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A long life puja was offered to Lama Zopa Rinpoche, FPMT spiritual director, on behalf of the centers, projects, services and students of FPMT on Sunday, December 29, 2012, at Kopan Monastery in Nepal.
The long life puja purifies the relationship between teacher and disciple, and creates the merit for the teacher to remain and guide students and all sentient beings.
“To understand why a long life puja is essential, we must understand the value of the Guru. He is our guide in this life, the bardo and future lives. He is immensely important. It is not a case where if we ask him to live he will, and vice-versa, but that to offer such a ceremony purifies our own broken samayas,” Geshe Lama Konchog instructed.
FPMT’s Long Life Puja Fund supports annual long life pujas for Lama Zopa Rinpoche and for His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Visit the Long Life Puja Fund page to learn more.
To see more photographs from the recent long life puja for Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Kopan Monastery, visit Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s page on Facebook.
With more than 160 centers, projects and services around the globe, there is always news on FPMT activities, teachers and events. Mandala hopes to share as many of these timely stories as possible. If you have news you would like to share, please let us know.
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