What is a Puja?

What is a Puja?

What is a Puja?

What is a Puja?

A puja is a ceremony in which prayers are offered to the Buddhas to request their blessings or invoke their help. Pujas are performed to avert and clear the three types of obstacles, conditions which prevent us from achieving our worldly and spiritual goals.


There are three types of obstacles.

  • Worldly obstacles: these are affecting day to day life, relationships, business, finances.
  • Inner obstacles: these affect our health or mental state.
  • Secret obstacles: these obstruct the attainment of innate wisdom.


By making extensive prayers and offerings with sincere motivation, unfavorable circumstances that bring problems can be changed. It is said that prayers performed by ordained ones are especially powerful and effective as they are performed on the base of pure morality.

Similarly making offering to the assembled sangha during a puja collects extensive merit and purifies obstacles more effectively.

Pujas can be performed for various purposes:

  • for the dying: to help pacify their mind, and decrease fear during the time of death.
  • for the deceased: to bless and guide their mind to a higher state of rebirth and liberation.
  • for sickness: to remove obstacles to mental and physical health.
  • for success in one’s activities: removing obstacles to success of one’s activities, be they worldly or dharma.

Request a Special Puja


You can have a special puja performed for yourself, your loved ones and friends, for the success of your business, to accumulate merit, to remove obstacles to health or to assist a person who is sick or dying.

If you would like a special puja performed please contact us with the details such as name of the person. the birth date and sign and the problem or situation.

We will check with a Lama as to which is the most beneficial puja for your situation, and communicate to you the cost of the offering. If the matter is urgent the puja will be performed immediately.





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