Greetings from Kalimpong. The Bumchok Puja started yesterday with the aim of accumulating 100,000 guru mantra with 15 monks and small group of Lotus Speech pilgrims from Hong Kong, Malaysia and Australia. The Bumchok puja will go on for 3 days in total with daily tsog offerings and 1000 butter lamp offerings. The tsog offerings will be distributed to the public, schools and orphanage.
Today’s tsog offerings were distributed to the Central School for Tibetans with 1000 students. Most of them are borders at the school and are from poor families from surrounding areas. They would not have afforded to have such luxuries like biscuits, sweets and chips. For them this is indeed a treat!
The purpose of this puja is to clear obstacles for Lotus Speech, for the dharma to flourish for all, may all the masters live long and spread the dharma, and to accumulate virtuous karma. Rinpoche would like to continue this event on a yearly basis.
Many thanks to Lotus Speech Canada, Lotus Speech Australia and various sponsors who have contributed to the tsog offerings.
Min Li, Lotus Speech Australia, in Kalimpong