Losar 2022

Riwoche Temple will open Thursday, March 3rd from 8:00 a.m to 5:00 pm to anyone wishing to make aspirations in the shrine room on Losar day.  Due to the recent parinirvana of Kyabje Dodrupchen Rinpoche and Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche, the Temple will not be celebrating Losar with the customary gathering of auspicious rice, tea, and cookies.

The first fifteen days of the new year celebrate the fifteen days during which the Buddha displayed miracles to his disciples. During this month, it is said that the effects of both positive and negative actions are multiplied ten million times and hence called Bumgyur Dawa in Tibetan.

Anyone visiting the temple on Losar day will be asked to respect health protocols.  We will have a hand sanitizing station and ask everyone visiting to be masked.

We thank everyone in advance for their understanding as the safety of our members and community continue to be at the forefront.  Those unable to visit the temple and wishing to make a donation on Losar, please follow the link:  https://riwoche.com/losar-2022/