CHANTED MEDITATIONS
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CHANTED MEDITATIONS

We hold regular chanted meditations at the centre. These are beautiful chanted prayers sung in English which help us to receive inspiration and increase peace throughout the world. By drawing close to the enlightened beings we develop a calm, balanced mind and awaken our own potential for enlightenment.

 

Wishfulfilling Jewel Puja

Wishfulfilling Jewel

This practice is the heart essence of Kadampa Buddhism. In the first part we visualize our Spiritual Guide as Je Tsongkhapa and make prayers and requests to purify negativity, accumulate merit, and receive blessings. We then make prayers to our Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugden. Through this we can overcome obstacles to our practice and create favorable conditions so that we can nurture and increase our pure Dharma realisations.


Offering To The Spiritual Guide

Offering to the Spiritual Guide (OSG)

This is a special Guru Yoga of Je Tsongkhapa in conjunction with Highest Yoga Tantra that is a preliminary practice for Vajrayana Mahamudra. The main practice is relying upon our Spiritual Guide as a Buddha and making praises and requests, but it also includes all the essential practices of the stages of the path and training the mind, as well as both the generation stage and completion stage of Highest Yoga Tantra. By relying upon Je Tsongkhapa our compassion, wisdom, and spiritual power naturally increase. This practice includes a tsog offering so you can bring a vegetarian food offering with you if you wish. (Under 2 hours)


Melodious Drum

Melodious Drum (Kangso)

Held around the 29th of the month.

This monthly practice consists principally of prayers to our Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugden. A Dharma Protector is an emanation of a Buddha or Bodhisattva whose main functions are to avert the inner and outer obstacles that prevent practitioners from attaining spiritual realizations, and to arrange all the necessary conditions for their practice. Dorje Shugden always helps, guides, and protects pure and faithful practitioners by granting blessings, increasing their wisdom, fulfilling their wishes and bestowing success on all their virtuous activities. This practice includes a tsog offering so you can bring a vegetarian food offering with you if you wish. (3.5 hours)


Heart Jewel

Heart Jewel

A special Guru yoga of Je Tsongkhapa combined with the condensed sadhana of his Dharma Protector and a short mediation on Lamrim. This puja includes two practices revealed by the Wisdom Buddha Manjushri. The first is a special Guru yoga in which we visualize our Spiritual Guide as Je Tsongkhapa, who himself is a manifestation of Manjushri.

By relying upon this practice, we can purify negativity, accumulate merit, and receive blessings. In this way, we will naturally accomplish all the realizations of the stages of the path of Sutra and Tantra, and in particular we will attain a very special Dharma wisdom. In pujas with Lamrim we pause for 15 minutes of silent meditation on one of the stages of the path to enlightenment.


confessionBuddhas

35 Confession Buddhas

Thirty five Buddhas who have special powers to purify negativities and downfalls in those who recite their names with faith. These Buddhas are visualized and their names recited as part of the purification practice known as The Bodhisattva’s Confession of Moral Downfalls. A brief explanation of this practice can be found in the prayer booklet of the same name, and a full explanation can be found in the book The Bodhisattva Vow.


powa

Powa

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.


 

NOVEMBER TIMETABLE

Date Puja Time
     
Tuesday 7 Quick Path To Great Bliss^
Heart Jewel
9am - 10.30am
5pm - 6pm 
Wednesday 8 Heart Jewel
Liberation From Sorrow
9am - 10am
10.30am - 11.30am
Friday 10

Offering to the Spiritual Guide*

6pm - 8pm
Saturday 11
Wishfulfilling Jewel with Tsog* 5pm - 6.15pm
Tuesday 14
Quick Path To Great Bliss^
Heart Jewel
9am - 10.30am
5pm - 6pm
Wednesday 15 Confession Buddhas

Heart Jewel
9am - 9.30am
10am - 11am
Saturday 18 Wishfulfilling Jewel with Lamrim 5pm - 6.15pm
Tuesday 21
Quick Path To Great Bliss^
Heart Jewel
9am - 10.30am
5pm - 6pm
Wednesday 22 Confession Buddhas
Heart Jewel
9am - 9.30am
10am - 11am
Saturday 25
Offering to the Spiritual Guide* 5pm -6.45pm
Tuesday 28 Quick Path To Great Bliss^
Kangso
9am - 10.30am
6pm - 9.30pm

*These meditations include a special ‘tsog’ or food offering. You are welcome to bring an offering if you wish such as fruit or cake. Please feel free to stay for the tsog party afterwards when we enjoy the food ourselves.

^ This puja if for those who have received a Highest Yoga Tantra empowerment.

In chanted meditations with Lamrim we have 15 mins for silent meditation on one of the stages of the path to enlightenment. Bring your own book or feel free to use one of the books in our library.

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