Below are some prayer books that we use in the Kadampa Tradition. We do not practice all of them here at Khedrubje Centre all the time, so click on a book and it will tell you if prayers on that book are coming up soon.
The practice of taking and keeping the eight Mahayana precepts is a special practice of moral discipline that is performed with bodhichitta, the compassionate wish to attain enlightenment for the benefit of all beings.
This short prayer booklet includes two practices revealed by the Wisdom Buddha Manjushri.
By engaging in the special Guru yoga practised in conjunction with Je Tsongkhapa we can purify negativity, accumulate merit and receive blessings, and attain a very special wisdom. By engaging in the special method for relying upon the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden we can overcome obstacles to our practice and create favourable conditions so that we can nurture and increase our spiritual realizations.
These two practices are the very essence of Kadampa Buddhism. If we practise them regularly and sincerely, we will reap a rich harvest of pure Dharma realizations, and eventually come to experience the supreme joy of full enlightenment.
Prayers and requests to the twenty-one Taras
Prayers to Dorje Shugden and his retinues.
Offering to the Spiritual Guide, or Lama Chopa in Tibetan, is a special Guru yoga of Je Tsongkhapa in conjunction with Highest Yoga Tantra.
Highest Yoga Tantra practice (requires Vajarayogini Empowerment - for details of when this is next taking place visit kadampafestivals.org)
Because of the negative actions that we have created in the past under the influence of deluded minds we now experience suffering and problems, as well as difficulties in developing faith and conviction in spiritual practice and in making progress on the path to enlightenment.
The Guru Yoga of Je Tsongkhapa combined with the condensed sadhana of his Dharma Protector.
These two practices are the very essence of the New Kadampa Tradition of Mahayana Buddhism. If we practice them regularly and sincerely, we will reap a rich harvest of pure Dharma realisations, and eventually come to experience the supreme joy of enlightenment.
This sadhana includes two practices revealed by Wisdom Buddha Manjushri through which we can purify negativity, accumulate merit, and receive blessings so that we can naturally accomplish all the realisations of the stages of the path and attain a very special Dharma wisdom. Secondly, we can overcome obstacles to our practice and create favourabe conditions so we can nuture and increase our Dharma realisations.
The greatest obstacles to the fulfilment of our wish to experience pure happiness are death and ignorance. In these prayers we make requests to Buddha Amitayus, the Buddha of Long Life.