A puja is a special ceremony in which prayers are offered to the Buddhas or different manifestations of enlightened beings to request their blessings or invoke their help. Pujas are performed
A puja is a special ceremony in which prayers are offered to the Buddhas or different manifestations of enlightened beings to request their blessings or invoke their help.
Pujas are performed to avert and clear the three types of obstacles which arise due to the lack of merit, which prevent us from achieving our worldly and spiritual goals. These include issues affecting our day to day life, our mental and physical health and difficulties we might be experiencing in Dharma practice. Removing these obstacles will help us to achieve happiness and good fortune in all our activities.
The following pujas are held at VI each month:
- Guru Puja with Tsog
- Tara Puja
- Medicine Buddha Puja
- Yamantaka Self Initiation (Restricted attendance)
- Vajrayogini Self Initiation (Restricted attendance)
There is also an opportunity to observe a Precepts Day at home by taking the 8 Mahayana precepts and devoting the day to practice.
Medicine Buddha Puja – once each month
Most commonly this puja is performed on behalf of sick people to assist with recovery from illness or an operation and those who are dying. It is also done to achieve higher rebirth for the deceased and is very powerful in bringing about success, both temporary and ultimate. The prayers invoke help from the Seven Medicine Buddhas and Buddha Shakyamuni.
Note: times for Medicine Buddha Pujas vary – please check the calendar for exact times
Future Event Times in this Repeating Event Series
december 22, 2018 6:00 pm
(Friday) 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
9 Victoria Square, Ashfield, NSW 2131