Gyuto monks will accept prayer requests for death and dying as well as prayers for business and health.  Venerable monks also perform the Jang-wa ritual for a deceased person. Traditionally, Jang-wa rituals are performed within the 49 days after death during the intermediate state before the person finds a new rebirth. It is said that the Jang-wa ritual will change the direction of the person’s rebirth.  The Jang-wa ritual is a tantric practice of purification, due to the power of mantra, the power of concentration, and the power of the Buddha’s words of truth.

Within the practice of Jang-wa, there are different means of purification, but recitation of these powerful purification mantras is one of the main ones. If you would like to request the Jang-wa ritual ceremony for your loved one, please call us ahead of time. The ceremony takes 2-3 hours to complete.  In order to perform the Jang-wa ritual ceremony, you need the person’s full name, picture, a piece of cloth which the deceased person used once. If you have ashes of the deceased person, then you can also bring for the ceremony. Cost for the ceremony: we normally don’t have any fees for our services; it is based on donations for the center and small offering to the individual monks who are performing the ceremony. 

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