Losar – Tibetan New Year


Losar Tibetan New Year Celebration at Gaden Samten Ling

Losar – Tibetan New Year Celebration
Saturday, February 10th, 2024
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. MST

Please RSVP by February 1st!

Members’ Only Event. Click here to apply or renew your membership for 2024.

Losar, the Tibetan New Year, is held on the 1st day of the 1st month according to the Tibetan Lunar Calendar.  The ceremony includes offering the Body, Speech and Mind Mandala, a khata and a monetary offering to His Holiness the Dalai Lama and our precious Kushok Lobsang Dhamchoe, as well as reciting offering prayers, auspicious prayers and long life prayers. The ceremony concludes with the traditional Sangsol Offering ceremony. It is so fortunate to have the opportunity to offer in person to His Holiness Dalai Lama’s throne and to our precious teacher, Kushok Lobsang Dhamchoe.   This is an auspicious way to begin the new year.

Our Program is as follows:

  • 11:00 am  Offering and Prayers
  • 12:00 pm   Lunch
  • 1:00 – 2:00 pm Presentation of Member Symbols 

(Because of restrictions, we have been unable to offer member symbols over the last few years.  Please email [email protected] if you have not received your symbol, if you have returned your symbol or need to exchange your symbol because your membership category has changed.  As we have a limited number of symbols, we are only able to offer a symbol to those who come in person.  In the event that we run short, please be assured that we will order more symbols in the near future.)

The new year generates a time of increase in virtuous activity amongst Buddhist practitioners. Any actions done during that period of time, for better or worse, are multiplied in their power by virtue of being in alignment or out of alignment with the great deeds the Buddha himself did during this same astrological period over 2,500 years ago. It is a very powerful time to practice and increase one’s commitment to both practice and study as the power of that magical event can be harnessed to assist in our personal evolution towards enlightenment.

Losar is the Tibetan New Year and the first two weeks, in particular, commemorate the time when the Buddha uncharacteristically displayed his power by doing a number of miracles to win over hundreds (if not thousands) of disciples from other teachers who were against the Buddha’s teachings. They challenged the Buddha to a dual of mystical powers that would take place over two weeks, and at the end of this period, the Buddha had clearly won the match. As a result, all those who witnessed the event converted and became followers of the Buddha’s teachings.


If you would like to volunteer for this event, please email Andrea Ibarra at [email protected].  Thank you for considering to help us with this event.


Pre-registration is required for this event. As a members-only event, the registration link will be found in your Member Portal. Please register by February 1st.

There is no fee to attend. Gaden Samten Ling is a registered charity. Donations are greatly appreciated as they help sustain our programs. Suggested donation $10. Please donate online here:

If you would like to renew your membership please click here.

For more information about this event or any of the programs offered at Gaden Samten Ling, please contact our office at [email protected]. We would be happy to help you!

Thank you for your continued support of Gaden Samten Ling. We wish you good health and happiness in the coming year and hope to see you at our Tibetan New Year Celebration!


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