Meditation and Recitation of Vajrasattva

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Meditation and Recitation of Vajrasattva — a practice of purification and healing which removes illnesses and obscurations of all kinds through meditating on the sambhogakaya buddha Vajrasattva and reciting his mantra—the hundred syllable mantra. This practice, which is common to all schools of Tibetan Buddhism, is also one of the inner preliminary or ‘foundation’ practices (Tib. ngöndro) of Vajrayana Buddhism.

Important Teachings Given to the Rigpa Sangha

Further Reading

  • Kyabje Dodrupchen Rinpoche, Liberation from Samsara: Oral Instructions on the Preliminary Practices of Longchen Nyingthig (Bozra Press, 2014), pages 204-218.
  • Dudjom Rinpoche, A Torch Lighting the Way to Freedom: Complete Instructions on the Preliminary Practices of the Profound and Secret Heart Essence of the Dakini, Padmakara Translation Group (Boston & London: Shambhala Publications, 2011), pages 200-214
  • Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, The Excellent Path to Enlightenment, (Ithaca: Snow Lion Publications, 1996), pages 51-61.
  • Khenpo Ngawang Palzang, A Guide to the Words of My Perfect Teacher, (Boston: Shambhala, 2004), 'Part Two, Chapter Three: Meditating on the Teacher as Vajrasattva and Reciting his Mantra so as to Cleanse all Adverse Circumstances, Negative Actions, and Obscurations'.
  • Khenpo Yeshe Phuntsok, Vajrasattva Meditation—An Illustrated Guide, Wisdom Publications, March 2015
  • Lama Yeshe, Becoming Vajrasattva (Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2004).
  • Mingyur Rinpoche, Turning Confusion into Clarity: A Guide to the Foundation Practices of Tibetan Buddhism (Boulder: Snow Lion, 2014), pages229-256
  • Padmasambhava & Jamgön Kongtrul, The Light of Wisdom, Vol. Two, translated by Erik Pema Kunsang (Boudhanath: Rangjung Yeshe Publications, 1986-98), pages 70-72.
  • Patrul Rinpoche, The Words of My Perfect Teacher (Boston: Shambhala, Revised edition, 1998), 'Part Two, Chapter Three: Meditating and Reciting on the Teacher as Vajrasattva to Cleanse All Obscurations'.
  • also see other Longchen Nyingtik Ngöndro commentaries.

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