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
Looking with faith at the images of these 35 Confession Buddhas and reciting their names has a positive and purifying effect on our mind.
The practice of taking and keeping the eight Mahayana precepts is a special practice of moral discipline that is performed with bodhichitta.