Thursday, May 6, 2021

A White Tara Meditation for Long Life (Composed by Lama Zopa Rinpoche)

Before the practice, generate the motivation that you are doing this practice not just for yourself but for the benefit of all sentient beings. 
Then, take refuge in Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha from the heart.

སངས་རྒྱས་ཆོས་དང་ཚོགས་ཀྱི་མཆོག་རྣམས་ལ། །བྱང་ཆུབ་བར་དུ་བདག་ནི་སྐྱབས་སུ་མཆི། །བདག་གི་སྦྱིན་སོགས་བགྱིས་པའི་བསོད་ནམས་ཀྱིས། །འགྲོ་ལ་ཕན་ཕྱིར་སངས་རྒྱས་འགྲུབ་པར་ཤོག །ལན་གསུམ།

In the Buddha, the Dharma and the Supreme Assembly, I take refuge until I attain enlightenment.Through the merit of practicing generosity and so on, May I attain buddhahood for the benefit of all beings. Recite this verse three times


སེམས་ཅན་ཐམས་ཅད་བདེ་བ་དང་བདེ་བའི་རྒྱུ་དང་ལྡན་པར་གྱུར་ཅིག སྡུག་བསྔལ་དང་སྡུག་བསྔལ་གྱི་རྒྱུ་དང་བྲལ་བར་གྱུར་ཅིག སྡུག་བསྔལ་མེད་པའི་བདེ་བ་དང་མི་འབྲལ་བར་གྱུར་ཅིག ཉེ་རིང་ཆགས་སྡང་གཉིས་དང་བྲལ་བའི་བཏང་སྙོམ་ཚད་མེད་པ་ལ་གནས་པར་གྱུར་ཅིག །ལན་གསུམ།

Then cultivate the four immeasurable by saying:

May all sentient beings enjoy happiness and the causes of happiness! May they be free from suffering and the causes of suffering! May they never be separated from the sacred happiness devoid of suffering! And may they dwell in boundless equanimity that is free from attachment and aversion! Recite this verse three times

Visualize White Tara above your head or in front of you at the level of your forehead. Visualize long life nectar coming from Tara’s heart. This blissful white light enters your crown and completely fills your body. Feel strongly and concentrate clearly that all your sicknesses, spirit harms, negative karmas, and obscurations are completely purified. 
Meditate on the above visualization in the following way: 

While reciting one mala of Tara’s mantra, concentrate on the nectar entering and filling your body. At the completion of one mala, feel strongly that your life has been increased, your merit developed, your scriptural understanding and wisdom increased, and that you have achieved realization of immortality. 



At the end, dedicate the merit to achieving the state of buddhahood in order to benefit all sentient beings.

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