Meditation prayers (or Puja in sanskrit) are an important component of training in a spiritual life. They help us to still our mind, connect with enlightened beings, and prepare our mind for meditation. Everyone is welcome to attend chanted prayers, there is no need to book and no fee.
These are recorded versions of the prayers and are available for you to play at any time. To derive maximum benefit from this and other prayers it is best to join at the time designated each day in the timetables below.
“In general, prayers made by an assembly of many practitioners are very powerful and cannot be compared to the prayers of one or two people. The scriptures give the analogy of a broom. If we try to clean a floor with a few bristles we shall make little progress, but if we gather many bristles to make a broom we shall be successful”
VENERABLE GESHE KELSANG GYATSO
This puja, or chanted meditation, includes two practices revealed by the Wisdom Buddha Manjushri. 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.
Timetable – Mon 5-6pm, Tue 5.30-6.30pm, Wed 7-8am, Thu 5-6pm, Fri 7-8am, Sat 10-11am, Sun 5-6pm
Through practising transference of consciousness, known as ‘powa’ with faith, compassion and concentration we can transfer the consciousness of those recently deceased to a higher rebirth or to the Pure Land of a Buddha. The Powa Ceremony can be done either by a group of practitioners or individually on behalf of one or more deceased persons, or countless deceased beings. By engaging in this practice we also create a great collection of virtue, which will also lead us into the pathway to a Buddha’s Pure Land.
Timetable – Friday 5-6pm