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2019 European Sakya Monlam (Buddhist Prayer Event) | Schijnpoortweg 55 | vrijdag, 09. augustus 2019

The First European Sakya Monlam (Buddhist Prayer Event)
A monlam is a traditional Tibetan Buddhist prayer event where attendees gather together to recite special aspiration prayers for the benefit of beings.
This is the first traditional Monlam to take place in Europe within the Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism (one of the four main traditions of Tibetan Buddhism). The Monlam will involve recitation of prayers in Tibetan and will also feature a special traditional long life prayer ceremony praying for the long life of Vajradhara His Holiness Sakya Gongma Trichen Rinpoche, the 41st Sakya Trizin. 
A free book will be available containing the Tibetan prayers that will be recited, alongside an English translation of each one.
The event is free of charge and everyone is welcome to join (whether Buddhist or not). In order to receive the long life initiation (which takes place on the afternoon of Sunday 11 August), you must have taken refuge (i.e. made a formal commitment to the Buddhist path). 
Friday, 9 August 2019
09:00–12:00 His Holiness Sakya Gongma Trichen Rinpoche will open the 1st European Sakya Monlam for Universal Peace and Love and all assembled will begin recitation the Monlam Prayers. His Holiness will will give an explanation of the meaning and benefit of Monlam aspiration prayers.12:00–14:00: Lunch break (lunch available on site, to be paid for separately)14:00– 17:00: Recitation of monlam prayers
Saturday, 10 August 2019
09:00–12:00: Tenshug (mandala offering for long life of His Holiness Gongma Trichen Rinpoche) and recitation of monlam prayers 12:00–14:00: Lunch break (lunch available on site, to be paid for separately)14:00– 17:00: Recitation of monlam prayers
Sunday, 11 August 2019
09:00–12:00: Recitation of monlam prayers12:00–14:00: Lunch break (lunch available on site, to be paid for separately)14:00: A Long Life Initiation to be given by His Holiness Gongma Trichen Rinpoche17:30: Vajrakilaya Blessing to be given by His Holiness Gongma Trichen Rinpoche followed by an evening event organised by Tsechen Belgium Association featuring Tibetan cultural show and concluding dinner (dinner to be paid for separately) 
Organised by the European Sakya Monlam Foundation (registered in Belgium at Gasstraat 24 2060 Antwerpen Belgium) with kind support from the Great Sakya Monlam Foundation in India and from Sakya centres and groups around the world and individual donors.
Attendance is free of charge, but you are welcome to make a donation.
Schijpoortweg 55 Antwerp, Belgium 
Donations are very welcomed and would most appeciated. Please visit our website for details of how to donate:www.eusakyamonlam.org
For inquiries contact info@eusakyamonlam.org