If you are attending in-person we ask you to observe physical distancing and to stay home if feeling even slightly unwell, with any cold or flu like symptoms, as well as allergies. We encourage you to wear a face-mask during the puja. Please let us know if you need to cancel so we can offer your place to someone else.
Losar (Tibetan New Year) is one of the most auspicious and joyous days of the Buddhist calendar. In this short ceremony everyone will have the opportunity to make special Losar New Year dedications and aspirational prayers.
We chant the beautiful Tibetan tunes, make offerings and chant the 100 Vajrasattva mantra – a profound method to meditate on emptiness, the ultimate purification. Tsog means “gathering”. By gathering together to offer tsog we are making space. When the right space opens, realisations come as if magnetically attracted. Even if some of us are gathering across the digital divide, in our heart we gather together the things we’re offering, and offer across space and across time.
Today we also celebrate the anniversary of Lama Thubten Yeshe, who together with Lama Zopa Rinpoche, founded the FPMT in the 1970’s. This organisation, of which Langri Tangpa Centre is a proud affiliate, has grown to become a world-wide network of over 140 centres, hospices, publishing houses, animal sanctuaries and many other projects, around the world. Lama Yeshe passed away on Losar in 1984, and this is our opportunity to strengthen our connection with his teachings and all the amazing activities of the FPMT. The Vajrasattva Tsog was one of his favourite practices.
All donations today go towards our Lama Yeshe statue that we have commissioned to be built for us. If you cannot make it to the puja, we invite you to donate online to our Lama Yeshe Statue Project.