The following prayer is a short confession from the Nam Cho Dzogchen Ngondro Vajrasattva practice:
In the View, I confess all commitments broken through mental activity. Knowing the View is the all-pervasive foundational Bodhicitta; realizing that the View exists in non-existence, and practicing meditation that is non-existent, realizing that activity is neither existent nor [...]
The following is respectfully quoted from “Perfect Conduct: Ascertaining the Three Vows” by Dudjom Rinpoche:
6.b.1(e.4) Restoring through the general cleansing of three yogas: As is taught in the Hasti-upapraveśya-tantra, the general cleansing yoga of the nest of remorse is the “Stirring the Depths.” By confessing in this way, there is nothing [...]
The following is from “The Lamp of Liberation: A Collection of Prayers, Advice and Aspirations”
Homage to the Guru!
Conqueror Shakyamuni, supreme guide of the universe during this fortunate aeon, Heirs of the Conqueror, assembly of noble Bodhisattvas who educate beings, Revered Guru, unsurpassed protector of creatures in this degenerate time, Together with the [...]
The following is adapted from an oral commentary given by His Holiness in conjunction with a ceremony wherein he bestowed the bodhisattva vow upon a gathering of disciples at Namdroling in Bozeman, Montana, November 1999:
The next branch involves [making] confession. From beginningless time, throughout countless life-times, we amassed negative karma and non virtue [...]
The following is an excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo called “Longing for the Guru”
If you feel that you have become deadened to that longing you once felt, if you think that you don’t long for your Teacher or long for the Buddha, if you think that you don’t long with [...]
This is an offering from Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo. This prayer is found in the “The Great Perfection: Buddha in the Palm of the Hand the Lama’s Oral Instruction Upon the Recitation and Visualization of the Preliminary Practice – Ngyundro” from the Nam Cho cycle of teachings revealed by Vidyadhara Terton Migyur Dojre.
From Jetsunma: [...]
An excerpt from a teaching called the Seven Limb Puja: Viewing the Guru by Jetsunma Ahkon Norbu Lhamo on October 18, 1995
We should always be in the posture of confession. We love confession, don’t we? It’s so Catholic! Well, no, we do it differently here. In Buddhism confession need not be heard by [...]
[Adapted from an oral commentary given by His Holiness Penor Rinpoche in conjunction with a ceremony wherein he bestowed the bodhisattva vow upon a gathering of disciples at Namdroling in Bozeman, Montana, November 1999. ---Ed.]
From beginningless time, throughout countless lifetimes, we amassed negative karma and nonvirtue before we encountered the dharma. As followers [...]
The following is a prayer from the Bodhisattva Vow Ceremony as translated in the Nam Cho Daily Practice book from Palyul Ling International:
Prostrate to all the Tathagatas!
Prostrate to Bodhisattva Mahasattva Avalokiteshvara!
OM AH MO GHA SHI LA SAMBHARA SAMBHARA BHARA BHARA MAHASHUD DHA SATO PEMA BHI BHU KHE TE BU DZA DARA [...]