Chanted Prayers (Pujas)
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.
Short description of the different pujas
Quick Path To Great Bliss
Monday to Friday, 7:30 – 9:00am
Quick Path is for those who have received a Highest Yoga Tantra empowerment.
Daily 5:00 – 6:00PM or 7:00 – 8:00PM please check calendar
The Guru Yoga of Je Tsongkhapa combined with the sadhana of his Dharma-Protector. This puja also includes 15 minutes for private meditation practice. On most Fridays, the puja is performed in conjunction with Tsog-offering.
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.
Offering to the Spiritual Guide (Lama Chöpa)
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.
Prayers For The Deceased (Powa Ceremony)
Sunday 11:00 – 12:00pm (once a month – see calendar)
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.
On the 15th of each month, early in the morning: 6:30 – 7:15am.
The meditation-break practice then lasts for 24 hours This is a powerful purification practice involving a special practice of moral discipline.
Melodious Drums (Kangso)
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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