Naga Puja

with Lama Pegyal

August 12th

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  • Please enter a Donation amount: $20 (Tiger), $40 (Lion), $80 (Garuda), $108 (Dragon) or another amount
Room: Main Shrine Room

 

Many months ago, Lama Pegyal performed a divination to help us understand what would help the Denver Center thrive and grow. He suggested many action items. The first was to conduct a building consecration puja which we did, and it was a great success! We purified the energy at the Center, pacified obstacles and brought the community together for a delightful practice day!

It is wise to conduct naga pujas and make the traditional offerings of incense and ritual cakes to nagas prior to disturbing the earth for any reason, particularly for construction and development projects. The Denver Center will be undergoing some renovations during the summer that are funded through leasehold improvements by our landlord. These will include LED overhead lighting, upgrades to the kitchen and restrooms, and painting. 

The Naga Puja will take about 4-6 hours. Lunch will be provided between 12-1. Although we encourage staying for the whole puja, you are also welcome to come and go.

We would love your support!  There are four ways to sponsor this event!
• Tiger   $20.00
• Lion     $40.00
• Garuda  $80.00
• Dragon  $108.00 (front row seats in the main shrine room during the event!)

Everyone is welcome to participate and pay what you can afford. Funds raised beyond program costs will go to support our 2018 operational budget.

Please register in advance. Let us know in the comments field whether you will be joining us for lunch.

 


More about the Naga Puga

The Naga puja is mainly performed to appease nagas that one may have been offended, or to please nagas that are active in areas where one wishes to live, work or conduct business.

One of the eight classes of spirits, nagas are serpent-like in form and live primarily in water bodies and to a lesser extent are associated with earth and trees. They are powerful beings whose abilities include controlling the weather, bringing good fortune and wealth, and enhancing fertility and positivity. Conversely, nagas can also inflict disease, obstacles and natural disasters when displeased.

It is wise to conduct naga pujas and make the traditional offerings of incense and ritual cakes to nagas prior to disturbing the earth for any reason, particularly for construction and development projects. Nagas are very sensitive towards humanity's carelessness, improper conduct in nature and disrespectful actions in relation to the environment. Disturbed nagas will frequently retaliate with skin diseases and natural calamities unless the appropriate pujas are done beforehand.

The sponsor of the puja should also observe strict vegetarianism one day before and on the day of the puja to cleanse themselves as nagas detest meat and alcohol. If the puja is done correctly, it is said that one's present wealth, fame, health, merits will improve, good weather, resources, peace and prosperity will abound, obstacles and sickness will be eliminated, and one's practices will be accomplished.