Celebrating Lama Tsongkhapa Day 2017

Tuesday, December 12 from 7pm to 9pm
at Jewel Heart Center

Tsongkhapa Day

Lama Tsongkhapa Day, which this year falls on December 12, is the celebration of the parinirvana and enlightenment of Je Tsongkhapa (1357-1419), the renowned saint, scholar, yogi, teacher, and author from Tibet, the Land of Snows.

Among his many contributions to the Dharma, Lama Tsongkhapa wrote 18 volumes of teachings, including his Lam Rim Chenmo – The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment. He also revitalized the monastic code in Tibet, established the annual Great Prayer Festival, and established Ganden Monastery, the first of the great monasteries of the Gelugpa tradition.

All merit (positive potential) accumulated on this day is multiplied 100,000 times.

Shantideva Meditation Center will join our friends at Jewel Heart to celebrate Lama Tsongkhapa Day with a special Guru Puja (Lama Chöpa) and Tsog, to honor our lineage gurus. Guru Puja lays the whole path to enlightenment on our mindstream, connects us more strongly to our teachers, and allows us to quickly and effectively accumulate merit and purify negative karma. The practice also restores spiritual vows and commitments that might have degenerated.

For more information on practices for Lama Tsongkhapa Day, please click here.

Dates and Time:

Tuesday, December 12 from 7pm to 9pm


Jewel Heart Center: 260 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013

Directions: 260 West Broadway is just below Canal Street. The entrance is in the St. John’s Lane alleyway that runs parallel to and between Varick Street and 6th Avenue. Here is a map showing the location of Jewel Heart Center.

Subway Transportation: 1 to Franklin St.; A, C, E to Canal St.; N, R to Canal St.


Practice generosity during a most auspicious time. You are invited to make a single donation through the PayPal link or become a member with a recurring monthly donation to support our center and programs. Great merit is generated through your contribution of any amount.

Prayer Requests:

If you would like to request a dedication for yourself or someone else who might benefit from this practice, please email email hidden; JavaScript is required and indicate “Lama Tsongkhapa Day Prayers” in the subject line. Please provide a 24-hour notice for prayer requests.