Medicine Buddha Puja
535 Old Cleveland Road
We celebrate the major auspicious days on the Buddhist calendar, including Buddha’s Birthday, Day of Miracles, and Descent from Tushita. We also regularly recite the Diamond Cutter Sutra, Sanghata Sutra, and the Sutra of Golden Light. And this year we have added Protector Prayers to the schedule.
If you cannot make it to the puja but would still like to be involved, you can sponsor a puja by donating securely online. You can email in your dedications to be read on the night. You can dedicate for the well-being of friends and family, for the sick and vulnerable, for healing the planet, and for the success of your studies, of a project, and your Dharma aspirations.
As English speakers, we chant our prayers in Tibetan and rely on translations. Even if we understand the general meaning, important subtleties are lost. The Tibetan language has an ability to pour a lot of meaning into a single word. Once we learn the key words and phrases, we will be able to chant them in Tibetan and understand their meaning.
If you cannot make it to puja in person, you can offer the Medicine Buddha puja at home! It involves offerings and prayers to each of the seven Medicine Buddhas. Merely hearing or reciting their names can purify aeons of negative karma. This puja is especially effective to remove the root causes of problems, emotional turmoil, illness and obstacles. It is also very auspicious for the success of projects. There is a short mantra recitation at the end with a blessing for one's medicines.
Please feel welcome to come along to a puja, even if you are new or never been to one before. We explain the meaning as we go (and say the page numbers!), so you will be able to follow along. No need to book, just come along, and bring a donation or an offering of flowers or fruit.
Thank you for the wonderful effort you made in live-streaming Lama Zopa Rinpoche's long life puja. Your welcoming kindness and inclusiveness is sincerely appreciated. Lovely to see Langri Tangpa Centre is embodying the teachings. Well done!
The two pujas I attended lead by Miffi were just fantastic…such an affirming and grounding experience of people connecting together and reaching out with compassion to the wider world. I look forward to further contact and involvement.
Just a note to thank you with tears in my eyes (yes, again!) for organising, leading, supporting, joining, cheer-leading, teaching and feeding then Nyung-Ne participants. You know the value of what you do!