Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava’s Day on February 7 (Tuesday) at 7:30pm

Dear Dharma Friends,

Tashi Delek! We would like to invite you all to join us for the Guru Rinpoche feast offering prayer on the “Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava Day” which is on February 7 ( Tuesday) at 7:30am

One performs the Tsok ceremony to generate immeasurable merit. Guru Rinpoche promised his Sangha that whatever is offered to him on this special day, the 10th day of every month on the Tibetan calendar, the merit will be multiplied immeasurably. The numbers and intention of practitioners, Lamas and other sentient beings participating in the Tsok, the abundance of offerings and the dedication to all sentient beings, all increase and multiply the prosperity and good karma to ourselves and to countless others. Therefore, the vast benefits of participation in Guru Rinpoche Day Tsok are truly difficult to imagine.

When we share in the wonderful and delicious feast at the end of the ceremony, we should try to be mindful and feel true compassion for all those beings who in some way had something to do with the food we are eating, whether the countless insects that were killed in the growing and harvesting of vegetables and grains, or the persons working in the meat industry who have created for themselves the extremely negative karma of taking lives every day as their means of livelihood. We should develop the faith that this powerful ceremony, through the blessings of Guru Rinpoche, can create miraculous positive changes for beings with even the worst karma imaginable.

Those who can attend and those who are not able to attend the prayer in person can also make offerings for the feast (Tsok). Other donations are also welcome for butter lamp offerings, flower offerings, meal offerings, and fruit offerings. For more information, please feel free to contact Tenzin Yonten @ 778-297-6010.