Join us for 3 days of powerful prayers
For protection from obstacles and harm
Performed by Khen Rinpoche Geshe Chonyi & Sangha
Once again, be blessed and protected by Most Secret Hayagriva, the wrathful aspect of Chenresig, Buddha of Compassion, against obstacles and harms. Contribute to the pujas for yourself, family or business.
Profound Benefits of the Most Secret Hayagriva Puja [Tibetan: ‘Tamdrin tsog kong’]
A practice that is extremely powerful against obstacles from:
Nagas – cause of cancer, leprosy and skin diseases
Landlord spirits – manifesting as paralysis or spirit harm
Spirit harm – leading to epilepsy
Rely on Most Secret Hayagriva who is in the nature of compassion as the powerful method to pacify heavy obstacles that arise from one’s negative karma, precipitated by non-human entities.
Come to Our Three-day Festival
All are welcome! Ample and elaborate offerings are presented through ceremonious rituals dating back 600 years. Prayers include extensive confession practice, as well as supplications to various Dharma protectors for their swift enlightened activity.
Take a peek. Feel the buzz. Watch our trailer of The Most Secret Hayagriva Prayer Festival here.
Purification Ritual of Most Secret Hayagriva – Saturday 8 August, 4 pm
Come in person to take part in this ceremony where sickness, contamination and negativities of body, speech and mind are purified. Bring family and friends along.
Ceremony for Increasing Virtuous Signs of Auspiciousness – Sunday, 9 August, 4 pm NEW!
Join in the grand finale where the Sangha will perform an elaborate series of prayers to invoke:
The descent of blessings
Gathering of life essence
Gathering of wealth and fortune
The proclamation of auspiciousness
All who attend will receive a share of specially blessed longevity pills and nectar that will be distributed following the ritual for gathering the life essence.
For All Puja Sponsors
Receive precious blessed Hayagriva nectar pills and torma powder from Sera Je Monastery. Smoke produced from burning the Hayagriva torma powder purifies illnesses and eliminates spirit harm.
Praying to Most Secret Hayagriva is a swift and powerful means to overcome negative forces and obstacles including those caused by spirit harms. Prayers to the deity are especially beneficial in these degenerate times when sufferings and illnesses are rampant, arising from the strong delusions of sentient beings. As a manifestation of Chenresig, the practice of Most Secret Hayagriva helps to develop compassion.
The practice originated from eight sets of transmissions [Tibetan: ‘Kagye’] which were revealed to Padmasambhava and eight Indian masters. From this series of major deity practices, that of Most Secret Hayagriva was revealed to the great Indian master Nagarjuna. Through Guru Padmasambhava, the lineage of Most Secret Hayagriva was brought to Tibet into the Nyingma tradition.
Most Secret Hayagriva came to be of particular significance to the Gelug monastery of Sera Je in central Tibet. The founder of the monastery, Kunkyen Lodrö Rinchen Sengge, was a close disciple of Lama Tsong Khapa. Kunkyen Lodrö Rinchen Sengge received the entire lineage of Most Secret Hayagriva from his father, a Nyingma lama, fulfilling the latter’s dying wish that he preserve and uphold the practice of Hayagriva. Je Tsong Khapa too, gave his blessings for him to continue the Hayagriva practice.
The place where Kunkyen Lodrö Rinchen Sengge built Sera Je Monastery, outside Lhasa, was chosen after he received auspicious signs from the deity. While scouting for the land, he came upon a cemetery, which had a thorn bush. He saw a red raven fly to the thorn bush and disappear into it. A vision of the entire mandala and deity of Hayagriva then appeared to him where the bush was. That marked the very site where the first temple of Sera Je Monastery was built.
600 years later, Most Secret Hayagriva remains the special protector deity of Sera Je Monastery, with its lineage fully preserved in the original monastery in Tibet, as well as at its re-established seat in south India.
Through our founders, Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche, and our resident teacher Khen Rinpoche Geshe Chonyi, who were from Sera Je Monastery, Amitabha Buddhist Centre has established a direct link to the lineage and practice of this deity.
For more about Most Secret Hayagriva at Amitabha Buddhist Centre, watch our short documentary, “Most Secret Hayagriva—Protector and Dispeller of Harms” here.