Lama Chöpa and Tsog
Saturday, March 16 3:00pm - 5:00pm w/ Ven. Yangchen
Monday, April 29 7:00pm - 9:00pm w/ Ven. Angie Muir
Tuesday, May 14 7:00pm - 9:00pm w/ Ven. Gyalten Palmo
Saturday, July 27 7:00pm - 9:00pm w/ Ven. Yangchen
Saturday, August 10 7:00pm - 9:00pm (cancelled)
Monday, September 23 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Tuesday, October 8 (rescheduled from 10/7) 7:00pm - 9:00pm w/ Ven. Yangchen
Saturday, December 21 6:00pm - 8:00pm w/ Beth Dart
Lama Chöpa (Guru Puja) is a practice consisting of making offerings to and requesting inspiration from the Spiritual Master. Spiritual vows and commitments which might have degenerated are also restored through the practice of tsog offering (feast offering). In this practice, we unite our minds with the holy mind of the Spiritual Master, who is considered the root and life-force of the spiritual path in order to receive blessings and generate realizations on the path to enlightenment. This puja is performed with both Tibetan chanting and English.
Attendees are invited (since it is very beneficial to do so) to bring fresh fruit or a healthy snack as an offering. Please arrive 10 minutes early if you plan on bringing an offering.
All are welcome!
Offered free – donations appreciated.
The Purpose of Doing Guru Puja
by Lama Zopa Rinpoche
The purpose of life is to free all sentient beings from suffering and lead them to peerless happiness, enlightenment, the cessation of all obscurations. The happiness of all sentient beings is our responsibility. But, in order to work perfectly for all sentient beings, first we ourselves must reach enlightenment, and in order to do this we need to actualize the steps of the path to enlightenment, starting with guru devotion. All of this is contained in the practice of Lama Chöpa, the Guru Puja, by Panchen Losang Chökyi Gyältsen.