Dear Dharma Friends,
I hope this finds all of you in good health and that your Dharma Practice is going well. As many of you know, Losar, the Tibetan New Year, begins Thursday, March 3. Traditionally at this time KDC has held the annual all-day Mahakala Puja to dispel obstacles and negativities so the new year may begin in an auspicious manner. Unfortunately, this year KDC is not able to hold this event due to the on-going Corona Virus.
Although we cannot gather together for this event, I would like to ask all of you who have received the Mahakala Empowerment to please perform Mahakala Puja at home on Mahakala Day, which is Tuesday, March 1, and to recite the Mahakala mantra throughout the day. I, myself, will be doing an all-day 6-Armed Mahakala Puja from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Mahakala Day.
Also, I will be doing short retreats throughout Bum Gyur Dawa (March 3-March 18) making daily prayers and offerings of Tsok and candles to the Dharma Protectors for the benefit of the Sangha and the entire world and for the healing and pacification of the Corona Virus.
Losar, March 3rd, begins a period of 15 days when all of our actions, positive and negative, are multiplied 100,000 times, therefore engaging in Dharma Practice and performing virtuous actions is highly encouraged. This is an excellent opportunity to accumulate merit. Although there is great benefit when we gather together to practice and recite mantra, we are not able to do so now due to Covid. However, this time also presents us with an opportunity to develop and deepen our own personal Dharma Practice. I would like to request all of you to continue to remain safe, practice patience with our challenging situation, and do as much Dharma Practice as possible.
I keep you and all beings in my daily prayers.
I hope it is not much longer before I am able to see all of you and KDC is able to resume its regular schedule of Puja and activities.
Lama Tsang Tsing