17th Gyalwa Karmapa"Buddhism is a way of life through which we develop the qualities of our mind.
This way of life is very unusual, as it is a means to attain happiness without harming others.


New Year's Ceremonies

Year of the Metal Rat




New Year Ceremonies
Year of the Metal Rat

Tuesday, February 18–Saturday, February 22

Great Protector Ritual 

Traditionally, the period around New Year's is considered positive for the purification of mind's veils and for spiritual accomplishments. During the five days preceding the Tibetan New Year, we carry out the ritual dedicated to the Dharma Protectors. The goal of this practice is to purify the negativities of the past year. Practitioners are welcome to attend.


Sunday, February 23

Smoke Purification Ritual 

The last day of the year, we carry out this offering ritual to purify the negativities of the past year.


Monday, February 24

Tibetan New Year, Year of the Metal Rat

Mahakala Ritual with Offering Feast
The day of the Tibetan New Year, the first new moon of the year, is a particularly important day for Dharma Practice.


Thursday, February 27

Smoke Purification Ritual 

The fourth day of the New Year, this ritual allows us to make offerings to all classes of beings in order to create positive conditions for the coming year. At this time, we also change the long, five-colored banners.

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