Chanted Prayers (or pujas) are a powerful method to connect with the inspiring energy of the enlightened beings. This connection immediately makes our mind peaceful and uplifted, and gives a real boost to our spiritual practice. Trying to meditate just under our own steam can become quite dry after a while, but if we receive the blessings of the Buddhas everything becomes easy and joyful.
Everyone is welcome to attend pujas, and there is no charge. We are still trying to find the right times to suit people so times might change so please check the calendar before coming. Chanting prayers in a group is an essential part of Buddhist practice and the life of a Dharma Centre, but unfortunately during the time of covid this was not possible and we are only just restarting group pujas. You can come to any of the pujas, but the most important is Offering to the Spiritual Guide. Set to beautiful tunes, these prayers bring us close to our Spiritual Guide and is also an opportunity to meet up with the local community of spiritual friends. People often bring offerings, mainly vegetarian food, which is shared out afterwards in “tsog” party.
Heart Jewel – prayers to Je Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden. Includes 15 minute silence for Lamrim meditation and 2 minute silence for Guru Yoga meditation. (45 minutes) If people wish the meditations can be guided by one of the teachers here.
Wishfulfilling Jewel – longer prayers to Je Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden. Includes 15 minute silence for Lamrim meditation and 2 minute silence for Guru Yoga meditation. (60 minutes)
Wishfulfilling Jewel with tsog offering – prayers to Je Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden with food offerings. (75 minutes)
Offering to the Spiritual Guide – extensive prayers to Guru Tsongkhapa with tsog offering. Engaged in on 10th & 25th of every month. (2 hours)
Liberation from Sorrow – prayers to Tara, the embodiment of active compassion and wisdom in the form of a Goddess. On 8th of every month at 5pm. (45 minutes)
Powa Ceremony – prayers for those who have recently died. (45 minutes)
Melodious Drum – The most extensive Protector Puja (4 hours)
You can also join with the worldwide 24-hour Tara prayers held at Manjushri KMC on the 8th of each month Click here to join the Tara prayers
If you’d like to add someone you know to our prayer dedication list please send their name and reason for request (e.g. suffering from sickness, recently passed away etc…) to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Prayer booklets and audio can be purchased for all these prayer sessions at tharpa.com/uk
The audio prayers used in these teachings are produced, published and copyrighted by Tharpa Publications, and are being used here with Tharpa’s written permission.
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