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Guru Puja to Benefit Geshe Sangpo's mother, Tashi Drolma

6:30 pm Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Geshe Sangpo's precious mother, Tashi Drolma, passed away on September 29, 2021. We offer this Guru Puja for her benefit. Geshe Sangpo will lead the prayers in Tibetan. 

Geshe Sangpo and Geshe Gelek invite anyone who has suffered a loss in the past year - family, friends, pets - to come and share in this beautiful prayer service. Following the puja we will have a light, home-made dinner with bread, potatoes and tea, hosted by our Geshes. 

There is no need to follow along with the puja; one can simply say mantras or meditate. We will have books with the puja for those who do wish to follow along.



If you come, please try to bring:

  • Battery-operated candle(s) to offer at the stupa. We will do the Lama Atisha light offering prayer together
  • Flowers to offer at the altar 

The puja will be offered online on YouTube only (no Zoom). 

Guru Puja is a practice consisting of making offerings to and requesting inspiration from the Spiritual Master. In this practice, we unite our minds with the holy mind of the Spiritual Master, who is considered the root and life-force of the spiritual path in order to receive blessings and generate realizations on the path to enlightenment. We need merit, or positive energy, for our enlightened potential to grow and become perfect and one of the best ways to do that is to make beautiful offering and prayers to the Three Jewels and to our Spiritual Teachers. This is what happens in the Guru Puja. 

FPMT's Spiritual Director Lama Zopa Rinpoche, says:

This practice of Guru Puja is very profound, with many extra benefits, and is very quick to bring enlightenment. The lam-rim prayer, the prayer of the steps of the path to enlightenment, in Guru Puja has lam-rim and also lo-jong, or thought transformation. Generally, the whole of the lam-rim, from guru devotion up to enlightenment, is thought transformation. If your mind is not transformed into the path, how can you have realizations of the path? There’s no way, without transforming your mind.