Lama Tsongkhapa Day is the celebration of Lama Tsongkhapa’s parinirvana, when he passed away and left his earthly body. This auspicious occasion falls on December 10, 2020.
Je Tsongkhapa (1357–1419) is the founder of our lineage, the Gelug tradition. A great reformer of Buddhist doctrine, Tsongkhapa clarified the texts and composed a number of treatises, among which are several lamrim works setting out the complete path to enlightenment.
There are many practices recommended for generating merit on this special day. Practicing together vastly increases the positive energy generated. Together we will dedicate these practices to achieving the same realizations as Lama Tsongkhapa: attaining full awakening so that we can be of the best possible benefit to all sentient beings.
We encourage you to make a special offering on your altar–especially light offerings (electric lights, candles, etc.), which are recommended by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. During our virtual celebration, you can visually share your light offerings and rejoice in the collective merits.
- Lama Chöpa Jorchö
- Recitation of Glory of the Triple Ground
- Recitation of Destiny Fulfilled
- Recitation of Prayer for the Flourishing of Je Tsongkhapa’s Teachings
Please click on the links above to access the PDF texts for the practices.
You are welcome to request a dedication. Please email [email protected] by December 9th and indicate “Lama Tsongkhapa Day” in the subject line.
May the Buddhadharma flourish and spread forth to all sentient beings in the ten directions!
This is an online-only event that is administered using Zoom which is an interactive video-conferencing tool that allows participants to see one another and ask questions. You will need a computer, a tablet or a smartphone with the Zoom application to attend. If you are using Zoom for the first time, please login a few minutes earlier to allow any necessary installations on your device.
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Venerable Amy Miller has been teaching extensively since 1992 and was ordained as a Buddhist nun in June 2000 by the great Tibetan master, Venerable Choden Rinpoche. She has previously directed several FPMT centers and projects for decades and has completed a seven-month solitary retreat. Her teaching style emphasizes a practical approach to integrating Buddhist philosophy into everyday life. She is happy to help people connect with meditation and mindfulness in an effort to gain a refreshing perspective on normally stressful living. Venerable teaches and leads retreats and pilgrimages around the world. Her teaching schedule and other information can be found at www.AmyMiller.com.