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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

There is no charge to join group prayers. These are live-stream, unless otherwise stated.
The links take you directly to the prayer session on the days and times listed when live-streaming. 

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

In-person | live-stream

Interested in the prayer booklet for Heart Jewel?

Available Here

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Wishfulfilling Jewel with TSOG

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

Thursdays 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Live-stream

This puja is hosted by KMC Philadelphia. 

 

1st Thursday of the month

3 – 4 pm

In-person

Please check our calendar for date. This puja is hosted by Menlha Center. 

You are welcome to bring an offering.

Interested in the prayer booklet for Wishfulfilling Jewel?

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

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! 

 

Fridays 9 – 9:25 am

 

 

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

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.

Fridays 7 – 7:50 am




Interested in the prayer booklet for Dakini Yoga?
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

2 – 4 pm

Note: May 25 OSG will be live-stream only.

In-person | live-stream

Please check our calendar for exact times.

You are welcome to bring an offering.

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

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.

The 3rd Saturday of the month
Please check our calendar for date & time.

Add names to the dedication prayer list here

 

Interested in the prayer booklet for Powa?

Available Here

Liberation of Sorrow Prayer Menlha Kadampa Buddhist Center

24-Hour Tara Puja, Liberation From Sorrow

Help the world. Join in with hundreds of people in worldwide prayers to Tara on the 8th of every month. In this powerful online puja we recite sincere Prayers and Requests to the Assembly of 21 Taras and deeply request the Blessed Mother to bestow her blessings on all living beings so that all sickness and other obstacles are quickly removed. 

 

This puja is recited six times in the 24-hour period beginning at 02:00 UK time on the 8th of every month. The Praises are recited seven times in each session.

 

The session times on the East Coast USA are:

June 7: 9 pm 

June 8: 1 am 

June 8: 5 am 

June 8: 9 am 

June 8: 1 pm 

June 8: 5 pm 

Join as many sessions as you wish.

 

Interested in the prayer booklet for Liberation From Sorrow?

Available Here

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Mahayana Precepts

The essence of the practice is to take eight precepts and to keep them purely for a period of twenty-four hours. By doing this practice again and again, we acquaint ourself with the practice of moral discipline and thereby make our human life meaningful.

We receive many great benefits from practicing moral discipline in this way. It helps us to solve the problems of this life by avoiding the causes of suffering; and it creates the cause for us to take fortunate rebirths in future lives and thereby protects us from the sufferings of lower rebirth.

More information on precepts available here

The 15th of the month
6:30 – 7 am

Interested in the prayer booklet for taking Mahayana precepts?

Available Here