Tue, 11 April, 2017
5:30 pm - 6:30 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.
Medicine Buddha Puja
The Seven Medicine Buddhas are powerful in both healing diseases and purification.
Many eons ago, seven bodhisattvas strongly prayed for the temporal and ultimate happiness of all sentient beings, that their very names become wish-fulfilling in order to heal both the mental and physical sicknesses and diseases of sentient beings. They vowed that their prayers will be actualised during these degenerate times when the teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha are in decline.
The Medicine Buddha’s manifested in order to pacify obstacles to the achievement of temporary happiness, liberation and the ultimate happiness of full enlightenment. They are powerful in healing diseases as well as purification. The Medicine Buddha practice can be used to help purify those who have already died and liberate them from suffering. It is also very powerful in bringing about success, both temporary and ultimate. The puja runs for approximately one hour and commences 5.30pm. Bring along some favourite biscuits, flowers or fruit for the Altar Offerings and these will be distributed to everyone at the conclusion of the practice.
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.