Draw closer to the extensive qualities of the great scholar and yogi, Lama Tsong Khapa, with a simple yet profound practice to develop wisdom and clarity. We focus on the seven wisdoms that cut through the darkness of confusion to increase clarity and wisdom. The seven wisdoms promote memory, understanding, and reasoning, and are crucial not only for Buddhist study, but to cut the root of suffering itself. The meditation, Lama Tsong Khapa Guru Yoga, is enjoyable to do, and has an immediate clarifying effect on the mind. We will also offer chai tea, and dedicate the amazing Lama Tsong Khapa Christmas Tree Tower!
Session 1: 9.00 am – 10.00 am (wisdom retreat)
Session 2: 10.30 am – 12.00 pm (wisdom retreat including chai)
Session 3: 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm (tsa-tsa painting)
Session 4: 6.00 pm – 9.30 pm (guru puja epic version with bath offering)
Lama Tsong Khapa was said to embody all aspects of a buddha – wisdom, compassion and power. He was a manifestation of Chenrezig the buddha of compassion, Manjushri the buddha of wisdom, and Vajrapani the buddha of action and skillful methods. This short sadhana is beautiful in its simplicity, and direct in its approach. It includes the clarifying light meditations, as well as a moving praise and a glance meditation of the entire lam rim.
Lama Tsong Khapa day is one of the most important days on our calendar, and celebrating it helps us to strengthen our connection with the Lam Rim and the Gelug lineage. Guru yoga practice is the heart of the path; without it we will have no success in our Dharma study or meditation.