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

Making Peace: Reconciliation and Loving Kindness

Bob Stahl and Jan Landry

November 15 - 17, 2019
This will be a weekend intensive training on cultivating mindfulness and compassion based approaches into our lives. This is a hands-on “learning from the inside” experience. As we grow and develop as human beings, we may recognize the importance of relinquishing opinions, grudges, judgments, and resentments through honest mindful reconciliation. This is the path of the heart that leads to deeper wisdom, compassion, and peace. This workshop is eligible for 12 hours of Continuing Education credits.

A Practical Guide to True Happiness: Fall Lam Rim Retreat 2019

Elaine Jackson

December 6 - 15, 2019
Have you been curious about Buddhist practice, but don't know where to begin? Have you attended Buddhist teachings, but don’t know how to meditate on the subjects you’ve studied? This class will be based on the “Stages of the Path” (lamrim) tradition of Tibetan Buddhism and will include lectures, guided meditations, discussion periods, and experiential homework assignments. This class will also teach you the fundamentals of Buddhist meditation, and give you the tools you need both to begin a daily meditation practice and to deal with problems and difficulties once you have started to meditate.

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