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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 4:06 pm 

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cember 20Event : Lama Tsong Khapa Day Guru Puja
Date : December 20
Time : 7:30pm
Venue : Amithaba Buddhist Centre
Address : 44 Lorong 25A Geylang
Map :
http://www.streetdirectory.com/asia_tra ... _49042//5/
Website : http://www.fpmtabc.org/index.php

Event : Lama Chopa and Tsog Offering
Date : December 20
Time : 7:30pm
Venue : Gaden Shartse Drophen Ling
Address : 12 Guillemard Lane,
Map :
http://www.streetdirectory.com/asia_tra ... ite_52887/
Website : http://www.drophenling.com/
Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/#!/drophenling

“Tsongkhapa Day” is actually the celebration of the ‘parinirvana’ of the great Lama Tsongkhapa (1357 – 1419) whose birth and enlightened activity was prophesized by the Buddha himself. In the root tantra of Manjushri, Buddha mentions that ‘after my teachings become diluted, you, Manju...shri, will appear in the land of Snow and perform the deeds of an enlightened one’.

Lama Tsongkhapa’s Annual celebration of his enlightenment falls on the 25th instance of the 10th lunar month of the Tibetan calendar. From the spiritual practice point of view, Tsongkhapa Day is extremely significant.

Since Guru Yoga practice is the heart and soul of path towards enlightenment, the celebration acts as a reminder for all of us to engage in Guru devotion and seek the blessings of all the direct and lineage masters. On this day, devotees make extensive offerings and engage in Guru puja practices.

The fundmental reason is that there are no holier objects of worship and offering than offering to the Gurus when it comes to accumulation of merit. On this auspicious ocassion, all monks of Gaden Shartse Monastery back in India will make extensive offerings of lamps and then engage in Guru Puja Tsog offerings too.

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