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

Touching Peace: An Online Introduction to Meditation Weekly Drop-In Session

Elaine Jackson

Open Dates
PLEASE NOTE: Sessions will resume Monday, February 8th 2021 Mindful attention to the present moment allows us to see what is helpful and beneficial, leading towards peacefulness right here, now. Learning to see what brings benefit and what brings harm, will incline us towards developing skills that lead to more clarity and peace, and away from those things that bring harm, obstruction and confusion.

Online: The Awakening Warrior with Rob Preece

Rob Preece

March 5 - 8, 2021
online via zoom
Details 4-Day Online Retreat Friday March 5, 2021-Monday March 8, 2021 8am-4:30pm PST Please plan to attend all days, no partial retreat available Sliding scale $200-$300 Scholarships available, please email diamondlight.sac@gmail.com to request a scholarship. This retreat will be open to anyone who has a background in the Tibetan tradition and who is interested in deepening their relationship to Arya Tara and the practice of Mahamudra. No specific empowerment is required to attend. Space is limited so register now! The term Bodhisattva is sometimes translated as The Awakening Warrior. At this time the qualities of the warrior are needed perhaps more than…

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  • 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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