"Essence of Butter": Thanksgiving 2020

Yeshe Tshogyal



Thanksgiving Weekend 2020

November 26:  Buddha Amitabha Sadhana and Tsok at 1 pm

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Thanksgiving Day Tsok Online Viewable Text: https://dudjomtersarngondro.com/thanksgiving-amitabha-practice/


 To make offerings for tsok or butterlamps


November 27-29:  Teachings with Lama Sonam Tsering Rinpoche

 "Pith Instructions Like the Essence of Butter" (Jomö Zhulen Damngak Margyi Yangzhun) 

10:30 am to noon and 1:30 to 3:00 pm daily

Rinpoche will give the lung (oral transmission) at the beginning of the first session, and will give it again on the last day.




Text: Pith Instructions Like the Essence of Butter 

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Guru Rinpoche’s teaching to the Dakini Yeshe Tsogyal on how to practice during one's life and how to prepare for the time of death

A Terma Revealed by the 14th century terton, Orgyen Dorje Lingpa


When Guru Rinpoche was about to leave Tibet, the Dakini Yeshe Tsogyal said to him, “O Great Master, you are going off to tame the cannibals, and I will be left behind in Tibet. Although I have served you for a long time, now I am an old woman close to death and I still have no confidence in practice. Please be compassionate and give me a concise, easy-to-apply teaching of all pith instructions synthesized into one.”  This teaching is Guru Rinpoche’s response to her request.



Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26

Buddha Amitabha Tsok (by streaming) - 1 pm

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Main Text: The Excellent Path to Omniscience


Due to the pandemic, there will be no sangha potluck dinner this year.

"Thanksgiving is a special day for loved ones to join together however they are able, and for that reason it is positive. But it is also a time when many turkeys' lives are taken. We are doing this puja to pray that these turkeys be reborn in Amitabha's Pureland. This practice will focus our compassion for them and all sentient beings, including our loved ones who may be ill or have passed away." 
 Lama Sonam Rinpoche, 2014



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Fri, Nov. 27 - Sun, Nov. 29, 2020
10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. US/Pacific


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