Losar Tashi Delek – Schedule
Happy Losar! Year of the Iron Ox, 2148
On Friday 12, February, at Lama Tzong Khapa Institute we will celebrate the Losar, the tibetan new year with the Lama Chöpa and the Tsog offering in the meditation hall. Following the tradition, the ceremony will be held at dawn, for the resident community, at 7:30 in the morning.
For non-residents it will be possible to follow the Ceremony online via:
– the Institute’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/iltkpomaia/
For those who will be present and virtually for those who will follow us from home, it will be possible, during the ceremony, to offer the kata and an offering to the venerable Masters, individually to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Kiabje Zopa Rinpoche, Geshe Tenzin Tenphel, Geshe Jampa Gelek, symbolically with a single kata to the venerable Tulku Ghiatso, Geshe Ciampa Ghiatso, Lama Thubten Yeshe and all the Masters who have dedicated their lives to the spread of the precious Dharma.
Those who wish to do it can help prepare the Tsog with a free donation that can be made through the donations page: https://www.iltk.org/donazioni-iltk/.
These auspicious days of Losar (Tibetan New Year) followed by the 15 days of miracles that culminate in the full moon day of Chotrul Duchen (February th 27th), are the anniversaries of the days when Buddha Shakyamuni showed his followers, and the people that doubted his enlightenment, many miracles to inspire their faith. All the fifteen days are days that multiply the merits, as the merit of the virtuous actions performed in these days is multiplied by 100 million (the days that multiply the merits) as quoted by Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche from the text of Vinaya Treasure of Citations and Logic. Activities include offerings of flowers and lights, offerings of prayer flags, Guru Puja and Tara Puja.
LAMA YESHE FOUNDER OF FPMT
For the FPMT the Losar is a special moment because it commemorates the anniversary of the Parinirvana of the FPMT’s founder Lama Yeshe, that happened at the dawn of 1984 Losar.
Lama Thubten Yeshe (1935-1984) short biography.
Lama Thubten Yeshe, whose name is known and published in Italy as Lama Yeshe, was born in Tibet. At the age of six he entered Sera Je Monastic University, situated in Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet. He studied in the monastery until 1959, when the Chinese invasion of Tibet forced him to flee to India.
Lama Yeshe continued to study and meditate in India until 1967, when, with his main disciple, Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche, he decided to go to Nepal, where, two years later, he founded the monastery of Kopan, near Kathmandu. In 1974 the two lamas began travelling to the West, starting a series of teaching trips, after which a worldwide network of centers of Buddhist teaching and meditation was formed, the international FPMT.
In 1984, after ten years of mahayana teachings and after having inspired many Westerners in the inner research and in the practice of Buddhism, Lama Yeshe left the body at the age of forty-nine. In 1985, Ösel Hita Torres was born in Spain, from Spanish parents, and a year later he was identified as the reincarnation of Lama Yeshe by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, in 1986.
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISHES TO ÖSEL HITA. JOIN THE ONLINE MEETING!
There is another special occasion to celebrate during the Losar: Osel Hita’s birthday this year falls on the same day, February 12.
On February 12, 2021, the day of Losar (Tibetan New Year), it is the birthday of Tenzin Osel Hita and the FPMT Choe Khor Sum Ling Center in Bengaluru (India) has organized a meeting with Tenzin Osel during which he will answer a series of questions related to present thematics such as the environment, the children’s education, depression etc… In his speech Osel encourages everyone to take their responsibilities and be authentic, conscoius and sincere.
In the presentation of the video “Open heart conversation with Tenzin Osel Hita”, Ösel talks about his particular connection with the center in Bangalore and says that he is very happy to have this “conversation” on his birthday’s occasion.
Furthermore, this year Osel birthday coincides with the beginning of the Tibetan New Year in which all the FPMT centers also commemorate the Parinirvana of his predecessor: the great yogi Lama Thubten Yeshe.
The video will be broadcast as a Premiere from the FPMT center Choe Khor Sum Ling in Bangalore, in English language, on February 12, 2021 at 3.00pm (Italian time)
For those who wish to follow the meeting in English the link is:
For those who wish to follow the meeting with the italian translation of ven. Siliana Bosa the link is:
For more informations about Tenzin Osel Hita: https://fpmt.org/fpmt/osel/
To get to know Lama Yeshe: https://www.lamayeshe.com/
A video to get to know Lama Yeshe
Lama’s teachings in London in 1975
Big love: the life and teachings of Lama Yesce
ig Love, the official, authorized biography of Lama Yeshe contains personal stories of the lamas and the students who learned, lived and traveled with them, as well as more than 1,500 photos dating back to the 1960s.
The book tells the story of Lama Yeshe, how he met Lama Zopa Rinpoche and how they created the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), one of the world’s largest Tibetan Buddhist organizations. It begins in Tibet, where Lama was born, and moves to Buxaduar refugee camp in West Bengal, where Rinpoche became his student, to other parts of India and Nepal, and finally to the entire world.
The author, Adele Hulse, one of Lama’s earliest students, highlights his special connection with early Dharma seekers and skillfully weaves their intimate stories with details of where Lama went, the teachings he gave and the centers he started. It brings to life how special he was and how he connected with people from all over the world and all walks of life.
If you knew Lama, you will be reminded of his wisdom and charisma; if you did not, this is the perfect introduction.
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