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Fri, 23 February, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
A puja is a ritualistic celebration of offerings and prayers, an essential part of which is making a spiritual connection with one’s inner essence. The word puja means “to please” and has the connotation to please through offerings and practice.
The practice involves recitations, prayers and meditation and always results in the generation of good energy. With good motivation, pujas will bring about positive transformations in the mind and can definitely help to overcome problems and hardships.
Tara Puja is usually performed on the 8th of the Tibetan Calendar month. The Puja runs for approximately one hour. It is recited/chanted mainly in English and everyone is invited to attend, bringing some lovely biscuits, flowers or fruit with you for the altar offerings.
Tara (the Liberator) is a Buddha in female form who represents the skillful activities of all enlightened beings. Contemplating Tara brings quick results in whatever we want and need, up to the ultimate happiness of enlightenment, as well as bringing temporal benefits of this life relating to work, business, family, relationships, etc.
Known as the ‘Mother of all Buddhas’, Tara awakens and helps fulfill our potential to attain enlightenment. Taking part in this practice enables us to develop Tara’s energy within us, which is the energy of our own active compassion and wisdom.
Unable to attend any Puja? You can still join in by requesting special dedication prayers for yourself or someone you know. Send us your prayer dedication names to firstname.lastname@example.org. Consider making a small donation and we’ll buy special offerings on your behalf. Let us know at which specific puja you’d like us to dedicate these special prayers on your behalf.