Sat 21 Dec 2019 Lama Tsongkhapa Day
600th Anniversary of Lama Tsongkhapa’s Parinirvana (Death)
Lama Tsongkhapa Day, or Ganden Ngamchoe, is a celebration of the anniversary of Lama Tsongkhapa’s parinirvana. Lama Tsong Khapa started our Ganden school of Tibetan Buddhism. Our centre follows the Ganden Tradition.
What relevance can the teachings of a yogi, scholar and saint who died in Tibet 600 years ago have in your life today? Plenty, according to Buddhism. Lama Tsongkhapa’s clear and precise teachings are said to be particularly effective for the minds of the people of today in an age of the five degenerations.
Click here to read “Why Lama Tsongkhapa is Relevant to You” written by our own senior student, Owen Cole
Special Blessings as part of our celebrations. Come and be blessed by water from the holy Mount Kailash and the sacred Lake Manasarovar, as well as a tsa tsa made with remnants of Je Rinpoche’s original tsa tsas. Circumambulate the gompa as we will have stones from Mt Kailash, Lake Manasarovar and the cave area where Lama Tsongkhapa saw Yamantaka.
Program at Hayagriva Buddhist Centre for Lama Tsongkhapa Day on Sat 21 Dec 2019:
- 12noon Purifying and filling of extensive water bowls
Please help us with this most meritorious effort
- 2pm Special Practices with extensive water-bowl and light offerings as advised by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Come and fill our gompa with your presence on this auspicious Lama Tsongkhapa Day with Special Practices and extensive light offerings to commemorate this amazing life that has shaped Tibetan Buddhism. The session will include a tea break in between.
Offering of food, flowers are welcome for the Special Practices. Please note that offerings of non-perishable items (not past their expiry date) will be given to the Foodbank. (The Foodbank provides food to those in need and say that Christmas is ‘our busiest time of year and your donations can help spread some much needed cheer to West Aussies who are doing it tough’. The most wanted food items are – UHT Custard – Christmas puddings – Spreads (jam/vegemite/honey) – Tea – Coffee – Canned fish – Canned fruit – Canned vegetables, but all non-perishable items not past their expiry date are accepted.)