Small Talk & Offering to the Spiritual Guide
October 25th is Je Tsongkhapa Day, when Kadampas around the world remember the great kindness of Je Tsongkhapa, the founder of the New Kadampa Tradition. Everyone is welcome to join us to learn more about this extraordinary teacher and the especially blessed practice, Offering to the Spiritual Guide, in a brief talk by Gen Kelsang Menla. The talk will be followed by an Offering to the Spiritual Guide chanted meditation and prayers practice (in English). The practice is followed by a party.
Everyone, new and old, is welcome! You may bring a small food offering if you wish.
Who is Je Tsongkhapa?
Je Tsongkhapa (AD 1357-1419) is an emanation of the Wisdom Buddha Manjushri, whose appearance in fourteenth-century Tibet as a monk, and the holder of the lineage of pure view and pure deeds, was prophesied by Buddha. He spread a very pure Buddhadharma throughout Tibet, showing how to combine the practices of Sutra and Tantra, and how to practice pure Dharma during degenerate times. His tradition later became known as the “Gelug,” or “Ganden Tradition.” The name “Gelug” means “Virtuous Tradition.” A Gelugpa is a practitioner who follows this tradition. The Gelugpas are sometimes referred to as the “new Kadampas.”
Je Tsongkhapa showed a perfect example of how to build the foundation for the spiritual path, how to progress on that path, and how to complete it. Since then, thousands of practitioners have attained the ultimate happiness of enlightenment within one life by following Je Tsongkhapa’s example and sincerely practicing his teachings. Even today, faithful practitioners who follow Je Tsongkhapa’s pure Dharma can accomplish these results.
Everyone is welcome, there is no cost for this event.
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