Daily Meditation Practice

Our daily group meditation practice consists of either Heart Jewel or Wishfulfilling Jewel prayers and unguided, 20-minute Lamrim meditations.  The practice lasts one hour in total.Chanted Buddhist Prayers

Daily Schedule:

  • Mondays:  6pm – 7pm
  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 5:45pm – 6:45pm
  • Fridays:  6pm – 7pm
  • Saturdays:  11am – 12pm
  • Sundays: 1:45pm – 2:45pm

Please double-check our calendar for potential schedule changes. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Weekly Practices

Thursday Evenings:  Wishfulfilling Jewel with Tsog Offerings

Every Thursday at 5:45pm, we have a one-hour chanted prayer practice called Wishfulfilling Jewel that includes food offerings.  These prayers are an extended version of our Heart Jewel practice, but the practice does not include meditation.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  Please check our calendar for schedule changes.

Other Practices

The following chanted prayer practices are also regularly done at Ganden Center:

Offering to the Spiritual Guide

This special 1.5-hour chanted prayer practice occurs on the 10th and 25th of each month.  It includes food offerings and everyone is welcome to attend.  It is most frequently held at 6pm, but please check our calendar for schedule changes.

Melodious Drum Victorious in All Directions

Melodious Drum, also called Kangso or Long Protector Puja, is a 3.5-hour practice that occurs on or near the 29th of each month.  It is the long version of our weekly Wishfulfilling Jewel prayers.  Although its length means that it is not necessarily recommended for beginners, everyone is welcome to attend.  Please see the calendar for exact day and time.

Liberation from Sorrow (Green Tara practice)

Prayers to the female Buddha of wisdom and compassion, Buddha Tara, occur on the 8th of each month.  The prayers last about 45 minutes.  Please see our calendar to find out the time; everyone is welcome to attend.

“A Pure Life” — The Eight Mahayana Precepts

On the 15th of the month at 6:30am we offer precept practice, a special practice in which we promise to refrain from eight actions for a period of 24 hours.  This practice includes a partial fast.  Everyone is welcome to attend; please double-check the calendar for cancellations.

Highest Yoga Tantra Practices

If you have received the Highest Yoga Tantra empowerments of Heruka and Vajrayogini, you are welcome to attend our weekly practices of Blissful Path, Dakini Yoga, and Quick Path to Great Bliss.  Please see the calendar for the weekly schedule.

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