Losar Celebration – 2018

Kunzang Palyul Choling Maryland

Tibetan New Year 2145 (2018) Year of the Earth Male Dog

Weekend of Feb 16-18

Friday, Feb 16

Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo will teach and offer the Bodhisattva Vow Ceremony. This is a rare opportunity to take refuge with Jetsunma as part of the vow ceremony at 7:00 pm

11am Shower of Blessings Tsog Practice

1-3pm Music & Lunch

1pm Pot Luck

1-4pm Games table and prayer flag making table for adults and children

2pm Mandala practice and Tea Ceremony. All may participate in making offerings and enjoying traditional chai tea and “dresil” sweet rice in the prayer room

3-4pm  Smoke Pots at Stupa

7pm  Reception with refreshments


Saturday Feb 17

11:00 am – Making Offerings, What’s In It for Me?

24 hour prayer vigil for all beings liberation

Come learn why Buddhists make offerings, what sorts of things can be offered, what the significance is, and how making offerings can help you on your spiritual path.

All are welcome — this is part of KPC’s Buddhism for Beginners series, offered every first and third Saturday with different topics. There is no fee, but registration is requested at the door and donations are always welcome.
Questions? Ask us here or email kpc@tara.org.
Not able to come to Maryland? Join us online via www.tara.org at 11 AM EST.

1-2pm Smoke Pots at Stupa

1-3pm Music and light refreshments

1-4pm Prayer flag making and face painting for children

3pm: Mandala practice


Sunday Feb 18

Regular Sunday schedule

1-4pm Hang new prayer flags and children’s activities, including face painting.

The Lunar New Year will mark the annual flow of hundreds of multi-cultural visitors through KPC’s doors. Their presence is a reminder of the amazing diversity and inclusion that is at the heart of the Buddhist community.

And throughout the year thousands more will connect with KPC through prayer request, social media, stupa visits and hikes among the trails of the Peace Park.

Be a part of this renewal with a sustaining pledge


Kunzang Palyul Choling

18400 River Road

Poolesville, MD 20837

(301) 710-6259