Homage to Je Tsongkhapa

29 December 2011 - 4:36pm 1 Comment

Every year Tsongkhapa day marks a very important day in the events calendar of Kechara House. Lama Tsongkhapa was after all, the founder of the Gelugpa school of Tibetan Buddhism and he established the illustrious Gaden monastery in Tibet over 600 years ago. The Spiritual Guide of Kechara Organisation, H. E. Tsem Rinpoche himself, hailed from Gaden monastery. It is our great fortune to be the recipients thus, of the pure dharma of the lineage of Lama Tsongkhapa.

Tsongkhapa Day is extremely significant to the practitioner because Guru Yoga practice and guru devotion are the heart and soul of the path towards enlightenment and we are reminded on this day to engage in Guru Devotion and seek the blessings of all the direct and lineage masters. Kechara members and guests took opportunity to come together to make offerings and pray on this auspicious day. As with our custom, a mandala and body, speech and mind representations were offered to our Guru to request him to continue to turn the wheel of dharma. A Lama Chopa puja was conducted with Tsok offerings as there is no holier object of worship and offering than the Guru when it comes to accumulation of merit.

A group of about 40 Kechara members recently engaged in a prostration retreat to accumulate 100,000 prostrations dedicated to Rinpoche’s long life and good health and finished the retreat in time to offer up to Rinpoche on Lama Tsongkhapa day.

There was also a prize giving ceremony to the winning teams of the recently held Manjugosha debate in which eight teams each competed in the Chinese and English debate categories. The debate topic for the finals was “Refuge and Freedom” and the two winning teams were KMP (English) and Team C (Chinese). Congratulations to, Team KMP (English): David Lai, Indy and Joey Wong and Team C (Chinese): Anna Tan, Liang Wei Theng and Freon Tee.

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