Date: Wednesday, November 15
Time: 7:30pm PT
In-person and on Zoom
Zoom link: TBA
We invite you to join us on Wednesday, November 15th at 7:30 pm PT in-person or on Zoom for prayers to celebrate Lord Buddha’s descent from heaven after teaching his mother.
Buddha’s Descent from Tushita Heaven (Lha Bab Dus Chen) is celebrated on the 22nd day of the 9th month according to the Tibetan Lunar calendar. We celebrate the descent of Buddha Shakyamuni from the Tushita god-realm back to earth.
The tradition says that Buddha traveled to Tushita at the age of 41 to teach his mother the Dharma to repay her for her kindness. He stayed there for the length of one rainy season and was then exhorted by his disciple Maudgalyayana to return. He returned to earth by a special triple ladder constructed by Visvakarma, the divine craftsman. This day is devoted to religious and wholesome activities to accumulate merit.