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14th Mahaguru Boomtsok - August 31-September 2, 2019

posted Aug 3, 2019, 9:41 AM by NWTCA ORWA   [ updated Aug 3, 2019, 9:57 AM ]
Fourteenth Mahaguru Boomtsok with focus on His Holiness the Dalai Lama's obstacle year. 

Objectives:
  • To pray for the long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and for the fulfillment of his aspirations. 
  • To pray for early end to the suffering of Tibetans inside Tibet.  
  • To pray for sustained peace in the world.
Dates: August 31 - September 2, 2019 (Saturday, Sunday and Monday). Choepa making on August 29 and 30. If you wish to make offerings for Choepa, please bring them to Bodkhang before noon on Thursday, 8/29 and Friday, 8/30.  

Location:
Northwest Tibetan Cultural Association, 4401 NE 122nd Ave., Portland, OR 97230

Daily Schedule:
 7:00 am - 8:00 am   Breakfast
 8:00 am - 10:30 am  First Session
 10:30 am - 10:45 am  Break
 10:45 am - 12:30 pm  Second Session
 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm  Lunch
 1:45 pm - 3:30 pm  Third Session
 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm  Break
 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm  Fourth Session
 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm  Dinner

Monks in attendance are from Namgyal Monastery and Nechung Monastery. 

The Focus of this practice:
Maha Guru Boom Tsok, a treasure text revealed by great Terton Rigzin Godem will be led by Venerable Ngaglo Rinpoche along with other visiting teachers from all school of Tibetan Buddhism. This particular practice is held annually in Dharamsala, India under the auspices of the Central Tibetan Administration, and presided over by His Holiness Dalai Lama. 

The focus of these intensive practice is on the tsok, or feast offering portion of the sadhanas, in which participants make vast offerings of various items. Through meditation, visualization and mantra recitation, the offerings are consecrated and offered to the invoked gatherings of enlightened beings. The participants collectively accumulate 100,000 or more recitations of an offering prayer as well as mantras. The merit, or positive intention and action, is dedicated to the increase of peace, compassion, and spiritual practice, both within the sangha and the larger community, as well as throughout the world. In particular the merit is dedicated to the long life of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and fulfillment of his noble aspirations. 

The intimate environment of the Boom Tsok is a precious opportunity to be in the presence of the teacher’s Bodhicitta. To make prayers and aspirations alongside his, in the spirit of compassion and wisdom that he or she embodies, is a profound and often life-changing experience. The Boom Tsok is open to practitioners who wish to make a connection to these practices or simply to deepen their spiritual paths through offerings and prayers. 

Breakfast, lunch, dinner and refreshments will be served.

Offerings:
For offerings, meal-sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, please contact:
Dechen Bartso (360) 952-1677, dbartso@yahoo.com

To make these practices and programs accessible to all, there will be no charge for this event. Therefore, please be generous with your donations as there are many costs to cover. Traditionally, such great Boomtsok has benefactors who share in the vast merit through financial or material contribution. 

Your offering will be tax deductible. 



Disclaimer: This is not an NWTCA event and is provided here for informational purposes only.
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