Pujas – Chanted prayers

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The chanted prayers at Heruka KMC, known as ‘pujas’, are special methods for purifying negativity, accumulating merit and receiving blessings and help us develop and maintain a positive mind and are a powerful preparation for meditation. Our daily puja, held from 5.15pm – 6.15pm, is Wishfulfilling Jewel which includes time for silent meditation. There is no need to book, no fee and everyone is welcome.

*For current Puja schedule, please see the Calendar

Wishfulfilling Jewel

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A Guru Yoga practice combined with meditation on the path to enlightenment (Lamrim) and prayers to the Dharma Protector. These two practices are the very essence of the New Kadampa Tradition of Mahayana Buddhism. If we practise them regularly and sincerely, we shall reap a rich harvest of pure Dharma realizations, and eventually come to experience the supreme joy of full enlightenment.

Offering to the Spiritual Guide

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Offering to the Spiritual Guide

A special Guru Yoga of Je Tsongkhapa that is related to Highest Yoga Tantra, and forms a preliminary practice for Vajrayana Mahamudra.

Melodious Drum

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Melodious Drum (long protector puja)

A ceremony for fulfilling and restoring the commitments of the Dharma Protector, open to all.

Powa Ceremony

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In general, transference of consciousness, or powa, involves the mind leaving the body and going to a higher state through the force of meditation. This special powa practice has the same function as Vajrayogini’s uncommon yoga of inconceivability; through this training we can attain a Buddha’s Pure Land such as Pure Dakini Land without abandoning this human body.

Vajrayogini pujas

Dakini Yoga

An essential practice for our busy daily lives that includes prayers and meditations that contain the essence of the self-generation practice of Vajrayogini. A six-session yoga – a simple but powerful daily practice for maintaining all Tantric commitments. Opportunity to take Bodhisattva and Tantric vows and commitments.

Vajrayogini Quick Path A special Tantric ceremony for people who have received the Highest Yoga Tantra empowerment of Vajrayogini.

Vajrayogini Self-Iinitiation A special Tantric ceremony for people who have received the Highest Yoga Tantra empowerment of Vajrayogini and completed a close retreat.

Precepts

Precepts

Precept days are special days to purify negative karma and emphasize keeping pure moral discipline. If you would like to know more about this special one-day practice, please contact us.
“The practice of taking and keeping the eight Mahayana precepts is a special practice of moral discipline that is performed with bodhichitta motivation. The essence of the practice is to keep them purely for a period of twenty four-hours. By doing this practice over and over again we acquaint ourself with the practice of moral discipline and thereby make our human life meaningful.” A Pure Life sadhana, published by Tharpa publications

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