The centre holds regular sessions of chanted meditation prayers, or pujas, which combine meditation, visualization, and mantra recitation. These chanted prayers give us a chance to connect with the holy beings and enjoy the tranquil meditation space.
Below is a list of practices we engage in regularly at Tushita Buddhist Centre. For additional practices, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wishfulfilling Jewel/Heart Jewel
This sadhana includes two practices revealed by the Wisdom Buddha Manjushri. The first is a special Guru yoga in which we visualize our Spiritual Guide as Je Tsongkhapa, who himself is a manifestation of Manjushri. The second practice is a method for relying upon the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. These two practices are the very essence of the New Kadampa Tradition of Mahayana Buddhism.
We hold Heart Jewel prayers at these times (this may vary so please check with the Centre first):
Thursdays 10.00am-11.00am (incl. 15 minute silent meditation practice)
This practice is typically offered on the 10th and 25th of every month. Everyone is welcome. Offering to the Spiritual Guide is a special Guru yoga of Je Tsongkhapa in conjunction with Highest Yoga Tantra. It was compiled by the first Panchen Lama, Losang Chökyi Gyaltsän, as a preliminary practice for Vajra-yana Mahamudra. The main practice is relying upon the Spiritual Guide, but it also includes all the essential practices of the stages of the path (Lamrim) and training the mind (Lojong), as well as both the generation stage and completion stage of Highest Yoga Tantra.
Long Protector Puja
This practice is typically offered on the 29th of every month. Everyone is welcome. This practice consists of five parts: Praise to Manjushri, the Guru Yoga of Je Tsongkhapa, Self-generation as Heruka, the Fulfilling and Restoring Ritual of the General Protectors, and the Fulfilling and Restoring Ritual of the Great King Dorje Shugden. Of these, the last is the principal practice.