with Tharpa’s range of prayer booklets, ebooklets, and audio prayer recordings


Reciting prayers is a special method 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 lasting happiness and enlightenment. Prayers are pure thoughts directed towards achieving particular goals, often expressed by verbal or mental recitation.


Just as rain can bring a desert to life, so if our mind receives the blessings of the holy beings our virtuous potentials will be activated and spiritual realizations will grow in our mind.

-Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Tharpa provides a full range of beautifully presented prayer booklets and audio prayer recordings to support your spiritual practice


Listen to a sample of Liberating Prayer - a prayer of praise and request to Buddha Shakyamuni that is chanted by Kadampa Buddhists before every practice.

Prayers for World Peace at Your Local Kadampa Meditation Center

If everyone sincerely prays to be able to cherish other living beings, then gradually through the power of this prayer, everyone will actually cherish each other. The world will then be permanently at peace, and pure and everlasting happiness will pervade the entire world.

-Geshe Kelsang Gyatso


Through contemplating these prayers compiled by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso from traditional sources, we learn to cherish others. This is the best method for establishing world peace in general and our own peace of mind in particular. These classes are held regularly at Kadampa Meditation Centers worldwide. Check with your local center. There are over 1200 centers and branches worldwide; click here to find the one nearest you.