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Guru Puja with Tsog for Lama Zopa Rinpoche's swift return

7:00 pm Wednesday, May 31, 2023

    On this, the 49th day after Lama Zopa Rinpoche passed away, we will offer a Guru Puja with Tsog for His swift return.

All are welcome to attend and join in!

The puja is sponsored by Kadampa Center students, who generously donated toward a puja at Kopan Monastery outside Kathmandu, Nepal, which was held on May 17.

This event will be available both in the gompa and online via YouTube and Zoom. Please register here for Zoom.



Guru puja (Lama Chöpa)  is a practice of making offerings and requests to all the Buddhas and holy beings, but especially the root guru, who, according to the teachings, is the root of the path to liberation. It is a practice recommended by  Rinpoche, who said:

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.

As part of the puja, we perform a special practice called Tsog, which has extensive food offerings. The offerings will be shared among all who attend.

Anyone is welcome to attend pujas, even if you are unfamiliar with the practice. Generally we recite this puja partly in English and partly chanted in Tibetan. 

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