The special feature of this group practise is that all participants have the exciting opportunity to contribute to the accumulation of 100,000 tsog offerings. We were supposed to recite a condensed tsog offering prayer hundreds of times. They say, if there are 200 in a group, each person will recite the verses 500 times. The compounded feat that you will complete as a group is the accumulation of 100,000 tsog offerings. And since it is a merit multiplying day, we could dedicate heaps of merits to our family, friends and to our own karmic account. I am sure there were more than 200 people today, hence the number of offerings should be much more than 100,000.
Khen Rinpoche Lama Lhundrup presided over the puja. The altar was laden with heaps of offerings. Although at first, I was not familiar with the verses but repeating them, they became music to the ears and it was rather rhythmic after that. I recalled that, even though we do not remember our past lives, but in this life if we were to meet the Buddha/Dharma, somehow we know that the seed of this connection was already planted since many eons of lifetimes ago.
"Sky-goers and Dharma protectors, six types of beings who have been our mother,
And guests of the higher and lower assemblies.
By taking this, please let fall a great rain of inexhaustible blessings, attainments and holy Dharma,