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A Gift of Prayer

pujaEvery day the monks and nuns at Kopan Monastery in Nepal and at the Tara Pure Land Temple in Sarnath, India perform prayers and pujas for the well-being of all sentient beings, for sick and dying people, for those who have passed away, and for those who experience problems in their lives.

All these pujas are open for sponsorship at US $100 per year. All offerings received through the pujas are used to support the the monks and nuns at the monastery. The kindness of our sponsors has enabled us to establish Kopan Monastery. Your continued support for this very worthwhile cause is deeply appreciated.
As an expression of their gratitude the monks and nuns additionally recite the 21 Tara Praises every day for the long life and health of their benefactors.

You can sponsor one of these pujas for yourself, your business, for your family, friends, your business partners. You can choose to inform the recipient of your gift. Whether for yourself or others, please let us know the purpose of the prayers in the text box provided on the ordering form

The Puja are offered at Kopan Monastery, Khachoe Ghakyil Ling Nunnery, and at the Tara Pure Land Temple.
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Please place separate orders for each of the locations.

Kopan Monastery

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Medicine Buddha?
Performed once every month
The Healing Buddha, has promised to help all those who are sick and dying, or experience obstacles in their virtuous activities. He is depicted holding a bowl containing the five kinds of medicines. The puja helps to clear and avert obstacles due to sickness and disease, and to bring success in all activities, dharma and worldly. At the time of death the blessings from Medicine Buddha prevent one from falling into the lower states of rebirth. Those already in a lower state of rebirth will be quickly liberated and will take rebirth in a precious human body.

The text of this prayer is supplied in the prayer section for your personal practice.?

 

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King of Prayers
Performed every day
This prayer is recited daily by the monks during morning prayer assembly. This is the bodhisattva's prayer of aspiration to be able to benefit all sentient beings during the three great events in their lives: birth, death and bardo.
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King of Prayers King of Prayers is most commonly recited to pacify the mind of those who are ill or dying, and to purify all obstacles to higher rebirth for those who have died.

The text of this prayer is supplied in the prayer section for your personal practice.

 

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Guru Puja and Tsog
Performed every two weeks.?
Twice every month guru puja is performed by all the monks in celebration of the spiritual master. This puja is quite often recommended as a means to accumulate merit for those who died. It is a comprehensive practice containing the essence of the entire teachings of sutra and tantra. It strengthens the bond with one's spiritual master and creates the cause for finding ones' spiritual master again in future lives. It accumulates extensive merit - offerings are made to all the enlightened beings in the form of the merit field, from Shakyamuni Buddha over the linage lamas to the personal spiritual master.

 

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Mahakala Puja
Performed daily at Kopan Monastery by the tantric monks.
This special practice is, performed daily in monasteries for the protection of all Dharma practitioners and Dharma places from external and internal obstacles to Dharma activities.


Khachoe Ghakyil Ling Nunnery, Nepal

 

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Cittamani Tara Puja??
Performed once every month.
Tara the Wisdom Mother is invoked in times of personal difficulties, family and business problems, and when there is need for quick wisdom action. She manifests in twenty-one different forms to benefit all beings. In the aspect of Cittamani Tara, she responds quickly to the requests those who pray to her.

 

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Namgyalma Puja
Performed omce every month.
This puja is performed to remove all obstacles the long life. Namgyalma is one of the three Long life Deities (white Tara, Amitayus, Namgyalma) Making requests to these deities helps to remove obstacles to one's lifespan (for example accidents, possibly fatal illness, as well as improve the quality of ones life. During this puja extensive offerings are made to accummulate merit and to purify all the hindrances to one's long life.


Yulo Koepa Nunnery in Sarnath (India) (formerly Tara Temple)

 

d-greentara Green Tara Puja?with praises to the 21 Taras
performed daily

Each one of the 21 Taras represents a different aspect of the wisdom energy of mother Tara. That is why the recitation of the praises to the 21 Taras fulfills all wishes, be it for success in life, or in business, to be free of fear, to have a child. The nuns at the Tara Pure Land Temple in Sarnath, India, perform the praises to the 21 Taras nonstop, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, making it a very powerful practice.

 

gop5 White Tara Puja
performed once every month

The Wisdom Mother Tara is invoked in this form to protect all those are in life danger. This practice is specially recommended for those who have obstacles to their long live in the form of illness, threats to their life span, but also external danger such us persecution, accidents etc.