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PUJAS


Pujas are Buddhist devotional rituals, devised to stimulate feelings of gratitude, reverence and faith, to lift ones awareness above the mundane and point your being towards something more elevated.

The source material for pujas ranges from adaptions drawing on two and a half thousand years of the Buddhist canon,  From Pali Canon Sutas to more exotic later Mahayana and Vajrajana Sutras.
Some pujas can be original pieces of writing expressing the devisers own feelings of devotion.

So far I've mostly used traditional Buddhist source material such as Sutas and commentaries, In the process of adaption and editing  I've often had to write clarifying or linking. As I've grown in confidence I've begun including more of my own original material in the pujas and rituals I write and devise. 












All the essays, renderings and compilations reproduced here, are the work of Dharmachari Vidyavajra and  subject to copyright and should not be reproduced without first seeking permission from the author.  






Adapted and compiled from Eihei Dogen's major work The   
Shobogenzo. I've used Nishijima & Cross's translation as the basis for this puja  Running time is approximately one hour +.


Adapted and compiled from Eihei Dogen's major work The   
Shobogenzo. I've used Nishijima & Cross's translation as the             basis for this puja  Running time is approximately twenty minutes.


Originally written for a ritual at Windhorse,. It takes the 
history and Buddhist  mythology of the stupa as its context           whilst exploring the nature of its component elements. Running 
time can vary but about one hour and a quarter on average


Devised to celebrate the day of the Buddha's Enlightenment. This is told through his disciples recollections of meeting him. Originally incorporated rituals specifically for use around the Windhorse Stupa.  Running time including opening meditation and these ritual elements was approximately three hours.


Devised to celebrate the day of the Buddha's Enlightenment. This is based around the tradition of the Buddha summoning the Earth Goddess to be his witness of his right to sit on the Vajrasana. She then
unfolds six Jataka Stories that demonstrate the Buddha's attainment of the 6 perfections in previous lives