Throughout January 2020, many Kadampa students around the world are engaged in close retreats of Heruka and Vajrayogini, during which they collect a certain number of mantras. This Fire Puja held at KMC Florida is for those who have successfully completed counting 100,000 Vajrayogini mantras in a close retreat. To complete such a retreat it is necessary to perform a burning offering, or fire puja, of fulfilling the commitment of close retreat. This practice purifies any mistakes we may have made during our retreat. In Ornament of Vajra Essence Tantra it says, “All faults of excess and omission in Secret Mantra are redressed by a burning offering.”
If practically possible, we request all those participating in this Fire Puja to arrive on Thursday 2/20, and participate in the fire puja preparations on Friday 2/21 starting at 10:30am. The actual fire puja will take place on Saturday, 2/22.
The schedule for this event if as follows:
Thursday: Participants are welcome to arrive Thursday, indicate arrival time on registration form Friday: (attendance is required for those who completed a Counting Retreat this year and are concluding with a fire puja) 8 - 10:30am Check-in 9 - 10am Wishfulfilling Jewel (for those who would like to attend) 10:30 - 5:30pm Fire puja preparations 7 - 8:30pm Quick Path to Great Bliss (for those who would like to attend) Saturday: 7 - 8:15am Feast of Great Bliss (must attend in order to engage in the Fire Puja) 9am - 4pm Fire Puja
This course is taught by Gen Kelsang Chodor. Our resident teacher, Gen Kelsang Chodor, is a western Buddhist Monk. Ordained in 2001, he is a close disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche and has studied and practiced Buddhism for many years. He is much loved for his relaxed and gentle nature and teaches with great clarity, insight and wisdom, skillfully guiding people to inner peace and happiness in their lives.
Booking for this event will be on-line soon.
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730 N Washington Blvd
Sarasota, FL 34236
Tel: (941) 373-1600