16 Arhat Long Life Puja - 6th April 2019
We Invite You to Participate
We invite you to participate in an extra opportunity to offer a 16 Arhat Long Life Puja, with additional recitations of Tenden Dukpa, to create the causes for the excellent health and long life of our most kind and immeasurably precious Spiritual Director Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
The puja will be offered at Kopan Monastery in Nepal on the 6th of April 2019!
To contribute any amount to DCI’s collective offering for this puja, please do so by the 3rd of April at mid-day.
On this page you will find:
More details on this puja and the benefits
Details on how you can participate
Photos from the 2016 and 2017 Long Life Pujas at Kopan
Rinpoche and Khadro-la – Root Institute, Bodhgaya, India 2018
Photographer: Lobsang Sherab; 2018-01
Invitation from FPMT
Every year, Ven. Roger Kunsang checks whether any practices need to be done to contribute to Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s health and long life.
This year, Khadro-la (Rangjung Neljorma Khandro Namsel Dronme – photo above) advised that a 16 Arhat Long Life Puja, with additional recitations of Tenden Dukpa, would be beneficial.
This puja is being offered at Kopan Monastery, Nepal on 6th of April..
All are welcome to make donations:
FYI, the official long life puja offered every year on behalf of the FPMT organization and students will take place at Kopan Monastery on 7th of December. The one in April is an extra opportunity!
The puja will be offered on 6th of April 2019.
All contributions to DCI’s collective offering need to be received by DCI by 3 April at mid-day!
Kopan Monastery (FPMT’s Root Monastery) in Nepal
Who is offering the puja?
All of the FPMT centers, projects, services and students are welcome to contribute.
We have advice from Khadro-la that it is beneficial to offer this specific 16 Arhat Long Life Puja with additional recitations of Tenden Dukpa to contribute to Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s health and long life.
We offer Long Life Pujas to create the causes and conditions for our precious Guru Lama Zopa Rinpoche to stay in the world with us for a long time with excellent health, to continue to teach and to guide us to enlightenment in this and future lives.
Other causes we need to also create include cultivating harmony between students and following Rinpoche’s advice, including offering service, fulfilling practice advice, etc.
The purpose of the long life puja is for students to purify the mistakes that occur in relation to their teacher, and to create the causes and conditions to continue to receive benefit from that teacher for a very long time.
Rinpoche also regularly mentions that offering long life pujas is a cause for one’s own long life.
As you will see in some of the photos on this page from previous Long Life Pujas at Kopan, Long Life Pujas involve much preparation, organization and extensive offerings.Our opportunity is to contribute ANY AMOUNT towards these offerings. It doesn’t matter how small, like a drop of butter added to a butter lamp offering, we get to easily contribute to this amazing, extensive puja they are organizing at Kopan Monastery.
How can I participate?
Dorje Chang Institute will be making a contribution and we invite you to join in. Click the button below to pledge your amount. Then you have three different options for getting your contribution to us by 3rd April (internet banking, cash in person or via PayPal).
Simply set a good motivation and make your pledge!
Any amount is welcome!
All photos from previous Long Life Pujas offered to Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Kopan Monastery were taken by Ven. Lobsang Sherab, from FPMT Website’s Gallery of Rinpoche’s images. We encourage you to visit there for more beautiful photos.