Chanted Prayers

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.

In-Person Chanted Prayers

When

Monthly
Days and times vary - please see schedule below.

Where

There are two venues. Please see schedule below for which session is at which venue.

Epsom Community Centre
202 Gilles Avenue, Epsom   view map

Ellen Melville Centre
(Elizabeth Yates Room)
2 Freyberg Place, Auckland Central   view map

Info

Everyone is welcome.
There is no need to book and no fee. Please feel free to bring a small food offering for the shrine.

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Offering to the Spiritual Guide

Saturday 25 September
10.30am - 12.30pm
Ellen Melville Centre

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Wishfulfilling Jewel

Saturday 30 October
10.30 - 11.45am
Ellen Melville Centre

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Wishfulfilling Jewel

Saturday 20 November
10.30 - 11.45am
Epsom Community Centre

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Wishfulfilling Jewel

Tuesday 14 December
7.15 - 8.30pm
Epsom Community Centre

Online Chanted Prayers

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

Heart Jewel

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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

Powa

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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

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