Saturday, June 27, 2009

Mystical Arts of Tibet: Unity Church July 2nd: Visiting Tibetan Monks

Lama Chopa: Sacred ceremony shared by Tibetan Monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery

On July 2, 2009, 7pm, Unity Church (1243 Delaware Ave. Buffalo, NY (716) 882-0391) will be hosting Tibetan Monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery to celebrate the Lama Chopa sacred ceremony.

Lama Chopa is perhaps the most popular practice in Tibetan Tantric world. It is traditionally performed on auspicious occasions for invoking the blessings of the enlightened masters for individual, communal, and environment healing. The ceremony involves chants, traditional musical instruments, and various offerings of light food and flowers. This practice was composed by the First Panchen Lama, Lobsang Chokyi Gyaltsen. The First Panchen Lama was the guru of the Fifth Dalai Lama, and perhaps the singularly most popular figure in seventeenth century Tibet. Today it is perhaps even more popular than ever, serving as something of a symbol of the endangered Tibetan civilization.

To purchase tickets: UNITY CHURCH and 716-882-0391.

Unity Church is in need of assistance for visiting monks:

a) Overnight lodging is needed for the monks. Hosts will take their guests home with them Thursday evening, July 2, after the Lama Chopa sacred ceremony at our church. Hosts need to provide one meal (breakfast) and return their guests to our church Friday morning, July 3.

b) We need help with providing food and serving a late afternoon meal at church on Thursday, July 2. Please contact us if you are interested in helping.

Blessings from your friends at Unity Church in Buffalo, 1243 Delaware Ave. Buffalo, NY 14209 (716) 882-0391, email:

Susan Marie
New York USA

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