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REMEMBERING LAMA ZOPA RINPOCHE ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF HIS PASSING AWAY

13 April

REMEMBERING THE UNBELIEVABLE KINDNESS OF OUR PRECIOUS, INCOMPARABLE SPIRITUAL FRIEND, KYABJE THUBTEN ZOPA RINPOCHE, ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF HIS SHOWING THE ASPECT OF PASSING AWAY ON 13TH APRIL 2023

In accordance with advice offered by Lama Zopa Rinpoche himself about how to celebrate the kindness of our gurus and make offerings on the occasions of the anniversary of their passing away, Chenrezig Institute is happy to provide this opportunity for our community to come together and remember Rinpoche’s extraordinary kindness to us.

We will remember this first anniversary since Rinpoche’s manifested death with extensive Guru Puja and other prayers that have been written and suggested by great teachers and practitioners such as HHDL, Jhado Rinpoche and Khadro-la to create the auspicious conditions for Rinpoche’s swift return.

Please join us in the gompa for this celebration of LZR’s amazing qualities.

7:30am: “Chanting the Names of Manjushri” with CI sangha in the gompa

6:00pm: Guru Puja with tsog and shared student stories and slide show of LZR in the gompa

If you can arrive at the Gompa from 5:00 pm to help with setup, that would be very helpful.

Since the centre has a busy teaching program and the gompa is occupied during the day, Geshe Tsultrim has requested that we set up a throne for Lama Zopa Rinpoche  in the Nalanda Masters Garden. There we will be able to make offerings dedicated to Lama Zopa Rinpoche and his swift return during this day that we commemorate his manifesting the aspect of dying. All offerings made to Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s thrones, in the Nalanda Masters Garden or in the gompa, will be offered to FPMT projects dedicated to LZR’s swift return.

Here is a link to the text with general advice about the benefits of making offerings on these occasions, translated by Rinpoche: anniversary_guru_passing_away_a5

There are six benefits of making offerings on the anniversary of your guru’s passing away. The Hundred Clear Realizations of the Glorious One from Narthang offers the great Kadampa geshe Sharawa’s citation from Guhyasamaja and Vairochana’s Net of Magical Illusion:

  1. You complete your guru’s holy wishes.
  2. You purify the negative karmas and obscurations collected in dependence on the guru.
  3. You achieve extensive merits.
  4. In future lives, you meet gurus.
  5. You become an object to be subdued by gurus.
  6. You quickly cease your samsara.

On March 10, 2021, Rinpoche gave commentary on these points during a teaching from Kopan Monastery, and you can read that commentary starting on page 13 of this full transcript.

We have also upload the various prayers advised and you can read and download them here: swift_return_prayers_v3 manjushri_chanting_the_names_lotsawahouse_a5 (1)

May Rinpoche return to us all quickly and benefit countless sentient beings!!

Should you wish to donate towards this puja and dedicate your merit for the speedy return of our precious teacher, please use the form below:

 

No need to register to attend – all are welcome to come along.

Use the buttons below if you wish to attend by Zoom

Please use the form below if you wish to make offerings to the puja and request dedications

 

Meeting ID: 372934059
Zoom Passcode: 029924

 

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13 April
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Chenrezig Institute Gompa
33 Johnsons Rd
Eudlo, Queensland 4554 Australia
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