Losar Tashi Delek!
Geden Shoeling Tibetan Buddhist Center will hold a Sang Puja -
Smoke Offering Puja on the auspicious Tibetan Losar Day, Feb 21st, 2023,
at 9:30am at 14041 Olive St Westminster, Ca 92683.
This Smoke Offering Puja will be performed and guided by our new teacher , Geshe Thupten Nyima.
Tibetan Tea and refreshments will be served after the Sang Offering Puja.
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Sang Puja is a profound Vajrayāna offering practice.The word Sang in Tibetan has the meaning of remove, take away; purified, cleared, cleansed and awakened. As such Sang puja is considered a purification practice and focuses on removing the impurities in the mindstream of the practitioners and all the ‘guests’ (see below). The physical ritual involves the burning of different woods, incense together and many other substances such as ground gemstones and brocades that are described in the practice texts.
What is the benefit of smoke puja?
The benefits of performing a smoke offering ritual are numerous:
Generating harmony & peace.
Healing & protecting physical/spiritual bodies.
Purifying negative karma & other obstacles.
Creating sacred space.
Clearing disruptive energies and honoring our protectors, ancestors & loved ones.
This practice has great power to perfect the accumulation of merit and wisdom. Thus, it represents much more than a simple offering of incense or smoke.
Trung tâm Phật giáo Tây Tạng Geden Shoeling sẽ tổ chức Sang Puja - Lễ Cúng Dường và Dâng khói sẽ được tổ chức vào ngày tết Tây Tạng vào, ngày 21 tháng 2 năm 2023, lúc 9:30 sáng tại 14041 Olive St Westminster, Ca 92683.
Lễ Dâng khói này sẽ được thực hiện và hướng dẫn bởi vị thầy mới của chúng ta, Geshe Thupten Nyima.
****Sau Lễ Cúng Dường Sang,Chúng ta sẽ cùng nhau thưởng thức Trà Tây Tạng và món ăn tráng miệng đặc trưng của người Tây Tạng.****
Sang Puja là một thực hành cúng dường Kim cương thừa sâu xa. Từ Sang trong tiếng Tây Tạng có nghĩa là loại bỏ, mang đi; được thanh lọc, được làm trong sạch, được làm sạch và thức tỉnh. Như vậy Sang puja được coi là một thực hành thanh lọc và tập trung vào việc loại bỏ các tạp chất trong dòng tâm thức của các hành giả và tất cả 'khách'. Nghi thức thể chất ở ngoài liên quan đến việc đốt các loại gỗ, hương khác nhau cùng với nhiều chất khác như đá quý mặt đất hàng thổ cẩm được mô tả trong về lợi ích của puja khói là gì? Lợi ích của việc thực hiện nghi lễ dâng hương khói là rất nhiều: Tạo ra sự hài hòa và hòa bình. Chữa bệnh & bảo vệ cơ thể vật chất /tinh thần. Tịnh hóa ác nghiệp & các chướng ngại khác. Tạo không gian linh thiêng. Xóa bỏ những năng lượng gây rối và tôn vinh những người bảo vệ, tổ tiên và những người thân yêu của chúng ta. Thực hành này có sức mạnh to lớn để hoàn thiện việc tích tập công đức và trí tuệ. Vì vậy, nó tượng trưng cho nhiều điều hơn là chỉ dâng một nén nhang hay khói thuốc.
Chúng tôi ki'nh mời tất cả các đạo hữu đến và tham gia cùng chúng tôi trong lễ puja khói đặc biệt này vào ngày Losar , 02/21/2023 lúc 9:30am.
Losar Tashi Delek
Happy Tibetan New Year!
Dear Geden Shoeling's students and dharma friends,
Geden Shoeling welcome you to join us in celebrating Losar day (Tibetan New Year Day)
from 9:00am to 4:00pm on March 3rd, 2022
to celebrate the Tibetan New Year.
Chùa Geden Shoeling sẽ mở cửa từ 9:00 sáng đến 4 giờ chiều ngày thứ năm 3 tây tháng 3, năm 2022 để mừng tết Tây Tạng, Losar Day . Kính mời quý phật tử đến tham dự cùng Geden Shoeling.
THE WELCOMING CEREMONY OF THE PRECIOUS RELICS OF HIS EMINENCE THE LATE KHENSUR RINPOCHE JETSUN LOBSANG JAMYANG & THE SCARF OFFERING PRAYER CEREMONY-
by all previous masters, Rinpoches, Geshes and monks of Sera Mey Monastery, India.
Friday-November 12th, 2021-
* * THE WELCOMING CEREMONY & THE SCARF OFFERING PRAYER CEREMONY OF
THE PRECIOUS RELICS OF HIS EMINENCE THE LATE KHENSUR RINPOCHE JETSUN LOBSANG JAMYANG
by all previous masters, Rinpoches, Geshes and monks of Sera Mey's Pobhor Khamtsen
Friday November 12th, 2021
****THE WELCOMING CEREMONY & THE SCARF OFFERING PRAYER CEREMONY OF THE PRECIOUS RELICS OF HIS EMINENCE THE LATE KHENSUR RINPOCHE JETSUN LOBSANG JAMYANG by all previous masters, Rinpoches, Geshes and monks of House 23 at Sera Mey Monastery
(the actual residence that our late Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Jamyang used to live)
Friday November 12th, 2021
Geden Shoeling Tibetan Manjushri Buddhist Center was established in September 2003.
The Abbot is ,Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Jamyang, an ex-Abbot of Sera Mey Monastic University in India.
Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Jamyang and Geshe Norbu Chophol la are the two main teachers who conduct prayers and give Dharma teachings at Geden Shoeling Center.
Saturday 10:00A.M.-10:30A.M. Meditation Practice
Sunday 10:30A.M.-12:00P.M. Dharma Teaching
Thursday 9:30.AM.-11:30A.M. Tibetan speaking and writing class
Twice a month, based on the lunar calendar, the practice of Tsog Offering or Guru Puja is done.
We will be having a long life prayer for His Holiness the Dalai Lama this Saturday 07/06 for the celebration of his 84th birthday, as well as a long life prayer for Khensur Rinpoche. Please join us after the prayer for the cake cutting to celebrate His Holiness the Dalai Lama's birthday.
This year, Saka Dawa will begin from 06/04/2019 to 07/02/2019. Lama Norbu Geshela said that the effects of positive and negative actions will be multiplied thousands of times. Please perform as many virtuous actions as possible, and avoid doing non-virtuous actions. If possible, please avoid eating meat for the entire month. If not possible, please avoid eating meat in the first half of the month. If it is not even possible, please avoid eating meat on Mon 06/17/2019 which is the most important day of the month.
We are planning to set up an altar table on Tuesday 06/04/2019. If you have time, please stop by to conduct Water Offering to accumulate merit. In addition, we may have Fish Release. Date and location will be announced later.
Geden Shoeling's 16th Anniversary
Geden Shoeling Buddhist Center will celebrate 15th year Anniversary the following weekend.
Sat 9/28/2019 10:30 A.M.-12:00 P.M. Anniversary Celebration Medicine Buddha Puja
Sun 9/29/2019 10:30 A.M.-12:00 P.M. Anniversary Celebration Prayer To Amitabha
It is a custom at Geden Shoeling Tibetan Manjushri Buddhist Centre to display the Amitabha thangka as part of our anniversary celebration. This year our celebrations will be conducted in the prayer hall. Geshe la Norbu Chophol has been invited to attend the Lama Tsongkhapa Day celebrations in New York, celebrating the 600 year anniversary of Lama Tsongkhapa attaining parinirvana.
Geshe la Norbu Chophol welcomes you to join the Dharma students of Geden Shoeling Center in Medicine Buddha Puja. Powerful prayers of purification and to remove obstacles, for both the living and the dead.
Guru Shakyamuni Buddha said in the sutra Medicine Buddha, Beams of Lapis Lazuli: Ananda, do you believe my explanation of the qualities of this Tathagata?" Because the actions of a Tathagata's holy body, speech, and mind are always pure and faultless." Guru Shakyamuni Buddha then advised, "Ananda, whoever hears the holy name of this Tathagata will not fall into the evil realms of the suffering transmigratory beings."
If you have any question, please contact Geden Shoeling Center at 714-891-5456. Thank you very much.
Lama Tsong-kha-pa's Anniversary of Passing: Guru Puja (with Tsog Offering)
We will be holding a special prayer this Saturday and Sunday. We will be having a special prayer for Je Tsongkhapa and Je Jamchen Choeje Yeshi.
Geshe la mentioned that we will be holding the prayer at an earlier date than the actual date because many people are very occupied due to the holidays. Geshe la emphasized on how participants can gain many benefits by practicing this prayer.
By participating in this prayer, the are a few benefits: Purification of negative kharma, revival of broken commitments, accumulation of vast amount of merit
We will have special candle offerings with the special assembly prayer
Tsongkhapa Day is the celebration of the "parinirvana" or the enlightenment of the great Lama Tsongkhapa, whose birth and enlightent activity was prophesized by the Buddha himself. Je Tsongkhapa, the founder of Geluk School of Tibetan Buddhism, an emanation of Manjushri, passed away on the 25th day of the 10th Tibetan month in the year 1419.
Je Jamchen Choeje Yeshi, the founder of Sera Monastery and one of the main disciples of Tsongkhapa, passed away on the 24th day of the same month in the year 1443.
Saka Dawa, the 4th month according to the Tibetan calendar, is an important occasion which commemorates Buddha Shakyamuni's birth, enlightenment and passing into parinirvana . During this month, it is said that the merits of any good deeds that one creates will be multiplied thousands of times.
This year, Saka Dawa, the holy month commemorating the Buddha's birth, enlightenment, and paranirvana, will begin from 06/04/2019 to 07/02/2019. It is said that the effects of positive and negative actions will be multiplied thousands of times. Please perform as many virtuous actions as possible, and avoid doing non-virtuous actions. If possible, please avoid eating meat for the entire month. If not possible, please avoid eating meat in the first half of the month. If it is not even possible, please avoid eating meat on Tues 5/29 which is the most important day of the month.
For the purpose of accumulating merit, once again, Geden Shoeling Buddhist Center will conduct Water Offering every day during this month starting this Wednesday. If you have time, please come to Geden shoeling Center as much as possible to conduct Water Offering.
The schedule at Geden Shoeling is as followed:
Sat 06/15/2019 & Sun 06/16/2019 5:30A.M.-5: 00 P.M. Nyung Ne Retreat
- Please sign up whether you are interested in attending Nyung Ne Retreat for one day or both days so we can prepare breakfast and lunch for you.
- Nyung Ne Retreat will begin at dawn 5:30 A.M. and last 24 hours until 5:30 A.M. the next day. Please be on time to take the Eight Mahayana Precepts.
- On these days, we will conduct Avalokiteshvara practice, reciting mantras, and making many prostrations. We will observe silence. We also will be fasting after lunch. Only water should be consumed after lunch. You don't need to observe fasting if there are medical reasons.
SERA MEY POBHOR KHAMTSEN PRAYER HALL PROJECT
SERA MEY POBHOR KHAMTSEN plans to construct a new PRAYER HALL for the monks. In 2009, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and the office of Tibet in India have endowed Sera Mey Pobhor Khamtsen 3 acres of land to build this prayer hall.
If you would like to contribute towards the construction of this temple, please click the box below.
Yamantaka Purification Puja
This week, the schedule at Geden Shoeling Buddhist Center is as followed:
Sat 8/17/2019 10:30A.M.-12:00P.M. སྦྱང་དབང་། Jang-Wang Prayer with Yamantaka Purification Puja during Vu Lan month
***attached is lotus flower form. (click on the image to print). Please print out and write the names of your mothers and/or your relatives who you would like to dedicate the prayers to. Please write the names of the deceased love ones and the love ones who are still alive on two separate lotus forms. Please bring those in on Saturday morning.