* please note Quick path sessions are only for those who have received Highest Yoga Tantra empowerment
There are a number of different types of meditation sessions in the above calendar. They may seem confusing at first so here is a brief explanation, if you would like to know more please feel free to contact us.
All sessions take place at the centre.
Wishfulfilling Jewel (WFJ)
This is the daily practice for Kadampa Buddhists, as such there will be a session almost every day. If on the calendar it says with lamrim, this means there is a 30 minute silence to do your own personal meditation (the entire practice goes for about 1h 15mins total). The rest of the practice is a traditional Buddhist practice involving chanted prayers for wisdom, compassion and spiritual protection. The practice is associated with Je Tsongkhapa (The great Tibetan Buddhist Master) and his protector deity Dorje Shugden. If on the calendar it says with tsog this means instead of silent meditation, food offerings are made, feel free to bring along a piece of fruit/snack or other small offering.
Offering to the Spiritual Guide (OSG)
This practice is primarily a chanted meditation practice with offerings to our spriritual guide and all the Buddhas, there are no long pauses for personal meditation practice. As per tradition the centre holds this practice every 10th and 25th day of the month. Benefits include increased wisdom, compassion, spiritual direction, blessings, positivity and merit.
Kangso; Melodious Drum
Extensive prayers for spiritual protection. This is the extensive version of Wishfulfilling Jewel. With a duration of 3h 15m, many offerings and requests are made to Buddhas and protectors in order to preserve Buddhism in the world and in our own practice. It helps to remove obstacles and create favourable conditions for our practice.
Prayers for protection and swift compassion to Buddha Green Tara.
Prayers to heal our body and mind and benefit others, especially those who may be experiencing sickness.