Because of the negative actions that we have created in the past under the influence of deluded minds we now experience suffering and problems, as well as difficulties in developing faith and conviction in spiritual practice and in making progress on the path to enlightenment. But no matter how negative our mind is we have the opportunity to purify it completely by engaging in purification, the root of future happiness and spiritual realizations. One of the most powerful purification practices is the Mahayana Sutra of the Three Superior Heaps, also known as The Bodhisattva’s Confession of Moral Downfalls. In this practice, we visualize the Thirty-five Confession Buddhas and practise purification in their presence. Through the power of their blessings and prayers, we can swiftly purify even the heaviest negative actions simply by faithfully reciting their names.

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Chanting in English.  No booking required.

During the one-hour practice, we will make one prostration to each of the 35 Buddhas as we recite his name, repeat this round of 35 prostrations a further two times and then continue with the remaining sadhana. Each round of prostrations will last for around 10 minutes. You can choose whether to do full prostrations, half length prostrations, or just hold your hand in the gesture of prostrations whilst seated, for each of the 3 rounds.  If you wish, you can bring your own yoga mat or towel.