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On the April 13, 2024,

The first anniversary of the profound moment when Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche manifested the aspect of "Maha Parinirvana"(Passing) was successfully concluded.

On this auspicious occasion, Kopan Monastery, along with the entire FPMT family and devoted students of Rinpoche worldwide, came together to reflect on the boundless kindness of our Guru through extensive 'De Choe' practice sessions.

To honor this significant event, various important practices had been held at Kopan. On April 12th, senior sangha members and students of FPMT engaged in the self-initiation of Yamantaka. On April 13th, all came together for the Heruka Lama Choepa (Guru Puja), followed by the Gyuyasamaja self-initiation on April 14th.

As a Guru embodies inspiration and creates the conditions for students to tread the spiritual path, the manifestation of passing away serves as a profound display of compassion, challenging our misconceptions of impermanence and self-cherishing mind. That was the time for all of us to make offerings, engage in practice, and take vows to accumulate as much merit as possible, thus pleasing our Guru.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to all students and Dharma friends of late Rinpoche across the world to came to Kopan Monastery despite their busy time to make this occasion truly meritorious.

Thank you so much once again on behalf of Kopan monastery family.

Letter from Geshe Thupten Chonyi, Abbot of Kopan Monastery, to all who have a connection with Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche:

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Tibetan Mo Dice divination explanation

Tibetan Mo dice divination is an ancient predictive technique. Considered to be the voice and Wisdom of the Manjushri - the Bodhisattva of Wisdom- the advice given is taken seriously. The Dalai Lama and many high lamas either practice or consult the mo dice for important decisions.

While there are different forms of mo divination, this form uses a six sided die with Tibetan letters on it. After a meditation and invocation of Manjushri the die is cast twice, resulting in one of thirty-six different answers.

Unlike more open ended forms of divination this system is very clear cut. Answers are related to specific topic, each of the 36 results has a different answer for the topics which come usually in the form of advice on prayers and practices.

The topics are:
Goals, intentions, and aims
Family, property, and life
Illness (Specify whose illness/health)
Spiritual practice (The outlook of performing a specific practice)
Friends, and wealth
Evil spirits
Lost items
Uncategorized miscellanea

The answers tend to come in the form of statements, and advice. You might be told everything is alright, or going to hell in a hand basket; you might be told to say a few mantras, or bake a cake. Along with the answers and visions, each letter has various associations; directions, elements, colors, body parts, and more. Unlike more open ended forms of divination, the mo dice are often very precise.

When you order a Mo Dice divination you can specify what category you want to look into, or a question based on one of those categories, though the first option generally works out best. You will receive instructions and clarification regarding the practices or pujas suggested and any images or mantras relevant to the instructions.


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