NB: The centre is closed while we are at Level 4 - but the programme will resume when it's safe for us to meet together again.
Chanted prayers with meditations (called “pujas”) are an important component of training in a spiritual life. They help us to still our mind, connect with enlightened beings, receive blessings, and meditate well. We use ancient prayers that that have been translated into English. The prayers are available in booklet form, and are also recorded (so it is easy to follow the words, and participate in the puja even if you are a beginner).
Our primary daily practice is Heart Jewel, combined with meditations on the stages of the path (Lamrim) and Mahamudra; twice a month we have special prayers called Offering to the Spiritual Guide; and we also do some prayers on a monthly basis, such as, Kangso or (Melodious Drum) and Liberation from Sorrow. For those who have received a Highest Yoga Tantra Empowerments, there are twice weekly Highest Yoga Tantra prayers.
Everyone is welcome to come to any of these chanted prayers with meditations free of charge.
Note: If you are new to Buddhist prayers, there is always someone there who will guide you through the puja - so you know what is happening - i.e. you won't be left nervously wondering what you should do!)
Note: At certain times during the year (e.g.: over the Christmas period - or when something out of the blue like covid19 changes everything), some sessions may not be held, so please check the calendar for specific details.
- Tuesdays and Wednesday: 7.30 - 8.30 am
- Saturdays: 8.30 - 9.30 am
except for the first Saturday of the month:
Wishfulfilling Jewel with tsog (offerings) 8.30 - 9.45am
15th of every month (Please call the centre one or two days beforehand to check times).
10th and 25th day of each month. (Please call the centre one or two days beforehand to check times).
29th of each month. (Please call the centre one or two days beforehand to check times.)
15th of every month. We have a regular Powa Ceremony for those who have died on the 15th of every month (Please call the centre one or two days beforehand to check times). We can also arrange special pujas for specific individuals. Please contact Birgit if you would like to do this.
Mondays: 7.30 am