Ushnishavijaya

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Ushnishavijaya (Skt. Uṣṇīṣavijayā; Tib. གཙུག་ཏོར་རྣམ་རྒྱལ་མ་, Tsuktor Namgyalma; Wyl. gtsug tor rnam rgyal ma) — one of the three deities of long life as well as one of the Twenty-One Taras. She is usually depicted as white in colour, with three faces and eight arms, and holding a small buddha image in her upper right hand.

Texts

There are innumerable practices of Ushnishavijaya in the many Buddhist traditions in the world. The following are some of the texts found in the Dharani section of the Tibetan Kangyur.

  • The Incantation and Practice of Uṣṇīṣavijayā (Skt. uṣṇīṣavijayā dhāraṇī kalpa sahitā, Tib. གཙུག་ཏོར་རྣམ་རྒྱལ་གྱི་གཟུངས་རྟོག, Wyl. gtsug tor rnam rgyal gyi gzungs rtog, or more fully Skt. sarva tathāgatoṣṇīṣa vijayā nāma dhāraṇī kalpa sahitā, Wyl. de bzhin gshegs pa thams cad kyi gtsug tor rnam par rgyal ba zhes bya ba'i gzungs rtog pa dang bcas pa, 594)
  • The Incantation and Practice of Uṣṇīṣavijayā (Skt. uṣṇīṣavijayā dhāraṇī kalpa sahitā, Tib. གཙུག་ཏོར་རྣམ་རྒྱལ་གྱི་གཟུངས་རྟོག་པ་དང་བཅས་པ།, Wyl. gtsug tor rnam rgyal gyi gzungs rtog pa dang bcas pa, or more fully Skt. sarva tathāgatoṣṇīṣa vijayā nāma dhāraṇī kalpa sahitā, Wyl. de bzhin gshegs pa thams cad kyi gtsug tor rnam par rgyal ba zhes bya ba'i gzungs rtog pa dang bcas pa, 595)
  • The Incantation and Practice of Uṣṇīṣavijayā (Skt. uṣṇīṣavijayā dhāraṇī kalpa sahitā, Tib. གཙུག་ཏོར་རྣམ་རྒྱལ་གྱི་གཟུངས་རྟོག་པ།, Wyl. gtsug tor rnam rgyal gyi gzungs rtog pa, or more fully Skt. sarva tathāgatoṣṇīṣa vijayā nāma dhāraṇī kalpa sahitā, Wyl. de bzhin gshegs pa thams cad kyi gtsug tor rnam par rgyal ba zhes bya ba'i gzungs rtog pa dang bcas pa, 596)
  • The Incantation of Uṣṇīṣavijayā (Skt. sarva durgati pariśodhany uṣṇīṣavijayā nāma dhāraṇī, Tib. གཙུག་ཏོར་རྣམ་པར་རྒྱལ་བའི་གཟུངས།, Wyl. gtsug tor rnam par rgyal ba'i gzungs, or more fully Skt. ārya sarva durgati pariśodhany uṣṇīṣavijayā nāma dhāraṇī, Wyl. 'phags pa ngan 'gro thams cad yongs su sbyong ba gtsug tor rnam par rgyal ba zhes bya ba'i gzungs, 597/984)
  • The Practice of the Incantation of Uṣṇīṣavijayā (Skt. uṣṇīṣavijayā dhāraṇī kalpa, Tib. གཙུག་ཏོར་རྣམ་རྒྱལ་མའི་གཟུངས་ཀྱི་རྟོག་པ།, Wyl. gtsug tor rnam rgyal ma'i gzungs kyi rtog pa, or more fully Skt. sarva tathāgatoṣṇīṣavijayā nāma dhāraṇī kalpa, Wyl. de bzhin gshegs pa thams cad kyi gtsug tor rnam par rgyal ma'i gzungs zhes bya ba'i rtog pa, 598)

Transmissions Given to the Rigpa Sangha

  • 6 June 2010, Murnau, Germany, Sogyal Rinpoche—oral transmission of prayer & mantra