Prayers

Chanted Meditations

Chanted meditations (or Puja in sanskrit) are an important component of training in a spiritual life. They help us to still our mind, connect with enlightened beings, and receive blessings so we can be filled with positive mental energy and prepare our mind for meditation. Everyone is welcome to attend all chanted prayers at Maitreya Centre. There is no need to book, and no fee.

Wishfulfilling Jewel

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.

Duration: 1hr 10 mins

OCTOBER SCHEDULE

Fri 18th October @ 5.30pm

Once a week we engage in chanted prayers with tsog offerings

Tsog offering involves making offerings of food and drink to the Buddhas in conjunction with prayers and meditation. They are an excellent method for accumulating merit, purifying negativity and receiving blessings.

Wishfulfilling Jewel

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.

Duration: 1hr 10 mins

OCTOBER SCHEDULE

Fri 18th October @ 5.30pm

Once a week we engage in chanted prayers with tsog offerings

Tsog offering involves making offerings of food and drink to the Buddhas in conjunction with prayers and meditation. They are an excellent method for accumulating merit, purifying negativity and receiving blessings.

Offering to the Spiritual Guide

The special Guru yoga practice of Je Tsongkhapa in conjunction with Highest Yoga Tantra, which includes all the essential practices of the stages of the path to enlightenment.  The main practice within the sadhana is relying on the Spiritual Guide, but also includes all the practices of the stages of the path (Lamrim) and training the mind (Lojong). 

Duration: 2 hours

OCTOBER SCHEDULE

Thursday 10th @ 6.00pm (Long-Life version)

Friday 25th @ 5.30pm

 

With Tsog offering which involves making offerings of food and drink to the Buddhas in conjunction with prayers and meditation. They are an excellent method for accumulating merit, purifying negativity and receiving blessings.

Offering to the
Spiritual Guide

The special Guru yoga practice of Je Tsongkhapa in conjunction with Highest Yoga Tantra, which includes all the essential practices of the stages of the path to enlightenment.  The main practice within the sadhana is relying on the Spiritual Guide, but also includes all the practices of the stages of the path (Lamrim) and training the mind (Lojong). 

Duration: 2 hours

OCTOBER SCHEDULE

Thursday 10th @ 6.00pm (Long-Life version)

Friday 25th @ 5.30pm

With Tsog offering which involves making offerings of food and drink to the Buddhas in conjunction with prayers and meditation. They are an excellent method for accumulating merit, purifying negativity and receiving blessings.

Powa Ceremony

During this ceremony we engage in the traditional Buddhist practice of “Powa” or transference of consciousness in conjunction with the prayers, Path of Compassion for the Deceased. Through this we can help those who have recently died experience peace of mind after death and be cared for by the Buddha of Compassion, Avalokiteshvara.

Duration: 45 minutes

Dates coming soon

Powa Ceremony

During this ceremony we engage in the traditional Buddhist practice of “Powa” or transference of consciousness in conjunction with the prayers, Path of Compassion for the Deceased. Through this we can help those who have recently died experience peace of mind after death and be cared for by the Buddha of Compassion, Avalokiteshvara.

Duration: 45 minutes

Dates coming soon

Tara Prayers

Prayers for developing a deep feeling of closeness with Buddha Tara, through which we can receive her blessings and protection. The practice of Green Tara, Liberation from Sorrow, is a powerful method to receive the blessings of the compassionate wisdom all the Buddhas through the blessings of this kind deity.

Duration: 1 hour

OCTOBER SCHEDULE

Tues 8th October @ 5.30pm

Tara Prayers

Prayers for developing a deep feeling of closeness with Buddha Tara, through which we can receive her blessings and protection. The practice of Green Tara, Liberation from Sorrow, is a powerful method to receive the blessings of the compassionate wisdom all the Buddhas through the blessings of this kind deity.

Duration: 1 hour

OCTOBER SCHEDULE

Tues 8th October @ 5.30pm

DAKINI YOGA

The self-generation practice of Vajrayogini—the female Buddha who embodies the wisdom of all Buddhas—in conjunction with six-session yoga, an essential daily practice for those who have received a Highest Yoga Tantra empowerment*.

Duration: 1 hour

OCTOBER SCHEDULE

Tues 15th October @ 5.30pm

Tues 22nd October @ 5.30pm

*Please note – this puja is open only to those who have received Highest Yoga Tantra empowerments

DAKINI YOGA

The self-generation practice of Vajrayogini—the female Buddha who embodies the wisdom of all Buddhas—in conjunction with six-session yoga, an essential daily practice for those who have received a Highest Yoga Tantra empowerment*.

Duration: 1 hour

OCTOBER SCHEDULE

Tues 15th October @ 5.30pm

Tues 22nd October @ 5.30pm

*Please note – this puja is open only to those who have received Highest Yoga Tantra empowerments