Practice Along

Practices to Protect from Coronavirus (recommended by Lama Zopa Rinpoche)

Specific practices and mantras to protect from disease and epidemics, with extensive dedications. There is a screenshare of the thangkas personally owned by Rinpoche of these deities to help with the visualisations. In addition, there is the incredibly moving supplication prayer spontaneously composed by Khandro-la, serving as motivation and a cry from the heart.

Practices to Avert Disease (from advice from HH the Dalai Lama)

The video has a screenshare to help with the mantras and visualisations, and prayers chanted in Tibetan and recited in English. These practices include praises and mantras of Shakyamuni Buddha, Medicine Buddha, Guru Rinpoche, Green Tara, Parnashavari and others. Although abbreviated practices, they address the deep karmic causes of illness and contagious disease.

Miffi Maxmillion - April 1, 2020

Cittamani Tara Puja

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Cittamani Tara Puja

If you are doing this puja from home (rather than joining us in the gompa) it is most suited for those with a Cittamani Tara Initiation (or at least an HYT initiation). It includes the 21 Tara Praises, as well as four long mandala prayers. Everyone is encouraged to use a mandala set for this part!

Practitioners with the initiation will also need bell and dorje, damaru, inner offering. You will need an image of the 21 Taras , and it would also be nice to set out some offerings on your own altar or in your home.

As Rinpoche recommended, we try to do this puja on Tara days (Tibetan 8th), but if the schedule does not allow it, you can still do it at home from here.

Miffi Maxmillion - May 7, 2020

Medicine Buddha Puja (extended)

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Medicine Buddha Puja

This is one of the puja that Lama Zopa Rinpoche requested we do together often, as a group, to help keep Langri Tangpa Centre flourishing.

We usually do this puja on full moon, Medicine Buddha day, Tibetan 15th, but it is good to do on any day, especially for those who have passed away within the last 49 days.

Miffi Maxmillion - June 15, 2020

Guru Puja (in English)

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Guru Puja (in English)

To complete the path to enlightenment we need to maintain a strong and pure relationship with the guru. We do this by relating to the different aspects of the guru, and to ultimately bring forth the inner guru, the purity of our own mind. This puja contains the whole path to enlightenment, and creates a powerful potential for spiritual growth.

Practice along with this shorter version, done entirely in English, so you can become familiar with the visualisations, the deep symbolism of the prayers, and the structure of the ceremony. Guru Puja with Tsog is traditionally offered on the Tibetan 10th and 25th, and is of special significance to those with an HYT initiation.

Eight Mahayana Precepts

Make your life highly meaningful on the auspicious Buddhist days! So easily and with small hardships one is able to collect great merit. Lama Zopa Rinpoche bestows the precepts in person, in an unbroken lineage from the Buddha. Miffi leads the prayers from the LTC gompa.

The vows are to refrain for 24 hours from: killing, lying, stealing, sexual activity, alcohol and other intoxicants, perfumes, jewellery, singing or dancing, and sitting on high seats with pride. In addition we take just one meal, at lunch time.