates
March 4 Final Debate

Daily Schedule

5:30 Wakeup 2:30–4:30 Review Class
6:00–7:00 Memorization 4:30–5:30 Class Debates
7:00 Breakfast 6:00-7:00 Supper
8:00–9:15 Individual debate 7:00–8:30 Evening Dharma Session
9:30–12:00 Teaching or Group Debate 8:00 Tea
10:30–11:00 Tea 9:00–10:00 Individual Debate
12:00 Lunch 10:00 Bedtime


Latest reports & articles

After 900 Years: The Karmapa Revamps Education for Kagyu Nuns

For the first time in the 900 year history of the Kagyu lineage, the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa held the Arya Kshema Winter Dharma Gathering for Kagyu Nuns, an event that heralded a series of educational improvements for the nuns. In this video, the Karmapa shares the origins of this event, and his vision and hopes for the Kagyu nuns.

The First Arya Kshema Winter Dharma Gathering for Kaygu Nuns was held at Tergar Monastery, Bodhgaya, from Jan 20 to February 2, 2014.


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The Arya Kshema Winter Dharma Gathering assembles in Bodhgaya, India