Practice for Losar

Event Date: 
March 14, 2017 - 2:45pm

Lama Yeshe Ling will offer the extensive Lama Chöpa with Tsog on Losar (Tibetan New Year) This year, Losar is on February 27.  We will start at February 26 2:30 EST (midnight Feb 27 in Bodhgaya India), at Mindful Solutions for Change Studio (501 Templemead Drive etc.etc.)

Losar is also when Lama Yeshe’s our name-sake and founder of the FPMT passed away. We will continue tradition of keep the memory of Lama Yeshe alive watching video of Lama. This Losar marks the 32nd year since Lama Yeshe’s passing away.

Losar also marks the beginning of the 15 Days of Miracles, a period when Lord Buddha performed many miracles to benefit others. Lama Tsongkhapa, the founder of the Gelug school, established the Great Prayer Festival (Monlam Chenmo) to coincide with this special occasion in 1409. Lama Zopa Rinpoche, citing the Vinaya text Treasure of Quotations and Logic, teaches that the karmic results of non-virtuous and virtuous actions are multiplied by one hundred million during Buddha Multiplying Days such as these. It is a very powerful time to practice – such as taking the eight Mahayana precepts, completing nyung näs, and reciting sutras – and strengthen one’s commitment to engaging in virtuous activity.