Tag: ritual


Closed for Christmas Nyung-Ne Retreat
December 27, 2019

Closed for Christmas Nyung-Ne Retreat

Residential retreat on Chenrezig the compassion buddha. This purification method involves keeping physical discipline, meditation and prostrations, and silence and fasting on alternate days. It is especially useful for people whose schedules cannot accommodate long-term...


Christmas Eve Puja
December 24, 2019

Christmas Eve Puja

Join us for our annual Shakyamuni Buddha puja, offering all the Christmas trees and lights in the world! We make many elaborate and beautiful offerings and recite praises, all in English with the traditional Tibetan...


Guru Puja (Epic Version)
December 21, 2019

Guru Puja (Epic Version)

A special version of this puja for Lama Tsong Khapa Day, including the bath offering to cleanse broken samaya with the guru. We chant the traditional Tibetan tunes that are said to come from the...


Medicine Buddha Puja
December 12, 2019

Medicine Buddha Puja

Praises and offerings to Medicine Buddha, the Great physician who can liberate us from all the sufferings of cyclic existence. This popular puja is sung entirely in English, and enjoyed Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike. If...


Annual Refuge Ceremony
December 08, 2019

Annual Refuge Ceremony

Taking Refuge means taking the Buddha, his teachings (the Dharma), and the Sangha as one's primary guidance and protection, and keeping the Refuge vows and commitments. Geshe Tsultrim will bestow the ceremony in an unbroken...


Guru Puja (Epic Version)
December 06, 2019

Guru Puja (Epic Version)

We chant the traditional Tibetan tunes that are said to come from the dakinis and bless one's mind-stream. This offering ceremony is rich in symbolism, and includes lineage prayers, bath offering, re-taking one's vows, chai tea...


tara puja
December 04, 2019

Tara Puja

Arya Tara is a manifestation of compassionate activity. She is known as the mother of all the buddhas, as she represents perfect, ultimate wisdom. This ceremony is particularly helpful in removing obstacles, help in emergencies,...


Protector Prayers
November 25, 2019

Protector Prayers

Special chants and ritual praises to strengthen our connection to the Dharma and dispel interferences, distractions and obstacles. We chant the prayers in Tibetan, and practice using the traditional instruments and tunes. Suited for those...


Guru Puja (in English)
November 21, 2019

Guru Puja (in English)

An offering ceremony to make the mountains of merit needed to sustain a strong relationship with the guru. This is a shorter version of the puja, done in English, so people new to the practice...


Medicine Buddha Puja
November 12, 2019

Medicine Buddha Puja

Praises and offerings to Medicine Buddha, the Great physician who can liberate us from all the sufferings of cyclic existence. This popular puja is sung entirely in English, and enjoyed Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike. If...