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

Online Book Club – Vol 3: Samsara, Nirvana and Buddha Nature

Venerable Gyalten Chimé

January 31 - March 20, 2024
When On Zoom Every Wednesday for 8 weeks (January 31-March 20) 6:30 - 8:30pm Pacific Time   About the book This weekly online book gathering will feature facilitated conversation, discussion and meditation sessions with Buddhist monastic Venerable Chimé.   Knowledge of buddha nature reveals and reconciles the paradox of how the mind can be the basis for both the duhkha of samsara (the unpurified mind) and the bliss and fulfillment of nirvana (the purified mind). To illustrate this, Saṃsāra, Nirvāṇa, and Buddha Nature first takes readers through Buddhist thought on the self, the four truths, and their sixteen attributes. It then explains…

Transforming Problems Into Happiness – an Experiential Mind Training Retreat

Don Handrick

March 14 - 17, 2024
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