Offerings to the Spiritual Guide Puja by clicking here:
This is a recorded version of the prayers recited weekly in the Temple in Edinburgh and is available for you to play at any time.
To derive maximum benefit from this and other prayers it is best to join at the time designated each day.
Wishfulfilling Jewel is a heart practice for Kadampa practitioners. Generally we try to practise either this puja or its shorter version, Heart Jewel, every day. At least once a week we offer these chanted prayers with special tsog offerings at our Kadampa Centres. This is very auspicious because tsog offerings increase our merit and our connection with the holy beings and the enlightened world.
There are two key practices within this puja: reliance on Je Tsongkhapa as our Spiritual Guide and reliance on Dorje Shugden as our Dharma Protector. Both Je Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden have the same nature as Buddha Manjushri, the Buddha of Wisdom. They are both seen to be inseparable from our own Spiritual Guide.
At times when we feel helpless, prayer is incredibly effective for transforming our state of mind. It turns our attention to something positive, spiritual and uplifting, and has the power to shift us out of our worry and negativity.