FPMT has the incredibly precious opportunity to offer a long-life puja to His Holiness the Dalai Lama at Namgyal Monastery, Mcleod Ganj, India. All are welcome to attend in person or also join online. The puja will commence at 8:00 am (Indian Standard Time) on May 24, which will be 7:30pm PDT on May 23rd for those locally in this area.
We will be streaming the puja at Land of Medicine Buddha and will have the text so we can also participate in offering the Long Life Puja for His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
We welcome you to come and join us In-Person at Land of Medicine Buddha so that we can all offer together. For those wanting to participate online, we invite you to use this link and be a part of the main online community. Land of Medicine Buddha will not be hosting this event via Zoom, so that you can join the main online community joining the Puja.
The Kopan monks and nuns have been working so hard to perfect the actual puja, as they will be offering the chanting and it will be based on Lama Chopa Long life puja. FPMT will share the text with you soon so that everyone can be familiar and able to join the prayers.
The 1,000 statues of Shakyamuni Buddha which will be offered to His Holiness are well underway being created, as well as the two life-sized Namgyalma and Padmasambhava statues. These statues are being filled, gold gilded, and the faces are being painted in preparation for the offering. During the actual puja we will have more than 400 of the 1,000 statues to offer, and the remaining statues will be offered to His Holiness as soon as they are completed.
There is still an opportunity to participate by offering statues and other offerings in the puja.
This puja is extremely poignant at this time, For many years Lama Zopa Rinpoche had made the request to offer a long life puja to His Holiness the Dalai Lama— who in actuality is Chenrezig Buddha—on behalf of FPMT. Now we have the opportunity to fulfill this request and are unbelievably moved to offer this puja on Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s behalf. Khen Rinpoche Geshe Chonyi will be offering all the symbolic long-life items during the puja, and Khen Rinpoche and Venerable Roger Kunsang will offer the mandala and body, speech, and mind to His Holiness. The puja also falls on the forty-second day of Rinpoche having shown the aspect of passing.
We very much hope that everyone can attend this heartfelt long life offering to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, in person or online, to join this puja on Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s behalf and in order to fulfill one of Rinpoche’s recent heart wishes.
If you wish to bring something, please bring food to share or flowers that we can offer.
If you wish to help set up the alters please arrive by 6:30 pm.
|Date(s):||May 23 7:30 - 9:00pm|
|Times:||7:30 pm - 9:00 pm|
|Type of event:||Pujas (Rituals)|
|Number of sessions:||Special Event|
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Registration and Donations for FPMT’s Long Life Puja for His Holiness the Dalai Lama
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