Sun, 25 February, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Participating in Guru Puja practice provides us with a unique opportunity to come together in Dharma friendship and share in the joyful and meritorious activity of offering thanksgiving to all our kind teachers.
This puja will be dedicated to Lama Yeshe, the precious founder of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana tradition, without whose extraordinary kindness and unfailing efforts neither the FPMT nor our own Kunsang Yeshe Centre would exist. Lama passed away on the first day of the Tibetan new year (March 3) in 1984.
He had suffered from chronic rheumatic heart disease for many years but despite this and against doctors’ recommendations, he spent the last years of his life working tirelessly and without interruption for the benefit of others. Lama Yeshe was a living example of the path he taught and he moved the hearts of thousands of people during the fifteen brief years that he lived among Westerners.
– From the foreword to Wisdom Energy by Jonathan Landaw
For more information about Lama, see
Personal Tributes from Lama’s friends and students and
A Joint Biography of Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche
Please bring flowers, fruit or delicious treats to offer on the altar. Since food offerings are distributed amongst the participants at the end, choose things that are easily shared out (eg. individual chocolates, mini-cheeses rather than a block, and so on)
Unable to attend? You can still join in by requesting special dedication prayers for yourself or someone you know. Send us your prayer dedication names to firstname.lastname@example.org. Consider making a small donation and we’ll buy special offerings on your behalf. Let us know at which specific puja you’d like us to dedicate these special prayers on your behalf.