Pujas for Inspiration & Contemplation
Chanting prayers are held regularly at Kadampa Meditation Center Switzerland. These chanted prayers accompanied by various meditation practices (Sanskrit: pujas) help us to experience inspiration, strength and protection. By asking the Buddhas for their help, we receive their blessings and our mind becomes wide and positive. With an open mind, we in turn find it easy to perform positive actions and be a source of inspiration and joy for ourselves and others.
Tsog offerings pujas are ceremonies that involve offerings of food and drink to Buddhas in conjunction with prayers and meditations. Each participant is invited to bring a small food offering.
Everyone is welcome. All pujas are free of charge, most are public and no prior registration is required.
The daily protector practice
Daily at 17:00pm or weekends some times at 19:00pm
The Wishfulfilling Jewel is a special practice for developing compassion, wisdom, and spiritual power by relying upon Wisdom Buddha Je Tsongkhapa, and for overcoming obstacles and difficulties on the spiritual path by relying upon his Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden.
Liberation of Sorrow
On the 8th of each month
Liberation from suffering prayers include praises to the 21 manifestations of Tara. This praise is very powerful because it is Sutra, the actual words of Buddha. Tara is a female Buddha, a manifestation of the ultimate wisdom of all Buddhas. Her name means "swift rescure" because she frees us from all external and internal fears. Ultimately she saves us from all suffering and leads us to full enlightenment.
Tara is a female Buddha, a manifestation of the ultimate wisdom of all Buddhas.
Her name means "rescuer" because she frees us from all external and internal fears. In the end, she saves us from all suffering and leads us to full enlightenment.
Offering to the Spiritual Guide
On the 10th and 25th of each month
Offering to the Spiritual Guide or Lama Chöpa in Tibetan is a special Guru Yoga by Je Tsongkhapa in conjunction with Highest Yoga Tantra.
The main practice is to rely on a Spiritual Guide. However, it also includes all the essential practices of the stages of the path (Lamrim) and the training of the mind (Lojong) as well as the generation stage and completion stage of Highest Yoga Tantra.
Relying on our Spiritual Guide like on Je Tsongkhapa will naturally increase our compassion, our spiritual strength and above all our wisdom.
Prayers for the deceased
Once a month
Medicine Buddha Prayers
A method to benefit others
Once a month
A pure life
On the 15th of each month
The essence of this practice is taking eight precepts and keeping them purely for twenty-four hours. We first need to receive these precepts from a qualified Preceptor, and then we can take them on our own as often as we wish.
Because this practice is motivated by bodhichitta, it is especially powerful for purifying negativity, accumulating merit - a positive mental power - and creating the cause for us to attain the unsurpassed happiness of enlightenment.
Quick Path to Great Bliss
Attendance only with HYT Empowerments possible
Vajrayogini is a female enlightened Deity of Highest Yoga Tantra who is the manifestation of the wisdom of all Buddhas. On these mornings we are practising the self-generation practice of Vajrayogini, called "Quick Path to Great Bliss".
By relying upon this practice sincerely, with a good heart and a mind of faith, it is definitely possible to attain full enlightenment; but to accomplish such results we must practise this sadhana regularly. To practise the sadhana successfully we should first receive the empowerment of Vajrayogini, and then study authentic instructions on the practice such as those found in the commentary Guide to Dakini Land. Führer ins Dakiniland zu finden sind.
On the 29th of each month
The extensive sadhana, or ‘method of attainment’, for fulfilling our commitment to rely upon the Dharma Protector and to practise Lamrim, Lojong and Mahamudra, and for restoring any degenerate or broken commitments.
This puja is 3 hours and 15 minutes long