Pujas at Kagyu Ling and online

Shrine room at Kagyu Ling - social distancingSocial distancing continues for the pujas being held at Kagyu Ling. Advance booking is required for some pujas as there is limited capacity in the Shrine Room.

if you’re planning to come to Kagyu Ling, please check out the centre’s Covid-19 guidelines.

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.

Pujas requiring booking to attend in person

Chenrezik:  each Sunday at 10.30 am. Also on zoom: Chenrezik puja zoom link

Guru Rinpoche (not zoomed): Friday 21 May at 8pm. Sunday 20 June at 12.30pm.

Amitabha (not zoomed): Thursday 24 June at 8pm.

To book a place at one of these pujas, email jonathan.macaskill@dechen.org

Priority will be given to people coming for the first time. Please only attend if you have received confirmation of a place. 

Pujas not requiring booking to attend in person:

Dzambala: each Monday at 8pm.  Dzambala zoom link

Medicine Buddha (Sangye Menla): each Wednesday at 12.15pm.  Sangye Menla zoom link

16th Karmapa Guru Yoga: each Wednesday at 7pm. 16th Karmapa zoom link 

Green Tara: each Saturday at 5pm.  Green Tara zoom link (Please note:  no zoom on Saturday 8 May 2021.)

Dorje Phagmo (not zoomed): Friday 4 June at 8pm.

Long Mahakala (not zoomed): Monday 10 May at 7pm. Wednesday 9 June at 7pm.

Lojong practice session: each Thursday at 8pm. Lojong zoom link

Birthday celebrations

The birthday of His Holiness Karmapa Thinley Thaye Dorje is on 6 May and the 90th birthday of Dechen’s founder, Karma Thinley Rinpoche is on 25 May.  We will be praying for their long life and happiness with the Long Life sadhana, Chime Pelter (Tangtong Gyalpo) for which Lama Jampa last gave the lung in Manchester in February 2019.  Anyone who has had the lung is welcome to join via these zoom links:
Birthday of His Holiness Karmapa 6 May   at 7.00 pm.
Birthday of Karma Thinley Rinpoche 25 May at 7.00 pm. 

Buddha Day – Wednesday 26 May 2021

Saga Dawa Duchen commemorates both the enlightenment and parinirvana of the Buddha.

The Sixteen Sthaviras (16 Arhats) puja will be recited at 7pm. People who have taken refuge are welcome to sit in during the puja, although it is necessary to have received initiation and instruction from a qualified Buddhist teacher to participate in the practice.

Saga Dawa Duchen zoom link: 7pm on Saturday 26 May 2021.

Further Buddha Days this year are:
Chokor Duchen – Wednesday 14 July: 16 Arhats at 8pm.
Lhabab Duchen – Wednesday 27 October: 16 Arhats at 8pm.

Zoom links, and details of how to attend, will be provided here before each event. 

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