BHSMC Calendar List

Tsog Offering to Guru Rinpoche

Date: 
2016/03/18 - 19:00

When attending a Tsog, each practitioner must bring an offering to be included on the shrine. Remember that the food we bring is an offering for the Buddhas and Bodhisattva, not for us! Therefore, it is not like a pot-luck. You should select the finest quality foods – as if you were expecting a very important guest – and not necessarily food that you like. When you go to the store to purchase Tsog food, be free from a mind of partiality and be sure you are buying (or making) the offerings with a pure motivation (not thinking about how much money you are spending!).

Green Tara Puja

Date: 
2016/03/09 - 19:00

This prayer pays homage to Tara, to create causes to attain enlightenment as well as avert obstacles and ensure success in worldly spiritual affairs. Green Tara is known as a Swift Liberator, commonly believed to be born from the tears of Bodhisattva Avolokiteshvara, Tara materialized and vowed to assist Him in the battle to reverse the tides of Samsara. Through the strength of Her female form, she attained full enlightenment and was able to emanate myriad forms in order to aid sentient beings with the lightning swiftness.

ཆུ་གཏོར། Water Torma

Date: 
2016/03/05 - 03:00

Involves putting small dough pellets and puffed barley in a pot with water and milk and reciting an offering prayer, the water offering is known as a water torma and is made with a mixture of water, mailk and grains. The ritual is performed with a ting-sha, ritual prayer and a water-offering set, which consists of a small metal bowl mounted upon a tripod, the feet of which rest in a larger metal bowl.

Tsog Offering to Dakini

Date: 
2016/03/04 - 19:00

Dakini is the female form of Energies in Tibetan Culture and beliefs. She appeared in many forms. As Vajrayogini, she is considered as the Mother of all Buddhas. As Prajna Paramita, she is considered as the Mother of Universe. As Yeshe Tsogyal, she is the Consort of Guru Rinpoche. She functioned as His consort in order to gather and codify His teachings, to be handed down to the future generations.

Tsog Offering to Guru Rinpoche

Date: 
2016/02/17 - 19:00

When attending a Tsog, each practitioner must bring an offering to be included on the shrine. Remember that the food we bring is an offering for the Buddhas and Bodhisattva, not for us! Therefore, it is not like a pot-luck. You should select the finest quality foods – as if you were expecting a very important guest – and not necessarily food that you like. When you go to the store to purchase Tsog food, be free from a mind of partiality and be sure you are buying (or making) the offerings with a pure motivation (not thinking about how much money you are spending!).

Kurukulla puja

Date: 
2016/02/14 - 15:00

The Goddess Kurukulla is invoked for the controlling activities of subjugating, magnetizing, and attracting. She is extremely seductive: her red color and subjugating flower-attributes emphasize her more mundane activity of enchanting men and women, ministers and kings, through the bewitching power of sexual desire and love (Skt. vashikarana).

Chotrul Duchen

Date: 
2016/02/09 - 00:00 to 2016/02/22 - 23:00

Celebrates the time when the Buddha is said to have displayed a different miracle each day, from the first to the fifteen day, to heighten faith and devotion of his disciples as well as to convince and inspire heretics, The day is Chötrul Düchen, which falls on the Tibetan lunar new year.

Tsog Offering to Dakini

Date: 
2016/02/03 - 19:00

Dakini is the female form of Energies in Tibetan Culture and beliefs. She appeared in many forms. As Vajrayogini, she is considered as the Mother of all Buddhas. As Prajna Paramita, she is considered as the Mother of Universe. As Yeshe Tsogyal, she is the Consort of Guru Rinpoche. She functioned as His consort in order to gather and codify His teachings, to be handed down to the future generations.

Pages