Chanted Prayers

Chanted meditations or prayers, also known as ‘pujas,’ are special methods for purifying negativity, accumulating merit and receiving blessings. They help us to develop and maintain a positive mind and are a powerful preparation for meditation.

Everyone is welcome to attend all chanted prayers at Kailash Centre, except those that require a Highest Yoga Tantra Empowerment; these will be clearly marked.  There is no need to book, and no fee.

Our regular prayers are listed below but scheduled times are subject to change so please check our weekly calendar at the centre or phone for the most up to date information.

Prayers for World Peace

Sundays 11:00-12:00

During term time

Free of charge

This FREE public class is open to everyone and provides an opportunity to experience the peace of meditation and learn practical tools to solve our daily problems through the application of Buddha’s timeless advice.

The teachings and meditations are based on the wonderful books written by the contemporary meditation master Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

The class takes place in conjunction with Prayers for World Peace – a short, simple and beautiful chanted practice (in English) that reminds us how to create the causes for peace for our self and others through the recitation of verses taken from ancient Buddhist poetry.

Join us in making prayers for world peace every Sunday morning 11am – noon, during term time.

Prayers for World Peace is open to everyone, whatever your personal beliefs and experience.  Everyone is welcome.

Other Prayers at the centre

Heart Jewel

This is the condensed version of Wishfulfilling Jewel. Please check calendar for dates/times.

Wishfulfilling Jewel with Tsog

This is the main prayer practice of Kadampa Buddhist Centres. It is a special practice for developing compassion, wisdom and spiritual strength by relying upon the Wisdom Buddha Je Tsongkhapa, and for overcoming obstacles and difficulties on the spiritual path by relying upon his Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden.

Normally on Fridays at 2 pm but please check calendar to confirm.

Tara Prayers

Prayers for developing a deep feeling of closeness with Buddha Tara through which we can receive her blessings and protection.

Usually on or before 8th day of the month- please check calendar to confirm.


Each month we make special prayers on behalf of those who have died recently. Powa means ‘transference of consciousness’; through engaging in these prayers with faith, compassion and concentration we can help the deceased, both humans and animals, take rebirth in a Buddha’s Pure Land, a place free from suffering.

Normally the first Friday of the month  7pm – 8pm. Please check calendar to confirm.

Offering to The Spiritual Guide

This is a special Guru Yoga practice lasting approximately 1 hour 30 mins.

This takes place on the 10th & 25th days of the month but times vary so please see calendar.

Melodious Drum / Kangso

Monthly on the 29th or 28th.  Duration: 3 hours and 45 minutes.

The extensive prayer ceremony fulfills our heart commitment to practise Lamrim, Lojong and Mahamudra and restores any degenerate or broken commitments we may have incurred. Please check calendar to confirm.


We offer a range of retreats throughout the year to suit all levels of experience.