Blessings for New Life General Baby Blessing

Blessings for New Life General Baby Blessing

Who performs the baby blessing?

The Lama performs the baby blessing. He/she will recite prayers and give the child a sacred blessing cord and a long life katag.

Why should one have a baby blessing?

A baby blessing is beneficial for the following reasons: it brings about family happiness, ensures long life of the child, and decreases obstacles for the child.

The following dana (donation) is suggested:
$50 to Lama + flowers, incense, candles or monetary offerings to the Buddha

Baby Blessing Which Includes Hair Cutting Ceremony and Bestowal of a Dharma Name:
For the Child of a Buddhist Practitioner

Who performs the baby blessing?

The Lama performs the baby blessing. He/she will recite prayers, cut a lock of hair from the child’s head (which is symbolically offered to the Buddha), give the child a sacred blessing cord, Dharma name, and a long life katag.

Why should one have a baby blessing?

A baby blessing is beneficial for the following reasons: it brings about family happiness, ensures long life, and decreases obstacles for the child. After this ceremony the child becomes a Buddhist and receives a Dharma name.

The following dana (donation) would be appreciated:
  Lama + flowers, incense, candles or monetary offerings to the Buddha 

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