Happy Tibetan New Year, Year of the Water Tiger. Losar is the annual Buddhist festival marked with activities that symbolize purification, cleansing and renewal. The first day of Losar, March 3rd in 2022, is called Lama Losar. On this day, Tibetan Buddhists engage in auspicious and virtuous acts. In particular, one goes to the temple and seeks the blessings and inspirations from the three jewels and one's Guru.
Traditionally Losar is celebrated for 15 days, to commemorate the great deeds of Buddha who performed miracles in the land of Sarwasti. It is believed that any action, positive or negative, will be multiplied in its power, by virtue of its being in or out of alignment with the great meritorious activities of the Buddha that he performed during this same astrological period over 2500 years ago.
Therefore it is considered a very powerful and important time to increase one's effort and renew one's commitment to both study and practice of the precious Dharma. The power of this magical event can be harnessed to aid us in our spiritual evolution towards Buddhahood for the benefit of all sentient beings.
Our spiritual director, Jigme Rinpoche, has recommended a short group practice for this important occasion. Please join us on Lama Losar for this practice at 9:00 AM on March 3rd. Please bring these prayers with you if you have them.
If you’re unable to join us, please consider offering the practice listed below any time during Losar.
Personal message from Jigme Rinpoche: “ I send you my very warmest and heartfelt wishes for a truly wonderful and magical Tibetan New Year. May the year of the Water Tiger be filled with joy, auspicious and ever blossoming wisdom”