Offering to the Spiritual Guide
January 10, 2023 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Offering to the Spiritual Guide, or Lama Chopa in Tibetan, is a special Guru yoga of Je Tsongkhapa in conjunction with Highest Yoga Tantra. It was compiled by the first Panchen Lama, Losang Chokyi Gyaltsen, as a preliminary practice for Tantric Mahamudra. The main practice is meditation on reliance upon our Spiritual Guide, but it also includes all the essential practices of the stages of the path (Lamrim) and training the mind (Lojong), as well as both the generation and completion stages of Highest Yoga Tantra. By relying upon our Spiritual Guide as one with Je Tsongkhapa, our compassion, spiritual power, and especially our wisdom will naturally increase.
For a more extensive explanation of this practice, see the book Great Treasury of Merit.
This puja uses the prayer booklets Offering to the Spiritual Guide and Request to the Holy Spiritual Guide Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso from his Faithful Disciples.