Weekly Pujas

29 June 2009 - 11:42pm 5 Comments

Kechara House conducts a variety of weekly pujas to cater to the needs of all spiritual seekers and Buddhist practitioners. These pujas are open to the public and we invite you to join us to savour the electrifying energy of these age-old prayer sessions that are staple practices in Gaden Shartse Monastery for 600 years.


Setrap & Dorje Shugden Puja

Lord Setrap is the Enlightened Dharma Protector of Kechara House and Gaden Shartse Monastery. Setrap is the wrathful emanation of Amitabha Buddha and pujas propitiating Setrap are especially effective for the removal of obstacles, black magic and negative energy.

Dorje Shugden is the wrathful emanation of the Buddha of Wisdom, Manjushri, and the special protector of the 600-year-old Gelugpa lineage founded by Lama Tsongkhapa. He is known to be extremely effective in providing protection and swift assistance to overcome worldly and spiritual obstacles. Dorje Shugden’s puja is most efficacious due to his affinity with us, and brings success, harmony and wish-fulfilling blessings to all who have faith in him.

Weekly Setrap & Dorje Shugden Puja in Kechara House

Dorje Shugden, the wrathful emanation of the Buddha of Wisdom, Manjushri

Setrap’s mantra is
OM MAHA YAKCHA TSA SOHA

Dorje Shugden’s mantra is
OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SOHA

Join us for our weekly Setrap and Dorje Shugden pujas in both English and Chinese!

English Setrap & Dorje Shugden Puja
Day: Monday
Time: 8.00pm – 10.00pm
Venue: Kechara House

Chinese Setrap & Dorje Shugden Puja
Day: Wednesday
Time: 8.00pm – 10.00pm
Venue: Kechara House

Notes: The text used has been compiled specially by H. E. Tsem Rinpoche. The Setrap puja is available in a convenient Setrap Box Set, which can be purchased online or at the centre. Also bring along your vajra and bell (optional)


Medicine Buddha Puja

Before gaining enlightenment, the Medicine Buddha formed the aspiration:

May I relieve those afflicted by diseases which destroy life, destroy work, leave families broken, worsen suffering and take happiness away.

May I relieve them of their disease and suffering, relieve their inner, outer and secret diseases.

May I stop natural calamities and the diseases or unhappiness arising from that.

May I be the cause of people being freed from suffering.

The Medicine Buddha puja is extremely efficacious for people within the healing profession, as well as people seeking the right doctors, diagnosis and treatment.

Outwardly, Medicine Buddha helps us to overcome disease and its related sufferings. Pujas propitiating Medicine Buddha ensure faster recovery from illnesses, and an increase in the effectiveness and blessings of medicines.

On an inner, deeper level, Medicine Buddha heals us by ultimately destroying the diseases of our mind. He blesses us with the strength and clarity of mind to help develop inner peace.

Medicine Buddha’s mantra is
TAYATHA OM BEKANZE BEKANZE MAHA BEKANZE BEKANZE RANDZA SAMUGATHE SOHA

Join us for our weekly Medicine Buddha pujas!

Day    : Wednesday
Time    : 8.00pm – 10.00pm
Venue    : Kechara House

Notes    : Bring along your vajra & bell


Dzambala Puja

Dzambala is renowned for being the Buddha of Wealth and well, everyone wants money! His rich golden skin represents increase and growth and he holds a mongoose on his left hand spouting wish granting gems.  In the short term, Dzambala can bring us material wealth and help us out of poverty. More importantly however, his practice can also bring us spiritual wealth and personal growth, helping us dispel miserliness which is the karmic cause of poverty.

Dzambala holds a fruit in his right hand to signify that if we do his practice, our efforts can bear fruit to gain spiritual attainments and ultimately, Enlightenment. Dzambala’s blessings and the value of his practice are universal; pujas propitiating Dzambala invoke his blessings of inner and outer wealth.

Dzambala, the Buddha of Wealth

Bathing the Lord Dzambala

Dzambala’s mantra is
OM DZAMBALA DZALENDRAYE SOHA

Join us for our weekly Dzambala pujas conducted in English or Chinese.

Chinese Dzambala Puja
Day     : Monday
Time    : 8.00pm – 10.00pm
Venue  : Kechara House

English Dzambala Puja
Day     : Wednesday
Time    : 8.00pm – 10.00pm
Venue  : Kechara House

Notes    : Bring along your Dzambala ritual set


White Tara Puja

Born from the tears of compassion of Chenrezig who was weeping looking at the sufferings of the world, White Tara emerged from a lotus that sprang forth from the lake of compassionate tears. Symbolising never-ending compassion, both White Tara and Green Tara work tirelessly to relieve and eliminate sufferings of all sentient beings.

Her white colour represents purity, wisdom and truth. She is sometimes called Mother of all Buddhas as she embodies motherly compassion and is close to all beings, in very much the same way a mother is close to her beloved children.

White Tara’s mantra is

OM TARE TUTTARE TURE MAMA AYUH PUNYA JANA PUTRIM KURUYE SOHA

Join us for our weekly White Tara puja.

White Tara Puja
Day     : Tuesday
Time    : 8.00pm – 10.00pm
Venue  : Kechara House

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