Prayer Booklets and Audio

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 Handbook for the Daily Practice of Bodhisattva and Tantric Vows - Booklet
    A special method for those who have received Bodhisattva and Tantric vows to deepen their understanding of these vows and strengthen their commitment to keeping them. Learn More
  2. A Pure Life - Booklet
    How to practice the special moral discipline of taking and keeping the eight Mahayana precepts for a period of twenty-four hours. Learn More
  3. Avalokiteshvara Sadhana - Audio

    An audio recording of the sadhana, or ritual prayer for spiritual attainments, of Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion.

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  4. 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
  5. Blissful Path - Audio

    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.

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  6. Condensed Essence of Vajrayana - Booklet
    The middling length self-generation meditation practice that focuses on the body mandala of Heruka, the Buddha of compassion in Highest Yoga Tantra. Learn More
  7. Dakini Prayers (Quick Path to Great Bliss) - Audio
    An audio recording of the extensive self-generation practice of Vajrayogini, a female enlightened Deity who is the manifestation of the wisdom of all Buddhas. Learn More
  8. 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.

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  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Essence of Good Fortune - Booklet
    Prayers for preparing our mind for successful meditation on Lamrim, the stages of the path to enlightenment. Learn More
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Great Liberation of the Father - Booklet
    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
  15. 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
  16. Heart Jewel - Audio
    An audio recording of Heart Jewel prayers which contains two essential practices of Kadampa Buddhism revealed by Wisdom Buddha Manjushri: a special Guru yoga of Je Tsongkhapa and a special method for relying upon the Dharma protector, Dorje Shugden. By engaging in these practices regularly and sincerely we will reap a rich harvest of pure Dharma realizations, and eventually come to experience the supreme joy of full enlightenment. Learn More
  17. Heart Jewel - Booklet
    How to overcome obstacles and difficulties on the spiritual path by developing compassion, wisdom, and spiritual strength. Learn More
  18. Heartfelt Prayers - Booklet
    A Buddhist funeral service with prayers, dedications and guidance. Learn More
  19. Kadampa Prayers - Audio

    An audio recording of the Heart Jewel practice that enables us to overcome obstacles and difficulties on the spiritual path by developing compassion, wisdom, and spiritual strength.

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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. Lay Pratimoksha Vow Ceremony - Print
    A ceremony for lay practitioners taking the five basic Buddhist precepts. Learn More
  23. Liberating Prayer - Print
    A special prayer composed by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for generating and increasing our faith and respect in Buddha Shakyamuni. Learn More
  24. Liberating Prayer Audio
    A special prayer of praise and request to Buddha Shakyamuni composed by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Learn More
  25. 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
  26. Mahamudra Prayers - Audio
    An audio recording of preliminary practices for Mahamudra meditation. Learn More
  27. Mahayana Refuge Ceremony & Bodhisattva Vow Ceremony - Audio
    An audio recording of prayers recited during ceremonies for going for refuge and taking Bodhisattva vows. Learn More
  28. Mahayana Refuge Ceremony and Bodhisattva Vow Ceremony - Booklet
    Prayers recited during ceremonies for going for refuge and taking Bodhisattva vows. Learn More
  29. Medicine Buddha Prayer - Booklet
    A special practice focusing on Medicine Buddha for helping others through healing actions. Learn More
  30. 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
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