In a monastery, monks traditionally perform prayer ceremonies and Pujas for the long life, health and success of their lamas, friends, benefactors and all sentient beings, as well as for world peace.
You are invited to a traditional Tibetan Buddhist Vajrapani Deity Fire Puja. In the Vajrapani Fire Puja, all fire deities are invited and presented with different offerings. The smoke emanating from the fire is charged with vibrations and the vibrations travel for miles creating peace and harmony in the world.
The Vajrapani Fire Puja is very powerful and has many benefits. For the living, a Vajrapani fire puja ceremony fulfils wishers, removes obstacles, improves health, and increases merit and wealth. For Buddhist practitioners, making offering to the fire deities helps the practitioner gain accomplishments on the path, stabilize one's meditation concentration and improve one's spiritual practice. For the deceased, the ceremony is an excellent method of purifying negative karma and attaining higher rebirth. You may bring a photo of deceased loved ones, including pets, to put in the fire as a blessing for your loved one. If you don't have a photo, write their names down on white paper and you may bring that with you instead.
The Vajrapani Fire Puja also helps to avert or purify three kinds of obstacles:
· External adversities that manifest from karmic imprints and affect our daily life, relationships, job, business, etc:
· Internal hindrances arising from fear, doubts and superstition that affect our health or mental state; and
· Secret/hidden obstacles of inherent ignorance that obstruct our ability to realize the true nature of reality.