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Sat, June 05, 2021


4:00 - 6:00 PM 


VIRTUAL CHANTING: Extensive Cittamani Tara Puja with umzes Damchoe and Wendy Cook



Today we will perform an extensive version of the very precious Cittamani Tara puja practice together over Zoom with dedication for Geshe Tenley's quick recovery and the benefit of all sentient beings. The puja is chanted/recited mostly in English with some chanting in Tibetan.

We will need both texts for the puja:

  • Download the Kurukulla Center Prayers book

  • Download the Tara Cittamani extensive puja text

  • It's not the same as performing the puja together in the gompa (shrine room) at the Center, which we used to do pre-covid. However, it is still a wonderful opportunity to do the entire practice together.

    If you wish, you can make offerings in your own home on your altar before the start of the puja. You can make more elaborate offerings according to the puja ritual if you wish and know how. Otherwise keep it simple and make any offerings you wish, large or small. Offerings to Tara are substances that are pleasing to our senses and that we like; traditional offerings include flowers, incense, water bowl offerings, fruit, cookies, etc.

    The main idea when we recite the puja is to meditate on the meaning. Tara is a buddha who is the embodiment of enlightened activity. As such, when we connect or pray to Tara, she is very quick to help us in our endeavors, especially our beneficial endeavors. She is also beseeched in times of obstacles when creating positive energy is crucial.

    We hope you can join us.
    To access the VIRTUAL CHANTING session on your cell phone or computer:

    Zoom URL: https://zoom.us/j/99135019478?pwd=T2ZDSmY4STlpRGNlSVl1a1VMZUJaQT09

    You can also dial in on any phone:
    +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
    +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)

    Enter the Meeting ID when prompted: 991 3501 9478
    Enter the Meeting Passcode when prompted: 335191

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