Phelgye Ling Monastery conducts various pujas and spiritual programs throughout the year. Puja is a broad term in Tibetan Buddhism, used to describe a variety of ritual performances and prayers. There are annual pujas and daily pujas.
Every morning at 5:30am the monks gather to recite various prayers and supplications. These include Hundreds of Deities of Tushita (Ganden Lhagyama), The Source of All Good (Yonten Shigyurma), Mandala Offering Prayer, Praises to Arya Tara, Sutra of The Three Heaps (Confession to 35 Buddhas), Trusol (very extensive bath offering to all of the Lineage Gurus), among others.
The monks of Nyanang Phelgye Ling Monastery also perform daily pujas or offering ceremonies at 9am and 2pm. These pujas are those that are conducted on behalf of those who have requested them. People can sponsor different types of pujas which can benefit in overcoming obstacles or to accumulate merit.
Below is a list of the special pujas conducted every month.
Date of Tibetan calendar Puja Performed
|First day of the month||Neden Chakchod (Prayers to the 16 Arhats) Puja|
|Second day of the month||Palden Lhamo and Dorje Shugden Puja|
|Eighth day of the month||Tara Puja|
|Tenth day of the month||Guru Puja with Tsog – This is a puja of making offerings and prayers to our spiritual teachers and requesting blessings in our dharma practice.|
|Fifteenth day of the month||Medicine Buddha Puja|
|Twenty fifth day of the month||Guru Puja with Tsog - This is a puja of making offerings and prayers to our spiritual teachers and requesting blessings in our dharma practice.|
|Twenty ninth day of the month||Kangso Puja for all of the Protectors of the Gelug Lineage|
|Thirtieth day of the month||Solitary Hero Yamantaka Puja|
Pujas, offering ceremonies, and various other prayer services are performed by the monks of Phelgye Ling Monastery according to a very rich tradition. You can request that any of the pujas be performed for yourself, for family and friends, or for all sentient beings. If you live nearby, the monks can perform the pujas at your home or at the monastery.
Here is a list of the some of the pujas that can be sponsored:
- Dolma Bum-tsok (One hundred thousand recitation of Tara puja). Purpose: Removal of obstacles in one’s life or for a specific venture
- Dol-chok (Extensive Tara puja). Purpose: Removal of obstacles in one’s life and health.
- Dug-kar (White Umbrella Deity recitation). Purpose: Purification of hindrances from evil spirits and illness
- Do (Sutra recitation). Purpose: Removal of one’s obstacles and to accumulate merit in order to achieve enlightenment in future lifetime
- Gya-shi (Four Hundredfold offering). Purpose: Elimination of negative karma and hindrances for a successful life and to create extensive merit toward the attainment of Enlightenment.
- Namgyalma Tsechok (long life puja). Purpose: Removal of obstacles in one’s life or for a specific venture.
- Namgyal Tong Cho, Thousand-fold Offering for Complete Victory (long life puja). Purpose: Removal of obstacles in one’s life and health, pacifying problems, fulfilling good wishes.
- She-Nying Du-Dok . This puja involves the continuous chanting of the Heart Sutra. Purpose: Assist in the removal of harmful forces and in removing the karmic obstacles.
- Men-la Tong Cho, Thousand-fold Offering for the Medicine Buddha. Purpose: Purpose: Removal of obstacles in health and well-being, especially to help those who are troubled by illness
- Dorje Shugden Kangso (Protector Puja ). Purpose: Clear obstacles and protect from harm.
- Recitation of the Kangyur and Tengyur, the sacred texts of Buddism (Kangyur; ’The Translation of the Word’ and the Tengyur; ’Translation of Treatises’). Purpose: Create extensive merit, as well as clear obstacles.
Please contact us for further information, or if you would like to sponsor any puja.
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Below is a short video of the Cham dance performed here at Phelgye Ling Monastery some years ago.