We will practice the Shower of Blessings feast offering (Tib. tsok) for the tenth day of the Tibetan lunar month. Friday,
We will practice the Shower of Blessings feast offering (Tib. tsok) for the tenth day of the Tibetan lunar month.
Friday, August 28 is the tenth day of the seventh lunar month in the Tibetan calendar. This day is also Guru Rinpoche day and the tsok (feast offering) practice is done to celebrate the special day in the calendar. The practice starts at 6:00 pm and will be live-streamed.
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 seventh month: “The non-Buddhists of Tamradvipa throw the Guru into the river Ganges. He rises from the water, reverses the flow of the river, and performs a Vajra dance in the sky. Inspired by devotion, the non-Buddhists begin to follow the Dharma. He is known as Guru Khading Tsel, “The Guru Who Flies Like the Garuda.”
Excerpt extracted from Tibetan Astrology, in which Phillipe Cornu summarizes Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche’s explanation of each month’s tenth day. Read more here.
You do not need to have previous experience with tsok practice to attend.
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.
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 clicking here, or send checks to “PMC” at PO Box 3734, Boulder, CO 80307 and email email@example.com with your donation amount.
If you send a check, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your donation amount by Wednesday evening, August 26.
(Friday) 6:00 pm MDT
Padmasambhava Meditation Center
1900 South Cook Street
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