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Gaden Lha-Gya


Refuge

To the Buddhas, the Dharma, and the Highest Assembly
I go for refuge until I am Enlightened.
From the virtuous merit that I collect by practicing
giving and other perfections,
May I attain the state of a Buddha to be able to
benefit all sentient beings. (3X)



Invoking

The omniscient King of the Law, Lozang Drag pa, together with his spiritual sons, rides on the peak of a cloud resembling a cluster of snow-white curds. I request them to come to this place from the heart of Tushita's Deity host.


Beseeching Your Lama to Remain

The Venerable Lama sits before me in space on a throne of lotuses and the moon, all held high by lions. His face is bright, smiling in delight. I beseech Him to remain a hundred eons as the best one on whom I may practice the merit of mental faith and for the spreading of the Dharma.

Prostrating

His wisdom mind perceives the total amount of things to be known, and aphorisms He speaks turn to jewelry on the ears of the virtuous. His glory renowned majestifies and lends beauty to His body. I prostrate myself before Him whom to see, hear and recall is useful.

Offering

Sweet water, varied flowers and fragrant incense, lamps, perfumes and such, a great ocean-like cloud of offerings set forth directly and amplified in manifestations of the mind's eye, I offer to You, supreme garden of merit.

Confessing

With deep, heartfelt regret I confess individually any non-virtues done in body, speech, or mind and collected since beginningless time, most especially those contrary to the Three Vows.


Rejoicing

Discarding the Eight Worldly Dharmas, You exert Yourself in much hearing and practice here in the eon's decline, thus giving great meaning to a life endowed with leisure and fortune. We rejoice wholeheartedly, Saviour, in these, Your most efficient deeds.

Requesting Teaching

Let fall, You reverend holy Lamas, the rain of the deep wide Dharma, to the earth of beings, as they are ready, from the sky of Your
Buddha-minds overcast with clouds of compassion and knowledge.

Dedicating

May these virtues, as many as I have gathered, be of all possible benefit to all beings and to the Buddha's Dharma. May I especially brighten a long time Reverend Lozang Drag pa's teachings of the Dharma's essence.

Mandala Offering

SA ZHE PO CHI CHU SHING ME TOH TANG
RI RAB LING ZHE NYEN DE JEN PA DEY
SONJAY SHING TU MIG TE PUL WAR YI
DRO KON NAM DA SHING LA CHO PAR SHO

DA ZHEN LU NGA YI SUM LONG CHO DU SUM GE TSO CHEY
RIN CHEN MENDEL ZANG PO KON ZANG CHO PEY TSO CHEY PA
LO YI LONG NEY LAMA YIDAM KUNCHOG SUM LA BUL
THU JEY WANG KEY ZHI NEY DA LA CHENG JI LAB TO SOL

IDAM GURU RATNA MANDALAKAM NIRYATAYAMI



By the virtue of offering to you, assembly of Buddhas,
Visualized before me, this mandala built on a base
Resplendent with flowers, saffron water and incense,
Adorned with Mount Meru and the Four Continents
As well as with the Sun and the Moon,
May all sentient beings share its boundless effects.

This offering I make of a precious jewelled mandala
Together with other pure offerings and wealth,
As well as the virtues we all have collected
In the past, present and also in the future
With our body, our speech and our mind.
I offer to you with the strongest of faith,
O my Gurus, my Yidams and the Three Precious Gems.
Accepting these out of your compassion,
Send forth to me waves of inspiring strength.


Supplicating

NGÖ DRUB KÖN JUNG THU WANG DORJE CHANG
MIG ME TZE WEY THER CHEN CHENREZI
DRI ME CHYEN PEY ONG PO JAMPEY-YANG
DÜ PUNG MA LÜ CHOM DZEY SANG-YI-DAG
GANG CHEN KHEY PI TSU GYEN LO-ZANG-DRA
CHYAB SUM KÖN TÜ LA-MA SANG-GYE LHA
GO SUM GÜ PI GO NEY SÖL WA DEB
RANG ZHYEN MIN CHING DRÖL PA CHEN GYI LOB
CHO TANG THÖN MONG NGÖ DRUB TSEY TO SÖL

Buddha, Dorje Chang, Perfection of Accomplishment,
source of everything;
Chenrezi, vast store of compassion, picturing no selves;
Mañjushri, Lord of immaculate knowledge; and
Vajrapani, executor - leaving not one - of the demon host's
destruction;
Tsong-Kha-Pa, crown jewel of the Snowy Land's masters,
Collection of all three refuges, Lama, Buddha, Yidams,
I humbly request with my body, speech and mind,
Please grant us your blessing that negative karma ripens
and we attain liberation;
Please bestow on us the perfect and temporal siddhis,
accomplishments.




MI-ME TSE-WÄ TER-CHEN CHEN-RE-SIG
DRI-ME KHYEN-PÄ WANG-PO JAM-PÄ-YANG
DÜ-PANG MA-LÜ CHOM-DZÄ SANG-YI-DAG
GANG-CHÄN K'A PÄ TZUG-GYÄN TSONG-KHA-PA
LO-ZANG-DRAG-PÄ ZHAB-LA SÖL-WA-DEB.

I make supplication at the feet of Lozang Dragpa;
Tsongkhapa, crown jewel of the Snowy Land's masters;
Chenrezi, vast store of compassion, picturing no selves;
Jampey Yang, Lord of immaculate knowledge; and
Sang Yi Dag, executor - leaving not one - of the demon host's
destruction;



Requesting Bestowal of the Ultimate Result

Precious One, glorious Root Guru seated upon lotus and moon at my head's center tip, bestow on me blessings of Your body, speech and thought - taking me after You in great kindness.

Precious One, glorious Root Guru seated upon lotus and moon at my throat, bestow on me blessings of Your body, speech and thought - taking me after You in great kindness.

Precious One, glorious Root Guru seated upon lotus and moon in my heart, taking me after You in great kindness, please remain until I have grasped the essence of Bodhi.

OM A RA PA TSA NA DI,
OM SUMATI KIRTI, SHRI BHADRA,
AH DHI TEN NA,
AH DHI TEH TE,
KUM BEN TO (3x)


Praying

By force Victor Tsongkhapa, of your acting directly in all my lives' string as a tutor of the Mahayana, may I never for even a moment be parted from that noble path which the Victors commend.

Concluding Prayer

In all my rebirths may I practice, basking in the Dharma's glory and never apart from unerring Lamas. May the qualities of the paths and levels be perfected - Dorje Chang status quickly achieved.


DRIN CHEN TSAWEY LAMA Please grant us the actual attainments of
GESHE KHENRAB TOBGYAL GYI the body, speech and mind of
KU SUNG T'UG GYI NGÖ DRUB Geshe Khenrab Topgyal,
TSEY TU SÖL. our kind Root Lama.
(3X, 7X, 21X or more)