Guru Puja (Lama Chöpa)
with Geshe Dapka
Twice a month, based on the lunar calendar, Tse Chen Ling offers one of the central practices of our tradition, Lama Chopa Tsog. Tsog means “gathering,” and Lama Chopa means “offering to the Spiritual Guide.” It is a profound practice of purification of negative karma and accumulation of positive energy, or merit. During the puja/offering, extensive prayers are recited in order to affirm our commitment to the spiritual path and to seek inspiration from our teachers. This is a powerful practice to connect with our teachers and purify our samaya. This practice is Highest Yoga Tantra but open to all.
Attendees are invited (since it is very beneficial to do so) to bring fresh fruit or a healthy snack as an offering. Please arrive 10 minutes early if you plan on bringing an offering.
All are welcome!
Offered free – donations appreciated.
Geshe Ngawang Dakpa served as a resident teacher at Tse Chen Ling. He was born in Nangchu, northeast of Lhasa, Tibet. He became a monk at the age of ten. At the monastery he studied both Dharma and secular subjects extensively before entering Sera Je Monastery eleven years later. He fled Tibet in 1959. Upon his arrival in India, Geshe-la not only continued his monastic studies, but also spent three years at the Sanskrit University in Benares, earning an MA with honors. Invited by the Queen of Sikkim, he taught at the University of Sikkim for nearly 20 years before returning to Sera monastery in South India and obtaining his Geshe degree.