Some pujas have now resumed in the shrine room at Kagyu Ling. In addition, some pujas will continue to be shared online via zoom.
As the capacity of the shrine room is limited, due to 2m social distancing, you will need to book a place in advance if you wish to attend some of the more popular pujas.
To book a place email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please only attend once you have had confirmation of a place. The co-ordinators will ensure that everyone who wants to come along in person can do so, although it may be that you cannot come every time if the session you want to attend is popular.
Pujas requiring booking to attend in person at Kagyu Ling
Chenrezik: each Sunday at 10.30 am. Also online: Chenrezik puja zoom link
Guru Rinpoche (no zoom)
Saturday 26 September 2020 at 8pm
Monday 26 October 2020 at 8pm
Tuesday 24 November 2020 at 8pm
Thursday 24 December 2020 at 8pm
Amitabha (no zoom)
Thursday 1 October 2020 at 8pm
Monday 30 November 2020 at 8pm
Tuesday 29 December 2020 at 8pm
Pujas not requiring booking to attend in person at Kagyu Ling
Dzambala: Mondays at 8pm. Also online: Dzambala zoom link
Medicine Buddha (Sangye Menla): Wednesdays at 12.15pm. Also online: Sangye Menla zoom link
Green Tara: alternate Saturdays at 5.30pm from 12 September. Also online: Green Tara zoom link
Lojong practice session: Thursdays at 8pm. Also online: Lojong zoom link
Puja via zoom only
16th Karmapa Guru Yoga: Wednesdays at 7pm. Online: 16th Karmapa zoom link
Social distancing at Kagyu Ling
If you come to Kagyu Ling you’ll notice that 2 metre distancing has been implemented throughout the building. In line with government guidance, visitors are required to wear a mask on entry and while moving around the building, unless they qualify for an exemption. Masks can be removed once people are seated in the Reception Room or Shrine Room because 2 metre distancing is being strictly maintained.
Some masks are available in the porch in case people forget to bring their own, alongside hand sanitiser which should be used on entry and regularly while in the building. Obviously, you should not attend if you feel unwell or if anyone in your bubble has symptoms.
Up to 11 people can be accommodated in the Shrine Room but only eight in the Reception Room. Chairs and cushions have been positioned carefully to maintain 2 metre distancing, so please do not move them. Because of the challenges of maintaining social distancing in the various circulation spaces, everyone is asked not to arrive more than ten minutes early for a session, and to leave promptly afterwards.
Many people are keen to return to the Centre as pujas and meditation classes resume, and these arrangements should give those who have concerns confidence that this can be done safely. It is essential that we continue to protect one another and, of course, things are changing all the time, so these measures will be kept under ongoing review. You may wish to read Kagyu Ling’s Covid-19 policy .
To take part in the pujas you should have taken refuge and received the appropriate initiation and lung (reading transmission) from a qualified Buddhist teacher.
The Sixteen Sthaviras pujas is celebrated on the four great holy days of the Tibetan Buddhist calendar – the Buddha Days. Dates and zoom links will provided on this page. Anyone with a serious interest in Buddhism is welcome to sit in and listen to the Sixteen Shaviras puja, although people must have had the lung to participate in the prayers.
Meditation in the north west