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Gaden Ngachoe (Lama Tsongkhapa Day)
December 2 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
This Sunday, December 2nd, marks The Great Tsonkhapa’s parinirvana anniversary “Gaden Ngachoe” in the Tibetan calendar. Gaden Ngachoe is a light and prayer anniversary celebrated in memory of his legacy in refining the Tibetan Buddhist tradition into the original Nalanda tradition of ancient India. We at the Buddhist Institute of Spokane are thrilled that this year’s Tsongkhapa day falls on Sunday. We will celebrate this auspicious event at 4:30 P.M with a Tsok offering and sing praise to Tsongkhapa (mig-Tsema) with beautiful light decorations following a traditional Tibetan soup. Please don’t miss this auspicious opportunity and RSVP on our Facebook Event so that we know how much soup to prepare.
Je Tsongkhapa was an acclaimed Tibetan Buddhist scholar and yogi. He was the founder of the Gelug School of Tibetan Buddhism, and authored profoundly penetrating texts such as: The Great Treatise on the Stages to the Path to Enlightenment (Lamrim Chenmo), The Foundation of All Good Qualities, The Three Principal Aspects of the Path as well as 18 volume commentaries on sutras and tantras. He passed away on the 25th day of the 10th Tibetan month in 1419. Practicing purification, positive actions, saying prayers, and making offerings on Gaden Ngachoe Day multiplies the merit accumulated by 100,000 times!
At the same time, please try to make it to our regular Sunday Service at 10:00 A.M. for the same reason. Geshe-la will be teaching on the Arhat chapter in the Dhammapada. Please bring your notepads, questions, and walking shoes as we will be picking up litter from around the Temple’s neighborhood after the teaching as a practice of purification. We look forward to seeing you there!