BUDDHIST MOTHER’S DAY: RE-TELLING (AND RE-NAMING) ‘LHABAB DUCHEN’: When milk streamed from a mother’s breasts to Buddha’s mouth and Buddha’s great act of repaying mother’s kindness

“From women…buddhas come into this world…." "But when Queen Māyā saw the immense might Of her son, like that of a seer divine, She could not bear the delight it caused her; So she departed to dwell in the divine realms." ---excerpt from Buddhacarita on Queen Māyā's death "I tell you, monks, there are two… Continue reading BUDDHIST MOTHER’S DAY: RE-TELLING (AND RE-NAMING) ‘LHABAB DUCHEN’: When milk streamed from a mother’s breasts to Buddha’s mouth and Buddha’s great act of repaying mother’s kindness

RE-TELLING (AND RE-NAMING) ‘LHABAB DUCHEN’: WHEN MILK STREAMED FROM MOTHER’S BREASTS TO BUDDHA’S MOUTH AND BUDDHA’S GREAT ACT OF REPAYING MOTHER’S KINDNESS

“From women…buddhas come into this world…." "But when Queen Māyā saw the immense mightOf her son, like that of a seer divine,She could not bear the delight it caused her;So she departed to dwell in the divine realms." ---excerpt from Buddhacarita on Queen Māyā's death "I tell you, monks, there are two people who are… Continue reading RE-TELLING (AND RE-NAMING) ‘LHABAB DUCHEN’: WHEN MILK STREAMED FROM MOTHER’S BREASTS TO BUDDHA’S MOUTH AND BUDDHA’S GREAT ACT OF REPAYING MOTHER’S KINDNESS

The power of a woman’s devotion: Utpalavarṇā, the first to greet Buddha’s Descent from the Heavens (Lhabab Duchen)

"With chariot and horses, four I came,Made visible by supranormal power,And worshipped, wonder working, at his feet,The wondrous Buddha, Sovereign of the World."-Utpalavarṇā , the first person to greet the Buddha on his Descent from the Heavens Today is known as Descent from the Divine Realm (Lha-Bab Duchen) and is celebrated on the 22nd day… Continue reading The power of a woman’s devotion: Utpalavarṇā, the first to greet Buddha’s Descent from the Heavens (Lhabab Duchen)