Relying upon a Spiritual Guide, or ‘Guru Yoga’, is the root of the spiritual path and the foundation of all spiritual attainments. In Kadampa Buddhism, Guru Yoga is practiced in association with Je Tsongkhapa, an emanation of the Wisdom Buddha Manjushri.
This special chanted prayer practice, known as Lama Chopa in Tibetan, is done in our centers and temples all over the world on the 10th and 25th of every month. This puja is an opportunity to make many offerings from our heart and request inspiration and insight from our Spiritual Guide so that we can attain realizations of all the stages of the path, the six perfections, and generation and completion stage Tantra.
It expresses our wish to become a Buddha ourselves so we can help everyone attain the state of freedom and happiness. It’s also a powerful opportunity to make prayers and dedications for any sangha members, their families or friends who may be ill, have passed away, or are experiencing any difficulty.
This practice includes a tsog offering so you can bring a vegetarian food offering with you if you wish.
(One hour & 45 minutes, including tea break)