All of our prayers and meditation practices are recited in English with CD accompaniment. These chanted prayer practices are open to all and free of charge. They are suitable for beginners as well as more advanced practitioners.
Buddha Avalokiteshvara Prayers for Compassion
A special method for meditating on Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion, through which we can develop our compassion and awaken our Buddha nature.
Offered in Huntington: THURSDAYS 5:30-6:30PM
Prostrations/Purification: The Bodhisattva's Confession of Moral Downfalls
A powerful practice that focuses on the Thirty-Five Confession Buddhas to purify our mind of even the heaviest negativities. Prostrations can be done mentally or physically.
Offered in Huntington: WEDNESDAYS 6:30-7AM
The middling self-generation practice of Vajrayogini, the female Buddha who is the manifestation of the wisdom of all Buddhas. The practice contains the Bodhisattva Vows and is open to all those with Highest Yoga Tantra Empowerments.
Offered in Massapequa: SATURDAY, JANUARY 27 | 10AM-12PM
Green Tara Prayers
Green Tara is a female Buddha, whose name means Rescuer. She is the embodiment of swift compassion. If we rely upon Tara sincerely and with strong faith, she will protect us from all obstacles and fulfill all our wishes.
Offered in Huntington: TUESDAYS 6-6:45PM and the 8th of every month
Offered in Massapequa: The 8th of every month
The daily puja at Kadampa Buddhist Centers is Heart Jewel, which is a Guru yoga of Je Tsongkhapa combined with the condensed sadhana of his Dharma Protector and a short meditation on Lamrim, the stages of the path to enlightenment.
Offered in Massapequa: EVERY THURSDAY 11AM-12PM
Offered in Port Jefferson: EVERY WEDNESDAY 5:30PM
Medicine Buddha Prayers
The practice of Medicine Buddha has the power to heal disease. Even if we are suffering from severe injury or chronic illness, this practice gives us the inner strength to deal positively with these challenges. Ultimately this practice destroys the three inner poisons of uncontrolled desire, anger and ignorance – the source of all physical and mental illness, and the source of all suffering in our world.
Offered in Huntington: MONDAYS 7-8PM
This monthly practice, known as Kangso in Tibetan, consists principally of prayers to our Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugden. A Dharma Protector is an emanation of a Buddha or Bodhisattva whose main functions are to avert the inner and outer obstacles that prevent practitioners from attaining spiritual realizations, and to arrange all the necessary conditions for their practice. 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. This practice includes a tsog offering, so you can bring a vegetarian food offering with you if you wish.
Offered in Huntington: THE 29TH OF THE MONTH
Offering to the Spiritual Guide
This special chanted prayer practice, known as Lama Chopa in Tibetan, is done in our centers and temples all over the world on the 10th and 25th of every month. This puja is an opportunity to make many offerings from our heart and request inspiration and insight from our Spiritual Guide so that we can attain realizations of all the stages of the path, the six perfections, and generation and completion stage Tantra. It expresses our wish to become a Buddha ourselves so we can help everyone attain the state of freedom and happiness. It’s also a powerful opportunity to make prayers and dedications for any sangha members, their families or friends who may be ill, have passed away, or are experiencing any difficulty.
Huntington: WEDNESDAY, JAN 10 at 9AM and THURSDAY, JAN 25 at 2:30PM
Massapequa: THE 10TH AND 25TH OF EVERY MONTH
Port Jefferson: WEDNESDAY, JAN 10 at 2PM and SUNDAY, FEB 25 at 12PM
Powa Prayers for the Dying and Deceased
Powa Ceremony is a beautiful and powerful ritual practice drawn from the Buddhist tantras which enables us to benefit the deceased by coming together as a group and making prayers and offerings on their behalf. Then, through the power of our compassionate intention, strong prayers, and concentration on the practice, we transfer the consciousness of the deceased to the Pure Land of the Buddha of Compassion so that they will experience a pure and lasting peace and finally be freed from the painful cycle of suffering and its causes.
Huntington: USUALLY THE FIRST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH AT 2PM
Massapequa: SUNDAY, JAN 28 at 2PM
Port Jefferson: SUNDAY, JAN 14 and SUNDAY FEB 11 at 9AM
Taking Precepts is a way of acquainting ourselves with the practice of moral discipline which helps us avoid the causes of suffering. When we take precepts, we promise to refrain from certain negative actions for a 24-hour period and we promise to eat only one meal at midday. We then lead our life that day with our precepts vows held firmly in our hearts. Once we have received the precepts from a qualified preceptor, we can take them as often as we wish. Through this practice we can purify negativity and create the causes for happiness in the future.
Offered in Huntington: THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH FROM 6:30-7AM
Quick Path to Great Bliss
The extensive self-generation practice of Vajrayogini, the female Buddha who is the manifestation of the wisdom of all Buddhas. This practice is open to all those with Highest Yoga Tantra Empowerments.
Offered in Huntington: FRIDAYS 6-8PM
Vajrasattva Purification Practice
This meditation and recitation practice is an extremely powerful method for purifying our mind and actions. Through purifying all the negative potentialities in our mind, we remove the causes of our future suffering and overcome all obstacles to a successful spiritual practice. We’ll come to experience the deep peace and joy that arises from a pure mind.
Offered in Huntington: WEDNESDAYS 10:45-11:30AM
This practice is the heart essence of Kadampa Buddhism. In the first part we visualize our Spiritual Guide as Je Tsongkhapa and make prayers and requests to purify negativity, accumulate merit, and receive blessings. This prepares our mind for meditation. After the meditation we make prayers to our Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugden. Through this we can overcome obstacles to our practice and create favorable conditions so that we can nurture and increase our pure Dharma realizations.
Offered in Huntington:
282 New York Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743
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