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Guru Puja & Tsog (epic version) with the lot!

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Saturday 18 May @ 6:30 pm 9:00 pm

Containing the whole path to enlightenment, this puja is the foundation of all spiritual progress, and is a profound and joyous event! Nurture the powerful potential for spiritual growth with a ceremony rich in symbolism. Reliance on our spiritual teacher is the foundation of all spiritual progress, and this ceremony helps us create mountains of merit and purify broken samaya.

The prayers include calling the lama from afar, lineage prayers, re-taking one’s vows, and Tsog offering. In the puja we pay homage to the lineage lamas and their vast qualities, using the traditional Tibetan tunes that are said to come from the dakinis and bless one’s mindstream. They carry a power and beauty in themselves, moving both the heart and the mind.

To complete the path to enlightenment we need to maintain a strong and pure relationship with the guru. We do this by relating to the different aspects of the guru, and to ultimately bring forth the inner guru, the purity of our own mind. This puja contains the whole path to enlightenment, and creates a powerful potential for spiritual growth.

Lengthy yet profound – this puja is a joyous spiritual celebration! Please feel free to come and go as you need to during the ceremony. We will have a bottomless pot of chai throughout the night!

“Pabongka also says ‘One hundred waters are contained in Guru Puja.’ Just as all the many streams from the snow mountains and other places go into the ocean, all the important practices of sutra and tantra are condensed here. If you do this practice every day, you don’t miss anything.”

– Lama Zopa Rinpoche

This ceremony will be led by:

Miffi Maxmillion

Registered FPMT Teacher

The Spiritual Program Co-ordinator of LTC, leading beginner’s courses since 1998. With a background in circus and costumes, Miffi lends a contemporary flavour to both Buddhist psychology and ritual ceremonies.

If you are joining us online: As this event has much music and chanting, we will not be able to offer the usual powerpoint screenshare – you will be joining us in the room on zoom.

Download the texts:
We are still using the 2016 Retreat Prayer Book
Prayers for the Swift Return

Donate to the Puja:
Donations made on Buddhist Holy Days are especially powerful. Your contribution here will go towards puja offerings, altar offerings, holy objects, and commissioned statues for LTC. (The Zoom link for hybrid or online events will appear at the top of this page 15 minutes before the start.)

*If you can’t make it to puja but still want to be involved, please email us in your dedication so we can read it at the puja.

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“Pabongka Dechen Nyingpo usually emphasizes that even if one can’t do much else in daily life, Guru Puja is the essential practice. This practice of Guru Puja is very profound, with many extra benefits, and is very quick to bring enlightenment.”

– Lama Zopa Rinpoche