We will practice the Shower of Blessings feast offering (Tib. tsok) for the tenth day of the eleventh lunar month which falls this year on Thursday, December 24. The tsok
We will practice the Shower of Blessings feast offering (Tib. tsok) for the tenth day of the eleventh lunar month which falls this year on Thursday, December 24. The tsok (feast offering) practice is offered to celebrate each tenth day, Guru Rinpoche Day, in every lunar month.
Each Guru Rinpoche day commemorates a particular episode from Padmasambhava’s life as support to practitioners who wish to deepen their relationship with him, the buddha of our troubled age.
The eleventh month: “In Bhutan, the Guru takes wrathful form and places the local deities and protectors under his own control. He converts them into guardians of the termas (hidden teachings) and initiates them into the secret oral teachings, which are only revealed to tertons (discoverers of termas). He is known as Guru Dorje Drolo, ‘the Vajra-Wrathful Guru.’”
Excerpt extracted from Tibetan Astrology, in which Phillipe Cornu summarizes Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche’s explanation of each month’s tenth day. Read more here.
H.E. Chhoje Tulku Rinpoche will lead us in tsok practice online beginning at 2:00 p.m. and ending around 4:30 p.m. MST. Visit our complementary livestream teachings page here to join us online. Or, click this link to watch with us directly via PMC’s YouTube channel.
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We will send out digital versions of the Shower of Blessings liturgy and the various introductory and dedication prayers to the email address you submit with your RSVP no later than one hour before the event. We will turn off the RSVP function at this point so we are able to get the information to those who responded.
It would also be good to procure at least the “essentials” for the feast offering (bread, cheese, meat, yogurt, and alcohol) and arrange the items in a pleasing way during the practice just like we do when we practice together at the center. You can also offer anything that looks and tastes pleasing to you!
If you would like to make a donation to support this practice at PMC, please donate online by visiting PMC’s donation page, or send checks to “PMC” at PO Box 3734, Boulder, CO 80307 and email firstname.lastname@example.org with your pledged donation amount no later than Tuesday, December 22.
(Thursday) 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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