Free Meditations and Pujas
Chanted Prayers

Guided Heart Jewel Prayers with Commentary
with Gen Jindak
Fridays:  7 pm – 8:30 pm
Oct 27,  Nov 10,  Dec 8

On these Friday evenings, Gen Jindak will guide the Heart Jewel meditations, and provide helpful commentary.

This puja includes two important practices, first Guru yoga in which we can purify negativity, accumulate merit, and receive blessings. The second practice is relying upon the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. Through this, we can overcome obstacles to our practice and create the conditions we need.

Everyone is welcome – and it’s free.
Wishfulfilling Jewel
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
8:30 am – 9:30 am
(Exceptions: Oct 5, 9, 10, 11, 12 and Nov 8, 23)

Long Protector Puja (a.k.a. Kangso, and Melodious Drum) w/tsog offerings
Fri, Sep 29:  6 pm – 9:30 pm

If possible, plan to arrive a bit early to help set up – or get a little orientation if you’re new to this practice. Plus, feel free to bring a tsog offering if you’d like – typically a nice treat like some fruit or sweets.

Wishfulfilling Jewel w/tsog offerings
Sun, Oct 29:  5 pm – 6 pm
Wed, Nov 29:  7 pm – 8 pm

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.

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.
Powa Ceremony
Transference of Consciousness for the Deceased
w/ modern Buddhist teacher Rae Landers
Sat, Oct 7:   8:30 am – 9:30 am
Sat, Nov 11:   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.

Offering to the Spiritual Guide
Mon, Sep 25:   7:30 pm – 9 pm
Wed, Oct 25:  8:30 am – 10 am
Fri, Nov 10:  10 am – 11:30 am
Sat, Nov 25:  10 am – 11:30 am

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.

Tara Puja
Wed, Nov 8:  8:30 am – 9:30 am

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: Oct 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 25 and Nov 23)

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 at  6 pm – 7:30 pm
Sept:  16, 30
Oct:  14, 21, 28
Nov:  11, 18, 25

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.