Join us for our Losar celebration and welcome the arrival of the Tibetan New Year. This auspicious event is an opportunity to rejoice and engage in practices, allowing us to abandon negativities and open our hearts to positive aspects. We invite you to start this year’s Losar with a Lama Chöpa and other prayers from the FPMT prayer book.
WHEN: Saturday, February 10, 6:30 – 9.00 pm CET
WHERE: Online and Onsite.
LEVEL: Some basic understanding of Buddhism is recommended, but everyone is welcome!
SADHANA and PRAYER BOOK: Download here and here.
This year, Losar falls on February 10 and is followed by The Fifteen Days of Miracles, which continue through Chötrul Düchen on February 24. According to the Tibetan calendar, Losar will mark the first day of the year of the Dragon.
The Fifteen Days of Miracles are powerful time for Buddhist practice. All fifteen days starting on Losar are merit-multiplying days, when the merit of virtuous actions performed on these days is multiplied by 100 million, as cited by Lama Zopa Rinpoche from the vinaya text Treasure of Quotations and Logic. It is a perfect moment to renew and strengthen our practice.
For the FPMT, Losar is a special time as it commemorates the anniversary of FPMT founder Lama Yeshe’s passing at dawn of Losar in 1984.
6.30 – 6.45 pm: Welcome and preliminary prayers
6.45 – 8.45 pm: Lama Chöpa Practice, in Tibetan
8:45 – 9:00 pm: Remembering Lama Yeshe and Final Dedications
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Level: Some basic understanding of Buddhism is recommended, but everyone is welcome!