Event : Increasing Fire Puja
Date : Febuary 18 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Venue : Gaden Shartse Drophen Ling
Website : http://www.drophenling.com/
Address : 12 Guillemard Lane
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A fire puja is a Buddhist ritual that purifies the environment, bestows blessingson the participants, and promotes world peace and harmony. There are 4 types of ritual fire offerings:
(1) Peaceful (2) Increase (3) Subduing (4) Forceful
There are 4 objects of offering, the offering to deities being the main focus:
Offeringto (1) all Buddha, Bodhisattvas and deities
Offeringto (2) Protectors and highly-realized worldly gods
Givingto (3) all mother sentient beings
Giving to (4) all spirits and hungry ghosts.
All the offerings and ingredients used in the fire puja are very precise and rare, hence the fire puja is a very special ritual. Each offering also has a specific purpose. The general purpose of the offering is to remove obstacles to enligtenment by removing stains left by ordinary unwholesome actions,especially broken pledges, and to prevent all inauspicious circumstances.
Participating in the Increase ritual fire puja can increase our merits, health, lifespan, wisdom, wealth and the wisdom of hearing, thinking and meditation. All auspicious things will grow and expand.