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Sadhanas and texts for recitation

Aspiration Prayer of the Ultimate Definitive Meaning

om svasti In all my lifetimes, may the three trainings, the three sets of precepts, and all my Dharma commitments be completely pure, without blemish! May my bodily postures, yogic gaze, and all the extremely fine vital energies and mind … Continue reading

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Precepts of Ethical Conduct

I vow to abstain from depriving sentient beings of life, directly or indirectly, or rejoice in the taking of life, and to protect all sentient beings. I understand what it is that I do. I am glad. I accept this … Continue reading

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Menla

tayatha om bhekandze bhekandze maha-bhekandze radza samudgate so’ha May all ten directions of cyclic existence abound in remedies, healers, nurses, food, and shelter for the poor and the infirm. May I be reborn as remedy, healer, and nurse, and perform … Continue reading

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Bodhisattva Prayer

May I be a guard for those who are protectorless, a guide for those who journey on the road; for those who wish to go across the water, may I be a boat, a raft, a bridge. May I be … Continue reading

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DEFINITIVE ASPIRATION

I dedicate the merits of all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, of Solitary Realizers and Disciples, of all holy and ordinary beings, as I dedicate my own —past, present and future, previously dedicated and yet to dedicate— that I may arise spontaneously … Continue reading

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The Mirror

Yaks do not fly, and ravens do not till the soil. It is pointless and callous to comment on the obvious. Bless me to understand the common and uncommon karmic appropriations! The impurities of others become mine when I see … Continue reading

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Master of Healing

In every land in this world, by your mercy and the grace of our Lineage Masters, we recite your concise invocation with clarity, purity, and certainty: “It is thus! To the Essence of Healing, the Act of Healing, and the … Continue reading

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Healing Prayer to the Three Jewels

By the truth of the Buddha may safety ever be ours. namo buddhaya   namo dharmaya   namo sanghaya By invoking the Three Jewels, may all ever be well. By invoking the Three Jewels, may all be free from illness. By invoking … Continue reading

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For Healing

Reverence to the Lord Master of Healing, King of Peaceful Radiance, the Conqueror, the Perfectly Enlightened! You are the Healing Substance, the Act of Healing, and the Master of Healing. To your supreme way I perfectly surrender! It is thus! … Continue reading

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Offering Clouds

May the power of the merit from the offering clouds to the glorious and fruitful Jewels, filling the sky, free all sentient beings, tortured by the three sufferings, and lead them to the Pure Land without delay or hindrance. ―Samantabhadra

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