Prayer Commitments

Prayers

Our spiritual director, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, recommended specific practices and prayers to help create the causes for Vajrapani Institute to flourish, remain stable and benefit sentient beings for many hundreds of years. There are two practices that came out as most beneficial to recite:

 

The Arya Sanghata Sutra

 

You can download the Sutra in many different languages
You can also read about the benefits of reading this sutra

 

The Short Tendrel Nyesel Prayer

 

Padmasambhava, great embodiment of all the sugatas and bodhisattavas throughout the whole of space and time, All you deities of the Tantras of Illusory Net, the Dupa Do, Lama Gongdu and Kagye – Through the power and truth of your compassion and your blessings, let nothing inauspicious ever come to be!

 

OM VAJRA GURU PADMA SHANTING KRODHA GUHYA JNANA RULU RULU GURU DEWA DAKINI MAHA
SHRI HERUKA SARWA SAMAYA HUNG PHAT TENDREL NYE TSOK TAMCHE SHANTING KURU SVAHA
OM AH HUNG VAJRA GURU PEMA SIDDHI HUNG
OM AH HUNG VAJRA GURU PADMA THOD T’HRENG TZAL VAJRA SAMAYA DZA SIDDHI PHALA HUNG AH

Suggested Dedication

As you dedicate, please dedicate to the long life of our spiritual friends, and specifically that Vajrapani Institute flourish, remain stable and benefit sentient beings for many hundreds of years. That it may carry on offering safe, supportive and conducive environment in which practitioners may realize authentic teachings, complete meaningful meditation retreats, transform their minds and achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all sentient beings.

Letting Us Know About Your Pledge

Any amounts of recitations are helpful. If you would be willing, please let us know what you would like to pledge so we can keep track. Please contact our Spiritual Program Coordinator at spc@vajrapani.org.

Upcoming Retreats

Experience of the Heart [Sutra]

Don Handrick

July 28 - 31, 2022
Vajrapani Institute
We are thrilled to announce Vajrapani’s first *in person* retreat in over two years! Don Handrick has kindly accepted our request to gather in the redwoods for a heart-centered, immersive experience lacking inherent existence. Level All Levels Silence Level Partial silence In person or Online? In Person! If you cannot attend in person, and would still like to join us, we are offering two evening meditation sessions on Friday and Saturday via zoom. Register here. Retreat Description “Since the I that exists is merely imputed, there is nothing to cherish, nothing to cling to. Good-bye to depression, worries and fears.”…

ONLINE SESSIONS Experience of the Heart [Sutra]

Don Handrick

July 29 - 30, 2022
*ONLINE SESSIONS*
We are thrilled to announce Vajrapani’s first *in person* retreat in over two years! Don Handrick has kindly accepted our request to gather in the redwoods for a heart-centered, immersive experience lacking inherent existence. For our friends who are unable to attend in person, please join us virtually via zoom on Friday and Saturday night for our evening session from 7:00-8:30pm PST. Level All Levels Retreat Description “Since the I that exists is merely imputed, there is nothing to cherish, nothing to cling to. Good-bye to depression, worries and fears.” —Lama Zopa Rinpoche The Buddha taught that the only way…

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