The Seventeen Paṇḍitas of Nālandā
A Prayer to Kindle the Three Kinds of Faith
Addressed to the Seventeen Great Paṇḍitas of Glorious Nālandā
by His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama
dro la pen shyé tukjé rab trun pé
Perfectly arisen through the compassionate wish to benefit beings, Continue reading
His Holiness Kyabje Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche
His Holiness Kyabje Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche: short Guru Yoga
His Holiness Kyabje Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche, the head of the Nyingma tradition, passed away at the age of 89 in Bodhgaya, December 23, 2015. We lost a great inspiring teacher. Lama Khye-no. Please grant us your blessing.
It’s very important for all the students of His Holiness to at least do this short Guru Yoga Continue reading
Lam Rim Meditation from the Lama Chopa Practice
By the power of my having made offerings and respectful requests to you, holy and venerable Gurus, supreme field of positive potential, inspire me, protectors and root of well-being and bliss, to come under your joyful care. Continue reading
White Umbrella Ushnisha-Sitatapatra
Great repulser, queen of mantra,
Invincible lady, very strong!
To great White Umbrella and her host
Of buddhas and bodhisattvas, praise!
TADYATHA OM ANALE ANALE KHASAME KHASAME BHAIRE BHAIRE SAUME SAUME SARVA BUDDHA ADHISHTHANA ADHISHTHITE SVAHA
OM SARVA TATHAGATA USHNISHA SITATAPATRE HUM PHAT HUM MAMA HUM NI SVAHA
N.B.: The above mantras can be combined into one as follows:
TADYATHA OM ANALE ANALE KHASAME KHASAME BHAIRE BHAIRE SAUME SAUME SARVA BUDDHA ADHISHTHANA ADHISHTHITE SARVA TATHAGATA USHNISHA SITATAPATRE HUM PHAT HUM MAMA HUM NI SVAHA
Atisha Dipankara Shrijnana
Light Offering Prayer
by Atisha Dipankara Shrijnana http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atisha
May this vessel become as vast as the entire billionfold universe!
May its wick grow as large as Sumeru, the king of mountains!
May the oil within become as vast as the great ocean at the edge of the world!
And may a billion such lamps appear before each and every buddha!
Their light banishing the darkness of ignorance everywhere, from the very peak of existence down to the lowest hell, may they reveal all the realms of buddhas and bodhisattvas throughout the ten directions!
Om vajra aloke ah hum
Emaho! This wondrous and amazing light, burning brightly,
I offer to the gurus, yidam deities, dakinis Continue reading
Prayer to Ārya Tārā
by Atiśa Dīpaṃkara
ཨོཾ། འཇིགས་པ་བརྒྱད་སྐྱོབ་མ་ལ་ཕྱག་འཚལ་ལོ། །
om, jikpa gyé kyobma la chaktsal lo
Oṃ! Homage to you, lady who protects us from the eight fears!
tashi palbarma la chaktsal lo
Homage to you, lady who blazes with the splendour of auspiciousness!
ngensong go gekma la chaktsal lo
Homage to you, lady who closes the door to lower rebirth!
tori lam drenma la chaktsal lo
Homage to you, lady who leads us on the path to higher realms!
taktu khyé kyi dongdrok dzé
You are the one who holds us always in your care—our guide, support and friend;
dadung tukjé kyab tu sol
So protect us still, we pray, with all of your vast compassion!
འདི་ནི་ཇོ་བོ་རྗེ་ཨ་ཏི་ཤའི་བླ་མ་གསེར་གླིང་པ་མཇལ་དུ་ Continue reading
The Parnashavari Sadhana from the Collected Works of Kyobpa Jigten Sumgön
Liberating us from the diseases of inexhaustible samsara, with the ocean of great bliss of samsara and nirvana you guide us beings to the supreme awakening – glorious Phagmodrupa, I bow at your feet.
Glorious Goddess Parnashavari, you liberate all others and myself from infliction of great harm. When we have taken refuge in you, sublime goddess, you will protect us from all dangers. Thus, I shall write these brief words.
Those who have purified their mind stream with certainty at the beginning as described above, should engage in the approach, accomplishment, and activities of the deity: Having cleaned your perfectly secluded place well and sprinkled water, take great joy in arranging flowers and so forth. Continue reading
The Praise to Mañjuśrī: Glorious Wisdom’s Excellent Qualities
རྒྱ་གར་སྐད་དུ། །ཤྲཱི་ཛྙཱ་ན་གུ་ཎ་བྷ་དྲ་ནཱ་མསྟུ་སྟི། །
In the language of India: śrī jñāna guṇa bhadra nāma stuti Continue reading
Common tibetan buddhist prayers, mantras and texts. Continue reading
LITANY OF THE NAMES OF MANJUSRI
Translated by Ronald M. Davidson.Transcribed from photocopy in 1999 by Gary Preston
Homage to Manjusri who is a True Prince. Continue reading
Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyaltsen
The Purpose and Benefits of doing Full Prostration by Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyaltsen
NAMO GURUBAE. The recitation of one mantra is transformed into 1,000 prostrations.
OM NAMO MANJUSHRI YE.
To Lord Manjushri I prostrate, NAMO SUSHRIYA.
To the incomparable glory I prostrate.
NAMO UDA DHARMA SHRIYE SVAHA.
To the most excellent glory I prostrate.
By prostrating to the most superior Triple Gems, defilements and obscurations of sentient beings and myself are purified. Continue reading
Offering prayer before a meal or mealtime prayer, prayer before eating
To the Unsurpassable Guide, the Precious Buddha.
TON PA LA ME SANG GYE RINPOCHE
To the unsurpassable Protector, the Precious Dharma.
KYOB PA LA MED DAM CHO RINPOCHE
To the Unsurpassable Savior, the Precious Sangha.
DREN PA LA MED GENDUN RINPOCHE
I offer to Three Supreme Sources of Refuge. Continue reading
Brief Windhorse Practice of Tārā
by Patrul Rinpoche
lumé chok sum chi dang jetsünma
Through the blessing and power of the unfailing Buddha, Dharma and Saṅgha, and of Jetsünma,
gyalyum pakma drolmé jin tu yi
Mother of the buddhas, Noble Tārā,
dak gi tsé sö paljor nyendrak nam
May our lifespan, merit, prosperity and renown Continue reading
Aspiration to Generate Bodhichitta, Utterly Pure and Supreme
by Patrul Rinpoche
Your mind, many aeons ago, rid itself of all deceit,
Your speech, honest and true, is free of any form of artifice,
Your body’s acts are disciplined and unpretentious—
Great sage, genuine and wise, to you I prostrate!
Buddha’s heirs, who have seen the ultimate meaning,
Speakers of truth, whose words have prophetic power, Continue reading
BRIEF LONG-LIFE PRAYER FOR HIS HOLINESS THE 14th DALAI LAMA
GANG RI RA WAY KOR WAY SHING KHAM DIR
In this Pure Land surrounded by the snowy mountains
PHEN DANG DEY WA MA LU JUNG WAY NAY
You are the source of all benefit and happiness, without exception. Continue reading
HH Dudjom Rinpoche: “If you want to establish the teachings, Make them firm in your mind. In the depths of mind, you will find Buddhahood.
Prayer to Recognize my own Faults by HH Dudjom Rinpoche, Jigdral Yeshe Dorje
I pay homage to the Guru!
Shakyamuni, Victorious One.
Supreme guide of the realm for this fortunate aeon,
Sons of the Victorious one,
Assembly of noble Bodhisattvas who tame sentient beings,
Lord guru, matchless savior of beings in the dark age,
The three Roots and oath-bound Dharma guardians—
Again and again, I ask from my heart,
Recalling you with longing and one-pointed mind—
Please turn your attention toward me.
Take hold of me with your lovingkindness
And with the power of your unhindered compassion
Grant your blessings that my thoughts and aims
be carried out in accord with Dharma.
Through past acts, not without merit,
I have obtained this precious human birth.
Through past merit, not slight,
I have met the sublime Dharma.
Accepted by the guru, I was able to obtain empowerments,
Blessings, and the essential instructions—
All this wealth I now hold in my hands. Continue reading
The Prayer to Guru Rinpoche for Removing Obstacles and Fulfilling Wishes
This is a very famous prayer, usually called ‘du sum sangye’ or ‘dorje tsik kang druk’ (Eng: Six Vajra Lines) to Guru Rinpoche as the embodiment of the buddhas of the three times―past, present, and future―in order to remove obstacles and ensure any aspirations are easily fulfilled. It’s a terma revelation of the great tertön, Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa. As it says in the colophon of the prayer:
“Discovered by the great terma-revealer Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa, from the right hand side of the Sengchen Namdrak rock on Mount Rinchen Tsekpa, ‘The Pile of Jewels’.Because the blessing of this prayer, one intended for this present time, is so immense, it should be treasured by all as their daily practice.”
In the life-story of Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa it tells of the discovery of another very famous terma, where this prayer was recited just before the terma was extracted:
“Everyone went to Karma Taktsang. At the end of town was a big cave where Guru Rinpoche had appeared as Dorje Drollö. There Chokgyur Lingpa sang many songs, saying, Continue reading