GURU PUJA (LAMA CHÖPA)
The Guru Puja lays the whole path to enlightenment on our mindstream, connects us more strongly to our teachers, and allows us to quickly and effectively accumulate merit and purify negative karma. Its practice consists of making offerings to and requesting inspiration from the Spiritual Teacher, seen as the embodiment of the Three Jewels (Buddha, Dharma and Sangha), in order prepare our minds to generate realizations.
Spiritual vows and commitments that might have degenerated are also restored through this practice. We unite our minds with the holy mind of the Spiritual Teacher, 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.
You are welcome to come as an observer or participant in this beneficial practice within a supportive community. There is no charge to participate, and you are welcome to make an offering of food or flowers to create merit, positive energy.
Please register below. You may also register at the door.
Open. You are welcome to bring a tsog offering of sweets, flowers, or fruit to accumulate merit.
If you would like to request a dedication for yourself or someone else who might benefit from this practice, please email Jane Bosveld at [email protected] and indicate “Puja” in the subject line. Please provide a 24-hour notice for prayer requests.
You are welcome to sponsor all or part of the puja. Full sponsorship is $108. Great merit is created by your contribution of any amount. Sponsorship is processed through registering above, even if you will not be attending the puja. If you would like to schedule and sponsor an individual puja, please contact our director, Desmond Hosford.
We are grateful for your generosity!
“If someone offers a small flower or rice to a Buddha statue, a stupa or scripture then the benefit extends from then up to Enlightenment. Amazing, amazing. It is said in the sutra Piled Flowers, on top of that benefit, you achieve ultimate happiness – liberation from the causes of delusion and karma and on top of that full Enlightenment – all the realizations and omniscient mind.” —Lama Zopa Rinpoche
Gelugpa Merit Field