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Come and start the New Year with a clean slate by confessing and purifying any negative karma accumulated through transgressions of body, speech and mind over the past year through the powerful Vajrasattva (Dorje Sempa) practice. This event will be held in-person at the Manjushri Dharma Center on Sunday, December 31 (12/31/23) from 6:30PM to 8:30PM.

This special event will consist of teachings by Khenpo Karten Rinpoche on the Vajrasattva practice, an explanation of the meaning of the mantra and on the four opponent powers (tob shi) that we perform to purify our negative thoughts, speech and actions. After a short break, we will then accumulate recitations of the Vajrasattva Mantra. After the Puja, if you would like to stay and celebrate, the MDC will be welcoming in the New Year with tea and treats. For those who would like to join virtually on Zoom, please join us:

Online via the MDC Zoom:  


Meeting ID: 862 7430 6749

Passcode: Love=Peace

This is a very powerful practice, not to be missed. Please wear white clothing or adornments, and feel free to bring some food or refreshments to welcome in the new year.

Link to texts:  The Sadhana of Glorious Vajrasattva, a Terma Revelation of H.H. Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche, and additional readings written by Khenpo Karten Rinpoche, The Four Powers of Purification , A Brief Confession, Heartfelt Advice of Dharma Nectar

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