Printed 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. 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
  2. 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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  3. Teaching Skills - Booklet
    This booklet gives beautiful and practical guidance for all those aspiring to benefit others by entering and completing the spiritual path. Learn More
  4. The Blissful Path - Booklet
    The condensed ritual prayer for spiritual attainment that contains the essence of the self-generation practice of Vajrayogini – the female enlightened Deity of Highest Yoga Tantra who is the manifestation of the wisdom of all Buddhas. Learn More
  5. The Bodhisattva's Confession of Moral Downfalls - Booklet
    A powerful practice that focuses on the Thirty-five Confession Buddhas to purify our mind of even the heaviest negativities. Learn More
  6. The Great Mother - Booklet

    A clear translation of the famous Heart Sutra, with an explanation of how reciting and contemplating it can be used for overcoming obstacles to our spiritual practice.

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  7. The Hundreds of Deities of the Joyful Land According to Highest Yoga Tantra - Booklet
    Composed by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, and extracted from the Ganden Emanation Scripture, this sadhana, or ritual prayer for spiritual attainments, is a perfect preparation for Mahamudra meditation. Through engaging in this practice of Guru yoga – a special way of relying upon our Spiritual Guide – we can quickly receive the blessings of all the Buddhas. Learn More
  8. Prayers for the Long Life NEW
    The Kadampa Way of Life

    Translations of Advice from Atisha's Heart and Je Tsongkhapa's The Three Principal Aspects of the Path that convey the essence of Kadampa Buddhism.

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  9. The New Essence of Vajrayana - Booklet
    The special middling length self-generation sadhana, or ritual prayer for spiritual attainments, that distils the very essence of the body mandala practice of Heruka, the manifestation of the compassion of all Buddhas. This sadhana was composed by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche based on instructions from previous great scholars and lineage Gurus. Learn More
  10. The Root Tantra of Heruka and Vajrayogini
    A translation by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso of the hidden meaning of the first and last chapters of one of the most important Tantras. Learn More
  11. The Uncommon Yoga of Inconceivability - Booklet
    The sadhana or ritual prayer for the attainment of the Pure Land of Keajra through which we can attain the Pure Land of Keajra within this life. Learn More
  12. The Vows and Commitments of Kadampa Buddhism - Booklet
    A collection of vows and commitments that are essential to keep for making progress in all the stages of the path to enlightenment. Learn More
  13. The Yoga of Buddha Amitayus - BOOKLET
    Prayers and guided meditation focusing on Amitayus, the Buddha of Long Life, Wisdom and Merit. Learn More
  14. The Yoga of Buddha Heruka - Booklet
    A special practice of Heruka body mandala and Vajrayogini in conjunction with the Guru yoga of Guru Sumati Buddha Heruka, which includes the condensed six-session yoga, an essential practice for those who have received Highest Yoga Tantra empowerments. Learn More
  15. The Yoga of Buddha Maitreya Sadhana - Booklet
    A special practice for becoming close to Maitreya, the Buddha of Loving-kindness. Learn More
  16. The Yoga of Buddha Vajrapani
    The meditation practice of Vajrapani, the embodiment of the beneficial power of all the Buddhas. Learn More
  17. The Yoga of Enlightened Mother Arya Tara - Booklet
    A short practice that contains the essence of the self-generation meditations of Arya Tara, the female enlightened being embodying the compassion and wisdom of all the Buddhas. Learn More
  18. The Yoga of Great Mother Prajnaparamita - Booklet
    A special method for attaining the perfection of wisdom through becoming close to Great Mother Prajnaparamita. Learn More
  19. The Yoga of Thousand-armed Avalokiteshvara - Booklet
    The meditation practice focusing on the Thousand-armed aspect of Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion. Learn More
  20. The Yoga of White Tara, Buddha of Long Life - Booklet
    A short meditation practice focusing on White Tara, a female enlightened being whose function is to bestow long life, wisdom and good fortune. Learn More
  21. The Yogas of Sleeping and Rising
    A reminder of how to practise the Yogas of Sleeping and Rising as explained in the book, Modern Buddhism.
    Available as an audio MP3 download and durable 400gsm art card. Learn More
  22. Treasury of Wisdom - Booklet
    The meditation practice of Manjushri, the embodiment of the wisdom of all the Buddhas. Learn More
  23. Union of No More Learning - Booklet
    How to practise the self-initiation of Heruka to renew and strengthen our Tantric vows and commitments and deepen our connection with Heruka. Learn More
  24. Vajra Hero Yoga - Booklet
    The short self-generation practice of the body mandala of Heruka, the Buddha of compassion in Highest Yoga Tantra. Learn More
  25. Wishfulfilling Jewel - Booklet
    A special practice for developing compassion, wisdom and spiritual strength by relying upon the Wisdom Buddha Je Tsongkhapa, and for overcoming obstacles and difficulties on the spiritual path by relying upon his Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. Learn More
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