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Losar – Tibetan New Year

rinpoches on losar

Every year to usher in the Tibetan New Year at Ka-Nying Shedrup Ling monastery our Rinpoches, lamas, monks and lay practitioners practice Vajrakilaya for five days. On the last day of the practice take place the lama dances and Gutor ceremony. The practice used is the Vajrakilaya of the Seven-Fold Profundity, which is the extensive phurba practice revealed by Terchen Chokgyur Lingpa. The objective is to remove the negativity created through our judgmental emotional mind and ego clinging from the past year in general. The dances and torma ritual were guided and carried out by Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche.

On the morning after the year end wrathful practices were finished, again our Rinpoches, lamas, monks and practitioners gathered in the monastery’s lhakang to practice an extensive Smoke Cleansing Offering(sang cho).

chokling lama dance 2014

The next day was the first day of the Tibetan New Year and our Rinpoches were able to spend time together during a family visit to Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche Yangsi. The New Year’s day was a wonderful time and all are looking forward to the year ahead.