POWA CEREMONY | PRAYERS FOR THE DECEASED
Prayers of Compassion for the Deceased
Powa is a special ceremony to help those who have recently died experience peace of mind after death and be cared for by the Buddha of Compassion, Avalokiteshvara. During this ceremony we engage in the traditional Buddhist practice of transference of consciousness in conjunction with the prayers, “Path of Compassion for the Deceased”.
Everyone is welcome, you do not have to be Buddhist to attend these prayers or to derive benefit from them.
If you would like to attend, then it is traditional (but not required) to bring a white offering, either food, flowers, candles, etc and if you wish, we can make specific dedications for friends or relatives that have recently died.