Narak Kong Shak

NARAK KONG SHAK The Narak Kong Shak (Stirring the Depths of Hell) is a ritual used to confess one’s unskillful actions, atone for them and recollect the primordial purity and enlightened nature of all experience. It begins with an invocation and homage to the assembly of Buddhas, Bodhisattvas and Yidams (meditational deities)

Twenty-One Taras

TWENTY ONE TARAS She Who Liberates Tara is a completely enlightened buddha who had previously promised to appear, after enlightenment, in the form of a female bodhisattva and goddess for the benefit of all beings. Her primary activity is to protect from the eight fears. Practiced in all Schools of Tibetan Buddhism

Medicine Buddha

MEDICINE BUDDHA This Mind Treasure, the River of Lapis Lazuli, the Practice of the Medicine Buddha, which is the Ornament of the Luminous Expanse of Mind has been extracted and compiled from the Nam Chö Nyid This prayer pays homage to Medicine Buddha whom is also known as the Healing Master of

Ganachakra or Tsok

GANACHAKRA OR TSOK The Ganachakra or assembly of tantric practitioners (literally ‘circle of beings’) is a sacramental feast celebrated by initiates primarily on the 10th and 25th days of each lunar month. This is practiced within the larger context of the sadhana of a Yidam (meditational deity): that of Padmasambhava, Vajrakila or

Vajrakila

VAJRAKILAYA The wrathful Heruka Vajrakilaya is the Yidam deity who embodies the enlightened activities of all Buddhas The practice of Vajrakila is famous in the Tibetan Buddhists world as the most powerful for removing obstacles, destroying the forces hostile to compassion and purifying the spiritual pollution so prevalent in this age. The

Vajrasattva

VAJRASATTVA Vajrasattva is the manifestation of the purity of body, speech, and mind of all the Buddhas. As a meditational deity Vajrasattva is visualized as an expression of mind’s pure essence. In this way negativities and obscurations are cleansed, allowing Buddha nature to manifest. As a Bodhisattva, Vajrasattva saw that all beings

Nam Chö Ngöndro

NAM CHO NGONDRO The Great Perfection: Buddha in the Palm of the Hand The Recitation and Visualization of the Preliminary Practices The Namchö (Space Treasure) Dzogchen preliminary practice is called “Buddha in the Palm of the Hand.” The terma (treasure revelations) were revealed to Terton (treasure revealer) Migure Dorje from Arya Avalokiteshvara

Riwo Sangchö

RIWO SANGHO The Riwo Sang Cho (The Mountain Smoke Offering Ritual) is very powerful and has many benefits. While it is not required to contribute to the offering substances, it should be understood that this ritual operates on the principle of making offerings to four classes of beings to accumulate merit and

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