Chanted Prayers & Dedications

Chanted Prayers

All chanted prayers are offered through Zoom

Chanted Prayers are special group meditations (sometimes called pujas) that are an aspect of training in a spiritual life. They help us to still our mind, connect with the Buddhas, and receive the inspiring energy of blessings.

Below are the chanted prayers we regularly engage in at the center. Although we can’t come together physically, we can still gather in this special way, creating many causes for more peace in our world.

Click here or scroll down to make dedications (special prayer requests) for those experiencing difficulty, illness, or death.

All chanted meditations are FREE. Everyone is welcome!

If you need help with Zoom or joining AKBC Chanted Prayers, please email us at: Prayer booklets can be purchased online at, though it is not necessary in order to participate and enjoy.

Weekly & Monthly Prayers

Heart Jewel
Heart Jewel Prayer is the heart practice of Kadampa Buddhism. In this practice, we make special prayers to Je Tsongkhapa, one of our princicpal lineage teachers, as well as our Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugden. Within is time for silent meditation where traditionally we engage in one of the 21 Lamrim meditations. These meditations can be found in the book, The New Meditation Handbook.

  • Wednesdays, 12:15–1pm
    Zoom Meeting ID 819 0058 1476 | Passcode: 771499
  • Thursdays, 7–8pm
    Zoom Meeting ID: 879 0547 4042 | Passcode: 176722
  • Sundays, 2–3pm
    Zoom Meeting ID: 839 0309 2542 | Passcode: 759215

Tara Prayers
On the 8th day of the Month we engage in 24-hour Tara Puja for the Welfare of the World. This prayer is streamed from the Kadampa Temple for World Peace at Manjushri KMC in England. Because of the time difference, it starts for us on the 7th of the month at 9pm EST and continues every 4 hours for 6 sessions. Everyone is welcome to join to any and all sessions.  >>Click here to participate.

Special Prayers This Week

Offering to the Spiritual Guide
Thursday, Feb 25 | 6:30-8:15pm
Zoom Meeting ID: 824 6372 0660 | Passcode: 523936

Powa (prayers for the recently deceased)
Saturday, Feb 27 | 10–11am
Zoom Meeting ID: 894 1845 8837 | Passcode: 433658

Wishfulfilling Jewel
Sunday, Feb 28 | 6:30–7:30pm
Zoom Meeting ID: 850 7792 0526 | Passcode: 445739


Prayer Dedications

Prayers are a powerful way to help our friends and family, or anyone that is experiencing mental or physical suffering. If you would like to request prayers for someone, please complete the form below. Dedications start fresh at the beginning of each month.

In the Subject you can say ‘general’ or specifiy a particular prayer like ‘powa’. In the Message, you do not need to be specific but you can if you wish. Include a first name at least for as many people as you wish.

Prayer Request