Melodious Drum

extensive chanted prayers

Melodious Drum Prayers

Melodious Drum is the extensive fulfilling and restoring ritual of the Dharma Protector, the great king Dorje Shugden, in conjunction with Mahakala, Kalarupa, Kalindewi, and other Dharma Protectors.

The Melodious Drum 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.

Dorje Shugden - Melodious Drum
A Dharma Protector is an emanation of a Buddha or a Bodhisattva whose main functions are to avert the inner and outer obstacles that prevent practitioners from gaining spiritual realizations, and to arrange all the necessary conditions for their practice. Beings in this present time have a strong karmic link with Dorje Shugdän, and so he is the Dharma Protector who is most able to help them. Therefore it is said that, ‘Now is the time to rely upon Dorje Shugden.’ Dorje Shugden always helps, guides, and protects pure and faithful practitioners by granting blessings, increasing their wisdom, fulfilling their wishes, and bestowing success on all their virtuous activities.

There are many brief and middling-length sadhanas of Dorje Shugden, such as Heart Jewel and Wishfulfilling Jewel. This extensive sadhana is called Kangso in Tibetan, which means Fulfilling and Restoring Ritual, and it is usually performed once a month in Dharma Centres. During this puja, we make extensive offerings and perform other practices (1) to fulfil our heart commitment to rely upon the Protector sincerely, regarding him as inseparable from the Guru and Yidam, and to practise the pure Dharma of Lamrim, Lojong, and Mahamudra; and (2) to restore any degenerate or broken commitments we may have incurred. (3.5 hours). Join us on the 29th of the month for Melodious Drum.

Please bring a small vegetarian food offering. The food is all shared after the prayers.

We engage in Melodious Drum prayers around the 29th of each month.   Everyone is welcome to join us..

For personal practice:

Melodious Drum prayers

Songs of the Great Protector (Melodious Drum)
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  • Melodious Drum

    Extensive chanted prayers to our Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden

  • Melodious Drum

    Extensive chanted prayers to our Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden

  • Melodious Drum

    Extensive chanted prayers to our Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden

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  • Avalokiteshvara Prayers

  • Heart Jewel Prayers

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  • Offering to the Spiritual Guide

  • Powa Prayers

  • Quick Path Prayers

  • Tara Prayers

  • Wishfulfilling Jewel

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Phone: 1.226.486.2417


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