Taking Refuge Prayer

This is a very important first step which should precede chanting of any mantras. Taking refuge instantly places. You under the protection of the Buddhas & Bodhisattvas of the ten directions.

NAMO GURUBYA,
NAMO BUDDHAYA,
NAMO DHARMAYA,
NAMO SANGHAYA


THE FOUR IMMEASURABLES
  • May all sentient beings abide in equanimity, free of anger and attachment.
  • May all sentient beings have happiness and the causes of happiness.
  • May all sentient beings be free of sufferings and the causes of suffering.
  • May all sentient beings never be separated from the happiness of higher rebirths.
THE SEVEN LIMB PRAYER
  • Reverently I prostrate with my body, speech and mind.
  • I present clouds of every type of offering, actual and mentally transformed.
  • I confess all my negative actions accumulated since beginningless time.
  • And rejoice in the virtues of all holy and ordinary beings.
  • Please remain with us until samsara ends.
  • And turn the wheel of Dharma for all sentient beings.
  • I dedicate all the virtues of myself and others to the great enlightenment.
     
   
 
 
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