Chanted Group Prayers
Purify negativity and increase your good fortune
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- Stay home if sick or not feeling well
- Masks are mandatory for attendees*
- Venue will provide hand sanitizing supplies;
- Venue is practicing routine cleaning and disinfection.
- Capacity is limited
*The teacher will remove their mask once seated.
We encourage you to use our online options if you are feeling ill, or if you are not vaccinated, or if you are not comfortable or unable to wear a mask.
POWA FOR THE RECENTLY DECEASED
1 Sunday a Month |11.45am-12:40pm | Bodhichitta Centre
Check calendar for date and time, usually the first Sunday of the month.
Use the button below to request a dedication at our next Powa.
Once a month the Center engages in 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. Food and flower offerings (tending toward white) are welcome. (45 minutes – 1 hour)
Please note: If you would like to request a dedicated Powa Ceremony for someone you know who has recently died, please contact our EPC at: firstname.lastname@example.org We will try our best to accommodate your request.
Saturdays |4.00-5.15pm | Bodhichitta Centre
Check calendar for date and time, usually Saturdays at 4:00pm
This practice is the heart essence of Kadampa Buddhism. In the first part we visualize our Spiritual Guide as Je Tsongkhapa and make prayers and requests to purify negativity, accumulate merit, and receive blessings. This prepares our mind for a brief meditation on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment. After the meditation we make prayers to our Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugden. Through this we can overcome obstacles to our practice and create favorable conditions so that we can nurture and increase our pure Dharma realizations.
8th of the Month | Bodhichitta Centre
Held on the 8th of the month. Check calendar for time.
At Kadampa Centers worldwide, the eighth of the month is Tara Day. Tara is a female Buddha, whose name means “Rescuer. She is a manifestation of the ultimate wisdom of all the Buddhas. If we rely upon Tara sincerely and with strong faith, she will protect us from all obstacles and fulfill all our wishes.
Everyone is welcome and invited to join us for Tara’s chanted prayer practice, Liberation from Sorrow. (1 hour)
OFFERING TO THE SPIRITUAL GUIDE
10th and 25th of the month | Bodhichitta Centre
Held on the 10th and 25th of the month. Check calendar for time.
This is a special Guru Yoga of Je Tsongkhapa in conjunction with Highest Yoga Tantra that is a preliminary practice for Vajrayana Mahamudra. The main practice is relying upon our Spiritual Guide as a Buddha and making praises and requests, but it also includes all the essential practices of the stages of the path and training the mind, as well as both the generation stage and completion stage of Highest Yoga Tantra.
By relying upon Je Tsongkhapa our compassion, wisdom, and spiritual power naturally increase. This practice includes a tsog offering so you can bring a vegetarian food offering with you if you wish. (2 hours)
TBA | Bodhichitta Centre
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A special Guru yoga of Je Tsongkhapa combined with the condensed sadhana of his Dharma Protector and a short meditation on Lamrim. This puja includes two practices revealed by the Wisdom Buddha Manjushri. The first is a special Guru yoga in which we visualize our Spiritual Guide as Je Tsongkhapa, who himself is a manifestation of Manjushri.
By relying upon this practice, we can purify negativity, accumulate merit, and receive blessings. In this way, we will naturally accomplish all the realizations of the stages of the path of Sutra and Tantra, and in particular we will attain a very special Dharma wisdom.
VAJRASATTVA PURIFICATION PRACTICE
1 Sunday a month | 11.45am-12.45pm | Bodhichitta Centre
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The Meditation and Recitation of Solitary Vajrasattva practice is an excellent way to purify our negative karma. Any living being, even a worm or an insect, can commit negative actions; but only humans have the fortune to be able to purify them. Since purification is the root of future happiness and spiritual realizations, we should strive to cleanse our mind of delusions and negative karma by practicing the meditation and recitation of Vajrasattva.
QUICK PATH TO GREAT BLISS
Tuesdays | 9.30am |Bodhichitta Centre
FOR HIGHEST YOGA TANTRA PRACTITIONERS ONLY. Check calendar for dates and time.
Vajrayogini is a female enlightened Deity of Highest Yoga Tantra who is the manifestation of the wisdom of all Buddhas. By relying upon this practice sincerely, with a good heart and a mind of faith, it is definitely possible to attain full enlightenment; but to accomplish such results we must practise this sadhana regularly. To practise the sadhana successfully we should first receive the empowerment of Vajrayogini, and then study authentic instructions on the practice such as those found in the commentary Guide to Dakini Land.