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Sadhanas and texts for recitation

Treasury of Blessings

Whenever we remember the Buddha, He is there, right in front of us, constantly granting His blessings and freedom from all harm. … Supreme Teacher, Bhagavan, Tathagata, Arhat, Complete and Perfect Buddha, Glorious Conqueror, Shakyamuni Buddha, to You we pay … Continue reading

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Apostles of the Buddha

Revering and trusting in the Buddha, we will wear the armor of patient endurance. We will cherish neither our bodies nor our lives, but care only for the unexcelled Way. Repeatedly we will be driven out and exiled from our … Continue reading

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Prayer to Jetsun Tara

Noble and compassionate Tara, I pray to You: may I and all sentient beings, infinite in number, purify wrong views and afflicted emotions and swiftly perfect the accumulations of merit and wisdom, and in so doing may we gain perfect … Continue reading

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Uniting the Recollection of the Buddha and Guru Yoga

namo gurave  On the level of ultimate truth, free of going, coming, and abiding, beyond conventional form, pervading all directions and times, the best, the original condition of all phenomena, I go to the Truth Form of the Buddha for … Continue reading

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In Praise of Mother Tara

Dark green and exceedingly wrathful, with one face, three eyes, and eight hands You are ever ready to protect the Great Middle Way. Adorned with a tiara of five skulls, with gold earrings, and bracelets and anklets of bone You … Continue reading

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KARMA PURIFICATION

Om Vajrasattva! I rely on your vow to stand by me and sustain me; to console and to nourish me; to love me unreservedly; to grant me all attainments; to purify my actions and make my mind auspicious. Sovereign of … Continue reading

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PRAYER FOR PROTECTION

Merciful Mother, Samaya Tara Yogini, dispeller of fear, grant me your protection! Sustain my practice with your Mighty Forms, that the pure stream of your force may flow within me in this world and the worlds to come. Protect and sustain the pure … 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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As Long As This Life Lasts

As long as this life lasts: I take refuge in the Buddha. I take refuge in the Dharma. I take refuge in the Sangha. I seek shelter in the Buddha. I seek shelter in the Dharma. I seek shelter in … Continue reading

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Healing Prayer to the Three Jewels

By the truth of the Buddha may safety ever be ours. REFRAIN: 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 … Continue reading

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