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Menlha Kadampa Buddhist Center Prayers

"In general, prayers made by an assembly of many practitioners are very powerful and cannot be compared to the prayers of one or two people. The scriptures give the analogy of a broom. If we try to clean a floor with a few bristles we shall make little progress, but if we gather many bristles to make a broom we shall be successful.”

–Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, from the book Living Meaningfully, Dying Joyfully

All group prayers are offered free of charge and are in-person. * EXCEPT WHERE NOTED.

Heart Jewel Prayer Menlha Kadampa Buddhist Center

Heart Jewel

How to overcome obstacles and difficulties on the spiritual path by developing compassion, wisdom, and spiritual strength.

Sundays 9 – 10 am

Interested in the prayer booklet for Heart Jewel?

Available Here

Offering to the Spiritual Guide Prayer Menlha Kadampa Buddhist Center

Offering to the Spiritual Guide

 

The special Guru yoga practice of Je Tsongkhapa in conjunction with Highest Yoga Tantra, which also includes all the essential practices of the stages of the path to enlightenment. 

 

The 10th & 25th of the month

Please check our calendar for time.

You are welcome to bring an offering.

Interested in the prayer booklet for Offering to the Spiritual Guide?  

Available Here

Medicine Budda Sadhana Prayer Menlha Kadampa Buddhist Center

Medicine Buddha Sadhana

A practice for receiving a special power of body, speech, and mind through which we can help both ourself and others through healing actions.

Thursdays 10 – 11 am

 

Interested in the prayer booklet for Medicine Buddha Sadhana? 

Available Here

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Dakini Yoga

The self-generation practice of Vajrayogini—the female Buddha who embodies the wisdom of all Buddhas—in conjunction with six-session yoga, an essential daily practice for those who have received a Highest Yoga Tantra empowerment.

2nd Friday of the month
10:30 – 11:30 am

Please check our calendar for date. 

Interested in the prayer booklet for Dakini Yoga?
Available Here
 

Powa Prayers for the Recently Deceased Menlha Kadampa Buddhist Center

Avalokiteshvara Sadhana

A special method for meditating on Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion, through which we can develop our compassion and awaken our Buddha nature.​

4th Friday of the month
10:30 – 11:30 am

Please check our calendar for date. 

Interested in the prayer booklet for Avalokiteshvara Sadhana?
Available Here

Liberation of Sorrow Prayer Menlha Kadampa Buddhist Center

Tara Puja: Liberation From Sorrow

Prayers for developing a deep feeling of closeness with Buddha Tara, through which we can receive her blessings and protection. On the 8th of every month we recite sincere 'Prayers and Requests to the Assembly of 21 Taras' and deeply request Buddha Tara to bestow her blessings on all living beings so that all sickness and other obstacles are quickly removed. 

 

The 8th of the month.

Please check our calendar for time.

 

Interested in the prayer booklet for Liberation From Sorrow?

Available Here

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Wishfulfilling Jewel

A powerful practice for developing compassion, wisdom, and spiritual strength and for overcoming obstacles and difficulties on the spiritual path.

Thursday 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Interested in the prayer booklet for Wishfulfilling Jewel?

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Melodious Drum Victorious in All Directions

The extensive sadhana, or "method of attainment," for fulfilling our commitment to rely on the Dharma Protector and to practice Lamrim, Lojong, and Mahamudra, and for restoring any degenerate or broken commitments.

Melodious Drum puja is recommended for experienced practitioners only. 

 

Offered on or close to the 29th of the month

Please check our calendar for date & time.

You are welcome to bring an offering.

Interested in the prayer booklet for Melodious Drum Victorious in All Directions?  

Available Here

Bodhisattva’s Confession of Moral Downfalls Prayer Menlha Kadampa Buddhist Center

Bodhisattva’s Confession of Moral Downfalls

The purification practice of the Mahayana Sutra of the Three Superior Heaps. Beginners welcome! 

1st Friday of the month

10:30 – 11 am

Please check our calendar for date. 

Interested in the prayer booklet for Bodhisattva’s Confession of Moral Downfalls? 

Available Here

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Meditations & Recitations of Solitary Vajrasattva

The practice of cleansing our mind of all delusions and negativity by relying on Vajrasattva, the Buddha of Purification.​

3rd Friday of the month
10:30  – 11:30 am

Please check our calendar for date. 

Interested in the prayer booklet for Meditations & Recitations of Solitary Vajrasattva?
Available Here

Powa Prayers for the Recently Deceased Menlha Kadampa Buddhist Center

Powa: Prayers for the Recently Deceased

Powa is a beautiful and powerful ritual practice drawn from the Buddhist tantras and enables us to benefit the deceased by coming together as a group and making prayers and offerings on their behalf.

Once a month on Saturday
Please check our calendar for date & time.

Add names to the dedication prayer list here

Interested in the prayer booklet for Powa?

Available Here

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Mahayana Precepts: A Pure Life *

The practice of taking and keeping the eight Mahayana precepts is a special practice of moral discipline that is performed with bodhichitta, the compassionate wish to attain enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. The essence of this practice is taking eight precepts and keeping them purely for 24 hours. We first need to receive these precepts from a qualified Preceptor and then we can take them on our own as often as we wish.

 

This practice is motivated by bodhichitta and is thus especially powerful for purifying negativities, accumulating merit (positive energy) and creating the cause for us to attain the unsurpassed happiness of enlightenment.

 

The 15th of the month (via Zoom). *

6:30 – 7 am

Available to all Menlha KMC monthly members.

Please contact us here for the link to join via Zoom.

 

Interested in the prayer booklet for the Mahayana Precepts: A Pure Life?

Available Here

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