Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva Personal Deity Yoga
First empty the mind, visualize the Root Guru appearing above your crown and radiating light on everyone present. Chant the Root Guru Heart mantra 7 times. Pray to the Root Guru to empower you so that the practice will be auspicious. Visualize your parent, children, relatives, friends, and enemies join you in this practice.
Wake Up Call: Clap twice, then cross hands and snap thumbs and middle fingers.
1. Recite the Purification Mantra
2. Recite the Invocation Mantra
We sincerely invoke:
( In the place of this note, each local chapter may invoke the Buddhas, Bodhisattvas and Dharma Protectiors enshrined at its altar accordingly. When practicing at home, one may invoke the deities present at one’s shrine.)
3. Great Homage Using Visualization
6. Armor Protection:
7. Recite the High King Avalokitesvara Sutra:
9. Recite the Root Guru (Padmakumara) Heart Mantra
10.Mudra and Visualization
Now open the palms so that the hands meet only in three ways: at the very base of Palms, entire thumb to entire thumb, and entire little finger to entire little finger. Spread the other fingers out straight but as widely as possible, so that the gesture represents an eight-patalled flower.
(1) Above an expanse of ocean is a stretch of clear sunny sky. A moon disc rises from the ocean into the sky. Inside the moon disc is the white “Sanskrit seed syllable “she”, emitting great white light.
(2) The seed syllable inside the moon disc revolves and transforms into Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva (same image as the one enshrined at one’s personal shrine). Avalokitesvara’s body is a brilliant white and is associated with the omanments of a bodhisattva. Sitting on a many petalled lotus, expressing dignity and compassion, Avalokitesvara radiates boundless pure white light. One may visualize the Six Syllables ( Om Ma Ni Pad Me Hum) revolving around Avalokitesvara and sending forth brilliant white light in all directions.
(3) Visualize the hand implements of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva, such as bright pearl, scripture, lotus, or nectar inside a vase transform into a brilliant white light which are over and down, descending one’s crown and filling the body with a mass of purifying light.
11. recite the Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva Heart mantra
Visualization: Hold mala beads in front of the chest and move each bead with the thumb during chanting. Visualize the left hand transform into a vajra bell and the right hand into a vajra scepter. The mother bead or emblem transforms into the Many Jewels-Buddha’s Stupa and the four “ divider deads” transform into the Four Deva Kings. The tassel transforms into a “lotus hand” while the string threading through the breads transforms into a circle of inherent white light of Vajrasattva. During mantra chanting, when a bead is moved, visualize Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva appear inside the bead and become to the forefront.
12. Entering Samadhi
13.Emerging from Samadhi:
Zheng-fa-ming ru-lai hua-sheng pu-sa
De-cheng zi-zai da-ci guan-shi-yin
Pu-shi jie-fang liu-zi da-guang-ming
Fo-guang dao-yin zhong-sheng-zhi fo-tu
14. Chant the Principal Heart Mantras:
Na-mo san-shi-liu-yi yi-shi-yi-wan jiu-qian-wu-bai tong-ming-tong-hao ah-mi-tuo-fo
Such a pupreme and rare secret transmission
May I soon ascend to his Buddha Land
And empower me to attain a lotus-birth
May I attain Perfection and Self-mastery
Repaying the Fourfold Generosity from above
And may I develop the qualities of Buddhahood
And thus free all who suffer
I,______ (your name), dedicate the merits of this practice to the Root Guru, May the Root Guru always be healthy, remain in Samsara, never enter Nirvana, and forever turn the Dharma Wheel. May everyone be healthy, free of hindrances, strong in cultivation, and may all circumstances become auspicious.
May all supplications be completely fulfilled
May hindrances be removed. Wun!
17.Recite the Hundred Syllable Mantra:
Om, be-dza, sah-do sa-ma-ya, ma-nu bah-la-ya, be-dza sah-do deh-nu-pahdeh- cha, zhe-jo mi-bah-wa, soo-do ka-yu mi-bah-wa, soo-poo ka-yu mi-bahwa, an-nu-la-do mi-bah-wa, sa-er-wa, sid-di, mi-bu-la-ya-cha, sa-er-wa, kaer- ma, soo-cha-mi, ji-ta-moo, see-li-yam, gu-ru hum, ha-ha-ha-ha-hoh, bahga- wan, sa-er-wa, da-ta-ga-ta, be-dza, ma-mee mun-cha, be-dzi-ba-wa, ma-ha sa-ma-ya, sah-do-ah, hum, pei. (3 times)
18.Great Homage Using Visualization: (Same as step 3)
19.Recite the Completion Mantra: Om, bu lin. (3 times)
Clap twice, then cross hands and snap thumbs and middle fingers.
End of Practice:
May all endeavors be auspicious.