Best wishes for the New Year of the Wood Dragon.
May it bring health, happiness, joy and peace to all.

Acharya Choying Gyurmey
On behalf of the Rigpe Dorje Foundation & Centre Members and Friends

Please join us for our annual Mahakala puja and Tsog Offering on Friday, February 9; and our celebration of the Tibetan New Year on Saturday, February 10, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


Friday, February 9, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Mahakala and Tsog Offering (last day before the New Year according to the Lunar Calendar)

The Two-Armed Mahakala Bernagchen is a Wisdom Deity, a Bodhisattva whose wrathful manifestation is an expression of skilful means to subdue negative and harmful forces affecting beings, personally and globally. We perform the Mahakala Puja to thank the Dharma protectors for their assistance in the past year, and request continued protection and peace and happiness in the coming year.

Please bring cookies, fruits, cake, juice, etc., for the Tsog Offering

A traditional 9-grain soup (Tib. Guthuk) will be served after the last session of the puja.

Saturday, February 10, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Losar—Celebration of the Tibetan New Year 

Please join us to celebrate the Tibetan New Year, the Year of the Dragon.

During this celebration we will perform a Mandala Offering, offer Khatas to the Shrine, recite prayers, traditional yellow rice and butter tea will be offered to all.

We will enjoy a musical performance. 

We will conclude our celebration with a Lamp Offering, with the aspiration that the light of loving kindness, compassion and understanding may dispel all personal and global obstacles, and that happiness, love and compassion spread throughout the world and benefit all beings and the planet.

Suggested donation for Lamp Offering: $5 per person/$15 per family.

12:30 p.m. 

Please stay and join us for a Vegetarian Potluck lunch. Bring vegetarian food to share.