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The Power of Doing Group Prayers & Practices

By Ven. Michael Yeshe

In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, every spiritual and secular success is said to be dependent on having a great stock of merit. If one lacks sufficient amount of merit, that will affect one’s Dharma progress, but it can also mean one may face difficulties in the secular life such as experiencing poor health, financial difficulties, relationship problems and so forth.

One of the most effective ways to accumulate merit oneself, while supporting others as well, is by doing group prayers and practices. The great masters of the past and present have mentioned that doing group prayers and practices is one of the most effective means to accumulate merit; indeed much more effective than doing prayers just by oneself. Therefore, throughout centuries, the Tibetan Buddhist monastic as well as the lay community have devoted a great deal of their time and energy doing group prayers with the focus of bringing happiness for all beings, whilst removing obstacles for achieving realizations along the path to Enlightenment.

It is very fortunate that Tara Institute provides the means to do group practices at least three times a month. Therefore it would be highly beneficial if you were to take the opportunity to come to join any of these practices, and dedicate the merit to achieving all temporary and ultimate goals.

 

Community Recitation of the Bodhisattva's Way of Life

Sunday 24th May

9am to midday

Everyone is most welcome to come along

Introduction to Buddhist Meditation

Philosophical tools to help you deal with everyday challenges - suitable for beginners and older students alike

Mondays ~ 8pm to 9pm
•4, 11, 18 & 25 May

GesheDogaSmilingThroneStudy Group

An in-depth study into classical Buddhist texts; suitable for those with a reasonable understanding of Buddhist philosophy.

Tuesdays ~ 7.45pm to 9.45pm

GDoga 02abAn Evening with Geshe Doga

Practical instructions for daily life
The Middle Lam Rim—a text by Lama Je Tsong Khapa -Suitable for everyone

Wednesdays ~ 8pm to 9pm

Nyung Nye

chenrezig blue

Friday 8pm 29th May

to Monday 6am 1st June

Please visit this page for more information.

Medicine Buddha Puja

 Medbud01

Wednesday 8pm 10th June

Everyone welcome

 

Transcript

Lama Zopa Rinpoche's talk given at Tara Institute in November 2014

 

Praise for Geshe Doga

as given by students at the Long Life Puja for Geshe Doga 2014

Donations 

practising generosity

Bequests

Dharma Quote

When you cherish others, all your wishes are fulfilled.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche