By Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
Creation and Encouragement
This book glossy Buddhism – the trail of Compassion and knowledge, in 3 volumes, is being disbursed freely on the request of the writer Geshe Kelsang Gyatso (the Kindle shop units the minimal fee at ninety nine cents and in addition in a few nations extra taxes are added). the writer says: “Through examining and practising the directions given during this booklet, humans can remedy their day-by-day difficulties and keep a contented brain the entire time.” in order that those merits can pervade the entire international, Geshe Kelsang needs to offer this e-book freely to everyone.
We wish to request you to delight admire this priceless Dharma publication, which capabilities to unfastened residing beings from discomfort completely. in the event you consistently learn and perform the recommendation during this publication, ultimately your difficulties attributable to anger, attachment and lack of awareness will cease.
Volume three Prayers for day-by-day perform provides a set of prayers for our day-by-day perform of Sutra and Tantra, together with releasing Prayer, Prayers for Meditation, The Yoga of Buddha Heruka and Avalokiteshvara Sadhana. A word list, Bibliography and speak to details can also be supplied. via training those prayers frequently we will be able to boost and hold compassion and knowledge in our way of life, and quickly fulfil our human potential.
Please take pleasure in this certain reward from Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, who dedicates: “May every person who reads this ebook adventure deep peace of brain, and attain the genuine that means of human life.”
With top wishes,
Manuel Rivero-De Martine
Tharpa courses, united kingdom Tharpa Director
About the Author
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso used to be ordained as a Buddhist monk in Tibet on the age of 8. he's an absolutely complete meditation grasp and the world over well known instructor of Buddhism. dwelling within the West due to the fact that 1977, he's the writer of 21 hugely acclaimed books that show the complete Buddhist route to enlightenment, together with Buddha’s Sutra and Tantra teachings. He has additionally based over 1,100 Kadampa Meditation facilities and teams round the world.
Library magazine Review
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso “is a prolific and revered author,” in keeping with Library magazine, and in glossy Buddhism, “he back provides the idea of the Buddha in an extremely obtainable manner.” Library magazine calls Gyatso’s twenty first publication “elegantly said” and “a delight.”
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3x) 304 Condensed Six-session Yoga Everyone who has received a Highest Yoga Tantra empowerment has a commitment to practise six-session yoga. If we are very busy, we can fulfil our six-session commitment by doing the following practice six times each day. First we recall the nineteen commitments of the five Buddha families that are listed below, and then, with a strong determination to keep these commitments purely, we recite the Condensed Six-session Yoga that follows. THE NINETEEN COMMITMENTS OF THE FIVE BUDDHA FAMILIES The six commitments of the family of Buddha Vairochana: (1) To go for refuge to Buddha (2) To go for refuge to Dharma (3) To go for refuge to Sangha (4) To refrain from non-virtue (5) To practise virtue (6) To benefit others 305 modern buddhism The four commitments of the family of Buddha Akshobya: (1) To keep a vajra to remind us to emphasize the development of great bliss through meditation on the central channel (2) To keep a bell to remind us to emphasize meditation on emptiness (3) To generate ourself as the Deity while realizing all things that we normally see do not exist (4) To rely sincerely upon our Spiritual Guide, who leads us to the practice of the pure moral discipline of the Pratimoksha, Bodhisattva and Tantric vows The four commitments of the family of Buddha Ratnasambhava: (1) To give material help (2) To give Dharma (3) To give fearlessness (4) To give love The three commitments of the family of Buddha Amitabha: (1) To rely upon the teachings of Sutra (2) To rely upon the teachings of the two lower classes of Tantra (3) To rely upon the teachings of the two higher classes of Tantra The two commitments of the family of Buddha Amoghasiddhi: (1) To make offerings to our Spiritual Guide (2) To strive to maintain purely all the vows we have taken 306 condensed six-session yoga CONDENSED SIX-SESSION YOGA I go for refuge to the Guru and Three Jewels.
Gathering all virtuous Dharmas, I help all living beings through the practice of the four givings. All nineteen commitments are referred to in this verse. The words, ‘I go for refuge to the . . Three Jewels’, refer to the first three commitments of the family of Buddha Vairochana – to go for refuge to Buddha, to go for refuge to Dharma and to go for refuge to Sangha. The word, ‘Guru’, refers to the fourth commitment of the family of Buddha Akshobya – to rely sincerely upon our Spiritual Guide.
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso April 2010 312 Blissful Journey TORMA OFFERING Having engaged in the practice of The Yoga of Buddha Heruka from Going for refuge up to and including Reciting the mantras, now perform the torma offering. Blessing the inner offering OM KHANDAROHI HUM HUM PHAT OM SÖBHAWA SHUDDHA SARWA DHARMA SÖBHAWA SHUDDHO HAM Everything becomes emptiness. From the state of emptiness, from YAM comes wind, from RAM comes fire, from AH a grate of three human heads. Upon this from AH appears a broad and expansive skullcup.
Modern Buddhism: The Path of Compassion and Wisdom - Volume 3 Prayers for Daily Practice by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso