The most important part of the practice of Guru Yoga is when we receive the threefold empowerment from the guru. We receive the white light from the Guru’s head to our head to purify our body. We receive the red light from the Guru’s throat to our throat to purify and empower our speech. [...]
An excerpt from a teaching called How to Pray by Being by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo
We must practice guru yoga. Without guru yoga, we will never learn to pray properly. Guru yoga is the nest in which our prayers are developed. In guru yoga we see the lama as the embodiment of all the [...]
The following is a prayer from the Nam Cho Daily Practice Book by Palyul Ling International:
Lord Guru, Dharmakaya Buddha, to you I pray.
Grant blessings to cleanse the darkness of ignorance.
To the Sambhogakaya guru, I pray;
Grant blessings that meditative absorption will develop in my mind.
To the compassionate manifestation body of [...]
Mother Song & Seven Line Prayer
The following are the lyrics to The Mother’s Song, recorded by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo in 1992. You can listen to the recording by clicking the link above.
The Mother’s Song
This morning I woke up
With the sounds of suffering
Speaking their names
In my ear
Spoke of [...]
The following is an excerpt from “Dakini Teachings: A Collection of Padmasambhava’s Advice to the Dakini Yeshe Tsogyal”
“Lady Tsogyal asked the master: How severe is the misdeed of breaking the master’s command?
The master replied: The misdeeds of the three levels of existence do not match even a fraction of the [...]
The following is a supplication prayer from the Chime Tsog Thig:
By the wisdom intent of the Lord Amitayus,
Channeling through the wisdom intent of the Mother Deity Tsendali,
Blessing Deathless Pema Jungne,
I pray to the deathless wisdom holders of the three times -
Past, present and future.
I pray to Orgyen Pema [...]
The following is an excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo called “The Guru Is Your Diamond”
Likewise, when the student accepts the teacher, they must honor that vow and they must make a similar vow in their own way. That vow is contained in The Seven Line Prayer. “Following you, I will [...]
First, before a teaching or practice, we always establish motivation. In Mahayana or Vajrayana – the Liberation of all beings from suffering.
Today we discuss the immutable Seven Line Prayer. In Nyingma, this is the King of Prayers. In fact, it is a complete Puja in itself. Within are contained Refuge, Bodhicitta, making offerings, [...]
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