• Vajrayogini Fire Puja 2020

    Saturday, February 22nd, 7:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Online registration closes Friday 2/21 10am

  • About This Event

    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.

  • Event Schedule

    The schedule for this event if as follows:

    Thursday, February 20th schedule:Participants are welcome to arrive Thursday, indicate arrival time on registration form
    Friday, February 21st schedule:(attendance is required for those who completed a Counting Retreat this year and are concluding with a fire puja)
    9-10amWishfulfilling Jewel (optional: for those who would like to attend)
    10:30am-12:30pm:Fire Puja Preparations (preparations of final substances, preparing the site, setting up the offerings, melting the butter and making tormas)
    1:30pm-3pm:Run through of Burning Offering Sadhana with participants
    3-5:30pm:Fire Puja Preparations con't (preparations of final substances, preparing the site, setting up the offerings, melting the butter and making tormas)
    7pm-8:30pm:Quick Path to Great Bliss puja (optional: for those who would like to attend)
    Saturday, February 22nd schedule:
    7am-8:15am:Quick Path (Refuge and Bodhicitta up to and including Yoga of inconceivability) *must attend in order to engage in the Fire Puja*
    8:15am-9:15am:Breakfast & Final set-up of site
    9:15am-12:15pm:Fire Puja
    12:15pm-3:30pm:Lunch, Final clean-up
  • The Teacher

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    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.

  • Attending This Event

    Thousands of people every year visit our World Peace Temple and enjoy its friendly, peaceful, and welcoming atmosphere. We look forward to welcoming you too! 😊. We request those wishing to attend this event to book in advance in order to help us make preparations for catering and event organisation (and to speed up registration on arrival).



    Our booking process will give you all the information you need regarding event cost (and accommodation options where applicable). All payments are made securely through PayPal and you will receive an instant payment notification (from PayPal) as well as a confirmation from KMC Florida of your course booking.

  • Where to find us

    KMC Florida (Sarasota)
    730 N Washington Blvd,
    Sarasota, Fl, 34236

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