Each week, we make special Tsog offerings with Wishfulfilling Jewel prayers. Wishfulfilling Jewel is a special practice for developing compassion, wisdom and spiritual strength by relying upon the Wisdom Buddha Je Tsongkhapa, and for overcoming obstacles and difficulties on the spiritual path by relying upon his Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. These two practices are the very essence of Kadampa Buddhism. If we practise these regularly and sincerely, we will develop pure Dharma realisations, and eventually come to experience the supreme joy of full enlightenment.

Prayer booklet available to purchase from Tharpa Publications.

On the 10th and 25th of each month, Kadampas around the world engage in Offering to the Spiritual Guide. This beautiful practice, compiled by the first Panchen Lama, is a special Guru yoga of Je Tsongkhapa in conjunction with Highest Yoga Tantra. The main practice is meditation on reliance upon our Spiritual Guide, but it also includes all the essential practices of the stages of the path (Lamrim) and training the mind (Lojong). By relying upon our Spiritual Guide as one with Je Tsongkhapa, our compassion, spiritual power, and especially our wisdom will naturally increase. Prayer booklet available to purchase from Tharpa Publications.

Dorje Shugden always helps, guides, and protects pure and faithful practitioners by granting blessings, increasing their wisdom, fulfilling their positive wishes and bestowing success on all their virtuous activities. This extensive sadhana is called ‘Kangso in Tibetan, which means Fulfilling and Restoring Ritual. Usually performed once a month in Dharma Centres, it is used for fulfilling our heart commitment to practise Lamrim, Lojong and Mahamudra and to rely upon the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden, regarding him as inseparable from our Spiritual Guide and Buddha, and for restoring any degenerate or broken commitments we may have incurred. Also included are Praise to Manjushri, the Guru yoga of Je Tsongkhapa, self-generation as Heruka, and the ritual for fulfilling and restoring our commitments with other Dharma Protectors. Prayer booklet available to purchase from Tharpa Publications.

Kangso – Wednesday 30th September 8.30am-12pm – streamed online from our mother centre, Kadampa Meditation Centre Australia.

Through practising transference of consciousness, known as Powa, with faith, compassion and concentration we can transfer the consciousness of those recently deceased to a higher rebirth or to the Pure Land of a Buddha. The Powa Ceremony can be done either by a group of practitioners or individually on behalf of one or more deceased persons, or countless deceased beings. By engaging in this practice we also create a great collection of virtue, which will also lead us into the pathway to a Buddha’s Pure Land.

Prayer booklet available to purchase from Tharpa Publications.

 

Tara is a female Buddha, a manifestation of the ultimate wisdom of all the Buddhas. Her name means Rescuer, because she rescues us from all outer and inner fears. Ultimately she rescues us from all suffering and guides us to full enlightenment. Like a mother she protects us from all internal and external dangers; she provides us with all the necessary conditions for our spiritual training, and guides us and inspires us with her blessings as we progress along the spiritual path. These prayers include praises to the twenty-one manifestations of Tara. Because these are Sutra, the actual words of Buddha, they are particularly powerful and blessed. Please click here to gain access to the chanted meditations, they are held at our Mother centre at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre United Kingdom.

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. In particular, because it is performed with bodhichitta motivation, this practice is very powerful for purifying negative karma. It accumulates a vast collection of merit and creates the cause for us to attain the unsurpassed happiness of enlightenment. We

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