Guru Rinpoche Puja

Padmasambhava image

“Padmasambhava is a special person with a connection to Chenrezig. He is one of the highest. He was a buddha, a fully enlightened one.”
– His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.

Revered and beloved in Tibet as embodying all the buddhas and as a manifestation of Amitabha, Padmasambhava (also known as Guru Rinpoche, meaning Precious Master) arrived from India during the 8th century to establish Buddhism in the Land of the Snows, transforming negative forces into Dharma protectors.

Prayers to Padmasambhava are considered to be increasingly potent during these difficult times, and he is often invoked for protection and the destruction of obstacles. The powerful prayers in this puja include the Supplication to Dispel Obstacles on the Path and the Requesting Prayer to Guru Rinpoche.

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Jewel Heart Center: 260 West Broadway, NYC 10013
Directions: 260 West Broadway is just below Canal Street. The entrance is in the St. John’s Lane alleyway that runs parallel to and between Varick Street and 6th Avenue. Here is a map showing the location of Jewel Heart Center.

Subway Transportation: 1 to Franklin St.; A, C, E to Canal St.; N, R to Canal St.

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You are welcome to sponsor all or part of this puja.   Full sponsorship would be $100 USD. Great merit is generated through your contribution of any amount:“If someone offers a small flower or rice to a Buddha statue, a stupa or scripture then the benefit extends from then up to Enlightenment. Amazing, amazing. It is said in the sutra Piled Flowers, on top of that benefit, you achieve ultimate happiness – liberation from the causes of delusion and karma and on top of that full Enlightenment – all the realizations and omniscient mind.” – Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Prayer Requests:

If you would like to request a dedication for yourself or someone else who might benefit from this practice, please email Jane Bosveld at email hidden; JavaScript is required and indicate “Puja” in the subject line.  Please provide a 24-hour notice for prayer requests.