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Self-Guided Pilgrimage on Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Birthday

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Saturday 3 December @ 10:00 am 2:00 pm

Join us for a unique inner journey as we follow the Twelve Deeds of the Buddha’s life by enacting a traditional pilgrimage, with prayers, offerings and short readings from the sutras. Discover the stories, pictures and events from the time of the Buddha, with archival photos, a short sutra at each place, and dedications.

Pilgrimage is an essential practice in Buddhism, but many of us do not have the opportunity to travel. So on Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s advice, we accomplish this with a stress-free, virtual pilgrimage! Take your time visiting each of the mini-altars, representing the major holy sites where the Buddha taught, right here in our own gompa!

This is a wonderful occasion to enjoy the company of fellow students, and practice at your own pace and in your own way. This activity is also a completion activity of the Discovering Buddhism course – and one that we can all accomplish with little difficulty!

Whether the pilgrim’s destination is the Potala in Bodhgaya or a Buddhist temple in Camp Hill, enlightenment is the goal. All the teachings of the Buddha aim to rescue beings from the ocean of suffering, and pilgrimage is a skilful means of bringing people to the feet of the Buddha. It is a way to accumulate merit and cultivate wisdom and awareness. Just seeing holy objects can awaken positive qualities of mind (it’s a little like divine advertising!).

When the great, holy beings – buddhas, bodhisattvas and yogis – go on pilgrimage, they bless the place. And when ordinary people go there, they receive blessings from that place.

So pilgrimage means to receive blessings from the holy places to inspire our mind to transform into the path.

– Lama Thubten Yeshe
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You can join us from home!
Get an online ticket (below) so you can follow the prompts through each page of the Twelve Deeds of the Buddha:
– Motivation and dedication prayers
– Map of the area
– Photos form past to present
– Notes and commentary
– Sutra to recite at each place

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Can’t come on the day but still want to donate to the offerings?
Make a contribution on someone’s behalf, with an option to send an eCard or tribute to them if you wish.

Donate to a Puja

Can’t make it to puja but still want to be involved? You can make your donation here and we will purchase offerings on your behalf.

If you wish, email in a dedication to be read at puja, or come along via zoom and dedicate on the night.

Donations can also be made via bank transfer: Langri Tangpa Centre Inc, ANZ Bank, BSB 014-508, Account 498788594, REF puja.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave us specific advice when we first moved to Camp Hill, that in order for the centre to survive and to flourish we needed great stores of merit. One of the practices he recommended was for us to do Tara Puja and Medicine Buddha Puja together as a group. So even if you cannot be there physically, you can still be very much involved. In this way, we can all contribute to the continuation of our wonderful LTC.

Many of us in the modern world are time-poor, but this need not be an obstacle to participating in the spiritual heart of Langri Tangpa Centre – the pujas and practices. Reading dedications from our people that couldn’t make it on the night helps to develop a sense of community, and brings a face to the dedication “for all sentient beings”.

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