LOSAR 🎉 2023

Tibetan New Year Celebration

Lama Yeshe's Parinirvana

Tue, 21 Feb 2023

Please choose “Losar Guru Puja” in the dropdown menu & specify the names for special dedication.

Losar holds a special place in our hearts as we remember the anniversary of the parinirvana of the founder of FPMT and Nalanda Monastery, Lama Yeshe. In honor of this occasion, Lama Zopa Rinpoche has encouraged centers to offer students the opportunity to engage in an extensive Lama Chopa with tsog. We will be holding the puja at 7 PM and it will be live-streamed on our YouTube channel for those who wish to join us virtually.
For those who are able to be with us in person, we will also be hosting a ceremony that includes taking the Mahayana Precepts, recitation of important sutras, hanging prayer flags, and watching teachings from Lama Yeshe.
It’s worth mentioning that Losar and the subsequent fifteen days are considered particularly auspicious as they are believed to be merit-multiplying days. According to the Vinaya text “Treasure of Quotations and Logic”, the merit of virtuous actions performed during this time can be multiplied by 100 million.
  • 6:00 Mahayana Precepts Ceremony
  • 10:00 Sutra Recitation (Remembering 3 Jewels, Vajra Cutter) LIVE
  • 12:30 Losar Lunch
  • 13:30 Hanging Prayer Flags
  • 16:30 Remembering Lama Yeshe (video of his teachings about the nature of mind)
  • 19:00 Special Losar Lama Chopa with Tsog LIVE
All times are CEST.
Feel free to join us for any part of the program either online or in person!
P.S. If you also want to join us for the special Losar’s lunch, please contact kitchen@nalanda-monastery.eu mentioning your name, number of people and preference (vegan/vegetarian).
If you would like to support the offerings for our Guru Puja (Lama Chopa & tsog), kindly consider clicking the Donate button on the left and selecting “Losar Guru Puja” from the drop-down menu. You have the option of including special dedications for your loved ones as well. 

Please be aware that the deadline for donations is Monday, 20 February, as we need time to purchase necessary items and beautifully arrange the altar before the Puja.

Live: Sutras Recitation​

Tuesday 21 Feb, 10:00 (CET)

Live: Lama Chopa & Tsog

Tuesday 21 Feb, 19:00 (CET)

➡️ Friends of Nalanda (Netherlands) – tax deductible donations.