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Created on 23 July 2012
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Pujas for Special Occasions

 

Pujas (formal prayer ceremonies) can be offered to the Buddhas of the three times to request their blessings and to seek their help. By requesting blessings in this way, we avert negativity, purify obstacles, help change unfavorable circumstances, and accumulate immense merits. Pujas are also performed to transmit prayers and make offerings to enlightened beings, local deities, and other beings inhibiting the environment to assist to appease them and thereby to purify obstacles, gain favorable conditions and improve to the environment.


Pujas can also be requested on behalf of oneself, a loved one, friends, and all sentient beings.

 

Pujas have various benefits:

  • Individuals who are in trouble can purify obstacles affecting health or daily activities.
  • Those who are sick or are dying benefit from the removal of obstacles, leading to a calmer mind and reduced fear at the time of death.
  • The deceased can also benefit. The puja requests the blessings of all the Buddhas and helps guide the deceased during this period of transition (the bardo). The ceremony also ensures the proper dedication of accumulated merits.

In most cases our resident teacher Ven. Dorzin Dhondrup Rinpoche can advise on the most appropriate puja. Our centre currently provides request of following special pujas:


For the Living:

  • Medicine Buddha
  • White Tara
  • Dharma Protector (Mahakala)
  • Buddha Amitabha
  • Chenrezig
  • Green Tara
  • Guru Rinpoche
  • Sang Offering 


For the Deceased:

  • Phowa Chanting
  • 49-Days Puja*
  • Weekly Puja*
  • Chang Chog Puja

* includes Amitabha Puja, Vajrasattva Puja, Chenrezig Puja and Sur Offering Puja.