Tsongkhapa Day 2019

3 December 2019 - 9:12pm Comments Off

Tsongkhapa Day or Ganden Ngamchoe commemorates the Enlightenment and parinirvana of Lama Tsongkhapa, the 14th century Buddhist scholar and saint who founded the Gelugpa school of Tibetan Buddhism. Also known as the Butter Lamp Festival, it falls on the 25th day of the 10th Tibetan month.

On this special day, both lay and ordained devotees typically make extensive offerings and engage in Guru puja practices. As all merits accumulated on this significant day are multiplied 100,000 times, gathering in prayer together strengthens the quality of our spiritual practice and is a reminder for all of us to seek the blessings of the lineage masters and to remain steadfast on the path to Enlightenment.

Celebrate the 600th anniversary of Lama Tsongkhapa’s parinirvana this 21st December 2019 with a day of auspicious prayer and fellowship in Kechara Forest Retreat. The highlight of the event is a Special Lama Chopa Puja performed in traditional Tibetan style complete with ritual music and sacred melodies. Listening to or reciting these profound holy verses will generate a vast amount of merit and positive energy for auspiciousness and blessings.


Event Details

Date: 21 December 2019 (Saturday)
Time: 8:45am – 3:30 pm
Venue: Kechara Forest Retreat


Programme

8.00am – Doors open
8.45am – Animal liberation
9:15am – Pastor vow renewal
10.00am – Welcome speech
10.15am – Body, speech and mind offering
10.30am – Lama Chopa puja with tsok offerings
12.30pm – Candle lighting
1.00pm – Break
2.30pm – Dharma sharing on “The Life Story of Lama Tsongkhapa”
3.30pm – Goodbye


Tsongkhapa Day Offerings

In the peaceful and serene environs of Kechara Forest Retreat, take the opportunity to offer lights on behalf of your loved ones at the magnificent statue of Lama Tsongkhapa in ‘long life form’. Our Tsongkhapa Day offering packages also include light offerings to Manjushri (for wisdom), Dorje Shugden (for fulfilment of wishes) and H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s holy relics (for supreme attainments).


Tsongkhapa Day Puja Sponsorship | RM108

  • Special Lama Chopa puja
  • Tsok offerings

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Tsongkhapa Clarity Light Offering Bundle | RM150

  • 7 candle offerings @ Lama Tsongkhapa
  • 1 candle offering each @ Manjushri (for wisdom), Dorje Shugden (for fulfillment of wishes) and H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s holy relics (for attainments)
  • Incense (sang) offering @ Lama Tsongkhapa

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Tsongkhapa Compassion Light Offering Bundle | RM270

  • 21 candle offerings @ Lama Tsongkhapa
  • 1 candle offering each @ Manjushri (for wisdom), Dorje Shugden (for fulfillment of wishes) and H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s holy relics (for attainments)
  • Incense (sang) offering @ Lama Tsongkhapa

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Tsongkhapa Wisdom Light Offering Bundle | RM540

  • 49 candle offerings @ Lama Tsongkhapa
  • 1 candle offering each @ Manjushri (for wisdom), Dorje Shugden (for fulfillment of wishes) and H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s holy relics (for attainments)
  • Incense (sang) offering @ Lama Tsongkhapa

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The stunning Lama Tsongkhapa shrine at Kechara Forest Retreat


Who is Lama Tsongkhapa?

Lama Tsongkhapa (1357-1419), the patron saint of the Gelug lineage, is widely known for his scholarly prowess, unwaveringly strong guru devotion and many great deeds. Of these, some of the most well-known include the founding of the Three Pillars of the Gelugpa tradition – Gaden, Sera and Drepung Monasteries, establishing the Great Prayer Festival (Monlam Chenmo) in 1409, and composing the Lamrim Chenmo – ‘The Great Exposition of the Stages of the Path’.

Known as the Second Buddha of our fortunate time, this great saint led a life of the highest ethics, held his vows perfectly and was instrumental in the revival of the Buddha’s teachings that were deteriorating during that period of time. At the age of 63, Lama Tsongkhapa entered into Samadhi meditation, made extensive inner offerings and then stopped his breath. Many witnessed his body transform to that of a 16-year old with rainbow lights emitting from it. These signs are all hallmarks of an extraordinary being’s parinirvana.

So join us this coming 21st December to celebrate Lama Tsongkhapa Day and don’t forget to take the opportunity to generate tremendous merits for yourself and others. For enquiries and sponsorships, please get in touch with us at 09 221 5600, 03 7803 3908, 012 987 3908 or care@kechara.com. Offering packages can be invited on the day or pre-ordered from our online partner at VajraSecrets.com .

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