Puja / Chanted meditation sessions (with tsog)
Discover the peaceful spiritual energy that comes from engaging in chanted Buddhist meditation practices in a group setting. Experience for yourself the richness of the Kadampa Buddhist meditation tradition to discover a deep peace of mind and happiness that comes from making a heartfelt connection with enlightenment, and awakening our inner potential for love, compassion and wisdom.
We offer regular group chanted meditation sessions (known as pujas in Sanskrit) at Kadampa Meditation Centre, Copenhagen, that are open to everyone and free of charge. These are beautiful chanted Buddhist prayers, (chanted in English). They have been practised for centuries by Kadampa Buddhist meditators and are a perfect method to help everyone (Buddhist and non-Buddhist) make a connection with enlightenment, awaken our spiritual energy and potential and contribute towards creating a more peaceful and compassionate world.
Whilst our pujas are open to everyone, it is generally helpful to attend introductory meditation classes before attending these pujas. People sit on chairs or on cushions on the floor. Puja booklets (known as sadhanas) are available if you would like to participate in the chanting. Also, you can simply sit back, relax and enjoy listening to the chanting. The understanding, meaning and benefits of the pujas will become clear over time. Unlike other events at KMC Copenhagen, pujas do not involve teaching or guided meditations.
On this page you will find details of our monthly special puja schedule known as tsog offering pujas (see below for explanations). Our spring / summer tsog puja schedule is as follows:-
September 3st, Friday – 18:00 to 19:15 – Wishfulfilling Jewel (with tsog)
October 1st, Sunday – 18:00 to 19:15 – Wishfulfilling Jewel (with tsog)
October 20th, Friday – 18:00 to 19:15 – Wishfulfilling Jewel (with tsog)
November 17th, Friday – 18:00 to 19:15 – Wishfulfilling Jewel (with tsog)
December 10th, Sunday – 13:00 to 15:00 – Offering to the Spiritual Guide (with tsog)
Wishfulfilling Jewel Puja (with tsog)
This is an extended version of ‘Heart Jewel Puja’ which is the heart practise of the Kadampa Buddhist meditation tradition. In the first part we make a heartfelt connection with the wisdom Buddha Je Tsongkhapa, and then make special prayers and requests to purify negativity & obstacles in our life, accumulate positive energy or merit, and receive blessings / inspiration.
There is a 10 minute silent period in the middle of the puja for personal meditation. In this silent period we can either meditate on the stages of the path to enlightenment (known as Lamrim) or engage in a meditation of our own choice.
In the second part of the puja, we make special Buddhist prayers to the Dharma Protector, the wisdom Buddha Dorje Shugden. Through this we can overcome obstacles to our spiritual practice and create favourable conditions so that we can nurture and increase our spiritual realisations of love, compassion, wisdom and so forth. This practice includes a tsog offering (see description below).
Offering to the Spiritual Guide Puja (with tsog)
This is a special chanted meditation practise of the Guru Yoga of Je Tsongkhapa. In this practise we make a connection with enlightenment by seeing the wisdom Buddha as inseparable from our Spiritual Guide. Through engaging in this chanted meditation practice our love, compassion, wisdom, and spiritual power naturally increase. This practice includes a tsog offering (see description below).
What is a tsog offering?
A tsog offering is a special offering (usually of vegetarian food and / or non-alcoholic drink), which we make to the Buddhas to make a special heartfelt connection with them and receive their inspiration and help on the spiritual path. You can bring a vegetarian food or non-alcoholic drink offering with you if you wish.
After the tsog puja everyone is very welcome to stay behind, as we usually have a little social get together, chat and share food and drink from the tsog offering. A great way to relax get to know the Sangha, our community of meditators here at the Centre, and meet with friends old and new!