Losar Activities 2017
Pre-Losar Mahakala Puja
Saturday, February 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am | Register Online
In Tibetan Buddhist religious communities, it is customary to conclude the year with a protector puja to clear away obstacles from the “old year” and prepare for Losar. By reciting the Mahakala puja and making offerings of torma and tea, we ask for Mahakala’s blessings to help us through the year.
Sunday, February 26 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
The day before Losar,Tibetan Buddhists traditionally make an outdoor incense offering called “Sang.” During Sang Puja, we offer fragrant wood and incense outdoors. After making the outdoor offering, we go indoors to chant. We then imagine the outdoor incense offering to be offerings as vast as space that please the enlightened ones and benefit sentient beings.
Losar Sacred Day Retreat
Monday, February 27
Green Tara @ 8:00 am & Chenrezig @ 7:00 pm
Tibetan New Year, or Losar, marks the start of a new Lunar year. Virtuous acts done during this time are multiplied many thousand-fold because of its connection with events in the life of the historical Buddha. Losar festivities always include morning and evening prayers. Join us at 8am for the Green Tara Puja and again at 7 pm for in the Chenrezig Puja.
Losar Sunday Celebration
Sunday, March 5 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Our main KTC Tibetan New Year celebration takes place on Losar Sunday – the first Sunday after the Losar holiday. Members, friends, families and the Sangha are invited to meet the Sunday after Losar to light lamps, acknowledge volunteers, swear in new officers, and make offerings to a representation of His Holiness Karmapa, the head of our lineage.
Losar Sangha Lunch
Sunday, March 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm | Register Online
You are invited to a vegetarian lunch to celebrate Losar. There is no charge for the lunch but donations will be appreciated to cover the cost of this meal.