Mon-Fri 12am to 9pm

Celebration of Lama Tsongkhapa Day for the Center

Celebration of the 600th Anniversary of Lama Tsongkhapa




INTRODUCTORY: Open to all — no prior knowledge or experience required; no registration required


WHEN:  December 21st, 2019 - 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM; please check Calendar to confirm


WHERE: The Guhyasamaja Center, 10875 Main Street, Unit 108, Fairfax, VA


HOST: Dr. Lorne Ladner


Lama Tsongkhapa was the founder of the Gelugpa Tradition (in which HH the Dalai Lama was educated and which our center is part of), the teacher of the First Dalai Lama, a great yogi, and the author of many profound teachings.


Saturday, December 21 is the 600th anniversary of his passing. On that day, Tibetan Buddhist practitioners around the world will be doing practices to celebrate Lama Tsongkhapa's life and teachings!

We will also celebrate together at Guhyasamaja Center.


Saturday, December 21 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM


We will begin by doing the Guru Puja (Lama Chopa) with Tsog offering. (Feel free to bring along fruit, flowers or cookies to include as part of the Tsog offering ritual).

Then we'll have a brief presentation on Lama Tsongkhapa's life along with an opportunity to view a small relic (an imprint in medicinal herbs of Tsonghapa's tooth). We'll then read together a few brief texts/prayers composed by Lama Tsongkhapa himself.


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Non-Members: $15

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Don't forget to rejoice in your good deeds and dedicate the positive potential generated to the completion of something spiritually meaningful to you!

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The Guhyasamaja Center is affiliated with The Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition; Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Spiritual Director



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We follow the Gelug tradition, the same lineage as His Holiness The Dalai Lama


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The Guhyasamaja Center
Professional Center of Fairfax Building
10875 Main Street, Unit 108
Fairfax, VA (Directions)


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Centreville, VA 20122 USA


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