Trashi Ganden Choepel Ling Tibetan Buddhist Centre would like to welcome everyone to the Aotearoa New Zealand Great Prayer Festival 2019, commemorating the 600th anniversary of Lama Tsongkhapa's passing. The Festival is a free event open to the public. Lama Tsongkhapa is the founder of the Gelug tradition, one of the four major Tibetan Buddhist traditions, and among the greatest Buddhist masters of Tibet.
Ten years before his passing, he started the tradition of holding Great Prayer Festivals in 1409, dedicated to the flourishing of the Buddha's teachings and for the happiness of all sentient beings. To honour his legacy of enlightened compassion and wisdom, we would like to follow his example by gathering people to make vast aspirational prayers as taught by the Buddha, and the great Indian and Tibetan masters.
The Great Prayer Festival will also feature talks, guided meditations, and displays of Tibetan Buddhist arts. For more information, please visit our website.