Chanted Prayers

Prayers are special methods for generating positive states of mind and can be used as a basis for successful meditation on any of the stages of the path to enlightenment. 

Buddhist prayers are often referred to as ‘sadhanas’, which means ‘ritual prayers for spiritual attainments’. A sadhana is practised by reciting the verses and deeply contemplating their meaning. Through regular practise a sadhana acts as a method for attaining realizations that enable us to progress along our spiritual path.

Prayers we do at the centre 

Heart Jewel

The daily puja at Kadampa Buddhist Centers is Heart Jewel, which is a Guru yoga of Je Tsongkhapa combined with the condensed sadhana of his Dharma Protector and a short mediation on Lamrim.

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Sadhana available in-store for R 55.

Time:

Ordinarily every Monday – Sunday.

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Wishfulfilling Jewel

A special practice for developing compassion, wisdom and spiritual strength by relying upon the Wisdom Buddha Je Tsongkhapa, and for overcoming obstacles and difficulties on the spiritual path by relying upon his Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden.

Sadhana available in-store for R 55.

Time:

Ordinarily Weekly.

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The Bodhisattva’s Confession of Moral Downfalls

A powerful practice that focuses on the Thirty-five Confession Buddhas to purify our mind of even the heaviest negativities.

Sadhana available in-store for R 55.

Time:

Ordinarily Weekly.

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Tara Prayers – Liberation from Sorrow

The Liberation from Sorrow prayers include praises to the twenty-one manifestations of Tara. Because these are Sutra, the actual words of Buddha, they are particularly powerful and blessed.


Tara is a female Buddha, a manifestation of the ultimate wisdom of all the Buddhas.
Her name means ‘Rescuer’ because she rescues us from all outer and inner fears. Ultimately she rescues us from all suffering and guides us to full enlightenment.

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Sadhana available in-store for R 55.

Time:

Ordinarily on the 8th of Every Month.

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Mahayana Precepts

How to practice the special moral discipline of taking and keeping the eight Mahayana precepts for a period of twenty-four hours.

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Sadhana available in-store for R 55.

Time:

Ordinarily on the 15th of Every Month.

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Offering to the Spiritual Guide

The special Guru yoga practice of Je Tsongkhapa in conjunction with Highest Yoga Tantra, which also includes all the essential practices of the stages of the path to enlightenment.

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Sadhana available in-store for R 65.

Time:

Ordinarily on the 10th & 25th of Every Month.

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Melodious Drum

The extensive sadhana, or ‘method of attainment’, for fulfilling our commitment to rely upon the Dharma Protector and to practise Lamrim, Lojong and Mahamudra, and for restoring any degenerate or broken commitments.

Sadhana available in-store for R 55.

Time:

Ordinarily on the 29th of Every Month.

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POWA Ceremony for the Deceased

Through practising transference of consciousness, known as ‘powa’ 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.

The Powa Ceremony can be done either by a group of practitioners or individually on behalf of one or more deceased persons, or countless deceased beings. By engaging in this practice we also create a great collection of virtue, which will also lead us into the pathway to a Buddha’s Pure Land.

Heartfelt Prayers on request 
 A short Buddhist funeral service in which spiritual practitioners gather together to make heartfelt prayers and dedications for a deceased person to take a fortunate rebirth.
Sadhana available in-store for R 55.

Time:

Ordinarily Monthly or on Request.

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HOW TO TAKE PART IN PRAYERS

All of the above prayers are free, simply contact info@meditation.org.za for more information on how to join.
 

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