Support our work Prayer requests Prayer requests PRAYERS We believe that whatever tradition you follow, a spiritual path will give you greater understanding, and allow you to share your love and compassion with others. In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition and in our monastery, we perform prayers for the benefit of all sentient beings, and for universal harmony. Prayers are also performed for the removal of obstacles, for success and to attain a better life after rebirth. Here in Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, we can also perform special prayers for you and your loved ones. We are doing our best to give our full support to all organizations and individuals during difficult times by offering prayers as requested. We invite you to sponsor prayers in the monastery, thereby benefiting not only yourself, but also all the monks. All the offerings received through prayers are used to support the members of Tashi Lhunpo Monastery. Prayers can be offered for the following: For relief from sickness For success in your activities For the deceased, and for a good rebirth For a long life To remove obstacles For world peace Performing prayers and offerings to the deities with a sincere motivation will definitely help you to remove difficulties, to prevent unfavourable circumstances and to be successful in all your undertakings. The underlying objectives of any kind of prayer performed in the monastery are for the betterment of all the sentient beings, for the avoidance of natural calamities in this universe and for the teachings of Buddha to remain for as long as possible. Request for Prayers A selection of the prayers which can be offered for you, for your relatives and friends and the approximate cost of the necessary offerings are set out in the following table: S.no Prayer Reason Amount (£)* Amount (INR) 1. Recitation of Kagyur Universal peace and tranquility 900.00 55,000.00 2. Dolma Bumther (Tara) For success for all occasions. 700.00 42,000.00 3. Böm Reading To remove obstacles and for a long life. 200.00 12,000.00 4 Kelsang Tongchoe With prayers, offerings of a thousand lamps for a long life 280.00 17,000.00 5. Dolchok Prayer of Tara, for blessings. 60.00 3,000.00 6. Zangchoe Chiluu Request to save from death for the time being. 70.00 3,100.00 7. Nyitri Recitation To request the avoidance of pain, trouble and any other difficulties. 70.00 3,100.00 8. Menlha Dochok Prayer to the Medicine Buddha to get relief from sickness. 70.00 3,100.00 9. Sher Nyen Duedrok To give relief from trouble you are facing and to avoid obstacles. 70.00 3,100.00 10. Sung due To remove obstacles. 30.00 1,000.00 * Approximate amount in £ sterling, depending on the exchange rate at the time. If you have a particular for a request for a prayer not mentioned in this table, please contact us for information. In addition it is customary to make an offering to each of the monks in the monastery who will be offering the prayers on your behalf. The amount can be entirely up to you - anything from INR 10/- to INR 500/- for each monk. There are 400 monks in the monastery who would receive this offering. If you would like a special prayers performed by the monks of Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, please contact us by email at [email protected] with the following details: 1) Name of the person for whom prayers are to be offered. 2) Date of Birth. 3) Problem or prayer to be performed. 4) Your name. 5) Your address. 6) E-mail. 7) If you would like to make an offering to each of the monks who will be making the prayers - and if so, how much. We will reply to you with the exact amount due and the date on which the prayers will be performed in the monastery. Thank you.