Preparations are underway for Losar, so there won't be any classes at GSL Monastery this weekend, February 20-21, 2015.
However, tomorrow morning students will be conducting the traditional New Year (Losar) practice. If you are interested in coming please be aware that Russet and Pavlova drives are snow covered. Drifting snow is making both roads slick - please be very careful when driving back to the monastery. It's important to go slowly because the drifts can make it difficult to see the edge of the road.
Lunar new year Puja (TsagaanSar prayers)
Thursday, Feb. 19: 6 a.m.
All are requested to wear nice, clean clothes and bring a Khata for this special occasion. On this day, we offer special prayers to our protector and receive blessings for the success of dharma practice, health, happiness, good fortune and prosperity for all beings.
(Khatas are also available at the monastery)
Smoke offering, new prayer flag installation and invocation of dharmapala
Saturday, Feb. 28: 10 a.m.
Weather permitting we'll be outside, so please dress for warmth.
New Year celebration dinner
Sunday, March 1: 6 p.m.
Gaden Samdrupling Buddhist Monastery, founded in 1999, is a community center for Buddhist study, practice, and culture. It is a tiny corner of Tibet transplanted to the West Side of Cincinnati. Historically, a Tibetan town monastery served as a hub of spiritual and communal activity. Community members drew religious and spiritual inspiration from the monastery and provided material support for the monks, who focused their efforts on helping all sentient beings.
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