SUNDAY MAY 12, 2024

SUNDAY MAY 12, 2024

917 East 43rd Avenue, Eugene, OR 97405
(Between West Amazon and Fox Hollow)
To minimize the Center’s impact on our neighborhood, please park on West Amazon and walk up hill to KDC.

On Sunday, May 12, Venerable Lama Tsang Tsing and KDC’s western Lamas will perform a special, extensive Puja for the deceased. This year, this date has been chosen since May 10th marks the 35th Anniversary of our Root Guru H.E. Kalu Rinpoche’s passing into the Pure Realms.

This Puja is extremely helpful when performed for the benefit of one who has died. After dying, due to karma and habitual patterns, we have no control over our future rebirth, and we are driven by the power of our previous actions. This profound Puja purifies negativities and obscurations and liberates the deceased from samsara, leading to rebirth in the Pure Land of Dewachen.

This special Amitabha Puja is traditionally performed in monasteries and homes in India, Tibet, Bhutan & Nepal, however it is rarely performed in the West. Due to the training and ability Venerable Lama Tsang Tsing has to perform this profound Puja, Kyabje Bokar Rinpoche requested the Puja be performed on a regular basis to benefit beings in the Bardo.

Names of deceased and donations may be submitted for this special Puja by anyone who has had a family member or friend pass away, whether the death is recent or long ago. It is traditional to make a monetary offering along with the names in order to accumulate merit and welfare for the deceased. Due to the auspicious nature of interdependence, there is a direct relationship between donations made on behalf of the deceased and the benefits the deceased person receives from the Puja. The names of the deceased are burned during the Ceremony by Venerable Lama Tsang Tsing to purify their negativities and defilements so their path to Dewachen will be unimpeded.

It is also customary and beneficial to submit names and donations for the Puja each time it is performed. Please submit the names of deceased along with monetary donations in advance. (Click here for PDF request form.) Donations and names can be sent to KDC’s mailing address (they must be received by May 3 in order to be included in this year’s Puja):

Mail to:
KDC, 215 East 33rd Avenue, Eugene, OR 97405

We are very blessed to have Venerable Lama Tsang Tsing performing this rare and profound Puja for our loved ones.