Prayer eBooklets

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. 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
  2. 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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  3. Heart Jewel - Booklet
    How to overcome obstacles and difficulties on the spiritual path by developing compassion, wisdom, and spiritual strength. Learn More
  4. Heartfelt Prayers - Booklet
    A Buddhist funeral service with prayers, dedications and guidance. Learn More
  5. 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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  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Meditation and Recitation of Solitary Vajrasattva - Booklet
    The practice of cleansing our mind of all delusions and negativity by relying on Vajrasattva, the Buddha of Purification. Learn More
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Powa Ceremony - Booklet
    A special method for leading countless deceased beings to the Pure Land of a Buddha. Learn More
  12. Prayers for Meditation - Booklet
    Brief prayers for preparing our mind for successful meditation on the stages of the path to enlightenment. Learn More
  13. Request to the Holy Spiritual Guide Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche from his Faithful Disciples - Booklet

    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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  14. 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
  15. 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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  16. 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.

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  17. The New Essence of Vajrayana - Booklet

    The special middling length self-generation sadhana, or ritual prayer for spiritual attainments, that distills 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.

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  18. The Uncommon Yoga of Inconceivability
    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
  19. 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
  20. The Yoga of Buddha Maitreya Sadhana - Booklet
    A special practice for becoming close to Maitreya, the Buddha of Loving-kindness. Learn More
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. The Yoga of Thousand-armed Avalokiteshvara - Booklet
    The meditation practice focusing on the Thousand-armed aspect of Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion. Learn More
  24. Treasury of Wisdom - Booklet
    The meditation practice of Manjushri, the embodiment of the wisdom of all the Buddhas. Learn More
  25. Wishfulfilling Jewel - Booklet
    A special practice for developing compassion, wisdom, and spiritual strength by relying on the Wisdom Buddha Je Tsongkhapa, and for overcoming obstacles and difficulties on the spiritual path by relying on his Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. Learn More
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