Prayers

Prayers are special methods for generating positive states of mind and can be used as a basis for successful meditation on any of the stages of the path to enlightenment. Tharpa Publications provides a wide range of Buddhist prayers in printed, ebook and audio format.

Buddhist prayers are often referred to as 'sadhanas', which means 'ritual prayers for spiritual attainments'. A sadhana is practised by reciting the verses and deeply contemplating their meaning. Through regular practise a sadhana acts as a method for attaining realizations that enable us to progress along our spiritual path.
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  1. Liberation from Sorrow

    Join the 24-hour Tara Puja for the Welfare of the World

    8th day of every month

    Streamed from the Kadampa Temple for World Peace at Manjushri KMC - Everyone is welcome to join.

    Corresponding Canadian EST: 7th of the month: 9 pm, 8th of the month 1 am, 5 am, 9 am, 1 pm & 5 pm

    MST: 7th of the month: 7 pm, 11 pm, 8th of the month: 3 am, 7 am, 11 am & 3 pm

    PST: 7th of the month: 6 pm, 10 pm, 8th of the month: 2 am, 6 am, 10 am & 2 pm

    Join or find out more here... Prayer booklets and ebooklets for this practice are available on this page.

    Scroll down to watch a video on the explanation of the practice by Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong, General Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT-IKBU) and the Resident Teacher at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre , the Mother Centre of Kadampa Buddhism.

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  2. Nyungnay Purification Ritual Practice - Retreat Sessions (2018 Ed.) - Includes A Pure Life and Drop of Essential Nectar

    This special fasting and purification practice is performed in conjunction with Eleven-faced Avalokiteshvara. It is very powerful for purifying negative karma of body, speech and mind, and for pacifying strong delusions such as desirous attachment and hatred. It is also a special method for receiving blessings and improving our experience of love, compassion and bodhichitta.

    Nyungnay Fasting Retreat Sessions is a specially prepared audio recording and includes two practices, Drop of Essential Nectar and A Pure Life. The recording has been arranged in accordance with the Nyungnay retreat format followed at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre.

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