Tulko Sonam
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Fire Puja

Extensive offering (Puja) 

Puja002Every year at the beginning of July Buddhists all over the world celebrate protectors day. According to the Tibetan calendar this occurs at the 15th day of the 5th month, during full moon. 

This is the only day in the year where, during a special ceremony, the protectors are asked for help for all sentient beings. During this day people will climb a mountain together with several monks. At the top of the mountain a Puja (offering) is performed.

The ceremony starts at seven in the morning, with the lighting of a fire using special types of wood. Then prayers will be performed. Next, food, katha's (white scarfs) and lastly prayer flags with prayers for the protectors are put into the fire. The protects take the offerings and reward by protecting for one year. The ceremony lasts between one and two hours.

 

People can bring their own food and offer it to the fire. Rice, grains fruit and sweets can be used.


The pictures were taken during a puja in Kreut-Alm (Germany).

Agenda

dinsdag 29 mei 2018

14.00-17.00

Lezing: Wheel of Life

Ouderkerk aan de Amstel

woensdag 30 mei 2018

19.30-22.00

Lezing 'Leven vanuit Compassie'

't Fijnhout - Amsterdam

donderdag 31 mei 2018

14.00-17.00

Lezing: Boedhisme en meditatie

de Soulcircle - Roosendaal

vrijdag 1 juni 2018

19.00-21.30

Lezing over compassie

Shiatsu Centrum Amsterdam

zaterdag 2 juni 2018

10.00-12.30

Puja: 'Dorje Namjom'

Het Lemniscaat - Nootdorp

zondag 3 juni 2018

13.00-16.00

Medicijn Boeddha initiatie

Yoga Kleverpark / Haarlem

dinsdag 5 juni 2018

19.30-22.00

Lezing: De Medicijn Boeddha

Tante Kaatje / Ouderkerk a/d Amstel

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