Free Meditations and Pujas
Chanted Prayers

Personal Dedication Requests

Pujas (chanted prayers) are an important component of training in a spiritual life, and during special pujas we dedicate prayers to others. If want us to include someone who is sick, suffering, or has recently passed away – add their name to our prayer list. We’ll make dedications for them when we gather for our pujas.

Heart Jewel Prayers

Heart Jewel is the heart essence of Kadampa Buddhism and many Kadampas do these prayers as part of their daily practice. Buddhas or enlightened beings can appear or emanate as anything, and especially as teachers and protectors. In this practice, we pray to and rely upon the Wisdom Buddha Manjushri in both of these ways.

Everyone is welcome and it is free!
Offering to the Spiritual Guide
Sun, Mar 10:  3 pm – 4:30 pm
Mon, Mar 25:  7 pm – 8:30 pm
Wed, Apr 10:  8:30 am – 10 am
Mon, Apr 15:  7 pm – 8:30 pm (Buddha’s enlightenment day)
Thu, Apr 25:  4 pm – 5:30 pm

A special Guru yoga of Je Isongkhapa in conjunction with highest Yoga Tantra. By relying upon Je Tsongkhapa, our compassion, wisdom, and spiritual power naturally increase. Everyone is welcome – it’s self-guided and free.

Powa Ceremony
Transference of Consciousness for the Deceased
w/ modern Buddhist teacher Rae Landers
Sat, Mar 2:  8:30 am – 9:30 am
Sat, May 4:  8:30 am – 9:30 am

Please plan to arrive a few minutes early. We perform this practice – and arrange beautiful offerings such as candles and flowers – on behalf of those who have recently died (traditionally within 49 days). Everyone is welcome and it’s free.

Wishfulfilling Jewel with meditation
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
8:30 am – 9:30 am
(Exceptions: April 8, 10, 29 )

Wishfulfilling Jewel with tsog offerings
Apr 29: 8:30 am – 9:30 am

A special Guru yoga practice of Je Tsongkhapa’s tradition combined with a brief practice of relying upon the Wisdom Protector Dorje Shugden. Everyone is welcome – it’s self-guided and free.

Long Protector Puja Prayers w/tsog offerings
Fri, March 29: 6 pm – 9:30 pm
Tara Puja
Fri, Mar 8:  7 pm – 8 pm
Mon, Apr 8:  7 pm – 8 pm

Tara is a female Buddha – a manifestation of the ultimate wisdom of all the Buddhas. ‘Tara’ means ‘Rescuer’ – she is so called because she rescues us from external dangers and internal fears. Everyone is welcome – it’s self-guided and free.

35 Confession Buddhas
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
8 am – 8:30 am
(Exceptions:  April 8, 10 )

In this practice, we visualize the Thirty-five Confession Buddhas and practice purification in their presence. Through the power of their blessings and prayers, we can swiftly purify even the heaviest negative actions simply by faithfully reciting their names. During this practice, we will make one prostration to each of the 35 Buddhas.

Quick Path to Great Bliss
Saturdays: 6 pm – 7:30 pm
(Exceptions:  Apr 6, 13 )

Heruka and Vajrayogini Empowerments are a prerequisite. Remember to bring your ritual implements it you have them, and the long self-generation sadhana of Vajrayogini. If you are planning to attend, please arrive a few minutes early.