5:15 – 6pm
Join us for prayers for wisdom, compassion and spiritual protection. Chanted prayers (pujas) are an important component of training in a spiritual life. They enable us to purify negativity, accumulate merit, and receive blessings.
The practice of Heart Jewel is the heart essence of Kadampa Buddhism. In the first part we visualize our Spiritual Guide as Je Tsongkhapa and make prayers and request. By relying on this practice we can purify negativity, accumulate merit and receive blessings. In this way, we shall naturally accomplish all the realizations of the stages of the path of Sutra and Tantra, and in particular we shall attain a very special Dharma wisdom. This prepares our mind for a fifteen-minute unguided lamrim meditation.
After the meditation, we make prayers to our Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugden. By engaging in Heart Jewel prayers, we overcome obstacles and create favourable conditions for our spiritual practice. In this way, we can nurture and increase our Dharma realizations. (1 hour).