Category Archives: Tibetan Buddhist Practices

Tibetan Buddhist Pujas in Laguna Beach | Medicine Buddha Puja | Oct 11

TIBETAN BUDDHIST PUJAS IN LAGUNA BEACH
Medicine Buddha Puja
Wednesday, Oct 11
7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

A puja held at OM Meditation Studio.  

All are welcome to join Gonpo Ludup Study Group in a Medicine Buddha, or Healing Buddha, puja at OM Laguna Beach. We will make prayers and dedicate to the peace and well-being of our local community, friends, family and loved ones and for all communities suffering around the world. We also always dedicate for those who are sick or dying or who have recently passed away.

The lamas say that Medicine Buddha is the manifestation of the healing energy of all enlightened beings.

If you are unable to attend, you are welcome to email the names of your friends and loved ones to Kate Macdonald: kate@gonpoludup.org. We will include them all in our prayers..

“The seven Medicine Buddhas manifested in order to pacify theobstacles to the achievement of temporary happiness, liberation and the ultimate happiness of full enlightenment,” says the great Tibetan Buddhist Yogi Lama Zopa Rinpoche spiritual director of FPMT. “They are powerful in healing diseases as well as for purification. The Medicine Buddha practice can be used to help purify those who have already died and liberate them from suffering. It is also very powerful in bringing about success, both temporary and ultimate.”

All are welcome. No experience necessary.

You are welcome to bring offerings of food, fruit, flowers for the altar. Otherwise just bring yourself!

A free event, offered by Gonpo Ludup.

LOCATION
OM laguna beach
332 Forest Avenue #28
Laguna Beach CA 92651

QUESTIONS?
Contact Kate
kate@gonpoludup.org
(949) 371–6804

Tibetan Buddhist Meditation in Laguna Beach | Tara Meditation | Oct 18

TIBETAN BUDDHIST MEDITATION IN LAGUNA BEACH
Tara Meditation
Wednesday, Oct 18
7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

A simple Tara meditation practice with requests & offerings held at OM Meditation Studio.  Buddha Tara is said to be quick to bring results and remove obstacles.

“Tara is a buddha who represents in particular all enlightened beings’ skillful activities, or the means by which they communicate with and guide us according to our ability. Lama Zopa Rinpoche explained: ‘All actions of the Buddha manifest in the female form, Tara, to help sentient beings successfully accomplish both temporal and ultimate happiness.’ Because she represents action – the capacity to act, to cut through obstacles, and to be successful – she also represents courage and power. Contemplating Tara brings quick results in whatever we want and need.”
– from How to Meditate by Ven. Sangye Khadro

All are welcome.

Offered by Gonpo Ludup Study Group.

If you’d like to bring an offering of food or flowers, you are very welcome to do so. Otherwise, just bring yourself!

LOCATION
OM laguna beach
332 Forest Avenue #28
Laguna Beach CA 92651

QUESTIONS?
Contact Kate
kate@gonpoludup.org
(949) 371–6804

MONTHLY MEDICINE BUDDHA PUJAS | MAR 12, 2017

The Medicine, or Healing, Buddha is the manifestation of the healing energy of all enlightened beings. Medicine Buddha practice is said to be particularly beneficial both for mental and physical healing as well as for world peace, and also for success. These pujas are especially beneficial for those who are experiencing physical or mental illness or those who have recently passed away. We also always dedicate to the long lives of our teachers, and for the well-being of our local & global communities, friends, family and loved ones.

If you are unable to attend, you are welcome to email the names of your friends and loved ones who are sick, struggling, experiencing any type of obstacle, or those who have recently passed away, to gonpo.ludup@gmail.com. We will include them all in our prayers.

“The seven Medicine Buddhas manifested in order to pacify the obstacles to the achievement of temporary happiness, liberation and the ultimate happiness of full enlightenment,” says the great Tibetan Buddhist Yogi Lama Zopa Rinpoche. “They are powerful in healing diseases as well as for purification. The Medicine Buddha practice can be used to help purify those who have already died and liberate them from suffering. It is also very powerful in bringing about success, both temporary and ultimate.”

DATES & TIME
Sunday, March 12, 7–8:30 pm

LOCATION
Kate’s apartment (RSVP to Kate for address & directions: gonpo.ludup@gmail.com)

QUESTIONS?
Contact Kate
gonpo.ludup@gmail.com

Lama Tsongkhapa Day Lama Chopa Tsog | Dec 12

All are welcome to join us to celebrate Lama Tsongkhapa day with the practice of Lama Chopa Tsog, one of the heart devotional practices in our tradition, lead by our December Teacher in Residence Ven. Gyalten Palmo. Lama Tsongkhapa was a great 14th century teacher, yogi & scholar and the founder of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12
7:00 – 8:30 P.M.
GURU PUJA TSOG
At a private residence in Laguna Beach
RSVP for address & directions
Attendees are welcome to bring an offering of flowers or food for the altar.

QUESTIONS?/RSVP
Contact: Kate
kate@gonpoludup.org

WHAT IS LAMA CHOPA TSOG?
“Tsog means ‘gathering,’ and Lama Chopa means ‘offering to the spiritual guide.’ It is a profound practice of purification of negative karma and accumulation of positive energy, or merit. During the puja/offering, extensive prayers are recited in order to affirm our commitment to the spiritual path and to seek inspiration from our teachers.” (From our sister center in San Francisco Tse Chen Ling.)

“During the practice of Lama Chopa, we invoke all the lamas of the graduated path lineage beginning with Shakyamuni Buddha himself, extending to our present direct teachers who have shown us the path. We pay homage to them, make offerings, and request each of them to please bless our minds with the same realizations that they themselves have generated. By offering sincere, heartfelt requests, we make our minds ripe to receive the full blessings of this precious lineage and quickly actualize the realizations we need to attain enlightenment. If we wish to experience realizations quickly, the practice of Lama Chopa is indispensable.” (From FPMT.org)

WHO IS LAMA TSONGKHAPA?
“Je Tsongkhapa (1357–1419) was a famous teacher of Tibetan Buddhism whose activities led to the formation of the Gelug school. He is also known by his ordained name Lobsang Drakpa or simply as Je Rinpoche.

“Tsongkhapa heard Buddha’s teachings from masters of all Tibetan Buddhist traditions, and received lineages transmitted in the major schools. His main source of inspiration was the Kadampa tradition, the legacy of Atisha.

“Based on Tsongkhapa’s teaching, the two distinguishing characteristics of the Gelug tradition are the union of sutra and tantra and emphasis on the step-by-step graduated way to enlightenment along the three principal aspects of the path (a genuine wish for liberation, generation of bodhicitta, and insight into emptiness).

“In his two main treatises (lam rim chen mo and sngags rim chen mo), Tsongkhapa meticulously sets forth this graduated way and how one establishes oneself in the sutric and tantric paths.” (From Wikipedia)

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12
7:00 – 8:30 P.M.
GURU PUJA TSOG
At a private residence in Laguna Beach
RSVP for address & directions
Attendees are welcome to bring an offering of flowers or food for the altar.

QUESTIONS?/RSVP
Contact: Kate
kate@gonpoludup.org

Special Medicine Buddha Puja with Ven. Palmo | Dec 13

We are offering a Special Medicine Buddha Puja for our benefactors (and all sentient beings!) with Ven. Gyalten Palmo. Medicine Buddha practice is said to be especially beneficial for healing, success and health. All are welcome to attend. You can also email the names of your loves one in need of healing to Kate: kate@gonpoludup.org. We’ll include them all in our prayers & dedications.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13
Special Medicine, or Healing, Buddha Puja for our Benefactors
7 – 8:30 p.m.
332 Forest Dr. #28, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
All are welcome.
Attendees are welcome to bring an offering of flowers or food for the altar. Otherwise just bring yourself!

QUESTIONS?
Contact Kate
kate@gonpoludup.org

Photo: One of the altars at Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s home in Aptos. FPMT.org.