“In general, prayers made by an assembly of many practitioners are very powerful and cannot be compared to the prayers of one or two people…Prayers made in front of such holy beings have great power to achieve their desired effect.” Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
Chanted meditations, or pujas, are beautiful Buddhist spiritual practices that allow us to purify our negativities and gather powerful blessings of healing and good fortune from enlightened beings. This brings us ever deepening inner peace as our wisdom and compassion increase daily.
Check our google calendar for links to join chanted prayers via Zoom or FB live.
You can now attend chanted prayers in person but you must confirm the following every time you are at the Center:
Health Screening Checklist
✓ Do you have a high temperature?
✓ Do you have any of these symptoms? Cough; shortness of breath; chills; body aches; loss of taste or smell; sore throat; new onset of nausea, diarrhea and vomiting?
✓Have you had close contact with anyone diagnosed with COVD-19 in the past 14 days and have not completed the required selfquarantine period?
✓Are you awaiting results of a COVID -19 test?
If you answer “yes” to any one of these, please stay home and stay safe!
Here are our safety guidelines. When you attend in person, it is necessary to follow them.
✓ Mask wearing mandatory inside the Center at all times.
✓Required minimum 6 feet of social distance seating in the meditation room. Available seats are marked.
Please do not move chairs.
✓ Only the volunteer and one (1) attendee at any time in the entry/community area. Quickly exit this area after you remove your shoes.
✓ Please take your conversations outside before or after class. Our community room is just too small to gather.
Free and open to everyone. There is no donation requested to attend any of these chanted meditations.
When we engage in these prayers, we can make requests for ourselves or for others who need help or protection.
What Happens at Chanted Prayers?
The prayers are played on a recording in our meditation room, and a prayer booklet is provided for you to follow along. You can sit on a cushion on the floor or in a chair. You can chant along, or just listen and enjoy.
No experience is required; you can visit any prayers scheduled except for those marked HYT only.
Click here to learn about the different Buddhist prayer practices at our Center.