Tuesday, January 17, 2023
The 25th day of the 11th lunar is Vajrayogini’s annual special tsog day in 2023 on the solar western calendar. The entire 11th month is Vajrayogini Month, when all Vajrayogini practices are especially auspicious and meritorious. Vajrayogini month this year runs from December 24th (2022) to January 21, 2023 and her special annual day is on the 25th day of the 11th lunar month): January 17, 2023.
Lama Zopa writes, in the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive:
“The Tibetan 11th month (Gyal Dawa) is a special time for mother tantra, a special time for Vajrayogini, and a special month to offer Vajrayogini tsog. The Tibetan 12th month is a special time for father tantra, a special time for Chakrasamvara, and a special month to offer Chakrasamvara tsog. Especially in these two months it is very important to offer tsog.”
About Dakini Tsog
Dakini Tsog (Tsok) is always offered and celebrated on the 25th day of each lunar month in Vajrayana Buddhist traditions, celebrating the feminine energy of wisdom, and is a commitment for Highest Yoga Tantra practitioners — especially sacred for practitioners of Vajrayogini or Chittamani Tara. Devoted Buddhists will celebrate with a Tsok (Tsog), a feast including food, singing, a group (or single) sadhana full of sound and celebration.
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Dakini Tsog, especially, celebrates Vajrayogini, the Sarva Dakini and Chittamani Tara (Highest Yoga Tantra aspect of Mother Tara) and the Wisdom Dakinis. The Tsog feast sadhanas for Vajrayogini is contained in the Vajrayogini Sadhanas and the Tsog feast sadhanas for Chittamani Tara are found in Her Sadhanas. Honoring one is the same as honoring both, as they are all emanations of Tara and the Wisdom of all the Buddhas.
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