Chanted Prayers (Pujas) Now Available As Live Streams!
Due to the Covid-19 situation we are temporarily unable to continue our meditation program at Kadampa Meditation Center Switzerland. Therefore we are now offering you some of our chanted prayers via online live streams.
We regularly organise group prayers, and draw inspiration, strength and protection from these for our daily life. In his book “Modern Buddhism” Geshe Kelsang Gyatso writes: “Every day from the depths of our hearts we should recite requesting prayers to the enlightened Buddhas, while maintaining deep faith in them. This is a simple method for us to receive the Buddhas’ blessings continually. We should also join group prayers, known as ‘pujas’, organized at Buddhist temples or prayer halls, which are powerful methods to receive Buddha’s blessings and protection.”
Tsog-offering pujas are ceremonies in which we offer food and drink to the Buddhas in conjunction with prayers and meditations. Each participant is invited to bring a small food offering.
The puja timetable can be found in the calendar, and everyone is welcome to participate. When not otherwise announced, pujas are free of charge and open to the public; registration is not required.
Wishfulfilling Jewel with Tsog
23. April / 7. Mai / 14. Mai / 21. Mai 2020
The Guru Yoga of Je Tsongkhapa combined with the sadhana of his Dharma-Protector. This puja also includes 15 minutes for private meditation practice. This puja is performed with food offerings.
Medicine Buddha Prayers
Sundays 11:00am–12:00 pm
26 April / 10 May / 21 June 2020
Medicine Buddha is a Buddha doctor whose function is to liberate living beings from external and internal illness by granting them powerful blessings. Through our connection with the Medicine Buddha, we experience the pure nature of our mind and heal ourselves from these internal diseases. Together, we perform the Medicine Buddha Prayers in English on these Sunday mornings. These prayers are chanted and anyone who wishes can chant or just listen.
8th May 2020
On the 8th of each month
Chanted prayers and praises to a female Buddha called Green Tara. A powerful method to quickly overcome obstacles and to receive the protection of Arya Tara, the manifestation of the wind element and of the wisdom of all the Buddhas.
Prayers For The Deceased (Powa Ceremony)
3. May / 7. June / 5. July 2020
By practising transference of consciousness in this Powa Ceremony, through the power of our prayers and meditations we can help countless deceased beings to take rebirth in the Pure Land of a Buddha.
Offering to the Spiritual Guide (Lama Chöpa)
Friday 10 May 2020, 14:00pm
On the 10 and 25th of each month
A special Guru Yoga practice of Je Tsongkhapa, encompassing all the essential practices of the Stages of the Path (Lamrin), the Kadampa tradition of mind-training (Lojong), and Highest Yoga Tantra, in conjunction with Tsog-offering.
Melodious Drums (Kangso)
Wednesday 29th April 2020, 9:00am
On the 29th of each month. This puja lasts for 3.5 hours
An extensive fulfillment and restoring ritual of the Dharma protector, the great King Dorje Shugdän, in conjunction with Mahakala, Kalarupa, Kalendewi and other Dharma Protectors.
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