Taking Refuge and Generating Bodhicitta
Sang-gye chö-dang tsog-kyi chog-nam-la
J’ang-chub bar-d’u dag-ni kyab-su chi
Dag-gi jin sog gyi-pai so-nam-kyi
Dro-la pän-chir sang-gye drub-par-shog. (3X)
I go for refuge until I am enlightened
To the Buddhas, the Dharma and the Highest Assembly.
Through the virtuous merit that I collect
By practicing giving and other perfections,
May I attain the state of Buddha
To be able to benefit all sentient beings. (3X)
May all beings have happiness and its causes,
May they never have suffering nor its causes;
May they constantly dwell in joy transcending sorrow;
May they dwell in equal love for both near and far. (3X)
Seven Limb Practice
With my body, speech, and mind, humbly I prostrate
And make offerings both set out and imagined.
I declare my wrong deeds from all time,
And rejoice in the virtues of all.
Please stay until Samsara ceases,
And turn the Wheel of Dharma for us.
I dedicate all virtue to Great Enlightenment.
Sa-zhi po-kyi jug-shing me-tog-tram
Ri-rab ling-zhi nyi-de gyan-pa-di
Sang-gye zhing-du mig-te ül-wa-yi
Dro-kün nam-dag zhing-la chö-par-shog.
OM IDAM GURU RATNA MANDALAKAM NIRYATAYAMI
By the virtue of offering to you, assembly of Buddhas visualized before me,
This mandala built on a base resplendent with flowers, saffron water and incense,
Adorned with Mount Meru and the four continents, as well as the sun and the moon,
May all sentient beings share in its good effects.
I send forth to you this jeweled mandala, precious gurus.
Mantra of Lama Tsong Khapa
Mig-me tse-wai ter-chen chen-re-zig
Dri-me kyen-pai wang-po jam-päl-yang
Dü-pung ma-lu jom-dze sang-wai dag
Gang-chen kä-pai tsug-gyan tsong-kha-pa
Lo-sang drag-pai zhab-la söl-wa deb. (3X)
You are Avalokitesvara, great treasure of compassion not aimed at true existence,
And Manjushri, master of flawless wisdom,
And Vajrapani, Lord of the Secret and destroyer of Mara’s forces.
O Tsong Khapa, crown jewel of the sages of the land of snows,
Losang Dragpa, I make requests at your lotus feet.
OM AH GURU VAJRADHARA SUMATI KIRTI SIDDHI HUM (3X)
Mantra of Shakyamuni Buddha: OM MUNI MUNI MAHA MUNI YE SOHA
Mantra of Chenrezig: OM MANI PADME HUM
Mantra of Manjushri: OM AM RA PA TZA NA DHI
Mantra of Vajrapani: OM VAJRAPANI HUM
Mantra of Green Tara: OM TARE TUTTARE TURE SOHA
Mantra of Medicine Buddha: OM BEKHANDZE BEKHANDZE
MAHA BEKHANDZE BEKHANDZE
RANDZA SAMUNGATE SOHA
Mantra of Prajnaparamita: OM GATE GATE PARAGATE PARASAMGATE BODHI SOHA
Ge-wa di-yi nyur du-dag By this virtue, may I quickly
La-ma sang-gye drub-gyur ne Attain the state of Guru-Buddha Enlightenment
Dro-wa chig-kyang ma-lu-pa And then may I lead into that state,
Kye-kyi sa-la gö-par-shog. Every being without exception.
Jang-chub sem-chog rin-po-che May the most precious and supreme Bodhicitta awakening mind
Ma-kye pa-nam kye-gyur-chig Which has not been generated now be generated.
Kye-pa nyam-pa me-par-yang And may the precious mind of Bodhicitta which has been generated
Gong-ne gong-du pal-war-shog. Never decline, but always increase.