Gaden Ngamchoe 燃灯节!

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On 9th December 2020, a day prior to Gaden Ngamchoe, is Shemchoe, the memorial anniversary of Je Jamchen Choejey, founder of Sera Monastery and disciple of Lama Tsong Khapa, there will be recitation of Lama Tsongkhapa’s Lekshe Nyingpo (Essence of True Eloquence) by a limited assembly of around 100 plus monks.

On 10th December, in the morning there will be virtual teaching on Lama Tsongkhapa’s Lekshe Nyingpo (Essence of True Eloquence) by HH The Dalai Lama. In the afternoon at 2.00 pm there will be continuation of the previous day’s recitation.

At 6 pm assembly of lamas and tulkus will perform a special Guru Puja.

During both the days there will be butter lamp Offering and also illumination of the main temple.

Ganden Ngam-Chos - 10 Dec. 2020 on 10th December 2020
An Anniversary to Je Rinpoche – Lama Tsong Khapa on 25th day of 10th Tibetan calendar month. The day is observed with a with special assembly prayer, Butter Lamp offerings and extra special lighting over the prayer assembly Hall during the evening & night. Monks visit the Prayer Assembly Hall in the evening to offer prayers & scarves to the altar of Lama Tsong Khapa.


燃灯节!“纪念宗克巴大师圆寂日” 宗喀巴大师(1357~1419年),法名罗桑札巴,意为“善慧”,藏传佛教格鲁派创始人,“宗喀巴”乃后人之尊称。传说他为文殊菩萨转世,于元顺帝至正十七年(1357年,为藏历火鸡年)十月二十五日诞生在“宗喀”,故被称为宗喀巴。三岁时,法王噶玛巴游戏金刚由西藏至内地,见其器宇不凡,即授其近事戒,并赐号庆喜藏。七岁依敦珠仁钦受沙弥戒,于札什伦布萨迦寺修学莲华部法,尽得奥义。复入雪山苦行数年,又修学迦当派诸教义,并至各地游学。当时藏地固有之萨迦派已堕落为咒法邪教,宗喀巴遂发愿改革,提倡严守独身主义之戒律佛教,创立兜率教派,后称额尔德派(即“德行派”)。 宗喀巴提倡般若中观与秘密金刚乘之融合说,采用原始佛教之乞食方式、座具、服装、戒律,并戴黄帽,故其派系称黄帽派或黄衣派。其戒律、德行遍及西藏全土,势力亦逐渐传播,而成为后世达赖、班禅喇嘛之源流。宗喀巴曾于拉萨近郊创建甘丹寺,继令弟子于拉萨附近建色拉寺、哲蚌寺,分扬法化,尽夺红衣喇嘛说法之席。信徒皆视宗喀巴为阿弥陀佛或文殊菩萨之化身而益加尊崇,一般亦普遍尊之为“第二佛陀”。大师著作极多,共有二百余种,总编成《宗喀巴全书》流通于世,其中最重要者为《菩提道次第论》与《密宗道次第论》,二书皆有广略二本,其中《菩提道次第广论》已由法尊法师译为中文。宗喀巴于明永乐十五年(1419年,为藏历土猪年)十月二十五日示寂(大师生卒年月尚有其他说法,这里取其流通说法),世寿六十三。藏传佛教有燃灯节,即为纪念宗喀巴大师而设。因为藏历十月二十五日是宗喀巴大师圆寂日,而宗喀巴两大弟子嘉央却杰和仙钦却杰又分别于十月二十四日、二十六日圆寂,第二世嘉木样又是在十月二十七日圆寂,所以有些地方,如拉卜楞寺的燃灯节,虽同样从十月二十五日开始,但却延续三天,表示对三位圣者之纪念。