A fire puja is an offering of a large number of specific substances tossed into a fire during an elaborate ritual. The fire puja burns off or purifies obstacles and bonds us more closely with the Buddha.
The major principle of fire pujas is the offering. You put the food and whatever ingredients in the fire. As the fire burns it, it is totally consumed and in this way it is offered.
The Fire Puja is very powerful and has many benefits. For the living, a fire puja ceremony fulfills wishes, removes obstacles, improves health, and increases merits. For Buddhist practitioners, it helps the practitioner gain accomplishments on the path, stabilize one's meditation concentration and improve one's spiritual practice. For the deceased, the ceremony is an excellent method of purifying negative karma and attaining higher rebirth.
So please come join us this Sunday for the puja. Even if you cannot attend in person, you can still participate by making donations. Please do not bring any offering items. The monastery will determine which items are suitable for the fire puja. If you have any questions, please contact us at the Monastery.