We are pleased to offer this very special Losar Celebration led by Geshe Tenzin Zopa. Please come and join us to bring in the start of the Tibetan year of the Water Hare. This will be in person only.
3:00-3:30pm Set up Light offerings
3:30-5:00pm Dorje Khadro Fire Puja led by Geshe Tenzin Zopa
5:00 – 5:30pm Light offering led by Geshe Tenzin Zopa
5:45 – 7:00pm Join us for a community dinner, please bring a dish to share
7:00-9:00pm Guru Puja Led by Geshe Tenzin Zopa
Benefits of Dorje Khadro Fire Puja
This is a powerful practice to purify all obscurations, illnesses, disturbing emotions, problems and impurities created in the past.
Learn and practice the visualization techniques and mantra recitation to eliminate and purify negative karmic seeds and imprints created through our past negative actions, speech and thoughts. A wonderfully effective way to finish the previous year clean and clear.
This practice is also encouraged as a powerful way to help those who are sick or dying, and as a method to clear the mind of challenging disturbing emotions.
Please register your attendance below for free so we can prepare prayer sheets and refreshments for you. Thank you. This is an in person only event.
Benefits of Light offerings from Lama Zopa Rinpoche
“It is mentioned that if we make offerings of light or incense, do prostrations and so forth, we collect numberless great merits … By making light offerings, you are able to dispel the darkness of ignorance and achieve wisdom. By offering light, you are never in darkness while you are circling in samsara. There will always be light. And offering light just one time to Buddha creates the karma to have great wealth for many hundreds or thousands of lifetimes … [We also attain] a higher rebirth, in a pure land. We quickly achieve nirvana, and not only nirvana but also the great nirvana, enlightenment. These are the benefits of offering light.”
Benefits of Guru Puja from Lama Zopa Rinpoche
“Pabongka Dechen Nyingpo usually emphasizes that even if one can’t do much else in daily life, Guru Puja is the essential practice. … This practice of Guru Puja is very profound, with many extra benefits, and is very quick to bring enlightenment. The lamrim prayer, the prayer of the steps of the path to enlightenment, Guru Puja has lamrim and also lojong, or thought transformation. Generally, the whole of the lamrim, from guru devotion up to enlightenment, is thought transformation. If your mind is not transformed into the path, how can you have realizations of the path? There’s no way, without transforming your mind. All the lamrim realizations—guru devotion, perfect human rebirth (its usefulness and the difficulty of finding it again), impermanence and death and so forth—are lojong, thought transformation. … The lamrim prayer in Guru Puja contains all the profound, vital points of the complete path of sutra and tantra.
|Date(s):||Monday, February 20th|
|Times:||3:00 pm - 9:00 pm|
|Instructor/Leader:||Geshe Tenzin Zopa, resident sangha|
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|Number of sessions:||1|
|Level:||Open to all|
|Participation:||All are welcome!|
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