Welcome the Tibetan New Year February 17 on Ligmincha's Facebook Page

PrayerFlagMountainAll are invited to join Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, Ligmincha resident lamas and Ligmincha President Rob Patzig in a special live broadcast  on Ligmincha International's Facebook page for joyfully ushering in the Tibetan New Year, the Year of the Earth Dog.

Saturday, February 17, 2018, 10–11:15 a.m. New York time

Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche will be joining the webcast along with resident lamas, including (by our publication date) Geshe Yungdrung Gyatso from Poland, and Lama Kalsang Nyima and Lama Yungdrung Lodoe from Mexico. Rob Patzig will join the webcast from Serenity Ridge in Virginia. The webcast will begin at 10 a.m. New York time and should last approximately 75 minutes.

Losar, which in Tibetan means “new year,” is celebrated widely by Tibetans and Tibetan Bön and Buddhist centers throughout the world. This is a time to reflect on the passing of the old year and open to the possibilities of the new year.

New Year's Sang Drone footage at Serenity Ridge, by Salvadore EspinosaFor those who live near a gompa (meditation hall), the first day of Losar is often when families go to the gompa to pay their respects to the lama, circumambulate the temple, offer prayer flags to the monastery, raise prayer flags at one’s home and spend time with family. Often Tibetans will bring offerings to the gompa, such as flowers or butter lamps for the shrine or cookies for tea with the lama, and receive blessings that all activities of the coming year will be successful.

Please join us online for this special webcast.

View live on Ligmincha International Facebook page