Powa for the Recently Deceased - Bodhichitta Kadampa Buddhist Centre
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Buddha of Compassion, Avalokiteshvara

Powa for the Recently Deceased

Powa is a lovely ritual practice on behalf of those who have recently deceased.  Through doing Powa Ceremony 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.

Helpful things to know:

Dedications: Dedications for this occurrence of the Powa Ceremony will include all the victims of Covid-19,  but we also encourage you to make specific dedications using our online “Request a Dedication” form.  Please try to complete your requests no later than Saturday evening to be sure they are transcribed for the ceremony in time.
Request a Dedication

Timing: The actual practice, including mantra recitation and meditation on transference of consciousness is about 45 minutes long.  We will start the online “meeting” at 12:45 to allow time to scroll the dedications for 15 minutes so that they all have a chance to be read.  The practice will begin at 1pm.

Prayer Booklet: A sadhana (prayer booklet) is recommended, but not necessary.  If you want one you can  purchase an e-version from Tharpa Canada at this link

Here is a brief overview of the meaning and stages of the ceremony for those of you who may not be familiar with it.  Powa Handout

Register Here


May 17 2020


12:45 pm - 1:45 pm