Chanted Prayers (Pujas)

Each month we hold a variety of Buddhist pujas (prayers) that are open to everyone. We make these prayers and requests to different deities or Buddhas in order to create the conditions for successful meditation, improve our good qualities and to benefit everyone around us.

Chanted prayers are a powerful way to help us stay positive and develop inner strength, as well as create positive mental energy to help the world in troubled times.

Dedications

At many of these prayer sessions we offer dedications on behalf of those who are experiencing suffering, or who have recently died. Should there be anyone you would like to add to those dedications, please click on the button and complete the form

Regular Pujas

(Please check calendar to confirm times and dates)

Every Sunday and Wednesday

Heart Jewel

By engaging in the special Guru yoga practised in conjunction with Je Tsongkhapa we can purify negativity, accumulate merit and receive blessings, and attain a very special wisdom. By engaging in the special method for relying upon the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden we can overcome obstacles to our practice and create favourable conditions so that we can nurture and increase our spiritual realizations. These two practices are the very essence of Kadampa Buddhism. If we practise them regularly and sincerely, we will reap a rich harvest of pure Dharma realizations, and eventually come to experience the supreme joy of full enlightenment.

 

Every Thursday and the 29th of the month

Wish Fulfilling Jewel

By engaging in the Guru yoga practised in conjunction with Je Tsongkhapa we can purify negativity, accumulate merit and receive blessings, and attain a very special compassion, wisdom and spiritual strength. By relying upon the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden we can overcome obstacles to our practice and create favourable conditions so that we can nurture and increase our spiritual realizations. These two practices are the very essence of Kadampa Buddhism. The practice of Wishfulfilling Jewel also includes special torma and tsog offering sections. If we practise this regularly and sincerely, we will develop pure Dharma realizations, and eventually come to experience the supreme joy of full enlightenment.

Tara Prayers

8th of the month

Tara Prayers (Liberation from Sorrow)

The Liberation from Sorrow prayers include praises to the twenty-one manifestations of Tara. Because these are Sutra, the actual words of Buddha, they are particularly powerful and blessed.  Tara is a female Buddha, a manifestation of the ultimate wisdom of all the Buddhas.  Her name means ‘Rescuer’ because she rescues us from all outer and inner fears. Ultimately she rescues us from all suffering and guides us to full enlightenment.  Like a mother she protects us from all internal and external dangers; she provides us with all the necessary conditions for our spiritual training, and guides us and inspires us with her blessings as we progress along the spiritual path.

10th & 25th of the month

Offering to the Spiritual Guide

Offering to the Spiritual Guide, or Lama Chopa in Tibetan, is a special Guru yoga of Je Tsongkhapa in conjunction with Highest Yoga Tantra. It was compiled by the first Panchen Lama, Losang Chokyi Gyaltsen, as a preliminary practice for Tantric Mahamudra. The main practice is meditation on reliance upon our Spiritual Guide, but it also includes all the essential practices of the stages of the path (Lamrim) and training the mind (Lojong), as well as both the generation and completion stages of Highest Yoga Tantra. By relying upon our Spiritual Guide as one with Je Tsongkhapa, our compassion, spiritual power, and especially our wisdom will naturally increase. A complete commentary to this practice can be found in Great Treasury of Merit.

Tara Prayers

Every month

Powa

Prayers of Compassion for the Deceased.  Powa is a special ceremony to help those who have recently died experience peace of mind after death and be cared for by the Buddha of Compassion, Avalokiteshvara. During this ceremony we engage in the traditional Buddhist practice of transference of consciousness in conjunction with the prayers, “Path of Compassion for the Deceased”.

Dedication Request

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