Root Guru (Padmakumara) Yoga
Wake Up Call: Clap twice, then cross hands and snap thrums 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 Protectors enshrined at its altar accordingly. When practicing at home, one may invoke the deities present at one’s shrine.)
3. Great Homage Using Visualization
First homage to the Root Guru and all Buddhas in all times and directions (using [[Buddha Shrine] Mudra]]) ( Visualize in the space before and above you the Root Guru, all past lineage gurus, the eight Personal Deities, all Buddhas, Bodhidattvas, and Dharma Protectors.
They appear like multitudes of twinkling stars, pervading the empty space. Touch the bow point third-eye chakra) with the mudra and visualize the Root Guru emitting a white beam of light from his brow point to your brow point.
Second homage to all Bodhisattvas (using Lotus Mudra)
Third homage to all Dharma Protectors ( using Vajra Mudra)
Fourth half-bow (using Equanimity Mudra)
Offering Mudra: Interlace fingers (with hands back to back) so that palms and figers face upwards.
Hook the index finger of the left hand over the middle finger of the right.
Hook the index finger of the right hand over the middle finger of the left.
Press the thrum of the left hand over the little finger of the roght.
Press the thrum of the right hand over the little finger of the left. Manipulate the ring fingers so that the stand vertically, back to back.
Dedicate this space-filling offering to the Root Guru, past lineage gurus, eight Personal deities of the True Buddha School, all Buddhas in all times and directions, all Bodhisattvas and Mahasattvas, and all Dharma Protectors.
Recite the Offering Verse:
Quickly remove negative karma to realize Buddhabood.
Xu mi si zhou bing ri yue,
Xiao ye su su zheng pu ti.
Recite the Offering Mandra:
Om, sa-er-wa, da-ta-ga-ta,ee-da-mooh, gu-ru la-na, man-cha-la, kan, nee-lee-yeh, dah-yah-mee.
5. Fourfold Refuge
Recite the fourfold Refuge Mantra:
6. Armor Protection:
Recite the mantra:
Om, bo ru lan ze lee. (7 times)
7. Recite the High King Avalokitesvara Sutra:
the Seven Past Buddhas,
the Fifteen Hundred Buddhas,
the Fifteen Thousand Buddhas,
All the countless Buddhas,
and those in the Pure Lands,
that they might cultivate day and night.
By constantly invoking this sutra,
and freed from all the many kinds of suffering.
the observant Avalokitesvara,
the expansively-minded Avalokitesvara,
jen-len-chen-deh, so-ha. (7 times)
Na-mo a-mi-doh-poh-ye, doh-ta-ga-doh-ye, doh-deh-ye-ta, a-mi-lee-dohpoh- pee, a-mi-lee-doh seh-dan-poh-pee, a-mi-lee-doh pek-ga-lan-deh, a-milee- doh pek-ga-lan-doh, ga-mee-nee, ka-ka-nah, zhi-doh-ka-lee, so-ha. (7 times)
9. Invocation of Padmakumara Mudra and Visualization)
Padmakumara Mudra: Place the right hand before the right side of the chest, with the palm facing outward and fingers together, pointed up. Now bend the thumb and middle fingers so that their tips meet, forming a circle. (This is the Dharma-teaching Mudra)
Place the left hand before the left side of the chest, with the palm facing inward and fingers together, pointed up. Now bend the thumb and index finger so that their tips meet, forming a circle.
And liberates all, without omission!
Zi-xing lian-hua fa-xing-sheng
Tian yi bao shi miao zhuang yan
Pu du qun sheng er wu yu
Chant the Emptiness mantra:
Om, si-ba-wa, su-da, sa-er-wa, da-er-ma, si-ba-wa, su-do-hang. (3 times)
(1) Above the expanse of ocean is a strech of clear sunny sky. A moon disc rises from the ocean into the sky. Inside the moon disc is the white Tibetan seed syllable “hum” , emitting great white light.
10.Recite the Root Guru (Padmakumara) 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 the Root Guru appear inside the bead and come to the forefront.
(1). Visualize white light enter the right nostril,. Here it becomes red light and descends the right channel to enter the left channel at the dan-tien; then, still as red light, it ascends the left channel to exit the left nostril as dark light.
(2). Visualize white light enter the left nostril. Here it becomes red light and descends the left channel to enter the right channel at the dian-tien; then, still as red light, it ascends the right channel to exit the right nostril as dark light.
(3). Visualize white light simultaneously enter both nostrils, transform into red light, descend down both side channels and enter the central channel at the dian-tien, ascend to the top (crown chakra), then return to dian-tien to enter both side channels, exiting as dark light I both nostrils.
(4). Breathe in through left nostril and out at the right (as in 2)
(5) Breathe in through right nostril and out at the left ( as in 1)
(6) Breathe in and out through both nostrils (as in 3)
(7) Breathe in and out through both nostrils (as in 3)
(8) Breathe in through right nostril and out at the left ( as in 1)
(9) Breathe in through left nostril and out at the right (as in 2)
Breath Counting Method:
13. 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 supreme 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
May all supplications be completely fulfilled
May hindrances be removed. Wun!
16.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)
17.Great Homage Using Visualization:
(Same as step 3) 18. 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.
- First homage to the Root Guru and all Buddhas in all times and directions
- Great Homage to the Lineage Root Guru and the Three Treasures represented on the altar using visualization
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