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Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva Personal Deity Yoga

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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

Speech Purification: Om, syo-lee syo-lee, ma-ha syo-lee, syo-syo-lee, so-ha.

Body Purification: Om, syo-do-lee, syo-do-lee, syo-mo-lee, syo-mo-lee, so-ha.

Mind Purification: Om, wa-dzi-la-dam, ho ho hum.

Earth God Mantra: Man sam-man-do, moo-toh-nam, om, doo-loo doo-loo dei-wei, so-ha.

2. Recite the Invocation Mantra

Om ah hum, so-ha. (3 times)

We sincerely invoke:

Namo Root Guru Living Buddha Lian-shen

Namo Great White Padmakumara

Namo Lotus Light Self-Mastery Buddha

Namo the lineage gurus of True Buddha School

( 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.)

Namo all Buddha of the Ten Directions and Three Times, all Bodhisattvas.

3. Great Homage Using Visualization

4. Mandala Offering

5. Fourfold Refuge

6. Armor Protection:

7. Recite the High King Avalokitesvara Sutra:

8. Recite the Rebirth Mantra:

9. Recite the Root Guru (Padmakumara) Heart Mantra

10.Mudra and Visualization

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Lotus Mudra: First form the “ prayer gesture”. At the level of the chest, join the palms of both hands together with fingers meeting and pointed up.

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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.

Visualization: First empty the mind.

Chant the Emptiness mantra

(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.

Mantra: Om, man padme hum (108 times)

12. Entering Samadhi

(Nine clcle Breathing, Entering of the Deity into Oneself, Release of Oneself into the Cosmic Consciousness, Breath Counting)

13.Emerging from Samadhi:

Praise Verse

An emanation of the Correct Dharma Englightened Tathagata

The Great Compassionate Self-mastery Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva

Radiates great Buddha light from the Six Syllables

Guiding all beings to the Buddha’s Pure Land

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:

Om, ah-mee-deh-wah-she

(Amitabha Buddha Heart Mantra)

Om, mani padme hum

(Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva Heart Mantra)

Om, pun-lah-moh lin-toh-lin, so-ha

(Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva Mantra that removes Fixed Karma)

Om, ha ha ha, wei sam-mo-yeh, so-ha

(Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva Heart Mantra)

Om, dze-lee dzu-lee, zhun-tee, so-ha

(Maha Cundi Bodhisattva Heart Mantra)

Om, jum-bah-lah, chan-lan chah-nah-yeh, so-ha

( Yellow Jambhala Heart Mantra)

Om ah hum, be-dza, gu-ru, beh-ma, sid-dhi, hum, she

(Guru Padmasambahva Heart Mantra)

Om ah hum, gu-ru-bei, ah-ha-sa-sa-ma-ha, lian-sheng sid-dhi-hum

(Padmakumara Boddhisattva Heart Mantra)

Deh-yah-tah, om, beh-ka-dzee-yah, beh-ka-dzee-yah, ma-ha beh-ka-dzee-yah, la-dza-sah-mo-kyah-doh-heh, so-ha

(medicine Buddha Heart mantra)

15. Recite the Buddha’s Name:

Namo the 36 trillion 119 thousand and 500 Amitabha Buddhas. (108 times)

Na-mo san-shi-liu-yi yi-shi-yi-wan jiu-qian-wu-bai tong-ming-tong-hao ah-mi-tuo-fo

16. Dedication:

With reverence I practice the yoga of Holy Guru Lian-sheng

The True Buddha School helps all beings

The Padmakumara Mantra delivers one to the Twin Lotus Ponds

Where the Eighteen Lotuses have manifested

Such a pupreme and rare secret transmission

I now practice and make a universal offering.

By engendering a deep and sincere vow

May I soon ascend to his Buddha Land


May the Holy Guru bless

And empower me to attain a lotus-birth

May I attain Perfection and Self-mastery

Liberating the self and others to the Buddha Land.

May all who uphold the name of Amitabha Buddha

Be born together in the Pure Land of His Western Paradise

Repaying the Fourfold Generosity from above

And aiding those who suffer in the Three Paths below

Upon seeing the Buddha

May I be liberated from the cycle of birth and the death

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)

Om Mani Padme Hum.


Clap twice, then cross hands and snap thumbs and middle fingers.

End of Practice:

May all endeavors be auspicious.