Lama Tsongkhapa Day
Lama Tsongkhapa Day 2019
Lama Tsongkhapa Day, also known as Ganden Ngamchoe will be celebrated on December 21, in 2019. Ganden Ngamchoe, literally “Ganden Offering of the Twenty-Fifth Day,” or Lama Tsongkhapa Day, is a celebration of the anniversary of Lama Tsongkhapa’s parinirvana. Lama Tsongkhapa was one of Tibetan Buddhism’s greatest scholars and yogis. Lama Tsongkhapa’s brilliantly illuminated essence of Buddha’s teachings shines through and guides Tibetan Buddhists worldwide to this very day. He is the author of Lamrim Chemo — The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment — and other profound texts. Lama Je Tsongkhapa is also the founder of the Gelug tradition, the same tradition as our teacher, Venerable Geshe-la Phelgye, and his Guru H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama.
Ganden Ngamchoe is celebrated on the 25th day of the 10th month of the Tibetan calendar. Traditionally a day of light offerings, there are many other practices one can do to celebrate, and create merit on this special day; merits accumulated on this day are multiplied by 100, 000, which can be further dedicated towards Buddhahood for the sake of all beings.
This year marks the celebration of the 600th anniversary of Lama Tsongkhapa Day. Save the date and watch this page and social media for special celebratory details.