A tsog offering, typically held on the tenth and twenty-fifth of the Tibetan lunar calendar, is done in conjunction with the practice of Guru Puja, in Tibetan, Lama Chopa (or the buddha Vajrasattva). It is a series of offerings and requests to the spiritual teacher in the form of Lama Losang Thubwang Dorje Chang.
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