Chanted Prayers (Pujas)
Avalokiteshvara Compassion Prayers for World Peace Thursday 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Avalokiteshvara is an enlightened being who is a manifestation of all Buddhas’ compassion. By relying sincerely on Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion, and reciting his mantra with strong faith, temporarily we will improve our realizations of all the stages of the path, especially our realization of great compassion, and ultimately we will attain supreme Buddhahood in Avalokiteshvara’s Pure Land.
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“Our job is to pray for world peace – anytime, anywhere. With compassion, we make dedications and pray to develop and maintain inner and outer peace and harmony. We know there are so many dangers and problems arising right now, war and terrible things. We try to repair, to pacify, to cause all dangers and obstacles to cease through our prayers. With compassion, we pray every day for world peace, that the people of this world will experience peaceful and happy minds and meaningful lives. Through our pure intention, the power of our prayers and particularly through receiving blessings from enlightened beings, results will come, definitely. Our job is to pray.”
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, given at the opening of the US Kadampa World Peace Temple, October 2006
Wishfulfilling Jewel with Offerings Tuesday 5:30pm - 6:45pm
A beautiful prayer practice designed to help us receive inspiration and protection from enlightened beings. A special practice for developing compassion, wisdom, and spiritual strength by relying on the Wisdom Buddha Je Tsongkhapa, and for overcoming obstacles and difficulties on the spiritual path by relying on his Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. Everyone is welcome.
Heart Jewel Monday 5:30pm - 6:30pm
A beautiful prayer practice designed to help us overcome obstacles and difficulties on the spiritual path by developing compassion, wisdom, and spiritual strength. Everyone is welcome.
“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…Prayers made in front of such holy beings have great power to achieve their desired effect.”Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Living Meaningfully, Dying Joyfully