On this day we celebrate the life and pairnirvana of the illustrious founder of our Ganden Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, Je Tsongkhapa. Known as “Je Rinpoche”, this saint was at once an unsurpassed yogi, scholar and teacher and seen as the emanation of Manjushri, Avalokiteshvara and Vajrapani, the Buddhas of Wisdom, Compassion and Power respectively. This day is traditionally celebrated festively with lights and a feast offering. Participants are asked to bring an offering of food or drink.
Open to all. By suggested donation.
“Ngondro” or “Foundation Practices” are those meditations are rituals performed as a pre-requisite and ground for higher practice and learning in Vajrayana. They serve to create a lot of needed merit and purification.
Cost: $25. Members / $30. Non-Members
Yamantaka is the Anutara or Highest Yoga Tantra aspect of the Buddha of Wisdom, Manjushri. This practice is at the heart of the Gelugpa Tradition and a source of the highest spiritual attainments.
Note: Yamantaka initiation is a serious commitment, usually only for senior students who already practice a Lower Tantric Deity and are ready for a Higher practice. There are two initiations required: The preliminary (Preparation) initiation the night before and the main initiation.
Cost: $40. Member / $50. Non-Member (for the whole weekend)