Gutor/Losar 2017 – Schedule
February 21 – March 4 – Special practices and teachings
People who are interested in attending any of these sessions please make a reservation so that we know how many people to accommodate. If you have a physical need for a chair, please call and let us know.
Dakini Day Tsok
- Tuesday, 02/21/17 at 6pm
Gutor / Reversing Practices
- Thursday, 02/23/17 at 10am-12pm; lunch break; 2pm-6pm
- Friday, 02/24/17 at 10am-12pm; lunch break; 2pm-6pm
- Saturday, 02/25/17 at 10am-12pm; lunch break; 2pm-6pm
Astrological Soup – At the conclusion of the last day of the practice.
- Saturday, 02/25/17
House cleaning day
- Sunday, 02/26/17
Losar – The Year of the Fire Bird
- Monday, 02/27/17
Ri Wo Sang Chö
- Wednesday, 03/01/17 at 10am
TÄ CHA KHUNG SUM Empowerment and Teachings
- Saturday, 03/04/2017 at 2:00 pm
Please see below for more details on these special practice days.
TÄ CHA KHUNG SUM
(Lord Heyagriva, Lord Vajrapani, Lord Garuda)
EMPOWERMENT AND TEACHINGS
By Dungse Shenphen Dawa Norbu Rinpoche
Saturday, 03/04/2017 at 2:00 pm
This extremely important and rare empowerment of Lord Heyagriva, Lord Vajrapani, and Lord Garuda combined into one is a terma discovered by Great Terton Dudjom Lingpa. Though not given previously, Rinpoche is now offering this auspicious and precious wang plus the teachings on the Tä Cha Khung Sum sadhana during the first week of Losar.
For more information, click here: Tä Cha Khung Sum: Empowerment and Teachings
Ri Wo Sang Chö
Wednesday, 03/01/17 at 10am
All are invited to take part in a short Ri Wo Sang Chö Practice with Rinpoche on this day. Rinpoche will also bless prayer flags at this time. Rinpoche strongly encourages people involved in business to raise prayer flags to increase their chances of success and prosperity. Cotton flags are preferable over synthetic and are encouraged. Only cotton flags will be raised at Orgyen Cho Dzong for those who have paid membership. There will also be a $5 donation per group of flags to have them raised.
Gutor Reversing Practices
Rinpoche explains about Gutor:
In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition the Gutor Reversing Practices work for future prosperity in general and help in removing obstacles to life in particular. Gutor is also very important for reversing bad omens, particularly for people whose birth year corresponds to the coming year. Their life is in critical danger and they may face major obstacles in the foregoing year. Therefore the reversing practices have to be done to remove those impending obstacles. There will be a lot of strong reversing mantras recited and accumulated during Gutor, as well as subjugation implements that will have to be used.
Special Items for reversing practices
For the reversing practices to be most effective, it is of course best if one can participate directly. If this is not possible you can send:
An item of your own and of each of your immediate family; that is: a few strands of hair; or cuttings of nails; or a small cutting of clothing—to create a connection with the reversing torma effigy, which that will be sent away. Rinpoche emphasizes that this is especially important if your birth year is that of the Bird.
In addition you can send a list of names of immediate family members only, which can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We should preferably receive all of these items before the 22nd of February for ease of preparation. Anything received after the 24th of February will unfortunately not be able to be included in the offering torma for these practices.
Please send these items as soon as possible.
Offerings for reversing practices
If you’d like to take part in the reversing practices, a monetary offering can of course be made whether or not you are able to attend.
Alternatively you can pay by check made payable to Yeshe Nyingpo, Inc. and mailed to 19 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011
Please note the words “Reversing Practices” or “Empowerment” on your offering whether by check or PayPal.
To make an offer by bank transfer please contact the Center for the necessary information.
Please send your offerings as soon as possible to enable it to be included in the practices.
There are accommodations near the center.
Please contact the center for a list of available accommodations.