“Puja” in the simplest sense is a worship ritual performed through devotional homage and prayer to deity – Lord Buddha, and sometimes even to celebrate an event in all Buddhist tradition; the same is with, Neydo Lineage.
Pujas are an important day to day part of the lineage and are deemed to be one of the most sacred ways to overcome suffering. One of The Three Refuges (or Three jewels) is “to the Buddha for refuge I go”. Pujas bring you to the Buddha, helping you to find answers to overcome suffering.
At the Neydo Monastery, everyone is welcome to attend any puja and seek blessings.
And by “any”, we really mean any from the lot. Neydo feels blessed to have been performing pujas from the dawn of its existence. The monastery performs daily pujas and seeks blessings from “Goddess Tara” in the morning and “Mahakaal” in the evening. Special pujas are done on special days according to the Lunar calendar. “Gana-chakra Puja” is done on the 10th – Guru Padmashambhav, 15th – Amitabha and on the 25th – Daikini Day.
You will be happy to know that pujas are also conducted on behalf of anyone who makes a request at the monastery. We receive multiple requests to hold pujas on occasions like, the birthdays of their loved ones to seek blessings for a long and healthy life, while also on days they wish to remember the ones that have left earth, for their peaceful transcendence to the afterlife.
You too can request for a Puja for yourself or for your loved ones’ well-being, or even better, sponsor a puja and help the Neydo community while at it.