31 January / 28 February / 28 March 2021
The Powa ceremony is a profound method taught by Buddha and is achieved through the power of meditation and compassion. If we practice the prayers for the deceased known as "Powa" with faith, compassion and concentration, we can transfer the consciousness of those who have recently passed away to a higher rebirth or to the Pure Land of a Buddha. The Powa ceremony can be performed on behalf of one deceased, several deceased, or countless deceased beings. This practice is for recently deceased people who have not died for more than 49 days. With this practice we accumulate a great deal of merit.
What to expect
On this Sunday morning we will conduct the Prayers for the Deceased - Powa Ceremony in German. These prayers are sung and anyone who wishes can sing along or just listen. Mantra recitations are included in this prayer practice. This Powa practice is done in a group. You are welcome to bring an offering, e.g. sweets, flowers for the ceremony.
The Powa prayer booklet (Sadhana) are provided for use on site.
Frequently asked questions
Yes - Everyone is welcome at Kadampa Meditation Center Switzerland. No one is excluded, no matter what your background or beliefs are. The methods and practices taught here are suitable for everyone, no matter how much experience you have.
No - Please come as you are. At KMC Switzerland, chairs and meditation cushions are provided for seating. If you like to sit on the cushion, we recommend that you wear comfortable clothing. Traditionally you will be asked to take off your shoes before entering the meditation room. We have floor heating and socks if needed.
No - Many people who come to our events have little or no experience. It doesn't matter if you have tried to meditate before without much success. Everyone finds meditation challenging in the beginning because our mind is naturally very busy. Kadampa Meditation Center is a perfect place to train in meditation.
Yes - Our meditation room is at ground level and we lay out ramps for the few steps we have.