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Losar
« on: February 12, 2021, 03:56:14 PM »
Happy Tibetan New Year, year of the Iron Ox!

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Re: Losar
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2021, 10:39:05 PM »
Happy Tibetan New Year, year of the Iron Ox!

Gods, it is Losar, isn't it?  Well Tashi Delek!

Shoulda taken the day off and dusted off the shrine :-)

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Re: Losar
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2021, 11:13:17 PM »
Great, just don't put a giant yak head on it!

On a serious note, I am thinking that this is a good occasion to practice the perfection of generosity.  Often donations to temples and monasteries are given on Losar and help support Dharma work for the coming year.  It is nice being able to dedicate that!
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Re: Losar
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2021, 12:20:51 AM »
Great, just don't put a giant yak head on it!

On a serious note, I am thinking that this is a good occasion to practice the perfection of generosity.  Often donations to temples and monasteries are given on Losar and help support Dharma work for the coming year.  It is nice being able to dedicate that!

No Yak head.  Yes, Gibbon-la.

As I understand it, Losar is among the most auspicious of days in the calendar.  The merit of all practice is multiplied.  So, yes, it's a great occasion for perfection of generosity.

Offerings, practice, hanging prayer flags, sutra recitation are all excellent.  In the kagyu, activities include burning green juniper bows.  Leaving offerings for Hungy Ghosts and so on

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Re: Losar
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2021, 12:37:07 AM »
Burning green juniper bows -- I love that.  And there are also giant khapse to eat, I really miss that.  And the game of sho.

Will put in some extra practice time tonight :)

 

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