Chanted Prayers (pujas)

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Chanted prayers (pujas) are an important component of training in a spiritual life. They help us to connect with enlightened beings, accumulate merit, purify negativity and receive blessings. Below are some of the prayers that we practice together at KMC Fraser Valley.

All prayers are free of charge. Everyone is welcome.

If you would like to request prayers to be said for anyone, please use the form on this page, and we will dedicate for the person or animal in our chanted prayer sessions.

To access KMCFV’s calendar to find out when livestream chanted prayers are scheduled, click the link below:

Prayer request form

Heart Jewel with Lamrim meditation

Prayers for wisdom, compassion and spiritual protection

Heart Jewel includes two practices: Prayers to our Spiritual Guide visualized as the wisdom Buddha, Je Tsongkhapa, during which we purify negativity, accumulate merit and receive blessings. There are 2 pauses for silent meditation: 15 minutes for Lamrim meditation and 5 minutes for receiving the Guru’s blessings. 

The second part of this practice contains prayers to the wisdom Buddha and Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugden, to help us overcome obstacles to our practice.

By relying upon this practice, we will naturally gain authentic, heart-felt experience of our meditations, and in particular we will attain a very special Dharma wisdom. 

The prayer booklet available from Tharpa Publications is called Heart Jewel. You can find Lamrim meditations in The New Meditation Handbook also from Tharpa Publications.

Wishfulfilling Jewel with tsog

Prayers for wisdom, compassion and spiritual protection

Sundays, 11:00am – 12noon
Please check our calendar to make sure they’re on this Sunday!

This practice is similar to Heart Jewel except that instead of a 15-minute meditation we make a tsog offering, an offering of food and drink to the enlightened beings, enjoyed by everyone after the prayers.

These prayers are essential for creating a strong Dharma practice and a strong Dharma community.

The prayer booklet available from Tharpa Publications is called Wishfulfilling Jewel.

Offering to the Spiritual Guide

Prayers to our spiritual guide

On the 10th and 25th of the month (1.5 hours)
Times are on our calendar

The practice of relying upon a Spiritual Guide, or ‘Guru Yoga’, is the root of the spiritual path and the foundation of all spiritual attainments.

Offering to the Spiritual Guide is a special Guru Yoga of Je Tsongkhapa. The main practice is developing a special view of our Spiritual Guide as the wisdom Buddha Je Tsongkhapa, and making offerings, praises and requests to him. Because Je Tsongkhapa has qualities of compassion, wisdom and spiritual power, by relying upon him these same qualities in us naturally increase. 

This practice includes beautiful and inspiring verses on the stages of the path (Lamrim), training the mind (Lojong), and the generation and completion stages of Highest Yoga Tantra. It also includes a tsog offering – offerings of food and drink that are enjoyed by everyone after the prayers.

The prayer booklet available from Tharpa Publications is called Offering to the Spiritual Guide.

Powa Ceremony

Prayers for those who have recently died

Once a month, usually at the end of the month (45 minutes)
You’ll the find the date and time on our calendar

Every month we hold a special ceremony for all those who have recently died, including animals and insects. It is a traditional Buddhist practice of “Powa” or transference of consciousness, whereby we pray for the consciousness of the deceased to be transferred to Avalokiteshvara’s Pure Land, or heaven.    

The prayer booklet available from Tharpa Publications is called Powa Ceremony.

Tara Prayers

For the welfare of the world

Occasionally, Tara prayers are live-streamed from KMCFV. Otherwise, please enjoy the recording.

At Kadampa Centres worldwide, the eighth of the month is Tara Day. Tara is a female Buddha whose name means “Rescuer.” She is the embodiment of swift wisdom. If we rely upon Tara sincerely and with strong faith, she will protect us from all obstacles and fulfill all our wishes.

During the pandemic, the Kadampa Temple for World Peace at Manjushri KMC is live-streaming a 24-hour Tara Puja for the welfare of the world on the 8th day of every month. Everyone is welcome to join hundreds of people worldwide for Tara’s chanted prayer practice, Liberation from Sorrow

The prayer booklet, Liberation from Sorrow, is available from Tharpa Publications 

Quick Path to Great Bliss

Vajrayogini practice

Tuesday – Friday, 7:00-8:30am
Live-streamed from KMC Vancouver.
Check the KMCV calendar here to see if they are scheduled today.

Clicking the button above will take you to a registration form, and from there, KMCV will send you a Zoom link.

Quick Path to Great Bliss is open to those who have received the Highest Yoga Tantra empowerments of Heruka and Vajrayogini.

The prayer booklet, Quick Path to Great Bliss, is available from Tharpa Publications