On Monday, April 8th, 2024, there will be a solar eclipse.  A partial solar eclipse may be visible (depending on cloud cover) from Pacific Grove/Monterey Bay.   On this auspicious occassion, for Monday Night Chanted Prayers, we will recite a short Green Tara practice, then the prayer called the Prayer of Kuntuzangpo (Tib. ཀུན་བཟང་སྨོན་ལམ་, Kunzang Mönlam) — a famous Dzogchen aspiration prayer recited especially during a solar or lunar eclipse, an earthquake or at the solstices.   It’s a special day and a very meritorious prayer practice!

Global Event: Total Solar Eclipse
Local Type: Partial Solar Eclipse in Monterey, California
Begins: Mon, Apr 8, 2024 at 10:11 am
Maximum: Mon, Apr 8, 2024 at 11:12 am 0.475 Magnitude
Ends: Mon, Apr 8, 2024 at 12:16 pm
Duration: 2 hours, 5 minutes

Image above is a solar eclipse over Sackets Bay in New York, from RawPixel, creative commons.   Below, a little humor about big sky events in Pacific Grove, from Jimmy Ferreira, posted to Facebook (friend of editor)