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Yuthok Nyingthig Ganapuja

  • Pure Land Farms 3265 Santa Maria Road Topanga, CA, 90290 United States (map)

Join us this auspicious Medicine Buddha day (the eighth day of the lunar month) for a Ganapuja feast offering in the Yuthok Nyingthig tradition. This practice will open up our Tibetan Kunye Retreat. All are welcome to join, even if not attending the retreat. 

The Yuthok Nyingthig (Tib. གཡུ་ཐོག་སྙིང་ཐིག་) is a complete cycle of Vajrayana Buddhist practice, beginning with the preliminary practices and progressing through the highest spiritual methods.

The Ganapuja (Tib. ཚོགས་མཆོད་ “tsok chöd”) feast offering is a practice of the mindful enjoyment of the sense pleasures that is held regularly on Medicine Buddha Day, the eighth day of the Tibetan lunar month. This practice offers a powerful method for purifying obscurations and accumulating merit, and provides an opportunity for us to gather to share prayers, food, and company. Before the puja, we will do a short Medicine Buddha healing practice, received from Dr. Nida Chenagtsang. This meditation is a simple method for healing self and others.

Please bring offerings of food, drink, and/or flowers for the feast.