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IMPORTANT SCHEDULE CHANGE! SEE BELOW – LOSAR: Celebrating Tibetan New Year and Commemorating the Anniversary of the Parinirvana of Lama Yeshe

10 February

UNFORTUNATELY THE WEATHER IS TOO UNSTABLE AND IT WILL NOT BE POSSIBLE TO RAISE THE BIG THANGKA.

LET’S HOPE AND PRAY IT WILL BE POSSIBLE ON CHOTRUL DUCHEN!

SEE THE REVISED SCHEDULE BELOW…

Losar is the Tibetan New Year! Tibetan New Year is the most important festival in Tibet. It is an occasion when Tibetan families reunite and prepare for a better coming year. Known as Losar, the festival starts from 1st to 3rd of the 1st Tibetan month. Specially made offerings are offered to family shrine deities; doors are painted with religious symbols; other painstaking jobs are done to prepare for the event.

The first two weeks, in particular, commemorate the time when the Buddha uncharacteristically displayed his power by doing a number of miracles to win over hundreds (if not thousands) of disciples from a teacher who was a non-believer of what the Buddha taught and challenged him to a dual of mystical powers. At the end of the two week period, the Buddha had clearly won the match and, as a result, all present converted to the practices taught by the Buddha.

The new year brings about a time of increase in virtuous activity amongst Buddhist practitioners. Any actions done during that period of time, for better or worse, are multiplied in their power by virtue of being in alignment or out of alignment with the great deeds the Buddha himself did during this same astrological period over 2,500 years ago. It is a very powerful time to practice and increase one’s commitment to both practice and study as the power of that magical event can be harnessed to assist in our personal evolution towards enlightenment.

For FPMT, Losar is a special time as it commemorates the anniversary of FPMT founder Lama Yeshe’s parinirvana at dawn of Losar in 1984, forty years ago.  

Let’s come together as a community and celebrate the Tibetan New Year and bring Lama Yeshe’s energy to life by remembering how he inspiring us to live our lives in a way that brings meaning and benefit – as Lama Yeshe intended.

The current schedule includes:!

8.00 am Setting up offerings in the gompa. All welcome to attend and assist.

10.00 am Guru Puja in the Chenrezig Institute Gompa

12.00 pm Special lunch celebrating together!

Please book here in advance: 

1.00 pm Lama Yeshe movie in the Gompa

Other events may well be scheduled so keep an eye on this page. Do plan to come early to help create a gorgeous setting for this very important puja!

 

How to attend:

All are welcome, no registration required. If you would like to make a donation, please see form below.

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Date:
10 February
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Chenrezig Institute
33 Johnsons Rd
Eudlo, QLD 4554 Australia
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