*** PUJAS AND BLESSINGS ***
Venerable Geshe Lama Jampa will offer four special pujas for protection, blessings and healing. The pujas are long and detailed and involve recitation and preparation of torma (ritual cake) offerings. Please contact for information and suggested fees for these special pujas. He can also perform shorter versions of all four pujas that do not involve torma offerings and will take less time.
Geshela will also perform blessings for those who are ill, in the hospital or in hospice. He is also available to perform powa (transferring consciousness) for the recently deceased and to perform funeral and memorial services. Blessings for new businesses or offices and new houses are available upon request as well as blessings for wedding ceremonies.
Geshela is also available to perform Buddhist divinations to help with important questions you may have in your life. While these divinations will help to guide you toward better decisions, of course you should always rely on your own intelligence to make the final decisions.
Those of you who'd like to do these pujas or blessings, please feel free to contact Phende Shedrub Ling Buddhist Center (PSLBC) by phone: (480) 787 8726 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Four special long pujas
1. Green Tara Long Puja (DOL-CHOK) Tara is a Buddha of compassion who manifests in female form. In Tibetan, Tara is known as 'Dolma' or 'She who Saves'. Specifically, she represents compassion in action since she is in the process of stepping from her lotus throne in order to help sentient beings. She brings about longevity, protects earthly travel, stimulates success in jobs and business undertakings, and guards her followers on their spiritual journey to enlightenment. She is believed to help her followers overcome dangers, fears, and anxieties; and she is especially worshipped for her ability to overcome the most difficult situations.
This puja is a combination of purification practices, reciting many times the praises to the 21 Taras, mandala offerings and recitation of the Foundation of All Good Qualities. This puja also requires the creation of a ritual cake (Torma) for offering to Tara. This puja takes 2 hours to complete.
2. Medicine Buddha Long Puja (Men-La Do-Chok) Medicine Buddha is the Buddha of healing. Medicine Buddha took the famous 12 vows upon attainingenlightenment, according to the Medicine Buddha Sutra. Some of those vows are: 1) to help relieve the
destitute and the sick, 2) to help heal mental afflictions and delusions, 3) to heal beings born with disabilities, illness, or other physical sufferings.
The practice of Medicine Buddha, the Supreme Healer, is not only a very powerful method for healing and increasing healing powers for both oneself and others, but also for overcoming the inner sicknesses of attachment, hatred, and ignorance. Thus, to meditate on the Medicine Buddha can help decrease physical and mental illness and suffering.
This puja uses recitation and chanting of the Medicine Buddha Sutra, the collected prayers of the 8 Healing Buddhas (including Medicine Buddha), and creation of a ritual cake (Torma) to offer to the 8 Healing Buddhas. This puja takes 2 hours to complete.
3. Long Purification Practice for the Deceased (Jangwa and Ru-chok) The tantric practice of JANGWA is used when somebody has recently died for transferring their consciousness to a Pure Land. It is important to purify also the bones and ashes by means of JANGWA practice for people who have recently passed away. This practice can liberate beings from the lower realms and can benefit those who are in the intermediate state on their way to a lower rebirth (by activating the positive karma that leads to rebirth in the human realm or a Pure Land). In that way, those beings have a chance once again to meet the Dharma. JANGWA is a skillful tantric practice of purification using the power of mantra, the power of concentration, and the power of Buddha's words of truth. This puja uses recitation and chanting of the JANGWA practice associated with the Medicine Buddha, and ash purification practice of Buddha Aksobhya. Creation of a ritual cake (Torma) is required for offering to the deities.
4. White Umbrella Purification and Cleansing Ceremony (Jab Tue) White Umbrella is one of the tantric deities that is popularly practiced under the action Tantra. This method of practice was introduced by the Buddha during his visit to Tushita heaven to teach his mother who was reborn there. White Umbrella practice is popular in Tibetan Buddhism as it is well known for clearing obstacles such as harmful effects from humans and non-humans. Direct or indirect harmful effects can be averted with this practice.
The White Umbrella ceremony involves a few different blessings. The first part is cleansing and purifying using a string of 5 colors that is placed on the participant's body while the master recites blessings. During the recitation we put all our negativities into the string and the string is then cut and burned in a very small fire along with black sesame seeds.
The second part is a cleansing involving the master pouring water from a vase on the heads and faces of the participants. While performing the ritual, the participant visualizes all the negative karma, sickness and impurities being washed away by the water. Then the master will use a peacock feather to fan away negative energy as well. The third part involves giving a torma to worldly spirits. Geshela can perform this ceremony for individuals or groups.
Please contact for information and suggested fees for these four special pujas.
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