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Padmasambhava Homa Ceremony

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Please rise and chant the Guru Heart Mantra as we invite the presiding Vajra Master and Reverends to the ceremonial area.




Great Homage using visualization 觀想大禮拜


First homage to the Root Guru and all Buddhas in all times and directions


Buddha Shrine Mudra 佛龕手印


Visualize in the space in front and above you the Root Guru, all past lineage gurus, the eight Personal Deities, all Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, and Dharma Protectors. They appear like multitudes of twinkling stars, pervading the empty space.

Touch the brow point with the mudra and visualize the Root Guru emitting a white beam of light from his brow point to your brow point. Touch the throat with the mudra and visualize the Root Guru emitting a red beam of light from his throat to your throat.


Touch the heart with the mudra and visualize the Root Guru emitting a blue beam of light from his heart to your heart. Touch the brow point again and then release the mudra. Visualize yourself prostrating fully on the floor to pay homage to the Root Guru and Buddhas in all times and directions.


Second homage to all Bodhisattvas (Using Lotus Mudra)


Lotus Mudra 佛龕手印


Employ the mudra and visualize as above to pay homage to all Bodhisattvas and Mahasattvas.


Third homage to all Dharma Protectors (using Vajra Mudra)

Vajra Mudra 三叉杵手印


Employ the mudra and visualize as above to pay homage to all Dharma Protectors.


Fourth half-bow (using Equanimity Mudra)


Equanimity Mudra 平等手印


Bow and touch mudra against brow point before releasing mudra





1. Form the Padmakumara Mudra. 手結大白蓮花童子手印

Visualize the Root Guru appearing above one's crown and radiating white light for lineage empowerment.


Chant the Guru Heart Mantra 7 times.


OM , GU-RU , LIAN-SHENG SIDDHI HUM ( 7 times) 持“根本傳承上師心咒”7 遍




2. Incense Praise 爐香讃

The Incense is now lit, suffusing the dharma realm, and from afar the scent is inhaled by the True Buddha Assembly Lu- xiang- zha- r , fa-jie-meng-xun, zhu-fo-hai-hui-xi-yao-wen


Auspicious are the gathering clouds, as we now request, with sincere and earnest heart, that all Buddhas manifest. Sui -chu-jie-xiang-yun, cheng-yi-fang-yin, zhu-fo-xian-quan-shen

Namo cloud canopy of fragrance, Bodhisattvas, Mahasattvas

Na-mo-xiang-yun-gai-pu-sa-mo-he-sa ( 3 times)


3. Recite the Purification Mantras 唸清淨咒

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:

Namo sam-man-do, moo-toh-nam, om, doo-loo doo-loo dei-wei, so-ha


4. Recite the Invocation Mantra 唸召請咒

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


We sincerely invoke:

Namo Root Guru Living Buddha Lian-sheng 南無根本傳承上師蓮生活佛

Namo Great White Padmakumara 南無 大白蓮花童子

Namo Lotus Light Self-Mastery Buddha 南無華光自在佛

Namo the lineage gurus of True Buddha School 南無真佛宗歷代傳承祖師


Sincerely invoke ceremony main deity: 一心奉請

Namo Guru Padmasambhava 南無蓮華生大士( 3 times)


Namo Five Dhyani Buddha 南無五方五佛

Namo Sakyamuni Buddha 南無本師釋迦牟尼佛

Namo Medicine Buddha 南無藥師琉璃光王佛

Namo Amitabha Buddha 南無西方阿彌陀佛

Namo Golden Mother Of Primordial Pond 南無無極瑶池金母大天尊

Namo Kshitigarbha Bodhisattva 南無地藏王菩薩

Namo Maha Cundi Bodhisattva 南無大準提佛母

Namo Ushnisha Vijaya Bodhisattva 南無尊勝佛母

Namo Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva 南無觀世音菩薩

Namo Thousand Armed Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva 南無千手千眼觀世音菩薩

Namo High King Avalokiteshvara (Guan Yin) Bodhisattva 南無 高王觀世音菩薩

Namo Vajrasattva Bodhisattva 南無金剛薩埵

Namo Aryacalanatha Dharmapala 南無不動明王

Namo Ucchusma Dharmapala 南無穢跡金剛

Namo Yamantaka Dharmapala 南無大威德金剛

Namo Kalachakra Dharmapala 南無時輪金剛

Namo Ragaraja Dharmapala 南無愛染明王

Namo Marici Bodhisattva 南無摩利支天菩薩

Namo Celestial King Vaisravana, Yellow Jambhala 南無黄财神

Namo Red Jambhala 南無红财神

Namo Veda Bodhisattva 南無韋陀尊天菩薩

Namo Sadgharama Bodhisattva 南無迦藍菩薩

Namo The Four Guardian Kings (Maharajas) 南無護世四大天王

Namo Prthivi 堅牢地神

Namo Raja Naga 南無龍王菩薩


Namo Fire Deity, Planet God,Earth Dewa, Temple's Buddha, Bodhisattva, Vajra Dharma Protectors, Dakinis, Raja Naga, surrounding Mountain Deity, Water Deity, Wind Deity, Fire Deity, Five Direction Earth Deity

南無火天神,太歲星君,土地福德正神,本寺壇城諸薩, 金剛護法,空行龍天神衆,本境山神,水神,風神,火神,五方地神,本境境主


Namo all Buddhas of the Three Times in all Ten Directions, all Bodhisattvas and Mahasattvas. Namo Maha Prajna Paramita

南無十方三世一切佛,一切菩薩摩訶薩,一切 護法金剛,南無摩訶般若波若密多


5。Great Homage using visualization 觀想大禮拜

First homage to the Root Guru and all Buddhas in all times and directions ( Using Buddha Shrine Mudra)

Buddha Shrine Mudra


Second homage to all Bodhisattvas (Using Lotus Mudra)

Lotus Mudra

Third homage to all Dharma Protectors (using Vajra Mudra)


Vajra Mudra


Fourth half-bow (using Equanimity Mudra)


Equanimity Mudra


6。Mandala Offering 大供養

Offering Mudra


Form the Offering Mudra:


Interlace fingers (with hands back to back) so palms and fingers 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 middle finger of left. Hook the thumb of the left hand over the little finger of the right. Hook the thumb of the right hand over the little finger of the left. Manipulate the ring fingers so they stand vertically, back to back. Place the Offering Mudra in front of the chest. After visualization, bring the mudra to touch upon the brow point before release.


Visualisation


Visualize the offerings at the altar multiplied to first form a row, then multiplied again to form a field and multiplied once more to fill all space. This space-filling offering is dedicated 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: 供養讃及咒


Mount Meru together with the Four Continents, sun and moon, Xu mi si zhou bing ri yue

Transforms into precious treasures to offer to the Buddhas. hua zhu zhen bao gong yangfo

May the immeasurable merits arisen from these treasures zhong zhong zhen qi zhu gong de


Quickly remove negative karma to realize Buddhahood. xiao ye su su zhengpu ti


Recite the Offering Mantra Om, sa-er-wa, da-ta-ga-da, ee-da-mooh, gu-ru la-na, man-cha-la, kan, nee-lee-yeh, dah-yah-mee.


7。Fourfold Refuge 四皈依

Visualization :


Visualize the Root Guru, all past lineage gurus, all Buddhas, Dharma, and Sanghas merge into a great white light that empowers one.


Recite the Fourfold Refuge Mantra: (3 times)

Namo Guru bei, Namo Buddha ye, Namo Dharma ye, Namo Sangha ye.


8。Armor Protection 披甲護身

Form the Vajra Mudra before the forehead.


Recite the mantra: Om, bo ru lan ze lee (7 times)


Visualization :


After recitation, bring the mudra to touch the brow point, then throat, heart, left shoulder, and right shoulder, then back to the forehead. At the moment of releasing the mudra, one visualizes the Dharma Protector at one's shrine transform into four bodies, guarding oneself in front and behind, and to the right and left sides.


9。Recite the High King Avalokitesvara Sutra 唸“高王觀世音真經”

The High King Avalokitesvara Sutra: GAO WANG GUAN SHI YIN ZHEN JING:


Homage to Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva. GUAN SHI YIN PU SA,


Namo Buddhaya, NA MO FO,

Namo Dharmaya, NA MO FA

Namo Sanghaya


NA MO SENG An affinity with the Pure Lands opens the Dharma Doors.


FO GUO YOU YUAN, FO FA XIANG YIN By engaging permanence, bliss, identity, and purity, one is blessed with the Dharma.

CHANG LE WO JING , YOU YUAN FO FA Namo Maha Prajna Paramita, a great spiritual mantra.


NA MO MO HO BO RE BO LUO MI SHI DA SHEN ZHOU, Namo Maha Prajna Paramita, a great wisdom mantra.

NA MO MO HO BO RE BO LUO MI SHI DA MING ZHOU, Namo Maha Prajna Paramita, a supreme mantra.

NA MO MO HO BO RE BO LUO MI SHI WU SHANG ZHOU, Namo Maha Prajna Paramita, an unequaled mantra.

NA MO MO HO BO RE BO LUO MI SHI WU DENG DENG ZHOU, Namo the Pure Light Secret Buddha,


NA MO JING GUANG MI MI FO, The Dharma Treasury Buddha,


FA ZANG FO, The Tranquil King Buddha with Lion's Roar and Divine Speed,

SHI ZI HOU SHEN ZU YOU WANG FO, The Sumeru Light King Buddha announced by Buddha,

FO GAO XU MI DENG WANG FO, The Dharma Protector Buddha,

FA HU FO, The Vajra Treasury Roaming Lion Buddha,

JIN GANG ZANG SHI ZI YOU XI FO, The Precious Victory Buddha,

BAO SHENG FO, The Supernatural Power Buddha,

SHENG TONG FO, The Medicine Crystal Light King Buddha,

YAO SHI LIU LI GUANG WANG FO, The Universal Light Merit Mountain King Buddha,

PU GUANG GONG DE SHAN WANG FO, The Merit Retaining Jewel King Buddha,

SHAN ZHU GONG DE BAO WANG FO, The Seven Past Buddhas,

GUO QU QI FO, The Future Thousand Buddhas of this fortunate eon,

WEI LAI XIAN JIE QIAN FO, The Fifteen Hundred Buddhas,

QIAN WU BAI FO, The Fifteen Thousand Buddhas,

WAN WU QIAN FO, The Five Hundred Flower Victory Buddhas,

WU BAI HUA SHENG FO, The Ten Billion Vajra Treasury Buddhas,

BAI YI JIN GANG ZANG FO, And the Fixed Light Buddha.

DING GUANG FO, The Buddhas of Six Directions:


LIU FANG LIU FO MING HAO , To the East the Precious Light Moon Palace Venerable Wonderful Voice King Buddha,

DONG FANG BAO GUANG YUE DIAN YUE MIAO ZUN YIN WANG FO, To the South the Tree-Root Flower King Buddha,

NAN FANG SHU GEN HUA WANG FO, To the West the Spiritual Power Flower Blazing King Buddha, .

XI FANG ZAO WANG SHEN TONG YAN HUA WANG FO, To the North the Moon Palace Purity Buddha,

BEI FANG YUE DIAN QING JING FO,  Above, the countless Vigor Jewel Crown Buddhas,     

SHANG FANG WU SHU JING JIN BAO SHOU FO , Below, the Tranquil Moon Sound King Buddha.

XIA FANG SHAN JI YUE YIN WANG FO, All the countless Buddhas,

WU LIANG ZHU FO, Many Jewels Buddhas,

DUO BAO FO, Shakyamuni Buddha,

SHI JIA MOU NI FO, Maitreya Buddha,

MI LE FO, Akshobhya Buddha,

AH CHU FO, Amitabha Buddha.

MI TUO FO. All beings in the Central Realm,

ZHONG YANG YI QIE ZHONG SHENG, And those in the Pure Lands,

ZAI FO SHI JIE ZHONG ZHE, While moving upon the Earth and through the Heavens,

XING ZHU YU DI SHANG,JI ZAI XU KONG ZHONG, Shower limitless compassion upon all beings,

CI YOU YU YI QIE ZHONG SHENG, Affording them equanimity and peace,

GE LING AN WEN XIU XI, That they might cultivate day and night.

ZHOU YE XIU CHI, By constantly invoking this sutra, XIN CHANG QIU SONG CI JING,


One is liberated from the suffering of birth and death, NENG MIE SHENG SI KU,

And freed from all the many kinds of suffering. XIAO CHU ZHU DU HAI,

Namo the great wisdom Avalokitesvara, NA MO DA MING GUAN SHI YIN,

The observant Avalokitesvara, GUAN MING GUAN SHI YIN,

The noble Avalokitesvara, GAO WANG GUAN SHI YIN,

The expansively-minded Avalokitesvara, KAI MING GUAN SHI YIN,

The Medicine King Bodhisattva, YAO WANG PU SA,

The supreme Medicine Bodhisattva, YAO SHANG PU SA,

Manjushri Bodhisattva, WEN SHU SHI LI PU SA,

Samantabhadra Bodhisattva, PU XIAN PU SA,

Akasagarbha Bodhisattva, XU KONG ZANG PU SA,

Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva, DI ZANG WANG PU SA,

The billions of Clear Cool Treasure Mountain Bodhisattvas, QING LIANG BAO SHAN YI WAN PU SA,

The Universal Light Venerable King Tathagata Bodhisattva. PU GUANG WANG RU LAI HUA SHENG PU SA,


Chanting this sutra continually, NIAN NIAN SONG CI JING,

The Seven World-Honored Buddhas recite this mantra: QI FO SHI ZUN, JI SHUO ZHOU YUE:

lee-poh-Iee-poh-deh, kyo-ho-kyo-ho-deh,


toh-loh-nee-deh, nee-ah-la-deh, pee-lee-nee-deh, mo-ho-kya-deh, jen-len-chen-deh, so-ha. (7 times)

10. Recite the Amitabha Buddha Rebirth Mantra (7 times) 唸往生咒


Na-mo A-mi-doh-poh-ye, doh-ta-ga-doh-ye, doh-deh-ye-ta, A-mi-1ee-doh-poh-pee, A-mi-lee-doh, seh-dan-poh-pee, A-mi-Iee-doh, pek-ga-lan-deh, A-mi-Iee-doh pek-ga-lan-doh, ga-mee-nee, ka-ka-nah, zhi-doh-ka-lee, so-ha.


11。Visualize the Root Guru appearing above one's crown and radiating light on everyone present. Chant mantra (short version) 108 times:

Om, gu-ru, Lian-sheng siddhi hum


12。Invocation of Guru Padmasambhava: Mudra and Visualization 蓮華生大 士法結印及觀想

Form the Padmasambhava Vajra mudra 手結蓮華生大士手印


Cross the hands, with the right hand in front of the left so that they are back to back. Hook the two little fingers onto each other. Extend the index fingers so they point to the sky at an angle. Press the thumbs upon the middle and ring fingers of each hand respectively so that they clench. Hold the mudra at chest level.


13. Visualization: First empty the mind. Chant the Emptiness Mantra: Om, si-ba-wa, su-da, sa-er-wa, da-er-ma, si-ba-wa, su-do-hang

(3 times)


Seh syllable


13a)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 red Sanskrit seed syllable “seh,” emitting great pink light.

13b) The seed syllable inside the moon disc revolves and transforms into Padmasambhava. Padmasambhava’s body is pink and he wears a jeweled crown. Sitting on a lotus moon disc, he holds a vajra scepter in his right hand, a trident vajra (three pronged staff) in the curve of his left elbow, and a nectar-and-jewels filled skull cup in his left hand.

13c) Visualize the nectar transform into a brilliant white light that travels in an arc to enter and empower one. This nectar eradicates all transgressions, illness, and demonic interferences, resulting in a state of great self-mastery.

14。Recite the Guru Padmasambhava Heart Mantra 唸蓮華生大士心咒 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 beadstransform into the Four Heavenly Tutelaries. The tassel transforms into a “lotushand” while the string threading through the beads transforms into a circle of inherent white light of Vajrasattva. During mantra chanting, when a bead is moved, visualize Padmasambhava appear inside the bead and come to the forefront.


Chant Guru Padmasambhava Mantra:


Om ah hum, be-dza, gu-ru, beh-ma, sid-dhi, hum, seh. (108 times)


15. Inviting presiding Vajra Master to empower fire homa tablet/wood and offerings with Vajra Bell and scepter

Chant Offering Purifying mantra: Om-bei-dza- ha-sa


16. Inviting presiding Vajra Master to perform Empowerment of Mala Beads (Rosary beads turning

17. Inviting presiding Vajra Master to unveil homa burner with Vajra pole and igniting the fire, presenting the offerings into the fire burner and perform the formation of mudras

1===8. Chant Guru Padmasambhava Mantra: 唸蓮華生大士心咒===


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


Visualize the main deity, fire homa flame and oneself merged as one. Let the flame burn away/cleanse our negative karma/sickness/bad mishaps. Visualize one's body is cleansed, it's pure, clear and transparent as crystal.


19。Entering Samadhi 入三摩地

20。Emerging from Samadhi [[[出定]]

Praise Verse: 誦讃


Padmasambhava, Great Lineage Guru, Chief Holder of Light, You appear whenever called upon. Instill light into our hearts And eternally guard the mind of bodhicitta.

Lian-shi zhong chi da-guang-ming, Sui-qing sui-zhi da-zu-shi; Guang-ming guan-zhu zhong-sheng xin, Pu-ti da-xin heng hu-chi.

Supplication for Grand Master to stay in the Saha World 請佛住世文


I pay homage and supplicate Grand Master, the virtuous and marvelous Tantrika, ju-de-miao-shan, sheng -zun-mi-mi-zhu All Buddhas of the Ten Directions in Buddhalands as numerous as grains of sand, shi-fang-shi-jie, fo-sha-chen-shu-fo All Bodhisattvas who are full of compassion toward all sentient beings, da-bei-you-qing, hai-hui-zhong-pu-sa All Herukas, Dharmapalas and Dakinis, protectors of

Dharma. hu-jiao-jin-gang, kong-xing-qian-ding-li The nights are long, the three poisons are proliferating, shi-jian-san-du,chi-sheng-ye-man-man My body and soul are stricken, tumbling in the misery of perpetual rebirth. shen-xin-cui-zhe, lun-hui-ku-

wu-xiu With great compassion, Grand Master came to this world to salvage the deluded ones. sheng-zun-min-nian, jiang-sheng-du-mi-qing Henceforth, the Three Treasures emanate wondrous light to provide refuge for all. san-bao-yu-shi, wei-guang-hu-qun-sheng All fortunate beings, human and those in heavens rely on his Vajra Body ren-tian-fu-tian, suo-yi-jin-gang-shen For the bestowal of


teachings, vows, precepts, empowerments and attainments shou-jie-chuan-fa, guan-ding-shi-xi-di We, the disciples of Buddha, plead that you stay in the Saha World to turn the DharmaWheel fo-zi-q-qing, zhu-shi-chuan-fa-lun To benefit and give happiness to multitudes of sentient beings. li-le-wu-liang, wu-jin-zhong-sheng-jie


21。Chanting the principal heart mantras: 加持八大本尊心咒

Amitabha Buddha Heart Mantra

Om, ah-mee-deh-wah-seh.


Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva Heart Mantra

Om mani padme hum.

Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva Mantra that Removes Fixed Karma

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


Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva Heart Mantra

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

       Maha Cundi Bodhisattva Heart Mantra Om, dze-lee dzu-lee, zhun-tee, so-ha
 
       Yellow Jambhala Heart Mantra Om, jum-bah-lah, chan-lan chah-nah-yeh, so-ha
 
       Guru Padmasambha Heart Mantra Om ah hum, be-dza, gu-ru, beh-ma, siddhi, hum, seh.
 
       Padmakumara Heart Mantra Om ah hum, gu-ru-bei, ah-ha-sa-sa-ma-ha, Lian-sheng siddhi hum.

Medicine Buddha 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.


Intoning the Buddha: 唸佛

Namo the 36 trillion 119 thousand and 500 Amitabha Buddhas (3 times) Na-mo san-shi-liu-wan-yi yi-shi-yi-wan jiu-qian-wu-bai tong-ming-tong-hao ah- mi- tuo-fo


22. Dedication 迴向

May all who uphold the Buddha, ascend to the Realm of Utmost Delight; Repaying the fourfold generosities from above, Aiding those in the lower three Realms; Upon seeing the Buddha, may we transcend birth and death Like the Buddha, may we liberate all. * Presiding Vajra master will do the final merit dedication.


23. Recite the Hundred Syllable Mantra: (3 times) 唸百字明咒

Om, be-dza, sah-do sa-ma-ya, ma-nu bah-la-ya, be-dza sah-do deh-lu-pah-deh-cha, zhe-jo mi-bah-wa, soo-do ka-yu mi-bah-wa, soo-poo ka-yu mi-bah-wa, an-nu-la-do mi-bah-wa, sa-er-wa, sid-di, mi-bu-la-ya-cha, sa-er-wa, ka-er-ma, soo-cha-mi, ji-ta-moo, see-li-yam, gu-ru hum, ha-ha-ha-ha-hoh, bah-ga-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.


24. Great Homage using visualization 觀想大禮拜

First homage to the Root Guru and all Buddhas in all times and directions ( Using Buddha Shrine Mudra)

Buddha Shrine Mudra

Second homage to all Bodhisattvas (Using Lotus Mudra)

Lotus Mudra


Third homage to all Dharma Protectors (using Vajra Mudra)

Vajra Mudra


Fourth half-bow (using Equanimity Mudra)

Equanimity Mudra


25. Recite the Completion Mantra: 唸圓滿咒

Om, bu lin. (3 times)

Om Mani Padme Hum.


Dismissal: clap twice, cross hands, and snap thumbs and middle fingers.


End of Practice, may all endeavours be auspicious




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