Lhabab Düchen is one of the four Buddhist festivals commemorating four events in the life of the Buddha, according to Tibetan traditions. Lhabab Düchen occurs on the 22nd day of the ninth lunar month according to Tibetan calendar and widely celebrated in Tibet and Bhutan
Merit created on this day is multiplied 100 million times
Lhabab Duchen celebrates the Buddha’s return to earth after teaching the Dharma to his mother in the God Realm of the Thirty-Three.
Specific advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche for practices to do on merit multiplying days can be found on FPMT.org, including advice to recite the Sutra for Remembering the Three Jewels. If you choose to recite the Sutra of Golden Light on this special day, you might like to report your recitations using the facility on FPMT.org, which you can find on the Sutra of Golden Light reporting page.
On merit multiplying days, the FPMT Puja Fund sponsors a large number of pujas and practices offered by thousands of sangha on behalf of the entire FPMT. These prayers are dedicated to all FPMT centers, projects, and services; all students, volunteers, and those who offer service in FPMT; and to all beings in general.