Practice Materials

PRACTICES FOR CORONOVIRUS

Medicine Buddha Mantra Chanted by Garchen Rinpoche

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Rainfall of Benefit and Happiness Text
SMOKE  OFFERING  &  SUMMONING GOOD FORTUNE,
English Verse matching the Tibetan

This sadhana was assembled by Garchen Rinpoche and is very precious. It includes practices and prayers Rinpoche would like us to do together. At Rinpoche’s request, many of these practices were Versified in English so that the English and Tibetan match syllabicly. Rinpoche wishes that the English verse be sung/chanted simultaneously with the Tibetan. An audio recording is available below.

The Rainfall of Benefit Sadhana includes the following practices:
* Six Mantras & Mudras
* Smoke Offering
* Summoning Good Fortune
* World Peace Prayer
* Supplication to Chenrezig
* Prose-only Translation of Smoke Offering.

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Rainfall of Benefit and Happiness – AUDIO
English Verse matching the Tibetan

H.E. Garchen Rinpoche and Sangha
World Peace Prayer

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His Holiness Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang’s special Practises and Instructions
His Holiness has instructed everyone to do the following practices during this time of Coronavirus pandemic. These include Lord Jigetn Sumgon’s special Tara practice for times of epidemic disease, and practices of Parnashavari. She is is the 20th of the 21 Taras (connected with the wisdom of Amoghasiddhi). She is attired in the green leaves of medical plants, and is the one who protects us from contagious diseases.

  • His Holiness’ Letter and Instructions
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  • Lord Jigten Sumgon’s Special Tara practice for times of epidemic disease.
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  • An explanation and beautiful praise of Parnashavari, with her mantra.
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  • Lord Jigten Sumgon’s practice of Parnashavari.
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BOOKLETS & PRAYER BOOKS

The Garchen Institute Prayer Book
(New Arrangement, translated by Ina Bieler)

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37 Bodhisattva Practices
7 Verses of Supplication to Arya Tara:
Tri-lingual- Tibetan, English, Chinese
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Aspiration of Sukhavati, English only
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Ganges Mahamudra: Tri-lingual- Tibetan, English, Chinese
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Kuntuzangpo’s Prayer, translated by Bhaka Tulku Rinpoche
  • Booklet Cover Download
  • Booklet Text (Tri-lingual edition, English, Tibetan & Chinese) Download
Prose translation by Ari Kiev Download
Light Amassment of Blessings: The Guru Sadhana of H.E. Garchen Rinpoche

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PRAYERS & SUPPLICATIONS

Long Life Prayer for Garchen Rinpoche
      * Short Version

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      * Long Version (The Excellent Stream of the Elixir of Immortality)

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Serkhangma Prayer

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Meal Prayer

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Refuge Prayer: composed by Garchen Rinpoche December 20th, 2003
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  • B/W Version (238 Kb .jpg) Download
Vajra Speech of the Essence of the Ultimate

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Supplication for the swift return of Jetsun Kunzang Kacho Wangmo

“Medicine Buddha’s form has the color of space, so as you recite, think: “He is there, pervading space. Medicinal nectar falls down like rain and benefits the entire world.” ”
~H.E. Garchen Rinpoche

Bottom Artwork by Karma Phuntsok

Parnashavari

Parnashavari Protection Sphere

SADHANAS & Practice texts

Amitabha Sadhana

Composed by H.E. Garchen Rinpoche, scribed and assembled by Lama Thubten Nima, translated by Ina Bieler

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Burning Away Afflictions (Jangchok): a ritual for the dead

Versified in English. The English and Tibetan are meant to be chanted together simultaneously.

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Dharmapalas: A Brief Torma Offering to the Dharma Protectors

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Guru Rinpoche: A Concise Sadhana of Peaceful Guru Rinpoche

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Light Amassment of Blessings: The Guru Sadhana of H.E. Garchen Rinpoche

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Manjushri: A Brief Practice

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Namgyalma Practice Text — used during H.E. Garchen Rinpoche’s Long Life Celebration.
Tri-lingual, Tibetan, English & Chinese.

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Nyungne Practice
  • Sadhana
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  • Dharani Mantra
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  • Hymn of Praise of Chenrezig (sung during prostrations)
    English Versification of Gelongma Palmo’s Praise of Chenrezig. It is meant to be sung using the Tibetan tune and can even be sung simultaneously with the Tibetan. (The Tibetan text is within the Nyungne Practice Text available for download above, the praise begins on page 75.)
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Rainfall of Benefit and Happiness Sadhana

This sadhana was assembled by Garchen Rinpoche and is very precious. It includes practices and prayers Rinpoche would like us to do together. At Rinpoche’s request, many of these practices were Versified in English so that the English and Tibetan match syllabicly. Rinpoche wishes that the English verse be sung/chanted simultaneously with the Tibetan. An audio recording is available below.

The Rainfall of Benefit Sadhana includes the following practices:
* Six Mantras & Mudras
* Smoke Offering
* Summoning Good Fortune
* World Peace Prayer
* Supplication to Chenrezig
* Prose-only Translation of Smoke Offering.

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Samādhi Empowerment

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Vajrakilaya Practice

  • The Sadhana of Vajrakilaya: An Unelaborated Liturgical Arrangement
    This is Garchen Institute’s newly translated and versified Vajrakilaya sadhana. The English verse is meant to be chanted witn the Tibetan.
  • Garchen Rinpoche’s Teaching on this Vajrakilaya Sadhana

Vajrakilaya is a RESTRICTED practice. You must have empowerment to receive these texts.

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White Tara Practice: Purified Drop of Immortality. A longevity mandala sadhana of the wish-fulfilling chakra, Arya Tara

This is the sadhana of White Tara regularly practiced at the Garchen Buddhist Institute

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AUDIO DOWNLOADS

Gyaling Trumpet Melody – the Nuden Dorje tune Garchen Rinpoche described on 3/ 14/2020
Rainfall of Benefit and Happiness – AUDIO
English Verse matching the Tibetan

H.E. Garchen Rinpoche and Sangha
37 Bodhisattva Practices
  • English musical version, sung to the English Verse (above) – 11Mb MP3 NEW Download
  • English musical simple melody version – 6Mb MP3 NEW Download
Summoning Good Fortune, Tibetan Only
Namgyalma Long Mantra – chanted by Ven. Abao Lama & Ven. Khenpo Tenzin
Kusali Chod – chanted by Ven. Khenpo Tenzin, Ven. Lama Abao,  Deiki

Garchen Rinpoche’s Teachings and Other Writings

Advice to Retreatants

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The Alms Bowl: Teaching on its meaning and benefits

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Amitabha Rainbow Spheres: Garchen Rinpoche’s vision of infinite Amitabha’s within rainbow spheres.
Chod Teachings

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Death and Dying: instructions, visualizations and rituals

 

  • Book: A downloadable book written and assembled by H.E. Garchen Rinpoche, rich with instruction, images and prayers to help us through the bardo of death, to help those in the process of dying, and help us deal with grief and loss:
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  • Visualization: How to visualize Buddha Amitabha at the time of death:
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  • Ritual for the Dead: Teachings on the Jangchok Inscription for the Dead practice, called “Burning Away Afflictions”
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Encouraging Disciples: Continue with the Main Drubchens & Practices

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Guru Rinpoche: Teachings on the Vajra Guru Mantra

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Video to watch

Hung, Drikung Symbol & Liberation on Sight Teachings

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“Letter to My Teacher, the Lama of the Many Lifetimes” – H. E. Garchen Rinpoche’s Introductory Biography
Meditation Instructions
Message From Rinpoche to the World-wide Sangha
As He Enters Month-long Retreat March 16, 2020

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Om Ah Hung Teachings: a bilingual (Chinese & English) book for download

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Quotes from Garchen Rinpoche: Various Collections
  • Quotes from the Precious One: A downloadable book of 108 quotes from His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche with 108 photos. Many thanks to Drikung Dharma Surya Center for this wonderful compilation.
  • Gar Quotes Volume One: A book/collection of Garchen Rinpoche’s pith instructions and quotes. Bilinugal in Chinese and English.
  • Gar Quotes Volume Two: A book/collection of Garchen Rinpoche’s pith instructions and quotes. Bilinugal in Chinese and English.
Refuge Teachings
  • Explanation of the Refuge Card
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  • Rinpoche’s Book of Refuge Teachings – Bilingual, Chinese & English
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  • The History of Giving Refuge
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Ritual Instruments of the Vajra Master

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Samadhi Empowerment Teachings

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Saving the Environment – the importance of our actions and prayers

This is H. E. Garchen Rinpoche’s call to all practitioners to practice for the benefit of Mother Earth and the Environment. He wrote this statement in 2015 and asked that it be disseminated far and wide. Reading it today, his words are indeed prophetic. He tells us that we must love one another, thus creating balance of the elements on the inner level, which will in turn be reflected in balance of the elements on the outer level, in the world around us. If we do not do this, Rinpoche says that “hatred and jealousy will increase in this world, and love will decline. This will lead to an increase of heat in the world, and in the end the world will go up in flames.”

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See Other’s Good Qualities, Not Their Faults: a commentary & instruction

“Someone with a truly virtuous mind does not look at worldly faults. Seeing faults in others is your own fault, and therefore it is you who are mistaken.” From the Altar Sutra by the Sixth Patriarch Huineng.

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The Six Syllables and Om Ah Hung in the Vajrakilaya and Inscription for the Dead Practices
  • Text of Rinpoche’s Teaching. A Printable Card of the Six Syllables is available at the end of this text
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  • Video of Rinpoche’s Teaching
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Tara Teachings
  • A Brief Instruction
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  • How Tara Saved Me From Great Dangers: Narratives by Garchen Rinpoche
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