This puja is recited six times in the 24-hour period beginning at 02:00 UK time, with the Praises recited seven times in each session. Join as many sessions as you wish.
Manjushri KMC session times on the 8th of each month are: (UK time) 02:00, 06:00, 10:00, 14:00, 18:00 and 22:00.
The 6 sessions are pre-recorded in this link. 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
Prayer booklets and ebooklets for this practice are available on this page.
In general, prayers made by an assembly of many practitioners are very powerful and cannot be compared to the prayers of one or two people. The scriptures give the analogy of a broom. If we try to clean a floor with a few bristles we shall make little progress, but if we gather many bristles to make a broom we shall be successful."
VENERABLE GESHE KELSANG GYATSO
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.
The Liberation from Sorrow prayers include praises to the twenty-one manifestations of Tara. Because these are Sutra, the actual words of Buddha, they are particularly powerful and blessed.
Tara is a female Buddha, a manifestation of the ultimate wisdom of all the Buddhas.
Her name means 'Rescuer' because she rescues us from all outer and inner fears. Ultimately she rescues us from all suffering and guides us to full enlightenment.
Like a mother she protects us from all internal and external dangers; she provides us with all the necessary conditions for our spiritual training, and guides us and inspires us with her blessings as we progress along the spiritual path.
|Subtitle||Praises and requests to the Twenty-one Taras|
|ISBN / EAN||GRP-BKL-LFS|