Lama Chopa Puja
31 March 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Guru Puja (Tibetan: Lama Chopa Puja) Lama Chopa…
This is an offering to the Guru that is performed twice a month, on the 10th and 25th of the lunar calendar.
Although it is a practice of highest yoga tantra, Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche encourages all students to attend if they have faith in tantra.
You may think that this is too advanced or not necessary because of not having made connection with a teacher yet. But as the ceremony is about the importance of the guru, seeing the guru’s qualities and kindness, it is a powerful way to create the cause to meet the perfect teacher. It involves making offerings and requests to have all the attainments of the path to enlightenment.
The whole path is outlined in the form of a requesting prayer.
Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche says that this practice helps purify all the obstacles to these attainments, especially the heavy negative karmas created in relationship to the guru in this and past lives.
Rinpoche says: “If you are able to do Lama Chopa well, you can achieve enlightenment in this very brief lifetime”.
Lama Chopa Pujas are in English with some verses in Tibetan.
Offerings of flowers, fruit, individually wrapped biscuits or tea lights are very welcome.
Led by Gen Thubten Dondrub.