Printed Prayers and Practices

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. A Pure Life - Booklet
    How to practise the special moral discipline of taking and keeping the eight Mahayana precepts for a period of twenty-four hours. Learn More
  2. Avalokiteshvara Sadhana - Booklet
    A special method for meditating on Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion, through which we can develop our compassion and awaken our Buddha nature. Learn More
  3. Child's Prayer - Print
    A short prayer for world peace and happiness written by Geshe Kelsang especially for children to use. Learn More
  4. Condensed Essence of Vajrayana - Booklet
    The middling length self-generation meditation practice that focusses on the body mandala of Heruka, the Buddha of compassion in Highest Yoga Tantra. Learn More
  5. Dakini Yoga - Booklet
    The self-generation practice of Vajrayogini – the female Buddha who embodies the wisdom of all Buddhas – in conjunction with six-session yoga, an essential daily practice for those who have received a Highest Yoga Tantra empowerment. Learn More
  6. Drop of Essential Nectar - Booklet
    A powerful practice for purifying negativities, pacifying deluded states of mind, receiving blessings and improving our experience of love and compassion. Learn More
  7. Eight Verses of Training the Mind - BOOKLET
    The famous spiritual poem written by the 11th century Tibetan Bodhisattva Geshe Langri Tangpa, which reveals the essence of the Mahayana path to enlightenment. Learn More
  8. Essence of Good Fortune - Booklet
    Prayers for preparing our mind for successful meditation on Lamrim, the stages of the path to enlightenment. Learn More
  9. Essence of Vajrayana - Booklet
    The extensive self-generation meditation practice of the body mandala of Heruka, the Buddha of compassion in Highest Yoga Tantra. Learn More
  10. Feast of Great Bliss - Booklet
    How to perform the self-initiation of Vajrayogini to renew and strengthen our Tantric vows and commitments and deepen our connection with Vajrayogini. Learn More
  11. Great Liberation of the Father - Booklet
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    A short practice including self-generation as Buddha Heruka, Guru yoga and requests to the Mahamudra lineage Gurus that prepare our mind for successful meditation on Mahamudra – the very subtle blissful mind that realizes ultimate truth. Learn More
  12. Great Liberation of the Mother - Booklet
    A short practice including self-generation as Buddha Vajrayogini, Guru yoga and requests to the Mahamudra lineage Gurus that prepare our mind for successful meditation on Mahamudra – the very subtle blissful mind that realizes ultimate truth. Learn More
  13. Heartfelt Prayers - Booklet
    A Buddhist funeral service with prayers, dedications and guidance. Learn More
  14. Kadampa Way of Life - BOOKLET

    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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  15. Keajra Heaven - Booklet

    A commentary by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso to the sadhana or ritual prayer for attaining the Pure Land of Keajra within this life without abandoning our present body.

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  16. Lay Pratimoksha Vow Ceremony - CARD
    A ceremony for lay practitioners taking the five basic Buddhist precepts. Learn More
  17. Liberating Prayer - CARD
    A special prayer composed by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for generating and increasing our faith and respect in Buddha Shakyamuni. Learn More
  18. Liberation from Sorrow - Booklet
    Prayers for developing a deep feeling of closeness with Buddha Tara, through which we can receive her blessings and protection. Learn More
  19. Mahayana Refuge Ceremony and Bodhisattva Vow Ceremony - Booklet
    Prayers recited during ceremonies for going for refuge and taking Bodhisattva vows. Learn More
  20. Medicine Buddha Prayer - Booklet
    A special practice focussing on Medicine Buddha for helping others through healing actions. Learn More
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. Nine-Line Migtsema Prayer Sheet Music

    Music score and words for Nine-line Migtsema Prayer.

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  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. Pathway to the Pure Land - Booklet
    Training in meditation for transferring our consciousness to the Pure Land of a Buddha. Learn More
  28. Powa Ceremony - Booklet
    A special method for leading countless deceased beings to the Pure Land of a Buddha. Learn More
  29. Prayers for Meditation - Booklet
    Brief prayers for preparing our mind for successful meditation on the stages of the path to enlightenment. Learn More
  30. Prayers for the Long Life of Ven. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche - BOOKLET
    Two prayers for the long life of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, the Founder of the New Kadampa Tradition. Learn More
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