º Prayers º

For quick help choosing a prayer, please look at the bottom of the “Home” page. For guidance in choosing prayers for specific purposes, go to the “FAQ” page. For special activities that only occur once a year, please look at the “Annual Activities” page.

According to the Tibetan lunar calendar, there are 6 special days each month that are connected to certain deities and practices. These are considered to be particularly auspicious for doing spiritual practice, sponsoring prayers and making offerings. In addition to chanting the regular daily prayers on these days, a large assembly of monastics will perform an extensive pūjā (a ceremony that includes prayer, offerings, mantra recitation, etc).

Here are the 6 days and the pūjās performed: 8th day of the Tibetan month: Tara Day and Medicine Buddha Day (Wealth Pūjā) // 10th day: Guru Rinpoche Day (Padmasaṃbhava Pūjā) // 15th day: Full Moon Day (White Amitāyus Pūjā for long life) // 25th day: Dakini Day (Chöd Pūjā and Kurukullā Pūjā) // 29th day: Dharmapala Day (Dharma Protector Pūjā) // 30th day: Śākyamuni Buddha Day and New Moon Day (Ocean of Amṛta – Ngakso Pūjā).

º Amitāyus · Deity of Long Life º

Amitāyus Practice with Mantra Recitation · Tse Zung · Can be performed any day at 4 pm
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White Amitāyus Pūjā · Tse Kar · Performed once a month
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Full Day Pūjā from 8 am on Full Moon Day (15th day of Tibetan lunar month)
2021: Dec 18; 2022: Jan 17, Feb 16, Mar 18, Apr 16, May 16, June14, July 13, Aug 12, Sep 10, Oct 9, Nov 8, Dec 7

º Avalokiteśvara · Chenrezig · Deity of Compassion º

Avalokiteśvara Practice with Mantra Recitation · Mani Mantra · Om Mani Padme Hum · Performed daily at 4 pm
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º Burnt Food Ritual · Sur º

· Offering to dispel harmful influences and purify negative karma (especially for the recently deceased) · Can be performed any day at 4 pm
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º Butter Lamps at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery º

108 Butter Lamps · (vegetable oil) · Can be lit any day at 4 pm
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1 Butter Lamp a Day for 1 Year
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º Chöd at Nagi Nunnery º

Chöd Pūjā · Tsokle Rinchen Trengwa · Performed once a month
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Full Day Pūjā from 8 am on Dakini Day (25th day of Tibetan lunar month) by the nuns of Nagi Nunnery
2021: Nov 29, Dec 29; 2022: Jan 27, Feb 26, Mar 27, Apr 25, May 25, June 23, July 23, Aug 21, Sep 20, Oct 20, Nov 18, Dec 18

º Death º

When someone passes away, it is recommended that you sponsor the Prayers to Benefit the Living & the Dead · Mönlam as soon as possible (can be chanted any day at 4 pm) and the Pūjā for the Recently Deceased with Amitabha Jangchok Ceremony · Shitro (performed several times a month).

If you would like to sponsor more, the Burnt Food Offering, Butter Lamps, Vajrasattva Pūjā and/or Vajrasattva Mantra are suggested. Tārā Pūjā is beneficial for the loved ones who remain. (All of these can be found separately on this page or there are sets of these prayers found below in this section.)

For advise on choosing prayers for the dying or for those who passed away more than 49 days ago, please see the “How to Choose a Prayer For a Particular Purpose?” section on the “FAQ” page.

º Prayers to Benefit the Living & the Dead · Mönlam º

These prayers are beneficial for all: for the dying, the recently deceased, the long-time deceased, and the living (practicing preparing for death).
· Aspiration Prayer for Rebirth in Amitābha’s Pure Land · Demön
· King of Aspiration Prayers: Samantabhadra’s “Aspiration to Good Actions” · Zangchö Mönlam
· Avalokiteśvara Mantra · Om Mani Padme Hum
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º Pūjā for the Recently Deceased with Amitabha Jangchok Ceremony · Shitro º

The half-day Pūjā for the Recently Deceased with Amitabha Jangchok Ceremony (when photos of those who have died are burned) is very beneficial for beings within the 49 day period after death. This pūjā purifies negative karma and helps the deceased through the Bardo state and onto an excellent rebirth. Please send the name of the deceased, the date of passing, and one photo (if possible). If there is no photo the name will be burned.
Performed several times a month. The date is decided by the monastery.
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º Sets of Prayers for the Recently Deceased º

These sets of prayers are for those within the 49 day period after death. Please send the full name, date of passing, and one photo (if possible). If there is no photo the name will be burned.

Set 1: Prayers for the Recently Deceased: Request now
· Prayers to Benefit the Living & the Dead (within 48 hrs) and
· 1 Pūjā for the Recently Deceased with Amitabha Jangchok Ceremony (date decided by monastery)

Set 2: Prayers for the Recently Deceased: Request now
· Prayers to Benefit the Living & the Dead (within 48 hrs) and
· 1 Pūjā for the Recently Deceased with Amitabha Jangchok Ceremony (date decided by monastery) and
· Vajrasattva Pūjā (within 48 hrs) and
· Burnt Food Offering (within 48 hrs) and
· Tārā Pūjā for the loved ones who remain (within 48 hrs)

Set 3: Prayers for the Recently Deceased: Request now
· Prayers to Benefit the Living & the Dead (within 48 hrs and on days 7, 14, 21, 49) and
· All Pūjās for the Recently Deceased with Amitabha Jangchok Ceremony during 49 day period and
· 10,000 Vajrasattva Mantra Recitations – about 3 days (starts within 48 hrs) and
· Burnt Food Offering (within 48 hrs and on days 7, 14, 21) and
· Tārā Pūjā for the loved ones who remain (within 48 hrs)

Set 4: Prayers for the Recently Deceased: Request now
· Prayers to Benefit the Living & the Dead (within 48 hrs and on days 7, 14, 21, 28, 35, 42, 49) and
· All Pūjās for the Recently Deceased with Amitabha Jangchok Ceremony during 49 day period and
· 100,000 Vajrasattva Mantra Recitations – about 1 month (starts within 48 hrs) and
· Burnt Food Offering (within 48 hrs and on days 7, 14, 21, 28, 35, 42, 49) and
· Tārā Pūjā for the loved ones who remain (within 48 hrs)

Set 5: Prayers for the Recently Deceased: Request now
· Prayers to Benefit the Living & the Dead (within 48 hrs and daily for 49 days) and
· All Pūjās for the Recently Deceased with Amitabha Jangchok Ceremony during 49 day period and
· 100,000 Vajrasattva Mantra Recitations – about 1 month (starts within 48 hrs) and
· Burnt Food Offering (within 48 hrs and daily for 49 days) and
· Tārā Pūjā for the loved ones who remain (within 48 hrs)

º Dharma Protectors º

Dharmapāla Offering Pūjā · Solkha · Vajrakilaya Sādhana with offerings to Lama Yidam, Mahakala, Vaiśravaṇa, etc · Performed daily at 4 pm
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Dharma Protector Pūjā · Ngödrub Gyatso · Performed once a month
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Full Day Pūjā from 8 am on Dharmapāla Day (29th day of Tibetan lunar month)
2021: Dec 3; 2022: Jan 1, Jan 31, Mar 1, Mar 31, Apr 29, May 29, June 28, July 27, Aug 26, Sep 24, Oct 24, Nov 22, Dec 22

º Kurukullā · Pema Khandro º

Kurukullā Pūjā · Performed once a month
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Half Day Pūjā from 8 am on Dakini Day (25th day of Tibetan lunar month)
2021: Nov 29, Dec 29; 2022: Jan 27, Feb 26, Mar 27, Apr 25, May 25, June 23, July 23, Aug 21, Sep 20, Oct 20, Nov 18, Dec 18

º Mañjuśhrī · Deity of Wisdom º

Praises to Mañjuśrī with Mantra Recitation · Gang Lo Ma · Can be chanted any morning at 5:30 am
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º Medicine Buddha · Sangye Menla · Deity of Healing º

Medicine Buddha Practice with Mantra Recitation · Men Zung · Can be performed any day at 4 pm
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Often requested on Medicine Buddha Day (8th day of Tibetan lunar month)
2021: Dec 11;  2022: Jan 10, Feb 9, Mar 10, Apr 9, May 9, June 7, July 7, Aug 5, Sep 4, Oct 3, Nov 1, Dec 1, Dec 30

º Nāgas º

Nāga Pūjā · Lutor · Performed on Nāga Days: Request now
Naga days in 2021: Dec 1; 2022: Jan 11, Jan 12, Jan 18, Feb 11

º Ocean of Amṛta Pūjā · Ngakso Pūjā º

Performed once a month
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Full Day Pūjā from 8 am on the New Moon Day (30th day of Tibetan lunar month)
2021: Dec 4; 2022: Jan 2, Feb 1, Mar 2, Apr 1, Apr 30, May 30, June 29, July 28, Aug 27, Sep 25, Oct 25, Nov 23, Dec 23

º Offerings to our Rinpoches º

Offering to Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche
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Offering to the Kudung of Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche
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Offering to Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche · Please visit Samye Institute

º Offering to the Sangha of Monks & Nuns º

Support the approximately 500 monks at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery, 200 nuns at Nagi Nunnery and 30 monastics at Asura Cave · Provide food, clothing, housing, books, education and healthcare
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Offering of all meals for the Monks Sangha for a Day:
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Offering of all meals for the Nuns Sangha for a Day
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º Padmasaṃbhava · Guru Rinpoche º

Concise Manual for Daily Practice (Padmasabhava) · Gyünkyi Kholjang · Performed daily at 5:30 am
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Padmasaṃbhava Prayer · Düsum Sangye 
· Many recitations · Can be chanted any day at 4 pm
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10,000 Recitations (about 3 days)
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Padmasaṃbhava Pūjā · Alternates between Tukdrub Trinley Gyepa and Sampa Lhündrub · Performed once a month
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Half Day Pūjā from 8 am on Guru Rinpoche Day (10th day of Tibetan lunar month)
2021: Dec 13; 2022: Jan 12, Feb 11, Mar 12, Apr 11, May 11, June 9, July 9, Aug 7, Sep 5, Oct 5, Nov 3, Dec 3

º Parṇaśavari · Healer Deity of Contagious Disease º

Parṇaśavari Practice with Mantra Recitation · Can be performed daily at 5:30 am
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º Prayer to Avert the Harm of Slander & Criticism · Mi Kha Dra Dok  º

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º Prayers to Benefit the Living & the Dead · Mönlam º

These prayers are beneficial for all: for the dying, the recently deceased, the long-time deceased, and the living (practicing preparing for death).
· Aspiration Prayer for Rebirth in Amitābha’s Pure Land · Demön
· King of Aspiration Prayers: Samantabhadra’s “Aspiration to Good Actions” · Zangchö Mönlam
· Avalokiteśvara Mantra · Om Mani Padme Hum
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º Recitation and Prayers for Overcoming Obstacles ·  Dug Sher Seng Sum º

· Heart Sūtra Recitation
· Prayers to White Umbrella Goddess · Sitātapatrā · Dugkar
· Prayers to Lion-Faced Dakini · Siṃhamukhā · Senge Dongma
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º Śākyamuni Buddha º

Prayers to Buddha Śākyamuni and the 16 Arhats · Neten Chakchöd · Chanted daily at 5:30 am
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Often requested on Śākyamuni Buddha Day (30th day of Tibetan lunar month – New Moon Day)
2021: Dec 4; 2022: Jan 2, Feb 1, Mar 2, Apr 1, Apr 30, May 30, June 29, July 28, Aug 27, Sep 25, Oct 25, Nov 23, Dec 23

º Tārā º

Tārā Pūjā · Zabtik Drolchok · Performed daily at 5:30 am at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery
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Often requested on Tārā Day (8th day of Tibetan lunar month)
2021: Dec 11; 2022: Jan 10, Feb 9, Mar 10, Apr 9, May 9, June 7, July 7, Aug 5, Sep 4, Oct 3, Nov 1, Dec 1, Dec 30

Praises to 21 Tārās · Chanted daily at 5:30 am by the nuns of Nagi Gompa
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º Three Prayers to Remove Obstacles & Gather Positive Conditions · Bar Sam Drol Sum º

· Prayer to Padmasaṃbhava: Clearing the Obstacles of the Path · Barchey Lamsel
· Prayer to Padmasaṃbhava: Spontaneous Accomplishment of All Wishes · Sampa Lhündrub
· Praises to 21 Tārās
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º Vajrasattva · Dorje Sempa · Deity of Purification º

Vajrasattva Pūjā · Sangtik Dorsem · Performed daily at 5:30 am
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Vajrasattva Mantra · Dorsem Yigya · Can be chanted any day at 5:30 am
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º Verses of the Eight Noble Auspicious Ones · Tashi Tsekpa º

· Prayer to all Buddhas, 8 Sugatas, 8 Bodhisattvas, 8 Goddesses, 8 Guardians to invoke auspiciousness
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º Wealth Pūjā º

Lama Norlha Pūjā · Padmasaṃbhava as Lama Norlha with Dzambhala and other wealth deities
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Half Day Pūjā from 8 am on the 8th day of the Tibetan lunar month
2021: Dec 11; 2022: Jan 10, Feb 9, Mar 10, Apr 9, May 9, June 7, July 7, Aug 5, Sep 4, Oct 3, Nov 1, Dec 1, Dec 30