Prayers

Prayers are special methods for generating positive states of mind and can be used as a basis for successful meditation on any of the stages of the path to enlightenment. Tharpa Publications provides a wide range of Buddhist prayers in printed, ebook and audio format.

Buddhist prayers are often referred to as 'sadhanas', which means 'ritual prayers for spiritual attainments'. A sadhana is practised by reciting the verses and deeply contemplating their meaning. Through regular practise a sadhana acts as a method for attaining realizations that enable us to progress along our spiritual path.
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  1. Liberating Prayer Sheet Music

    Music score and words for Liberating Prayer, written by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

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  2. Liberation from Sorrow

    Join the 24-hour Tara Puja for the Welfare of the World

    8th day of every month

    Streamed from the Kadampa Temple for World Peace at Manjushri KMC - Everyone is welcome to join.

    Join or find out more here... Prayer booklets and ebooklets for this practice are available on this page.

    Scroll down to watch a video on the explanation of the practice by Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong, General Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT-IKBU) and the Resident Teacher at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre , the Mother Centre of Kadampa Buddhism.

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  3. Mahamudra Prayers - Audio
    An audio recording of preliminary practices for Mahamudra meditation. Learn More
  4. Mahayana Refuge Ceremony and Bodhisattva Vow Ceremony - Booklet
    Prayers recited during ceremonies for going for refuge and taking Bodhisattva vows. Learn More
  5. Medicine Buddha Prayer - Booklet
    A special practice focussing on Medicine Buddha for helping others through healing actions. Learn More
  6. Medicine Buddha Sadhana - Booklet
    A practice for receiving a special power of body, speech and mind through which we can help both ourself and others through healing actions. Learn More
  7. Meditation and Recitation of Solitary Vajrasattva - Audio
    An audio recording of the practice of cleansing our mind of all delusions and negativity by relying upon Vajrasattva, the Buddha of Purification. Learn More
  8. Meditation and Recitation of Solitary Vajrasattva - Booklet
    The practice of cleansing our mind of all delusions and negativity by relying upon Vajrasattva, the Buddha of Purification. Learn More
  9. Melodious Drum - Booklet
    The extensive sadhana, or ‘method of attainment’, for fulfilling our commitment to rely upon the Dharma Protector and to practise Lamrim, Lojong and Mahamudra, and for restoring any degenerate or broken commitments. Learn More
  10. Nyungnay Purification Ritual Practice - Retreat Sessions (2018 Ed.) - Includes A Pure Life and Drop of Essential Nectar

    This special fasting and purification practice is performed in conjunction with Eleven-faced Avalokiteshvara. It is very powerful for purifying negative karma of body, speech and mind, and for pacifying strong delusions such as desirous attachment and hatred. It is also a special method for receiving blessings and improving our experience of love, compassion and bodhichitta.

    Nyungnay Fasting Retreat Sessions is a specially prepared audio recording and includes two practices, Drop of Essential Nectar and A Pure Life. The recording has been arranged in accordance with the Nyungnay retreat format followed at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre.

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  11. Offering to the Spiritual Guide - Booklet
    The special Guru yoga practice of Je Tsongkhapa in conjunction with Highest Yoga Tantra, which also includes all the essential practices of the stages of the path to enlightenment. Learn More
  12. Path of Compassion for the Deceased - Booklet
    A short but powerful method for guiding someone who has recently died to the Pure Land of a Buddha. Learn More
  13. Pathway to the Pure Land - Booklet
    Training in meditation for transferring our consciousness to the Pure Land of a Buddha. Learn More
  14. Powa Ceremony - Booklet
    A special method for leading countless deceased beings to the Pure Land of a Buddha. Learn More
  15. Prayers for Meditation - Booklet
    Brief prayers for preparing our mind for successful meditation on the stages of the path to enlightenment. Learn More
  16. Prayers for Meditation and Essence of Good Fortune - Audio
    Brief prayers for preparing our mind for successful meditation on the stages of the path to enlightenment. Learn More
  17. Prayers for the Dying & Deceased - Audio
    An audio recording of special methods for leading ourself and others to the Pure Land of a Buddha. Learn More
  18. Prayers for the Long Life FREE
    Prayers for the Long Life of Ven. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche
    Two prayers for the long life of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, the Founder of the New Kadampa Tradition. Learn More
  19. Prayers for World Peace - Audio
    An audio recording of prayers for cultivating inner peace, the best method for establishing world peace. Learn More
  20. Prayers for World Peace - Booklet
    Prayers for cultivating inner peace, the best method for establishing world peace. Learn More
  21. Quick Path to Great Bliss - Booklet
    The extensive self-generation practice of Vajrayogini, the female Buddha who is the manifestation of the wisdom of all Buddhas. Learn More
  22. Dakini Yoga - Booklet FREE
    Request to the Holy Spiritual Guide Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche from his Faithful Disciples

    Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche is the root Spiritual Guide of all modern Kadampa Teachers and practitioners. By reciting and contemplating this prayer, faithful Kadampa practitioners can connect with his inspiration and guidance as they make their own progress on the path to enlightenment.

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  23. Request to the Holy Spiritual Guide Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche from his Faithful Disciples - Audio

    Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche is the root Spiritual Guide of all modern Kadampa Teachers and practitioners. By reciting and contemplating this prayer, faithful Kadampa practitioners can connect with his inspiration and guidance as they make their own progress on the path to enlightenment.

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  24. Song to the Spiritual Guide - Audio
    An audio recording of the special Guru yoga practice of Je Tsongkhapa in conjunction with Highest Yoga Tantra that also includes all the essential practices of the stages of the path to enlightenment. Learn More
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