Special Prayers and Prayer Flag Day for Losar

Wednesday, February, 22 at 10:00am

Traditionally over the Losar period the 3rd day of the Tibetan month is set aside to hang new prayer flags for the start of the new year. On February 22 Geshe Tenzin Zopa will consecrate new prayer flags (feel free to bring your own along for consecration), hang the flags and perform an incense offering.

The prayer flags will be put up in the meadow and down at the center.

We will meet at the Main Gompa at 10am.

The Tibetan Buddhist flags are often inscribed with symbols, prayers and holy mantras on them. The traditional prayer flags mainly have for their centre, the figure of Lung Ta – the powerful wind horse carrying the three flaming jewels (wish fulfilling jewel of enlightenment) on its back. The horse symbolizes speed and good fate. The jewels, however, stand for the three basic aspects of Buddhism – BuddhaDharma and Sangha. Tibetans believe that depending upon the Lung Ta being high and low, one’s fortune is decided. Therefore, flags with Lung Ta are raised to invoke good fortune in the lives of the folks in the surrounding community.


Please register below so we can prepare prayer sheets and refreshments for you. Thank you. This is an in-person only event.


The Dharma is offered freely, however, the suggested donations are used to keep the overall operations of LMB running and cover small staff salaries, insurance, utilities, maintenance of buildings and land, vehicle maintenance, teacher, attendant and interpreter salaries, to name a few

Date(s): Wednesday, February, 22 at 10:00am
Times: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Instructor/Leader: Geshe Tenzin Zopa
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Number of sessions: 1
Level: Open to all
Participation: All are welcome!
Location: Main Gompa
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