Saka Dawa: Join us to practice together on the merit-multiplying day and be part of a Lama Chöpa with tsog practice!
WHEN: Sunday June 4, 7.00 – 9.00 pm CET
LEVEL: Advanced, but anyone can join and get a sense of this practice!
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Meeting ID: 876 9170 8963
Download the sadhana here
Happy Saka Dawa! Sunday June 4 is the fifteenth day of the fourth Tibetan lunar month, the day to celebrate Shakyamuni Buddha’s birth, enlightenment, and passing into Parinirvana.
Any actions done during Saka Dawa, both auspicious and harmful, are multiplied in their power. Karmic results are said to be multiplied by one hundred million times, so don’t miss this precious opportunity! It is a very powerful time to practice and increase one’s commitment to both practice and study. This evening we’ll do a Lama Chöpa with Tsog Offering, as recommended by Lama Yeshe.
Lama Chopa is a practice of guru devotion special to the Gelugpa tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. In Sanskrit, lama is guru, and chopa is offering, so Lama Chopa translates into English as ‘offering to the spiritual guide.’ A special practice of Je Tsongkhapa (1357-1419), the founder of the Gelugpa School, Lama Chopa was compiled by the first Panchen Lama, Panchen Lozang Chokyi Gyaltsen (1570-1662), who was the teacher of the fifth Dalai Lama (1617-1682). Lama Chopa is considered to be an Anuttarayoga Tantra or Highest Yoga Tantra practice. As indicated by the opening words, ‘Arising within the sphere of great bliss, I manifest as a Guru Yidam,’ it contains the idea of personal transformation through the practitioner merging his or her mind with the guru as the meditational deity. The essence of the practice is to see the guru as an Enlightened Being, a Buddha, and to receive his or her blessings in return.
Cost: Suggested donation is 0 – 15 CHF. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. You can donate upon arrival or online (via Paypal, Twint or E-Banking).
Level: Advanced, but anyone can join and get a sense of this practice!
PDF: Download the sadhana here.