Losar Mahakala Puja (Lunar December 28 - 30)
It is customary for all Vajrayana practitioners to celebrate Losar (New Year) by performing a long Mahakala puja for several consecutive days towards the end of the year. This practice is to dispel obstacles of the old year and to create auspicious conditions for the New Year.
Green Tara Puja (2nd Day - 3rd Day of Lunar Chinese New Year)
Green Tara is the embodiment of all the Buddha's compassionate activities who dispels fears, overcomes negative emotions, and develops in us strong feelings of joy and happiness. On the day of Losar, the community gathers to chant the the Green Tara Puja and celebrate the occasion with ceremonial tea and rice.
Ching Ming Festival Amitabha Puja (Lunar March)
The "Ching Ming Festival" is extremely meaningful and beneficial for all Chinese to create merits and dedicate to all those beloved relatives and friends who have passed away. The centre will conduct the 3 days Amitabha Puja, paying respect to our ancestors and deceased relatives and friends. The Amitabha Puja helps the deceased to have a better rebirth on their journey towards reaching the pureland of Amitabha.
Buddha Bathing Ceremony (Lunar 8th of April)
The centre holds the ceremony of bathing the Buddha to commemorate Buddha's birth on the 8th of April in lunar calendar to show our gratitude to Sakyamuni Buddha for his teachings. By bathing a statue of the baby Buddha, we have an opportunity to eradicate all defilement and impurities of the body and mind to bring about wisdom and compassion. Join us in this memorable event and dedicate the merits towards world peace.
17th Karmapa's Birthday Celebration with Long Life Puja (Western Calandar 26th of June)
On June 26, the centre holds a long life puja and celebration in honor of the birthday of HH 17thKarmapa. All devotees are welcome to participate in this auspicious event.
Amitabha Puja for the Deceased (Lunar July)
The Buddhist origins of the festival can be traced back to the story of Maudgalyayana, one of the ten great disciples of the Buddha. He intended to deliver his mother and others from hell. So, upon completion of the Summer Retreat, on the 15th day of July, he made offerings to the sagely Sangha, thereby collecting merits to achieve the great deliverance. This is what is known today as Ullambana or Deliverance from Suffering among the common people. It also serves to remind us about gratitude and filial piety towards our parents, thus it is also known as Day of Filial Piety. The Centre will conduct a special 3 days Amitabha Puja, paying respect to our ancestors and deceased relatives and friends. Merits accumulated from these offerings are dedicated to the deceased to help them in their karma purification and liberation.
Shakyamuni Buddha & the 16 Arhats Puja (Lunar 15th of July)
Lunar July 15, is also known as "Buddhas' happy day", when the world is derived from the Buddha in India, because ninety days is a pure public guardian summer retreat, the successful practice of precepts of the day. Three months of diligent work hard, to July 15 this day, practice will be realized that all the monks one by one report to the Buddha, there are many achievements thus permit fruit Buddhism, Buddhas and Bodhisattvas see his disciples business success, am pleased and happy, housing is over, so it is called "Solutions for the summer." Therefore, the lunar July 15 is a Most Excellent day. With this puja our centre call upon Shakyamuni Buddha and the 16 Arhats to continue to shower their compassion and protection upon sentient beings in samsara and ask them not to pass into Nirvana. We praise the Arhats and pray that they bless our glorious gurus with long lives and ask for their help so that the Dharma may flourish everywhere. Dharma friends are cordially invited to come and share the bliss.
Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche's Birthday Celebration with Long Life Puja(Tibetan Calandar 10th of November)
On November 10, our centre holds a long life puja and celebration in honor of the birthday of Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche. All devotees are welcome to participate in this auspicious event.
1000-armed Avalokiteshvara Fasting Retreat (Western Calandar December)
The fasting retreat is especially designed to purify negative karma and accumulate merit and wisdom.It is a three-day practice focusing on keeping vows and making prostrations to 1000-armed Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion. All are welcome to attend.