Buddha Shakyamuni is the founder of Buddhism in this world age, and the principal object of refuge for all Buddhists. He attained full enlightenment so he could lead others to the state of pure happiness.
'There is nothing that Buddha does not know. Because he has awakened from the sleep of ignorance and has removed all obstructions from his mind, he knows everything of the past, present and future, directly and simultaneously.Moreover, Buddha has great compassion that is completely impartial, embracing all living beings without discrimination. He benefits all living beings without exception by emanating various forms throughout the universe and by bestowing his blessings on their minds. Through receiving Buddha's blessings, all beings, even the lowliest animals, sometimes develop peaceful and virtuous states of mind. Eventually, through meeting an emanation of Buddha in the form of a Spiritual Guide, everyone will have the opportunity to enter the path to liberation and enlightenment. As the great Indian Buddhist scholar Nagarjuna said, there is no one who has not received help from Buddha.'
VENERABLE GESHE KELSANG GYATSO RINPOCHE
Special items related to Buddha Shakyamuni
THE PRACTICE OF GOING FOR REFUGE
A two-sided reminder card of a short practice of going for refuge, the gateway through which we enter Buddhism.
LIBERATING PRAYER BLESSING TRANSMISSION
Listen to Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche giving the blessing transmission of Liberating Prayer at Spring Festival 2006.
LIBERATING PRAYER WORLDWIDE
An international object of rejoicing. Listen to the chanted recording of Liberating Prayer in different languages.
Chanted Prayer Booklets
The practices below are related to Buddha Shakyamuni. They are powerful prayers to receive inspiration and blessings for preparing and engaging in meditation on the stages of the path to liberation and enlightenment.
Enjoy the audio of these beautiful prayers for preparing our mind for successful meditation on the stages of the path to enlightenment.