Buddhist monasteries and Dharma communities traditionally offer prayers and perform rituals on behalf of those who are sick or experiencing trauma, as well as for the dying and deceased.
The resident monastics and staff of Rangjung Yeshe Gomde California perform the reading of names of those in need of healing, who are in the process of dying, or who have recently passed away. The reading of names is included in our evening meditation session so that the merit from our communal practice may aid those in need, as well as their families and loved ones. Names remain on the prayer list for as long as needed, and in the case of those who have recently passed, for the traditional 49 days following death.
To add someone to the Gomde California’s prayer list, please email Ani Kunzang. We ask that you please follow up with us once the person has recovered or passed away. For those requesting prayer on behalf of the recently deceased, please provide the date of their passing. It is traditional, but certainly not required, to make a personal donation on behalf of the deceased as an act of merit, and to support the ritual practices in which the names are read. You can sponsor a prayer by making a one-time donation for this purpose on our Giving page. For questions and to make a prayer request please text Lama Kunzang at 707-601-1387, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The monks of Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery and the nuns of Nagi Gompa Nunnery in Nepal also regularly perform pujas and prayers on behalf of disciples. For more information about requesting pujas or prayers from them, please visit www.monlam.org.