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Prayer Requests

It is a Buddhist tradition to offer donations to monasteries and nunneries with requests to do specific prayers. These donations help to support the monks and nuns and bring spiritual benefit for the sponsor. Prayers can also be requested for removing obstacles and creating auspicious circumstances.

The Shechen Monastery Prayer Request Service offers the opportunity to request prayers and special practices for you, your friends, or relatives who may be ill, experiencing difficulties, or who have died. Donations can also be made for specific drupchens and ceremonies and for the annual summer retreat (Yarne).

The prayers and practices are performed at Shechen’s main monastery, Shechen Tennyi Dargyeling, in Boudhanath Nepal, and occasionally at other branches of Shechen (monasteries, nunnery, and retreat centres) in the Himalayan region.

By making an offering a spiritual connection is established between the person who is in need of prayers and those who are reciting the prayers on their behalf. The prayers will be performed especially for the purpose/person for which they are requested.

The monastery receives many prayer and ceremony requests through both this online service and the local community. To assist us in processing your prayers in the best way, for urgent prayer requests please give us your ideal date, and wait to make that donation until we can confirm the timing you requested.

Suggested Donations and Method of Payment

Please view the list of prayers  and suggested donation amounts and then make your payment using the methods and contacts specified below.

NB/ Please indicate which prayers you want to sponsor and for whom. If a name is not specified, prayers will be recited for the name of the person who made the payment.

Donate by Credit Card or Pay Pal

By Check

Please print and fill out this form.

By Bank Transfer

Please e-mail us when the transfer is sent. Please be sure to let us know which prayer you are sponsoring and for whom.

Account Name: Shechen Maha Buddha Vihara (CF) 
Account #: 0210017504532

For further information please email prayerrequest@shechen.org

Thank you.