Friday, June 4 | 6-8:30pm
You’re invited to celebrate!
This June 4th we celebrate the 90th birthday of our Spiritual Guide and Founder Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. June 4th is also Turning the Wheel of Dharma Day, marking the special day Buddha arose from meditation, 49 days after he attained enlightenment, and taught the first Wheel of Dharma.
6pm - Short Talk with Trina Gunther
6:20pm - 8pm - Offering to the Spiritual Guide prayers
OFFERING TO THE SPIRITUAL GUIDE BOOKLET (BLUE) - all page numbers refer to this booklet unless otherwise noted
PAGES 2-12 Liberating Prayer → Inner Offering (& Offering the tea)
<short break with readings>
PAGES 32-35 Tsog Offering: Blessing the offering substances →The Master’s reply
RED BOOKLET – 1st Long Life Prayer (Spontaneous Accomplishment of Wishes)
PAGES 35-37 Song of the Spring Queen
PAGES 12-15 Secret Offering → Requesting the turning of the Wheel of Dharma
PAGES 44-45 Mandala Offering Requesting the Guru to Remain
RED BOOKLET – Both Long Life Prayers
PAGE 15 Requesting the Spiritual Guide not to pass away (3 times) → Dedication
PAGE 46 The Nine-line Migtsema Prayer (3 times)
YELLOW BOOKLET – Request to the Holy Spiritual Guide… & Mantra Recitation
PAGES 16-23 Requesting by remembering his good qualities → How to take the vows of aspiring and engaging Bodhichitta
PAGES 37-39 Spirit Offering: Blessing the remaining tsog offering → Giving the remaining tsog offering to the spirits
PAGES 23-30 How to practice the perfection of giving → Nine-line Migtsema prayer (3 times)
It is because of the great kindness of Buddha in turning the Wheel of Dharma that the people of this world have the opportunity to follow a spiritual path to the permanent inner peace of enlightenment. Without these teachings there would be no path to liberation and enlightenment for us to follow and so no possibility of bringing our suffering to an end.
On this special occasion we also celebrate the great kindness of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso on his birthday, our Spiritual Guide and founder of modern Kadampa Buddhism and Heruka Kadampa Buddhist Center.
Trina Gunther is a long-time practitioner of Modern Kadampa Buddhism. She has studied and practiced in Dharma centers under Gen-la Dekyong and Gen Rigpa, and she has worked as Education Program Coordinator at centers in Los Angeles and the UK. She is an inspiring example of a lay practitioner of Kadampa Buddhism, and brings with her a wealth of practical experience of putting Buddha's teachings into practice amidst a busy daily life.
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