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Shakyamuni Buddha Puja for DAY OF MIRACLES
Saturday 24 February @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
On this most special of Buddhist days, we will combine our collective efforts and good-heartedness to create mountains of merit and create the conditions to generate realisations in our mindstream.
The Day of Miracles is the culmination of the 14 special Buddha Days, starting on Losar (Tibetan New Year). All actions done with a positive motivation during this time have incredible power to bring far-reaching and beneficial results.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche emphasises how the Shakyamuni Puja is so important, as a practice that purifies the obstacles and accumulates the necessary conditions, the merits – such as the seven limb practice and mandala offering and the practice of requesting the merit field – that are done in order to receive blessings and for the mind to enter in the graduated path.
We offer this puja in English, singing the poetic verses with the traditional tunes. We recite praises to the Buddha based on stories from the Jataka Tales, make copious offerings, personal dedications, and strew flowers to the ten directions! You will have the opportunity to make personal dedications friends and family, and for the success of all your spiritual endeavours, the flourishing of Dharma, and for the resources needed to best benefit ourselves and others.
“The most happy thing in my life, most fulfilling thing is to work for and to benefit sentient beings. Even just the mere thought to cause happiness to sentient beings, to benefit them, to free them from suffering is the BEST offering to all the buddhas and bodhisattvas. This is the best offering, the best puja; this is what pleases their holy mind most.“– Lama Zopa Rinpoche
This ceremony will be led by:
Miffi MaxmillionRegistered FPMT Teacher
The Spiritual Program Co-ordinator of LTC, leading beginner’s courses since 1998. With a background in circus and costumes, Miffi lends a contemporary flavour to both Buddhist psychology and ritual ceremonies.
Donate to the offerings:
All donations will go towards light offerings of all types – tea-lights, chandeliers, lotus lights, cleaning the lights, fairy lights, and eco light bulbs! Make a contribution on someone’s behalf, and send an eCard or tribute if you wish.