Sunday, February 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
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 11 @ 11:15 am
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.
Friday, February 16 @ 8:00 am
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 to start the year with prayer and meditation.
Friday, February 16 @ 6:00 pm | Register Online
At 6 p.m. that evening, we will have a joint Shabbat (Sabbath) prayer service and meal with our Tifereth Israel spiritual friends. They would like to host us so we can help them wish farewell and good luck to Rabbi Ungar, who is retiring. Meal Registration is Required; deadline for Meal Registration is Feb. 13.
Sunday, February 18 @ 11:30 am
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.
Sunday, February 18 @ 1:00 pm | RSVP here
You are invited to join our regular Third Sunday Sangha lunch to celebrate Losar. We will meet Peking Dynasty Restaurant, 2210 E. Livingston Ave. (Participants will pay for their meal.)