Sat, Feb 10|
Open to all: COME PARTY WITH US FOR LOSAR 2024! 10th - 1pm EST
The wooden dragon year!
Time & Location
Feb 10, 2024, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
About the event
Losar, the Tibetan New Year, is one of the most important celebrations for Tibetans, marking the beginning of a new lunar year. In 2024, Losar will usher in the Year of the Wood Dragon, a symbol that carries profound cultural and spiritual significance within the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. This festival, which blends spiritual rituals with communal festivities, typically spans several days, beginning on the first day of the lunar month and can last up to fifteen days, with the first three days being the most significant.
The celebration of Losar is steeped in history, dating back to the pre-Buddhist period in Tibet, where winter incense-burning ceremonies were conducted to appease local spirits, deities, and protectors. With the advent of Buddhism in Tibet, these ancient practices were integrated into the Buddhist traditions, giving birth to the Losar festival as it is known today. It's a time for both reflecting on the year that has passed and looking forward with optimism to the new year.
While we keep our focus in the Vajrayana path as it was practiced in India, as a way to honor our forefathers who kept the flame alive, we come together on Losar to practice and to share the beginning of the year. Come join us! Everyone is invited.