Chanted Meditation


Pujas (Chanted Meditation)


Each day chanted meditations, or pujas, are held in the Center. A puja is a chance to focus our mind and use our speech in a beneficial way. It’s also an opportunity to receive the blessings of the holy beings and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere in the meditation rooms. You are welcome to join most of these. Please check the website for time, place and duration of each session. Exceptions are Quick Path, Dakini Yoga and Self Initiation which are only open to those who have specific empowerments.

Wishfulfilling Jewel Daily

A special Guru yoga practice of Je Tsongkhapa’s tradition combined with a brief practice of relying upon the Wisdom Protector Dorje Shugden.
see calendar for times

Liberation from Sorrow – Prayers to Enlightened Mother Arya Tara

Tara is a female Buddha, a manifestation of the ultimate wisdom of all the Buddhas. Tara’ means `Rescuer’.  She is so called because she rescues us from external dangers and internal fears.
8th of each month – see calendar for times

Mahayana Precepts

The essence of the practice is to take eight precepts and to keep them purely for a period of twenty-four hours. By doing this practice again and again, we acquaint ourself with the practice of moral discipline and thereby make our human life meaningful.
15th of each month 6:30am – see calendar for times

Powa – Transference of Consciousness for the Deceased

We perform this practice on behalf of those who have recently died, traditionally within forty-nine days of their death. In conjunction with brief Buddhist ritual practice we arrange beautiful offerings such as candles and flowers on behalf of those who have recently passed.
Dates and times vary – see calendar for times
Powa can be scheduled by request. Please call 941-373-1600 for details

Offering to the Spiritual Guide

A special Guru yoga of Je Tsongkhapa in conjunction with Highest Yoga Tantra.  By relying upon Je Tsongkhapa, our compassion, wisdom, and spiritual power naturally increase.
10th & 25th of each month – see calendar for times

Melodious Drum

The Guru yoga of Je Tsongkhapa combined with the extensive practice of Wisdom Protector Dorje Shugden
29th of each month – see calendar for times