A puja is a special ceremony in which prayers are offered to the Buddhas to request their blessings or invoke their help. They may be performed for many reasons eg. pacifying the mind, removing obstacles to physical and mental health and removing obstacles to success in general activities.
Details and dates for the pujas are below. There is no need to book. Offerings of fruit, flowers and other edible snacks may be made.
Medicine Buddha Puja
Guru/Lama Choepa Puja with Tsog
This practice purifies and heals on all levels – physical, mental, spiritual and environmental.
Dates: Saturday 28th October @ 3pm
Friday 24th November @ 3pm
During this practice, the lamas of the graduated path lineage beginning with Shakyamuni Buddha are invoked.
Dates: Tuesday 9th October @ 5.30pm
Tuesday 23rd November @ 3pm
Mother of all Buddhas & liberator because she embodies wisdom and compassion. When invoked she may rapidly help.
Dates: 22nd October @ 4.00pm
Lama Tsongkhapa Day
Lhabab Duchen celebrates Guru Shakyamuni Buddha’s return to Earth from the God Realm of the Thirty-Three after teaching Dharma for several months to the gods.
Date: Saturday 4th November @ 3pm
Je Tsongkhapa (1357–1419) is the founder of the Gelug tradition. Lama Tsongkhapa Day is the celebration of Lama Tsongkhapa’s parinirvana, when he passed away and left his earthly body.
Date:Thursday 7th December @ 5.30pm