Losar “Tibetan New Year” Practice and Celebration
Lama Gerry Prindiville and Lama Kunzang Drolma
February 8 - 10
During Losar, the Tibetan New Year, it is customary for students to visit their gurus and make offerings and praises, thereby planting seeds for auspicious conditions in the coming year. In past years, Gomde California has celebrated the Tibetan new year by connecting to the Guru through the practice of the Trinley Nyingpo. This year, we will continue our practice of the Trinley Nyingpo, but we will also include a host of celebratory activities.
We will practice together, screen a Buddhist film, make momos, and welcome the coming year. Time will be allocated for personal practice, nature walks, and outdoor group practice on Gomde’s beautiful land. In accordance with the way the New Year is celebrated in Tibet and Nepal, this will be a warm and fun event, centered around Sangha connectivity and joyful group practice.
Lama Gerry Prindiville and Lama Kunzang Drolma will lead us in the practice of Trinley Nyingpo in the evenings. In the mornings, we will practice the Shakyamuni Buddha Sadhana.
The program will begin on the evening of February 8th and will finish at lunch on Sunday the 10th.
Please join us to practice and celebrate together the incoming Tibetan New Year, the year of the Earth Pig.
About the Teachers
Lama Gerry completed a traditional three-year retreat in Nepal, under the guidance of Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche, in 2007. Since that time, Rinpoche has on numerous occasions requested Lama Gerry to give meditation instruction and practice advice to Rinpoche’s students. When Lama Gerry moved to California from Nepal in 2011, Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche asked him to… more »
Lama Kunzang received her monastic vows from Tai Situ Rinpoche in 1998, and in 2009 completed a traditional three-year retreat in the Shangpa Kagyü tradition under the guidance of Lama Lodru Rinpoche. She has received teachings from a number of eminent Lamas, including Tai Situ Rinpoche, Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche, Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche, Mingyur Rinpoche, and Khenchen… more »