Medicine Buddha Puja
Sep12

Medicine Buddha Puja

Worship   Flowers, incense, lights, Scents, food and music. Forms, sounds, smells, tastes, Touch, and all dharmas. I offer to the Medicine Buddha(s).   Faith, insight, Samadhi, Joy, diligence, mindfulness and equanimity, I offer to the Medicine Buddha(s).   May I manifest perfect merit and the wisdom of emptiness. With scented water I bathe the sugata’s body. May all unskilfulness and difficulty be purified.   With a scented, soft white cloth I dry the victor’s body. May all be free from suffering.   With these beautiful saffron robes I clothe the victor’s body. May all have energy and vitality to live and practice.   MANTRA   Salutation   Your body is like a mount, the colour of lapis lazuli, You dispel the suffering of illness in sentient beings. Surrounded by a retinue of eight bodhisattvas, Holder of Medicine, precious deity, I praise and prostrate to you. Excellent Name, Precious Moon, Fine Gold, Free of Misery, Resounding Dharma Ocean, Dharma Mind, Shakyamuni, The genuine Dharma, the sixteen bodhisattvas, and others, To the precious Three Jewels, I offer praise and prostrate.   To Brahma, Indra, the Great Kings, Protectors of the Ten Directions, The twelve yaksha chiefs and all their assistants, Vidyadharas and Rishis of medicine, divine and human To the deities of ambrosial medicine, I offer praise and prostrate.   Going For Refuge   I take my refuge in the Buddha, And pray that with all beings I may understand the Great Way, Whereby the Buddha-seed may forever thrive.   I take my refuge in the Dharma, And pray that with all beings I may enter deeply into the sutra-treasure, Whereby our wisdom may grow as vast as the ocean.   I take my refuge in the Sangha, And pray that with all beings I may reign in great multitudes And have nothing to check the unimpeded progress of truth.   REFUGES AND PRECEPTS   Confession and Aspiration   May I free myself Of the burden of selfishness. May I free myself Of all this pointless grasping. May I free myself Of searching for happiness outside of myself, Without feeling what I am feeling, Trying to grasp at experiences to fill this lack. Through the blessing presence of the Medicine King, May I cultivate positive states, May I dwell in the four sublime abodes,   Understanding this, Feeling this, Practising this, Realising this, I experience greater happiness.   Seeing that I and mine go together, That free of attachment enjoyment grows, In this very life, Sange Menla’s realm of Bliss and contentment arises.   Rejoicing in Merit   You are endowed with an oceanic treasury of qualities and merit; By...

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Aksobhya Puja
Sep12

Aksobhya Puja

Worship     Homage to Akshobhya, Vajra of what is, Reflecting everything, Signless you sit, Radiating immense love and strength.   Homage to Akshobhya, You see what is seen, Hear what is heard, Feel what is felt, In the vastness of unimpeded space.   Homage to Akshobhya, Dwelling calmly, In the empty nature of everything, Blissful, peaceful, Completely without attachment.   Homage to Akshobhya, Fearless one, Dwelling on the dynamic edge of experience, Dwelling in the heart of love.   Homage to Akshobhya, Breaking through obstacles, Playful and joyful Vajra holder, Dancing in emptiness.   Homage to Akshobhya, Steadiness, solidity, strength, He touches earth, He is rooted. Perfect equanimity, Unshakeable stability.   MANTRA AND OFFERINGS: OM VAJRA AKSHOBHYA HUM   Invocation   Akshobhya, Deep celestial blue, Sitting at the pillar of Dawn, Dwelling in the mystic east, Where the sun’s light rises from the earth, The Place of beginnings.   Akshobhya, Sitting on the diamond throne, The threshold between worlds, The centre of the universe, Where the heart is fully open, Nothing held in, Nothing excluded, All is truth here.   Looking into Akshobhya’s eyes, Complete authenticity, All we are, mirrored clearly In those calm eyes. Doing nothing, In the Stillness of reflection, We meet Akshobhya.   Akshobhya, Forms a mirage, a dream, The moon reflected in water. Looking inward to mind, Everything appearing, Yet without substance. Appearances, Evanescent as mist.   Akshobhya, Holding the vajra, Vajra being, Empty nature, Vajra being, Dancing in freedom Vajra being, The playful and spontaneous.   Akshobhya, The water that flows, Stream of knowledge, Rushing and refreshing.   Akshobhya, Moving in our blood, Our life, Our vitality, Flowing into the Ocean of Wisdom.   Akshobhya, Vibrating, Shimmering, In Radiant Blueness. The sky sings your name In space. Through emptiness, A blue voice, A colour of sound, The electric pulse of touch.   Akshobhya, With your consort Locana, The clear seeing one. She is light blue, Holding the vajra to her heart. She is serenity, Her long black hair flowing down. She is beautiful, and calm. Wisdom goddess inseparable.   Akshobhya, In your eyes, Deep sapphire fires, Stare into hers, With boundless love.   Akshobhya, Rising sun that dispels ignorance. Touching earth, The vajra strikes the earth. The king has come, The land is fruitful, Earth made firm, The gift received, The way opened, The goddess rises to Witness. Here Fruition, Here Completion, Above, And Below, Everywhere.     In Akshobhya’s presence, We enter the gates of truth, We enter the Mandala of Awakening.   Completion   EMAHO! In the clearness of mind, Self cannot confirm itself, And the unshakeable compassion Of Bodhicitta, Bursts forth....

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Vajrasattva Puja

  Worship   Vajrasattva, essential, pure. Vajrasattva, authentic, pure. Vajrasattva, radiant, luminous, pure. Vajrasattva, naked, open, pure. Vajrasattva, vivid, empty, pure. Vajrasattva, unshakeable strength. Vajrasattva, natural presence.   Pure diamond of reality, Purifying all faults eternally, Breaking all fetters instantly, Seeing through all obstacles clearly.   Vajrasattva! Beginningless purity, Deepest nature, Never impure, Always open, Always clear, Always responsive, Beyond time, Beyond space.   MANTRA AND OFFERINGS: OM VAJRASATTVA HUM   Salutation Vajrasattva! Constantly forgiving. Constantly loving. Without clinging, Without grasping, Selfless heart, All guilt, fear, Despair, anger, Dissolve – liberated from our hearts.   Vajrasattva! Embracing all, Without exception, Whoever they are, Whatever they have done.   Vajrasattva, Mahasattva, All knowing vajra, To you Vajrasattva, I bow!   Going For Refuge   Vajrasattva, The five wisdoms, In the dance of openness and awareness, All things rise, All things pass, No things, Only change, Ever flowing, Ever moving.   Vajrasattva, Mahasattva, I will suffer illness. I will get old. I will die. I have a body, These things must be. These things I cannot change. This is what is in the world.     Actions have their effects. If I make an effort, I can grow, If I devote myself to the Three Jewels, I will not be let down. If I follow the path of wisdom and compassion, Awakening is possible. If the obsession of self is loosened, The Bodhicitta will arise. If I relax, Fully at ease, The True Nature will reveal itself.   All-knowing vajra, Compassionate one, Diamond warrior, Be with me! Help me in the fight.     Vajrasattva, Guru, Protector, Refuge, Supreme Vajraholder, The essence of great compassion, Hold me to the samaya, Hold me to the refuges, Hold me to the skilful, Hold me to the training, Hold me to the noble quest, Hold me with your great love.   REFUGES AND PRECEPTS   Confession   Reflecting on the weight of my deeds, Reflecting on the powers of disintegration, Reflecting on the instability of my mind, I cry out to you, “Help me now!” My aspirations remain unfulfilled, My efforts weak. I fail in love and devotion.   Oh Guru within, Vajrasattva. Protect my mind from such confusion. Protect my mind from such selfishness. Protect my mind from the harm it causes.   Oh Vajrasattva, I have caused others pain and suffering, I have caused myself great loss and hurt. Vajrasattva, Even now I bring suffering to others, Even now I bring suffering to myself.   Vajrasattva, With you as my firm ground, May I be pure in intention. May I be pure of heart. May I be pure in thought. May I...

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Song to Amitabha
Sep12

Song to Amitabha

Worship and Salutation I bow down to the West, To the life giving sun, To the element of fire. I bow down to the selfless heart, To love, compassion, devotion, The grace of the Buddhas. I bow down to Amitabha of infinite light. Burning red Buddha! Ruby red Buddha! Fire of Compassion! Fire of Love! Fire of bliss! Fire of peace! Infinite, Eternal light. AMITABHA! Amitabha! Red lotus flower, Amitabha! Heart of love, Amitabha! Voice of the heart, Amitabha! Endless peace, Completed circle, Amitabha! Full of light, Bringer of light. To you, Amitabha, Homage and praise! To you, compassionate heart, I bow! To you, Lord of Infinite Light, I make these offerings. Mantra and Offerings OM AMIDEVA HRIH Going for Refuge Hearing Amitabha’s name with a sincere heart, I take refuge in the Power of Faith. The light of Amitabha’s wisdom is measureless, I take refuge in the True light. Universal Sun radiating loving kindness, I take refuge in the universally enlightened one. Infinite skies of light, endless as space, Infinite mind of compassion without hindrance, I take refuge in Buddha Amitabha. As far as his light illumines, his love penetrates, And the joy of faith is attained. In the boundless heart of Amitabha I take refuge. Buddha of the light of Wisdom, Buddha of unfailing Compassion, Buddha of Immeasurable light, Buddha of Wondrous light. Inexpressible light, Light awakening all beings. Beautiful light, Light transcending form. Light surpassing sun and moon. I take refuge in the Buddha of Light. Amitabha, Mysterious, limitless power, I praise you with body, speech and mind. May all beings take refuge in you. REFUGES AND PRECEPTS Confessional Aspiration May I free myself Of the burden of selfishness. May I free myself Of all this pointless grasping. May I free myself Of searching for happiness outside of myself. Without feeling what I am feeling, Trying to grasp at experiences to fill this lack. Swallowing up what I think will give me nourishment, I only feel hungrier than before. May I just learn to experience myself! May I rest with this experience! May I enjoy these pleasant feelings, Naturally, openly. Without cutting off from painful feelings, Spacious, compassionate. Through Amitabha’s wave of faith, May I cultivate positive states, May I dwell in the four sublime abodes, Understanding this, feeling all of this, Practising this, Realising this, Overcoming selfishness, I experience greater happiness. Seeing that I and mine go together, That free of attachment enjoyment grows, In this very life, Amitabha’s realm of Bliss arises. Accumulating Virtue Amitabha, Sun of my heart, Within your presence, I am content. Free of longing to be elsewhere, I am content....

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Padmasambhava – Bone seed, diamond seed
Sep12

Padmasambhava – Bone seed, diamond seed

Bone seed, diamond seed   OM   I am the bird on the wing, I weave in mystic flight. On my head antlers appear, I dance in the forests deep. I open my palm and the diamond flashes, I dwell among the stars. I am the swift salmon, Flowing through the waters of life. I am a chant carried by the winds, I speak with the voice of wisdom. I am the song of truth, My words echo in the heart. AH I am the spirit helper, I take you on the vision quest. (damaru) I am the spell maker, I know of all the worlds. (bell and damaru) I sit beneath the tree of life, The centre that is everywhere. (bell) I give myself in sacrifice, I surrender, I die, I die, I die, To live, To live, To live, ( flourish) HUM In the spirit realm, I have been dismembered. In the cremation ground, The fires devoured me. I have been reborn. I have another name. Many forms, Many names. Vulture and serpent taught me. Spirits of the dead taught me. Deep pain and loss taught me. I have spoken to deer and wolf. The birds have filled me with songs The dakini has swallowed me whole! I have passed through her, Tasted the undying bliss of knowledge. I am seer and seen, Completing my purpose, Look now, I return! OM AH HUM VAJRA GURU PADMA SIDDHI HUM I have called you to me. Come now! This is real! This is true! Right now Free of doubts, Free of thoughts, Free of fears The Gurus Wisdom Awareness Dynamically manifests In everything! OM AH HUM VAJRA GURU PADMA SIDDHI HUM The blade is sharp, The moon crescent blade, The butchers blade, The chodpa’s blade, Wisdom’s blade The freeing edge of sacrifice! Blood fills the bowl of bliss, You have taken my blood, Here is my skull, Fill it with nectar. I am burning, A rainbow of light dances within and without, Spinning out to all directions. I am light! I am light! I am light! I change, I am changing, I am change. There is no I. There is no thing. I am laughing, You are laughing, We are laughing, The universe is laughing! HA HA HA HA HRIH Look the guru, Shape shifter, He comes, He is here. Feel him in your beating heart, Feel him in each breath. Closer, closer, closer Inseparable! He rises ecstatic into the sky’s realm. He plunges fearless to the oceans depths. He reaches to the universe’s furthest limits. There are stars and suns In his eyes! See! He has many forms....

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