All Lhagsam activities are going digital as of March 15th due to coronavirus.
Our physical location is temporarily closed.
We are sure that like all of us, you are watching the developments regarding the coronavirus with concern and you wonder what you can do to protect the people around you. The main thing to do is to remain calm and to prevent further spread of the disease. In order to contribute to this effort, we decided to move all Lhagsam activities online starting Sunday, March 15th and to close our physical location until the situation stabilizes.
In the time when a calm, happy mind and heart open to others is more important than ever, we are so fortunate to have technology available to continue to meditate, practice and study together, even if we don’t physically meet for a while. More information will be coming regarding online event access. You can always find the most up-to-date information regarding our program and specific events on the Lhagsam website.
As always, our (digital) door is open to newcomers – everyone is welcome to join us. We will also continue to rely solely on your donations to keep paying the rent and bills so we have a spiritual home to return to after this difficult time passes.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s advice to protect from coronavirus
Lama Zopa Rinpoche has recently offered much advice for practices helpful to protect ourselves and the global community from the coronavirus. You can find his advice here. Based on this advice, we created a short practice manual, which you can download here. It is best to do this practice every day (it only takes 5 minutes). The idea is that you read the prayer and the mantras out loud (or silently while still moving your mouth) blessing the air by the mantra in this way.
Additionally, we will offer the opportunity to join a Medicine Buddha practice every Friday evening. Details on the Lhagsam website (Events).
Here are the answers to some important questions you may have.
How to join online?
The majority of our events, meditations and pujas, will be available online. We are setting up online learning tools and will publish access details for each event on our website (see Events tab).
Do I have to be a member to join an event or meditation?
We welcome newcomers and drop-ins anytime. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at email@example.com. Otherwise, we look forward to welcoming you at Lhagsam online.
Who do I contact if I have questions?
You can e-mail us anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org
How can I donate, if Lhagsam is physically closed?
Even though the physical location is closed, we still need to find a way to pay the bills and continue our activities. If you are able to help by donating, you can do it via PayPal or wire transfer. The details can be found here.