Saturday, February 25th from 11am – 12:30pm
2328 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
We will practice the Milarepa meditation, prayer and feast practice (tsok).
This is a Tibetan meditation and prayer which involves visualizations, mantras and recitation of the Milarepa Tsok liturgy. Tsok means ‘gathering’ or feast – it is a central practice of Buddhist Tantra. Tsok is used to accumulate merit, set in motion positive momentum for one’s spiritual life, clear negative karma and strengthen one’s connections with the Buddhist teachings, teachers and community.
Participants should bring a dish of food or drink to share with everyone at a Tsok. You may also bring kombucha tea, red wine, flowers, money offerings or butterlamps. In a Tsok, all the food is shared during a break in the prayer. It is similar to a potluck in that everyone shares the food they bring in a great feast. However, unlike an ordinary potluck, in the Tsok, there are prayers and visualizations. Through the combination of praying, meditation, feasting and sharing, we connect with the buddha-nature of everyone in attendance.
What kind of food should I bring?
Traditionally one brings unopened food (which one has not eaten yet) and one brings wonderful, favorite foods to symbolize giving what is most precious as an act of generosity. *This is a vegetarian tsok, so all the food should be vegetarian.
This is an open program held on Saturday, February 25th from 11am – 12:30pm. All are welcome.
To register or for more information visit: