Padmasambhava Day

Padmasambhava Day

Saturday 18 September 1pm – 2:30pm

With so many cities in Australia and New Zealand in lockdown, we're coming together with our friends at the Auckland, Melbourne, and Thames Buddhist Centres to celebrate the life, liberation and teachings of the greatly loving guru Padmasambhava.

Padmasambhava is a spiritual force of great significance within the Triratna Buddhist Community and within Tibetan Buddhism. He will do anything to get us to wake up. Perhaps he's at work with us right here and now, challenging us to wake up to the truth of impermanence and change in the midst of the uncertainty of Covid. If so, he brings with him magic, energy and great love.

Guhyasiddhi will lead this special pūjā from Auckland, supported by Padmasambhava practitioners from Australia and New Zealand contributing invocations, readings and their personal experiences of the guru.

Join us for this annual festival, an Oceania co-creation! We suggest that you create a shrine or ritual space for the event, and have offerings of flowers, candles or incense to hand, if it possible for you.

Guhyasiddhi   Led by Guhyasiddhi

How To Join

Use a PC or Mac

For most modern web browsers, you do not need to download anything. For a better experience you can, before the start time, download the Zoom Desktop Client for Windows, Mac, or Linux. You do not need to create an account or sign in.

A few minutes before we're due to start, either:

  • Click here to join
  • If you have downloaded the app, open it and enter the meeting ID 817-912-5195
  • Go to and enter the meeting ID 817-912-5195

Use a Mobile or Tablet

Before the start time, download the Zoom Mobile App using one of the links below. You do not need to create an account or sign in.

A few minutes before we're due to start, click here to join or open the app and enter the meeting ID 817-912-5195.

More questions? Get in touch

Frequently Asked Questions

What is pūjā?

A pūjā is a traditional Buddhist ritual that includes chanting and making offerings.

It is possible there will be several people who have not done pūjā before, so don't worry if it is a new practice to you.

Do I need to be a Buddhist or a regular at the centre?

While pūjā is a Buddhist devotional practice, many people who aren't Buddhists enjoy pūjā, and everyone is welcome.

Do I need to book?

No - just Zoom in!

How much does the event cost?

We don't charge a fixed price for our classes but instead invite you to make a donation, in the practice of "dana" or generosity.