Pujas (Chanted Meditations)

Buddhist Chanted Prayers and Meditations at Akanishta Centre

If you enjoy meditating with others, chanted prayers are a great opportunity for you to engage in group meditation. Using ancient prayers translated into English, we receive the blessings, protection, and guidance of the holy beings. These spiritual practices create a strong connection with the Buddha’s and help us purify our negativity and fill our mind with positive, healing energy.

Everyone is welcome to attend

Chanted Prayer Times

Wishfulfilling Jewel with Tsog

Fridays: 7.30pm

Tara Puja

8th  of the month times vary

Offering to the Spiritual Guide  

10th and 25th of the month times vary.


once a month

Melodious Drum

29th of the month times vary

Quick Path (HYT)

Once a month usually Friday morning

For details about these chanted prayers and meditations see below

Wishfulfilling Jewel

Contains two essential practices. The first part is a special Guru Yoga practice in which we receive blessings and inspiration from our own Spiritual Guide visualized as Je Tsongkhapa, the founder of our tradition and the manifestation of all Buddhas’ wisdom, compassion, and spiritual power.

The second part of the puja is the condensed sadhana of the Dharma Protector in which we receive special care and protection from the Wisdom Buddha Dorje Shugden, the protector of Je Tsongkhapa’s tradition.

8th: Liberation from Sorrow 

Praises and requests to the twenty-one Taras. Tara is a female Buddha if we rely upon Mother Tara sincerely and with strong faith, she will protect us from all obstacles and fulfill all our wishes. These praises are very powerful because they are Sutra, the actual words of Buddha.

10th & 25th each month: Offering to the Spiritual Guide with tsog

The essence of this Guru yoga practice is to develop a strong conviction that our Spiritual Guide is a Buddha, to make prostrations, offerings, and sincere requests to him or her, and then to receive his or her profound blessings.

15th: Mahayana precepts

With Bodhichitta motivation we practice for twenty-four hours a special moral discipline.

29th : Melodious drum Victorious in all Directions.

This is the extensive sadhana of the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden.