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Online Tsok, Anniversary & Wheel Day Practices

August 2020-Losar 2021 

(Click here to see our program of regular online meditation practices

So that our dharma communities can continue to join in group practice while following health guidelines on how to protect ourselves, our loved ones and the wider community through social distancing, SIA will continue to host regular Online Feast Offering practices that can be joined nationwide. This is a format we will continue as it also helps people join our practices who do not live near a practice centre.

Our monthly Feast Offering practices are hosted on the tenth day of the waxing and waning moon (Guru Rinpoche Day and Dakini Day). The Tibetan word for this practice is tsok, which means ‘gathering’ and refers to the gathering of practitioners, the gathering of offerings, the gathering of mandala deities, and the gathering of merit and wisdom. To attend this kind of practice it is helpful, but not essential, to have some familiarity with Vajrayana theory and practice. 

We are also offering the Korwa Dongtruk practice for the Deceased, hosted on the third Wednesday of every month as well as the Wheel, Anniversary and Buddha Day dates according to the SI calendar.

Whenever an event is being hosted by SI Global, we will cancel our practice so people can join.

Supporting material on how to join these practices, including details on any restrictions, are detailed clearly in the individual emails that are sent to our national mailing list about a week prior to the practice date.

August 2020

August 14 Friday - Dakini Day Time: 6.45 for a 7.00pm start  
Liturgy: The Heart Essence of Deathless Arya Tara

August 19 Wednesday - Korwa Dongtruk Time: 6.45 for a 7.00pm start 
Liturgy: He Who Churns the Depths of Samsara

August 28  Friday - Guru Rinpoche Day Time: 1.45 for a 2.00pm start AEST 
Vima Ladrup: The Guru Sādhana of Vimalamitra 
Rain of Blessings - Everyone Welcome


September 2020

September 12 Saturday - Dakini Day  Time: 1.45 for a 2.00pm start AEST
Liturgy: The Heart Essence of Deathless Arya Tara

September 16 Wednesday - Korwa Dongtruk Time: 6.45 for a 7.00pm start AEST
Liturgy: He Who Churns the Depths of Samsara

September 26 Saturday - Guru Rinpoche Day Time: 1.45 for a 2.00pm start AEST
Vima Ladrup: The Guru Sādhana of Vimalamitra
• Rain of Blessings - Everyone Welcome


October 2020
Please note: AEDT (Summertime) begins Sunday the 4th October 2020. Please adjust your attendance time if you do not live in the Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne time zones.

October 5 Monday - Anniversary of Kyabjé Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche Time: 6.15 for a 6.30pm start AEDT (Sydney, Australia time) 

 Liturgy: Daybreak of Blessings - hosted by Jakob Leschly

October 12 Monday - Dakini Day Time: 6.45 for a 7.00pm start AEDT (Sydney, Australia time) 

 Liturgy: The Heart Essence of Deathless Arya Tara

October 21 Wednesday - Korwa Dongtruk Time: 6.45 for a 7.00pm start AEDT (Sydney, Australia time) 

 Liturgy: He Who Churns the Depths of Samsara

October 26 Monday - Guru Rinpoche Day Time: 6.45 for a 7.00pm start AEDT (Sydney, Australia time) 

 Vima Ladrup (tbc – see Guru Rinpoche Day notification email for confirmation)
Rain of Blessings - Everyone Welcome


November 2020

November 7 Saturday Lha Bab Düchen – Descent from Indra’s Heaven Time: 1.45 for a 2.00pm start AEDT (Sydney, Australia time) 

 Liturgy: Shakyamuni Buddha Prayers - Everyone Welcome

November 10 Tuesday - Dakini Day Time: 6.45 for a 7.00pm start AEDT (Sydney, Australia time) 

 Liturgy: The Heart Essence of Deathless Arya Tara

Korwa Dongtruk - Wednesday November 18 Time: 6.45 for a 7.00pm start AEDT (Sydney, Australia time) 

 Liturgy: He Who Churns the Depths of Samsara

Guru Rinpoche Day - Tuesday November 24 Time: 6.45 for a 7.00pm start AEDT (Sydney, Australia time) 

 Vima Ladrup (tbc – see Guru Rinpoche Day notification email for confirmation)
Rain of Blessings - Everyone Welcome

December 2020

Dakini Day - Thursday December 10 Time: 6.45 for a 7.00pm start AEDT (Sydney, Australia time) 

 Liturgy: The Heart Essence of Deathless Arya Tara

Korwa Dongtruk - Wednesday December 16 Time: 6.45 for a 7.00pm start AEDT (Sydney, Australia time) 

Liturgy: He Who Churns the Depths of Samsara

Guru Rinpoche Day - Thursday December 24 Time: 6.45 for a 7.00pm start AEDT (Sydney, Australia time) 

Vima Ladrup (tbc – see Guru Rinpoche Day notification email for confirmation)
Rain of Blessings - Everyone Welcome

2021

January 2021

Dakini Day - Friday January 8 Time: 6.45 for a 7.00pm start AEDT (Sydney, Australia time) 

Liturgy: The Heart Essence of Deathless Arya Tara

Korwa Dongtruk - Wednesday January 20 Time: 6.45 for a 7.00pm start AEDT (Sydney, Australia time) 

Liturgy: He Who Churns the Depths of Samsara

Guru Rinpoche Day - Saturday January 23 Time: 1.45 for a 2.00pm start AEDT (Sydney, Australia time) 

Vima Ladrup (tbc – see Guru Rinpoche Day notification email for confirmation)
Rain of Blessings - Everyone Welcome


Anniversary of Kunkhyen Longchen Rabjam - Sunday January 31 Time: 1.45 for a 2.00pm start AEDT (Sydney, Australia time) 

Liturgy: TBA

February 2021

Dakini Day - Sunday February 7 Time: 1.45 for a 2.00pm start AEDT (Sydney, Australia time) 

Liturgy: The Heart Essence of Deathless Arya Tara

Losar Tibetan New Year - Friday February 12 Time: 6.15 for a 6:30 pm start AEDT (Sydney, Australia time) 

Liturgy: Various auspicious prayers

 

SIA Disclaimer:
Traditionally, tsok practice involves the roles of a qualified vajra master, who leads the tsok practice, and chant leader & shrine master. During our SIA online tsok, the roles of vajra master and chant leader are usually merged into one role, and sometimes the shrine master also. The ritual activities may thus be simplified and performed more as would be the case in a personal retreat setting, where the practitioner performs all procedures by him/herself.

The ritual procedures should therefore neither serve as a role model nor be used for training purposes. The intent of SIA online tsok is to gather as a sangha and practice together. All the ritual aspects are being performed by the host on behalf of everyone but if you are familiar with the shrine set up and offerings, you are welcome to do the same in your own home.

Occasionally the online tsok practice will be led by one of Rinpoche’s appointed SI instructors. At other times, the tsok practice will be led by a peer practitioner, a sangha brother or sister, who kindly offers to host and lead the tsok gathering.

If you are interested in joining the Online Hosts team for SIA, you are welcome to contact Charlotte Davis the SIA online practice coordinator: online@si.org.au

Please also view our website for Online teachings and practices offered by Jakob Leschly

 

 

 

September 2020