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Meditation Prayers

Please check the calendar for exact times and dates of chanted prayers.

“In general, prayers made by an assembly of many practitioners are very powerful and cannot be compared to the prayers of one or two people. The scriptures give the analogy of a broom. If we try to clean a floor with a few bristles we shall make little progress, but if we gather many bristles to make a broom we shall be successful.”


Heart Jewel

Mondays 5-6pm & Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm
Times may vary.
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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.

You can download a copy of the Heart Jewel Prayers here.

Wishfulfilling Jewel with Tsog

Wednesdays, 5:15-6:30pm
Times may vary. 
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Wishfulfilling Jewel is a special practice for developing compassion, wisdom and spiritual strength by relying on the Wisdom Buddha Je Tsongkhapa, and for overcoming obstacles and difficulties in our meditation (Dharma) practice by relying on the Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugden.

You can download a copy of the Wishfulfilling Jewel Prayers here.

Offering to the Spiritual Guide

10th & 25th each month
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This is a special practice of relying upon our Spiritual Guide as a Buddha and making praises and requests to him, but it also contains beautiful essential instructions on all the stages of the path to enlightenment and training the mind, as well as both the generation and completion stages of Highest Yoga Tantra.

We also make specific prayers for our friends, family members, Sangha and others who are suffering or who have died. This practice includes a vegetarian tsog offering, which you can bring with you to puja or simply imagine.

Please use this link to let us know if there is anyone you would like us to dedicate for.

The prayer booklet is available electronically here.

Prayers for the Deceased (Powa)—Prayers to Avalokiteshvara

The third Wednesday of the month
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Through concentration, compassion, faith, prayers and mantras the participants assist in transferring the consciousness of the recently deceased directly to the Pure Land where they will be free from suffering and experience true happiness forevermore.

Please use this link to give us the names of anyone you wish to be included in this service.

The prayer booklet is available electronically here.

Melodious Drum
Extensive Prayers to Dorje Shugden

On or around the 29th each month
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This monthly practice takes place on or close to the 29th of each month, Protector Day. The practice consists principally of prayers to our Dharma Protector, the Wisdom Buddha 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 is a Dharma Protector, which means that he specializes in helping us keep our minds off delusions and on Dharma. One way he does this is by helping us transform all appearances into the spiritual path, opening our wisdom eyes so that we know what to do in each situation as it arises, generating Dharma minds such as renunciation, compassion and wisdom.

This practice includes a vegetarian tsog offering, which you can bring with you to puja or simply imagine.

Please use this link to let us know if there is anyone you would like us to dedicate for

Tara Puja- Liberation from Sorrow

The 8th of every month
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Join us for this powerful puja during which we recite Liberation from Sorrow, Prayers and Requests to the 21 Taras and deeply request the Blessed Mother to bestow her blessings on all living beings so that all sickness and other obstacles are quickly removed. Everyone is welcome to join in.

Quick Path to Great Bliss

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Vajrayogini is a female enlightened Deity of Highest Yoga Tantra who is a manifestation of all the Buddha's wisdom. By engaging in the Tantric practice of Vajrayogini under the guidance of a qualified Spiritual Guide, sincere practitioners can completely purify their body, speech and mind and attain a state of full enlightenment – the ultimate goal of human life. The practice of Vajrayogini comes from Buddha himself and has been preserved over the centuries by an unbroken lineage of realized practitioners.

Time: 2 hours

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