Chanted Meditations

"Please be with me always like the shadow of my body, and care for me always like a friend." -from Heart Jewel

    Group meditations give us an opportunity to come together in prayer and to make praises and requests to the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. Using ancient prayers, which have been translated into English, we receive the blessings, protection and guidance of the holy beings. We can make requests for ourselves or for others who need help or protection. These spiritual practices create a strong connection with the Buddhas, help us to purify our negativity, and fill our mind with positive, healing energy.

    Most of these meditations are free and open to everyone. You may sit either on a chair or a cushion on the floor, both of which are provided by the center. Please see the list below of chanted meditations held at the center and our calendar for times. Click on the links below for more information concerning each specific puja.

    Dakini Yoga –  Open to Highest Yoga Tantra practitioners only

    Heart JewelDaily practice for Kadampas – see calendar

    Liberation from SorrowTara prayers, usually held on the 8th of each month

    Melodious Drum –  29th of the month (sometines Wishfulfilling Jewel is substituted)

    Offering to the Spiritual GuideOn the 10th and 25th of each month

    Powa PracticeTransference of Consciousness prayers for the deceased

    Wishfulfilling JewelMost Sundays at 12:15 pm and on the 29th of the month (alternating with Melodious Drum)

    Quick Path to Great BlissUsually Fridays at 6:30 pm. Open to Highest Yoga Tantra practitioners only