General Prayers

Long Motivation for Requesting Teachings

These prayers should be recited at the start of the first session in multi-day events. You can use the “Short Prayers for Requesting Teachings” in subsequent sessions.

Short Motivation for Teachings and Practice

These prayers can be recited at the start of a practice session or as a way of requesting the teachings.

General Dedication Prayers

Use these prayers to dedicate the merit at the end of any teaching or practice session.

Praises

The Verses of the Eight Noble Auspicious Ones


Praises and aspirations to the Eight Buddhas, Eight Bodhisattvas, Eight Dakinis and Eight Guardians to experience auspicious conditions in order to accomplish all of one's own and other's aims.

Short Praise of the Buddha's Deeds


Verses honouring the extraordinary life of Shakyamuni Buddha.

The Great Praise of Shambhala


This is a seven limbed prayer offered to the sublime realm of Shambhala. It can be used to familiarise yourself with the features of the realm and the lineage of Dharma Kings.

Praises to Glorious Kalachakra


These praises provide a summary of all of the deities in the complete Body, Speech and Mind mandalas of Glorious Kalachakra. It can be used to familiarise yourself with each deity in preparation for working with larger sadhanas.

Praises to Vajravega and the Sixty Retinues

These praises invoke the blessings of the wrathful form of Kalachakra as embodied by Vajravega and the six sets of ten retinue deities.

Practice Manuals

The Treasury of Blessings


A short practice for strengthening your connection with Buddha Shakyamuni while creating the causes for enlightenment.

Practice for Connecting with the Sublime Realm of Shambhala


An introductory practice suitable for training in the essence of Kalachakra—the heart of ultimate love and compassion; while also strengthening your karmic connection to the Sublime Realm of Shambhala.

Enlightening the Heart


A complete daily practice with extended visualisations written for the benefit of Western students. This text can be used as an alternative to practicing the Divine Ladder.

Rainfall of Blessings


A short guru-yoga practice in accordance with the oral tradition of the Six Vajra Yogas of Glorious Kalachakra.

The Divine Ladder


The traditional practice manual which has been used for hundreds of years to cultivate the common and uncommon preliminaries of the profound Vajra Yoga Path.

The Anchor for Collecting Siddhis


A short guru-yoga practice emphasizing the pervasive qualities of the absolute guru in accordance with the Jonang tradition of Kalachakra.

A Sadhana for the Solitary Figure of Glorious Kalachakra


A very concise sadhana that focus on the non-dual nature of Kalachakra as the unification of all deities.

A Concise Sadhana for Innate Kalachakra


The essential practice of Innate Kalachakra emphasises the inseparable union of immutable bliss and empty-form in the aspect of Kalachakra and Vishvamata.

Supplications

Khentrul Rinpoché's Name Mantras


The short and long name mantras which can be recited to strengthen one's connection with Khentrul Rinpoché.

The Eternal Vajra Song


A short prayer for the long life of Khentrul Rinpoché Jamphel Lödro and for the swift accomplishment of his many enlightened activities.

Cloud of Divine Offerings for the Two Accumulations


Extensive supplications for the long life of Khentrul Rinpoché Jamphel Lodrö.

Supplications to the Root Lama, the Source of Siddhis


A series of supplications to be used to cultivate greater devotion to the Root Guru.

Supplications to the Golden Age Tradition


A series of supplications that can be used to orient your mind towards the definitive meaning of the Buddha's teachings.

Supplications to the Four Bodies


A series of supplications that can be used to develop mindfulness of the way the enlightened mind manifests in different levels of reality.

Offering Prayers

Dzokden Guru Puja

An extensive offering ritual which creates the causes for the Guru to live a long and healthy life.

Kalachakra Tsok Feast Ritual

This ritual for tantric feasts can be used to repair damaged samaya or for accumulating vast stores of merit. It is traditionally practiced at least once a month on the night of the full-moon.

Aspiration Prayers

Prayer for the Future of the Dharma


Aspirations detailing the many deeds done by the Buddha in order to cause the Dharma to flourish for a long time.

Bodhisattva Aspirations


Aspirations inspired by Bodhisattvas, the compassionate warriors who are dedicated to attaining enlightenment for the benefit of all sentient beings.

Aspirations in Accordance with the Dharma


Aspirations to meet with the Dharma and have the opportunity to practice.

Aspiration to be Cared For in Every Lifetime


Aspirations to never be separated from one's spiritual master in all your future lives.

The Indestructible Vajra Garland


An aspiration prayer for the long life of all unbiased masters so that their teachings may flourish and bring lasting benefit to all sentient beings.

The Rising Sun that Welcomes a Golden Age of Peace and Harmony


A non-sectarian prayer paying homage to all of the major traditions of the world and making aspirations for their authentic wisdom to flourish in this world.

Prayer for the Jonang Tradition


Aspirations for the unique Dharma of the Jonang Tradition to flourish in this world.

Aspiration for the Sublime Realm of Shambhala that brings Joyful Self-Liberation


This extensive prayer of aspiration can be used to strengthen one's connection with the Sublime Realm of Shambhala, creating the causes to be born there in a future life.

A Short Prayer to Kalachakra


An aspiration to accomplish the profound path of Vajra Yoga suitable for daily recitation.

Aspiration for the Two Stages of the Profound Path


These aspiration prayers should be used to develop greater awareness of the structure of the Kalachakra Path and to lay down propensities for actualising the Six Vajra Yogas.

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