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

Vajrayogini Retreat: Exploring the Sublime Path to Bliss

Elaine Jackson

April 29 - May 3, 2020
Level Strictly Highest Yoga Tantra Initiates Only (see "Prerequisites" sections below for further information on what is required.)   Silence Level Partial silence (we will ease into silence, depending on consensus.)   What is it? The Highest Yoga Tantra practice of Vajrayogini is held to be especially effective in “degenerate times” as it skillfully cuts through ignorance and cultivates profound wisdom, love and compassion. . In this 5-day retreat, through the power of meditation, we will delve into each of the eleven yogas of this practice,  in order to unpack its meaning. We will explore the many visualizations and experience the various positive…

Eight Pillars of Joy: Making the Most of Your Precious Life

Don Handrick and Emily Hsu

May 7 - 10, 2020
What is joy and how can we bring more of this precious quality into our lives and our world? This retreat offers a practical exploration of eight powerful insights into what brings us true joy, examined through the lens of wisdom shared by two of the most respected spiritual leaders in the world, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The course's content is based on a delightful and wide-ranging conversation between these two beloved elders that was published in 2016 and rapidly became an international bestseller: "The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World."

Our Blog

  • Elaine Jackson, our resident teacher, has been in self quarantine with her partner Keith since the beginning of March. She is using this time for retreat and doing prayers for the center and all of us.  She shares this with you during this time. Walking......

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