Pokhara City- 25 Hemja, Kaski, Nepal

Prayers

Prayers

Celebrate the Holidays with gift-giving that both benefits your loved ones and supports our monks!

VAIROCHANA BUDDHA

Donation: $110.00

This is a major ritual based on (drawing or sand) Mandala. This can be performed for a day or three to seven days in a straight. This ritual is especially good for the deceased. If purifies the negative deeds committed in the past life and helps to acquire better rebirth. It also helps the deceased to minimize the sufferings and anxiety during the (Bardo) intermediate stage of death and rebirth. This ritual along with Empowerment is also very effective to someone who is terminally ill and virtually no hope of survival. The ritual with bestowing empowerment can be decisive. This ritual can be done by minimum of 4 to 8 monks and takes 5 hours. On special occasion or request by sponsor, the ritual can be done for 5 to 7 days by drawing Sand Mandala. Offerings can be very elaborate or simple too but 100 butter lamps are recommended.

TARA PUJA, FOUR MANDALA OFFERINGS

Donation: Whole Sangha participation: $75.00 or by four monks: $35.00

Tara Puja is very effective to seek guidance, support, strength and fulfillment of one’s wishes. The unabridged version of this prayer takes 3 to 4 hours.

MAHAKALA PUJA

Donation: Whole Sangha participation: $135.00 or by for monks: $85.00

Mahakala Puja is a prayer to the tutelary deities who are the Protector of Dharma and its practitioners. This ritual invokes the tutelary deities to guide, support and bestow power to face the life’s struggle and also eliminate the obstacles and force that hinders in our path. The offerings and preparation of this ritual is simple. This is mainly done by the whole Sangha gatherings with ritual music but it can also be done by four monks. The ritual may take 4 hours but the mantras of each deities are repeated three times and will take 6 hours altogether.

THREE DEITIES LONG LIFE PRAYER

Donation: $35.00

This puja is to prolong one’s life span. This puja invokes the blessing of Three Long Life Deities: White Tara, Amitayu and Vijaya.

This puja is good for someone who is sick for long, someone who have just survived major operation, traumatic accident or who have undergone a very scary experience.

The puja is performed by 4 monks and takes 4 hours with recitation of Long Life Mantra. The offerings are simple but 100 lamps are recommended.

Medicine Buddha

Donation: $35.00

Medicine Buddha Puja is for someone who is undergoing medical treatment. When the treatment does not show desired result, the puja can be effective to bring needed result. The blessings of Medicine Buddha enhance the potentiality of the medicine and show positive result. The Puja takes 4 hours and needs just simple offerings.

VIJAYA 1000 OFFERINGS

Donation: This ritual is done by whole Sangha: $31.00 or by 6 monks: $250.00

This is one of the major rituals, which needs compulsory offerings of butter lamps, scented waters, incense, flowers and offering cakes each in one thousand. This ritual needs two days, one for preparation and making the offering shrine. Vijaya is one of the Long Life three deities. This ritual is done for purification of one’s negative deeds committed in this or earlier lives and also to accumulate merits to help fulfillment of one’s wishes and dreams. When one has good accumulation of merits, he/she will have natural advantage of luck and success in all walks of life.

SAMANTRABHADRA PRAYERS

Donation: $10.00

Samantravhadra Prayer is a simple but well- meaning prayer to the Buddha of ten directions by Boddhisattva Samantabhadra. This prayer can be done any occasion for the deceased, for the living and to the entire well-being of all the living things of the world. The prayer takes just 15 minutes to recite three times and it can be done any time during the congregation of the Sangha.

THREE HEAPS PRAYER

Donation: $10.00

This prayer is done to eliminate obstacles and hindrance bad elements to the path of Dharma practice. This takes just 10 minutes to recite these three times.

HOISTING OF PRAYER FLAGS

Donation: $20.00

The hoisting of Prayer flags (20 meter in length) of 5 colors is to arise the air horse which helps to be lucky and successful in one’s entire endeavor. The Prayer flag hoisting also has prayers ‘purification’ and invokes the gods for support and backing. There are certain good days for the hoisting of the flag.

108 BUTTER LAMP OFFERING

Donation: $15.00

108 butter lamps are offered for the benefit of world peace and also for the deceased friend or family member.

How to Order

Make sure you provide the list of pujas and prayers you would like, list of people for whom the prayers are to be said for (specify if living or deceased).

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https://www.vikramasila.org/pema-tsal-sakya-monastic-institute
Or,
Bank transfer direct to the monastery bank account.
Account Title: Pema Ts’al Sakya Monastic Institute
Account Number: 01128611001
Bank Name: Standard Chartered Bank Nepal Limited
Bank Branch: New Road, Pokhara, Nepal
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