On February 15th students and friends of the Venerable Panchen Ötrul Rinpoche got together at Jampa Ling to celebrate Losar, the Tibetan New Year, with our Lama. This year there were a great many guests from the Tibetan community and the Mongolian community in Ireland.
After smoke puja, we gathered in the shrine room for prayers and all stood for the Tibetan national anthem sung in Tibetan, then Rinpoche gave blessings for the New Year of the Female Wood Sheep. The entertainment after lunch had a real international flavour with songs and dancing in the Irish, Tibetan and Mongolian traditions. Everyone really enjoyed the occasion.