Lama Tsongkhapa Day

Event Date: 
December 10, 2017 - 10:30am - 12:30pm


Guru Puja and Potluck Gathering to Celebrate Lama Tsongkhapa Day

Sunday, Dec 10

Lama Tsongkhapa Day, or Ganden Ngamchoe, is a celebration of the anniversary of Lama Tsongkhapa’s parinirvana. It is celebrated on the 25th day of the 10th month in the Tibetan calendar. Je Tsongkhapa (1357-1419) is one of the most significant Tibetan Buddhist masters, whose studies and meditations in all the major schools of Tibetan Buddhism resulted in the founding of the Gelugpa lineage, which is lineage of the FPMT.

There are many practices one can do to celebrate and create merit on this special day. We will do the main practice recommended by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, which is Lama Chöpa, we will also do tsog offering.

We invite you to bring a small offering. Traditional offerings are sweets, fruit, inscense or flowers.

You are also welcome to bring a vegetarian dish to share for the Potluck at 12:30.



How is Ganden Ngamchoe celebrataed in Tibet?

Ganden Ngamchoe is a celebrated on the 25th day of the 10th month in the Tibetan calendar. Tibetans light butter lamps on their windowsills or rooftops and recite prayers in memory of Lama Tsongkhapa. In Lhasa the Barkhor is packed with people circumambulating the Jokhang. Thousands of butter lamps are lit inside and outside the monasteries and monks gather in the main assembly hall for prayer. GandenNgamchoe is popularly ended with a family dinner of Tibetan noodle called Bhakthuk in the evening.


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