Big Love Day – Sunday February 18th 2018
13.00-13.10 Welcoming talk from the director of Yeshe Norbu Martin Ström
13.10-14.30 Movie time! Short teachings of Lama Yeshe and Lama Ösel’s documentary Being Your True Nature
15.00-17.00 Golden Light Sutra recitation for world peace and dedications
This weekend 16-18th of February is celebration of Losar, Tibetan New Year.
Many FPMT-centers arrange a Big Love Day during the Losar, since Lama Yeshe passed away on the first day of the Tibetan New Year (Losar) 1984. He was forty-nine years old. – “Big Love” is also name of the forthcoming biography of Lama Yeshe, see – biglovelamayeshe.wordpress.com/
We will also recite the Golden Light Sutra, which is one of the practices that Lama Zopa Rinpoche recommends to do during the Miracle Days. – The Fifteen Days of Miracles—from the first day of the Losar (Tibetan new year February 16 until March 1)—commemorate the special time when Shakyamuni Buddha showed miraculous powers in order to subdue the Six Founders, who lacked faith in him, and to inspire more faith in his followers.
You are welcome to bring offerings of any kind; fruits, nuts, sweets.
Photo above: Lama Yeshe with Lama Zopa Rinpoche – co-founder and spiritual leader of FPMT today – at 70´s.
Photo below: Left: Lama Yeshe in the kitchen with Lama Zopa Rinpoche, New York City, 1974. In July 1974, they arrived in New York City to begin the first international teaching tour. Right: Lama Yeshe with “Joy” and renowned Buddhist scholar Geshe Lhundub Sopa (Read his commentary on Lamrim!!)