Lama Zopa Rinpoche encourages FPMT Centers to offer sur on a regular basis for the benefit of the Centers, the Center members, and surrounding community. As such, the Guhyasmaja Center is organizing an informal group of people who are doing the practice so that someone at any given time is doing it. So, if you are doing the practice with some regularity and would like to join us, please send an email to Dr Lorne Ladner (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Dr Lorne Ladner gave a class in which he explained how to do the sur practice based on teachings he received from Lama Zopa Rinpoche. The class was recorded and the MP3 is available here on Center website on the MISC tab. For more information about the sur practice including a copy of the sadhana, please search this blog for “sur”.
This is a lower tantra practice and can be done even if you have not taken an initiation. I find it to be a moving and beautiful practice of generosity and compassion.