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LOSAR AND THE DAYS OF MIRACLES

The Fifteen Days of Miracles—from the first day of the Tibetan new year (Losar, February 12) until the fifteenth—commemorate the special time when Guru Shakyamuni Buddha showed miraculous powers in order to subdue six tirthikas, or non-Buddhist teachers, who lacked faith in him, and to inspire more faith in his followers. It culminates on the full moon, the fifteenth day of the lunar calendar, a particularly auspicious day where the merits of positive activities are multiplied.(February 27). Losar is also Lama Yeshe Day (see below).

LOSAR – WELCOMING THE YEAR OF THE IRON OX
(Tibetan: ལོ་གསར་, Wylie: lo-gsar; “New Year”)
Few people will have been sorry to see the end of 2020 – the close of the tumultuous Year of the Mouse is fast approaching. Feb.12 marks the beginning of the Year of the Ox, and the ox qualities of hard work, positivity and honesty that will be manifested in all of us in the coming 12 months. The ox is denoted to be “grounded, loyal, gentle and trustworthy.”

LOSAR ACTIVITIES IN AUSTRALIA
At Langri Tangpa Centre, Brisbane
Losar, Friday 12 Feb – Vajrasattva Tsok Offering 7pm-8.30pm INFO HERE

At Tara Meditation Centre, Bunbury
Losar, Friday 12 Feb – Guru Puja 6pm INFO ON CENTRE HERE

At Buddha House, Adelaide
Losar, Friday 12 February – Lama Yeshe Video 6.45pm
Guru Puja 7.15pm INFO ON CENTRE HERE

At Atisha Centre, Bendigo
Losar, Friday 12 Feb – 6:00am ~  Precepts led by Venerable Tsapel,
6:30am ~  Vajracutter Sutra led by Venerable Tsapel, 7:30am ~  Chai break, 8:00am ~  Offerings and Stories, 10:00am ~  Losar Guru Puja and Tsog. Lunch available at cafe INFO HERE

At Chenrezig Institute, Sunshine Coast
Losar, Friday 12 Feb
9:00am – 16 Arhat Puja in the Gompa, 10:30 in the Gompa and Nalanda Masters Garden for a  morning with Geshe-la and friends. Special picnic style lunch available. 1:30pm Video of Lama Yeshe’s teachings , 2:00pm Teaching by Tenzin Ösel Hita called ‘We Are Not Shantideva’ INFO ON CENTRE HERE

At Vajrayana Institute, Sydney
Losar, Friday 12 Feb – 6pm Guru Puja with Tsok offerings INFO HERE

At Chag Tong Chen Tong centre, Hobart
Losar, Friday 12 Feb – 1pm – 2pm AEDT – Joining Ven Namjong Vajra Cutter Sutra Introduction & recitation with CTCT INFO HERE and 3.30pm – 5pm AEDT – joining Venerable Robina online A Fresh Perspective – Remembering the Kindness of the Guru  












LAMA YESHE DAY ON LOSAR
Losar is a celebration in itself but also marks the passing of Lama Thubten Yeshe at the age of
49, in the early morning of Losar 1982. He was a charismatic visionary who founded the FPMT and inspired thousands of students, including his main disciple, FPMT’s Spiritual Director, Lama Zopa Rinpoche. His words and example are still inspiring students the world over.


DAYS OF MIRACLES ACTIVITIES
Full moon and 15th Day of Miracles, 27th February

SPECIAL EVENT: Talk by Geshe Tenzin Zopa to be livestreamed on FPMT Australia YouTube.
Details to be posted on our Facebook page FPMT in Australia.





















At Langri Tangpa Centre, Brisbane
Diamond Cutter Sutra recitation Saturday 27 (2-4 pm)  INFO HERE
Shakyamuni Buddha Puja and bathing the Buddha Saturday 27 (6.30 pm – 8.30 pm) INFO HERE

At Buddha House, Adelaide
5.30am Precepts & Practices, 2.00pm Setting up Extensive Offerings< 4.30pm Vajra Cutter Sutra Recitations, 6.30pm Extensive Offering Ceremony, 7.15pm Shakyamuni Buddha Puja INFO HERE

At Chag Tong Chen Tong centre, Hobart
Chotrul Duchen Celebration – Saturday 1pm – 2.30pm AEDT, joining with Root Institute and CTCT chat group INFO HERE

The miracle of flames and water

First miracles of the 15 Miracles – baby Buddha walks and talks immediately