Welcome to our twenty fourth online suggested practise for the week. We are now broadcasting a live teaching each Monday evening. If you would like to participate please contact us using the contact form on the homepage.

1.0)  If you feel so inclined, begin by reciting the usual prayers (please follow below links for text). Alternatively, try to think or articulate a wish for all beings to achieve liberation from suffering, etc .

Four Thoughts: contemplating each in turn – http://northantsbuddhists.com/the-four-thoughts/

Refuge Prayer: twice in Tibetan, once in English – http://northantsbuddhists.com/the-refuge-prayer/

2.0) How Do We Take the Guru as the Path? – Part Four – Guru Yoga Instructions

1. Recite the Seven Line Prayer three times:

Hung. In the north-west of the land of Oddiyana,
In the heart of a lotus flower,
Endowed with the most marvellous attainments,
You are renowned as the ‘lotus born’,
Surrounded by many hosts of Dakinis.
Following in your footsteps, I pray to you:
please come, inspire me with your blessings! Guru Pema Siddhi Hung

2. Generate an image of Padmasambhava, perhaps using a picture to aid imaging.

3. Recite as many times as you are able:

Om Ah Hung Bezar Guru Pema Siddhi Hung

4. Afterwards, think:

“Rays of light (white, red, blue) stream from the three syllables (Om, Ah, Hung) at the lama’s three chakras (crown, throat, heart) and I receive his blessings, empowerments and siddhis. The lama melts into light and dissolves into me. Inseparable from him, I rest in a natural state of ease….”

1. Recite the Seven Line Prayer three times:

Hung. In the north-west of the land of Oddiyana,
In the heart of a lotus flower,
Endowed with the most marvellous attainments,
You are renowned as the ‘lotus born’,
Surrounded by many hosts of Dakinis.
Following in your footsteps, I pray to you:
please come, inspire me with your blessings! Guru Pema Siddhi Hung

2. Generate an image of Padmasambhava, perhaps using a picture to aid imaging.

3. Recite as many times as you are able:

Om Ah Hung Bezar Guru Pema Siddhi Hung

4. Afterwards, think:

“Rays of light (white, red, blue) stream from the three syllables (Om, Ah, Hung) at the lama’s three chakras (crown, throat, heart) and I receive his blessings, empowerments and siddhis. The lama melts into light and dissolves into me. Inseparable from him, I rest in a natural state of ease….”

5. Sit for as long as you are able, resting in your natural state

6. At the end, dedicate the merit of the practice to all sentient beings.

Guru Rinpoche (Padmansabhava) and His Mantra

2.1) Mindfulness Meditation Body scan – A presentation by Helen Puk

  • Allow the Earth to support you and let go of trying to control everything for a short while. Feel gratitude for another breath.
  • Feel the breath coming in to the lungs through the nose and lifting the abdomen, with every exhalation release and allow relaxation to go in to the Body. Then feel your body sinking further in to the ground.
  • Mindfully work from the feet upwards becoming aware of every sensation organ and limb of the body. Feel. For tightness, hot spots cold spots and discomfort. Feel gratitude and Love for your body letting go of any judgements.
  • When you have completed the body scan allow yourself to rest in the solitude and loving compassion you have created, living in the here and now with every breath. Sinking deeper and deeper in to a deep state of relaxation. Feel your eyelids feeling heavy.
  • It is in this state your body can rejuvenate itself. Remember to Love and be kind to yourself as well as other

 

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