Pujas for Healing & Well-being
A variety of rituals are practiced by students at The Movement Center. They are derived from the tantric traditions of Kashmir Shaivism and Tibetan Buddhism.
All tantric pujas recognize that we are an energetic mechanism. This mechanism is visualized as a deity, an example of the dynamic expression of the ultimate creative energy. We practice these rituals to awaken our energetic mechanism and to attract powerful spiritual forces into our life to support our liberation.
The pujas we practice consist of an external form of practice, which may include chanting, playing instruments, hand gestures (mudras), mantras, and offerings. Pujas also include an internal meditation component, the visualization of the deity.
Like eyes-open class, this group of practices puts us in touch with the deeper dimensions of ourselves and enhances our awareness of our creative energy or kundalini.
The practices have come to us through Swami Chetanananda and Lama Tsering Wangdu Rinpoche, a lineage holder in the Longcheng Nyingthig teachings, the Shi-je or Pacification of Suffering teachings of Padampa Sangye, as well as a variety of other traditions.