Padmasambhava Personal Deity Yoga 蓮華生大士本尊法修法儀軌 Translated by Janny Chow, Luljeta Subasic, Alice Yang, and others Release

Date: October 6, 2010 Release version: R1

Please note that anyone who wishes to engage in this practice must first take refuge in True Buddha School and receive empowerment from Living Buddha Lian-sheng or authorized True Buddha Vajra Acharyas. (Click here for details.)

Begin by praying for the root lineage blessing: First empty the mind. Next, 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 sadhana will be auspicious. Engender the Four Immeasurable Minds. Visualize your parents, children, relatives, friends, and enemies joining you in this practice. Wake Up Call: Clap twice, then cross hands, and snap thumbs and middle fingers. 1. Recite the Purification Mantras and Earth God Mantra Speech Purification: Om, syo-lee syo-lee, ma-ha syo-lee, syo-syo-lee, so-ha. Body Purification: Mind Purification: Om, syo-do-lee, syo-do-lee, syo-mo-lee, syo-mo-lee, so-ha. 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. 2. Recite the Invocation Mantra Om ah hum, so-ha. (3 times) We sincerely invoke: Namo Root Guru Living Buddha Lian-sheng, Namo White Maha Padmakumara, Namo Lotus Light Unhindered Buddha, (a.k.a. Lotus Light Self-Mastery Buddha) Namo the lineage gurus of True Buddha School.


Namo all Bodhisattvas and Mahasattvas. Great Homage Using Visualization Buddha Shrine Mudra First homage to the Root Guru and all Buddhas in all times and directions. Visualize yourself prostrating fully on the floor to pay homage to the Root Guru and all Buddhas in all times and directions. you may invoke the deities present at your shrine. 3. Touch the brow point again and then release the mudra. Buddha Shrine Mudra Lotus Mudra Second homage to all Bodhisattvas and Mahasattvas. Touch the throat with the mudra and visualize the Root Guru emitting a red beam of light from his throat to your throat. Employ the mudra and visualize as above to pay homage to all Bodhisattvas and Mahasattvas. Touch the heart with the mudra and visualize the Root Guru emitting a blue beam of light from his heart to your heart. Lotus Mudra 2 . all Buddhas. When practicing at home. and dharma protectors. bodhisattvas and dharma protectors enshrined at its altar accordingly. the eight Personal Deities.(Herein. They appear like multitudes of twinkling stars. Bodhisattvas. pervading the Empty Space. each local chapter may invoke the buddhas. Namo Maha Prajna Paramita. Visualize in the space before and above you: the Root Guru. Touch the brow 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.) Namo all Buddhas of the Ten Directions and Three Times. all past lineage gurus.

) 4. Hook the index finger of the left hand over the middle finger of the right. refer to A Complete and Detailed Exposition on the True Buddha Tantra. Employ the mudra and visualize as above to pay homage to all dharma protectors. Press the thumb of the left hand over the little finger of the right. Press the thumb of the right 3 . Equanimity Mudra (For a detailed description of visualization of Great Homage. Hook the index finger of the right hand over the middle finger of the left. Vajra Mudra Equanimity Mudra Fourth half-bow. Bow and touch mudra against the brow point before releasing the mudra. Mandala Offering Offering Mudra: Interlace fingers (with hands back to back) so that the palms and fingers face upwards.Vajra Mudra Third homage to all Dharma Protectors.

bring the mudra to touch upon the brow point before releasing. Recite the Fourfold Refuge Mantra: Namo Guru bei. refer to A Complete and Detailed Exposition on the True Buddha Tantra. Place the Offering Mudra in front of the chest. refer to A Complete and Detailed Exposition on the True Buddha Tantra. After the visualization. kan. bo ru lan ze lee. sa-er-wa. all past lineage gurus. dah-yah-mee. Armor Protection Form the Vajra Mudra before the forehead. and all dharma protectors.hand over the little finger of the left.) 6. Namo Dharma ye. (3 times) (For a detailed description of the Fourfold Refuge visualization and lineage empowerment. gu-ru la-na. Namo Sangha ye. then multiplying again to form a field. all Buddhas. 5.) Recite the Offering Verse: Mount Meru together with the Four Continents. man-cha-la. (For a detailed description of visualization of Mandala Offering. Visualization: Visualize the offerings at the altar multiplying to first form a row. Namo Buddha ye. Fourfold Refuge Visualization: Visualize the Root Guru. Transform into precious treasures to offer to the Buddhas. Dharma. eight Personal Deities of True Buddha School. back to back. past lineage gurus. May the immeasurable merits arisen from these treasures Quickly remove negative karma to realize Buddhahood. nee-lee-yeh. all Bodhisattvas and Mahasattvas. ee-da-mooh. Manipulate the ring fingers so that they stand vertically. Recite the mantra: Om. and multiplying once more to fill all space. and Sanghas merging into a great white light that empowers one. (7 times) 4 . da-ta-ga-da. Recite the Offering Mantra: Om. sun and moon. Dedicate this spacefilling offering to the Root Guru. all Buddhas in all times and directions.

a supreme mantra. heart. Namo Sanghaya. visualize the dharma protector at one’s shrine transforming into four bodies that guard one in the front. the Medicine Crystal Light King Buddha. the Ten Billion Vajra Treasury Buddhas. the Merit Retaining Jewel King Buddha. the countless Vigor Jewel Crown Buddhas. To the South the Tree-Root Flower King Buddha. then to the throat. and purity. bliss.After the recitation. At the moment of releasing the mudra. right shoulder. identity. the Vajra Treasury Roaming Lion Buddha. a great wisdom mantra. the Supernatural Power Buddha. the Dharma Protector Buddha. the Precious Victory Buddha. All the countless Buddhas. Namo Maha Prajna Paramita. Namo Maha Prajna Paramita. Below. the Dharma Treasury Buddha. Namo Maha Prajna Paramita. 5 . Namo the Pure Light Secret Buddha. the Fifteen Thousand Buddhas. To the West the Spiritual Power Flower Blazing King Buddha. the Seven Past Buddhas. then back to the forehead. the Tranquil Moon Sound King Buddha. Namo Dharmaya. An affinity with the Pure Lands opens the Dharma Doors. an unequaled mantra. By engaging permanence. the Future Thousand Buddhas of this fortunate eon. the Fifteen Hundred Buddhas. Namo Buddhaya. Many Jewels Buddha. and the Fixed Light Buddha. the Universal Light Merit Mountain King Buddha. behind. The Buddhas of Six Directions: To the East the Precious Light Moon Palace Venerable Wonderful Voice King Buddha. the Five Hundred Flower Victory Buddhas. the Tranquil King Buddha with Lion’s Roar and Divine Speed. 7. a great spiritual mantra. Above. and to the right and left sides. Namo Maha Prajna Paramita. left shoulder. Recite the High King Avalokitesvara Sutra Namo Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva. bring the mudra to the brow point. the Sumeru Light King Buddha announced by Buddha. To the North the Moon Palace Purity Buddha. one is blessed with the Dharma.

the Supreme Medicine Bodhisattva. Namo the great wisdom Avalokitesvara. the observant Avalokitesvara.Shakyamuni Buddha. doh-deh-ye-ta. pee-lee-nee-deh. zhi-doh-ka-lee. Manjusri Bodhisattva. ga-mee-nee. Chanting this sutra continually. and freed from all the many kinds of sufferings. so-ha. Recite the Root Guru (Padmakumara) Heart Mantra (108 times) 10. ka-ka-nah. the noble Avalokitesvara. a-mi-lee-doh pek-ga-lan-deh. All beings in the Central Realm. jen-len-chen-deh. kyo-ho-kyo-ho-deh. and those in the Pure Lands. affording them equanimity and peace. (7 times) 9. the Seven World-Honored Buddhas recite this mantra: Lee-poh-lee-poh-deh. shower limitless compassion upon all beings. By constantly invoking this sutra. the billions of Clear Cool Treasure Mountain Bodhisattvas. ami-lee-doh seh-dan-poh-pee. while moving upon the Earth and through the Heavens. Amitabha Buddha. Samantabhadra Bodhisattva. a-mi-lee-doh-poh-pee. a-mi-lee-doh pek-ga-landoh. the Medicine King Bodhisattva. nee-ah-la-deh. mo-ho-kya-deh. Mudra and Visualization 6 . the Universal Light Venerable King Tathagata Bodhisattva. Akasagarbha Bodhisattva. Maitreya Buddha. so-ha. that they might cultivate day and night. one is liberated from the suffering of birth and death. Recite the Rebirth Mantra Na-mo a-mi-doh-poh-ye. the expansively-minded Avalokitesvara. Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva. doh-ta-ga-doh-ye. toh-loh-nee-deh. (7 times) 8. Akshobhya Buddha.

Extend the index fingers so they point to the sky at an angle. he holds a vajra scepter in his right hand.Padmasambhava Vajra Mudra: Cross the hands. This nectar eradicates all transgressions. Press the thumbs upon the middle and ring fingers of each hand respectively so that they clench.” emitting great pink light. and demonic interferences. A moon disc rises from the ocean into the sky. Visualization: First empty the mind. sicknesses. (2) The seed syllable inside the moon disc revolves and transforms into Padmasambhava. si-ba-wa. Recite the Padmasambhava Heart Mantra 7 . Chant the Emptiness Mantra: Om. da-er-ma. (3 times) Sanskrit SEH syllable (1) Above an expanse of ocean is a stretch of clear sunny sky. Hold the mudra at chest level. (3) Visualize the nectar transforming into a brilliant white light that travels in an arc to enter and empower one. and a nectar-and-jewels filled skull cup in his left hand. Inside the moon disc is the red Sanskrit seed syllable “SEH. resulting in a state of great self-mastery. Sitting on a lotus moon disc. a trident vajra (three pronged staff) in the curve of his left elbow. 11. Hook the two little fingers onto each other. Padmasambhava’s body is pink and he wears a jewel crown. si-ba-wa. su-da. sa-er-wa. with the right hand in front of the left so that they are back to back. su-do-hang.

(7) Breathe in and out through both nostrils (as in 3). Visualize the left hand transforming into a vajra bell and the right hand into a vajra scepter. it ascends the left channel to exit the left nostril as dark light. sid-dhi. then returning to the dantian to enter both side channels. be-dza. beh-ma. transforming into red light. The tassel transforms into a “lotus hand” while the string threading through the beads transforms into a circle of inherent white light of Vajrasattva. hum. The mother bead or emblem transforms into the Many Jewels Buddha’s Stupa and the four sectional beads transform into the Four Heavenly Kings. exiting as dark light at both nostrils. visualize Padmasambhava appearing inside the bead and coming to the forefront. still as red light. gu-ru. (8) Breathe in through right nostril and out at the left (as in 1). (5) Breathe in through right nostril and out at the left (as in 1). (108 times) 12. still as red light. Here it becomes red light and descends the right channel to enter the left channel at the dantian. when a bead is moved. Nine Cycle Breathing and Entering Samadhi Nine Cycle Breathing: (1) Visualize white light entering the right nostril. (3) Visualize white light simultaneously entering both nostrils. descending down both side channels and entering the central channel at the dantian. ascending to the top [crown chakra]. During mantra chanting. then. (4) Breathe in through left nostril and out at the right (as in 2). it ascends the right channel to exit the right nostril as dark light. (9) Breathe in through left nostril and out at the right (as in 2). Entering of the Deity into Oneself (Ruwo Guan): 8 . Mantra: Om ah hum. (2) Visualize white light entering the left nostril.Visualization: Hold mala beads in front of the chest and move each bead with the thumb during chanting. then. seh. (6) Breathe in and out through both nostrils (as in 3). Here it becomes red light and descends the left channel to enter the right channel at the dantian.

9 .” Breath Counting Method: Mentally count one’s own inhalation and exhalation until arriving at the “stillness” condition of “no-thought. This light pearl enters through the crown opening to descend down one’s central channel. Upon reaching the heart chakra.(1) Visualize the Deity (in this practice. Release of Oneself into the Cosmic Consciousness (Woru Guan): Visualize oneself as the Deity. Emerging from Samadhi The procedure for emerging from Samadhi is a reversal of “Entering of the Deity into Oneself” and “Release of Oneself into the Cosmic Consciousness” as described in step 12. Padmasambhava) sitting atop one’s crown opening. Visualize one becoming the Deity. the light pearl rests atop the lotus at one’s heart chakra. Chief Holder of Light. Both the shrine and the universe are radiating great light. This process is known as “alternating cessation with visualization/observation” or “dual employment of cessation and visualization/observation. Praise Verse: Padmasambhava. (4) The Deity at the heart chakra lotus gradually enlarges until becoming exactly the same size as one. The light pearl ascends the central channel to exit through the crown opening and transforms back into the Deity. You appear whenever called upon. and the ocean of light. the cosmic consciousness. Great Lineage Guru. One emerges from Samadhi. If one is not able to release the self. release the self and enter the Void again. The Deity then contracts to rest upon the heart chakra lotus and transforms into a light pearl. Release the self completely by entering and merging with the Void. There is no separation between one and the Deity. Visualize oneself emerging from the Void to return to one’s body. After achieving a clear visualization. immediately visualize oneself as the Deity again. release oneself into the Cosmos. 13. ascending the central channel and entering into the Void and merging into the cosmic ocean of great light. (2) Inside one’s body. The cosmic consciousness is one’s own consciousness. On the moon disc is the Deity’s seed syllable radiating light. the lotus located at the central channel at the heart chakra opens up to reveal a moon disc. (3) Visualize the Deity at one’s crown transform into a light pearl the size of a grain of rice.” Then.

gu-ru. Dedication May my great resolve to cultivate Enable me to quickly attain the realization of Padmasambhava. so-ha. (Guru Padmasambhava Heart Mantra) Om ah hum. so-ha. so-ha. (Padmakumara Bodhisattva Heart Mantra) Deh-yah-tah. ha ha ha. pun-lah-moh lin-toh-lin. so-ha. jum-bah-lah. (3 times) 16. chan-lan chah-nah-yeh. sid-dhi. gu-ru-bei. (Medicine Buddha Heart Mantra) 15. wei sam-mo-yeh. mani padme hum. lian-sheng sid-dhi hum. 10 . beh-ma. (Maha Cundi Bodhisattva Heart Mantra) Om. seh. I will help all beings arrive at the Buddha Realm. om. (Yellow Jambhala Heart Mantra) Om ah hum. be-dza. so-ha. ah-mee-deh-wah-seh. la-dzasah-mo-kyah-doh-heh. (Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva Heart Mantra) Om. Recite the Buddha’s Name Namo the 36 trillion 119 thousand and 500 Amitabha Buddhas. 14. ah-ha-sa-sa-ma-ha. (Amitabha Buddha Heart Mantra) Om. beh-ka-dzee-yah. hum. (Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva Mantra that Removes Fixed Karma) Om. beh-ka-dzee-yah. Chant the Principal Heart Mantras Om. By becoming one with him. zhun-tee. May all who uphold the name of Amitabha Buddha Be born together in the Pure Land of His Western Paradise.Instill light into our hearts And eternally guard the mind of Bodhicitta. (Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva Heart Mantra) Om. dze-lee dzu-lee. ma-ha beh-ka-dzee-yah.

sa-er-wa. refer to A Complete and Detailed Exposition on the True Buddha Tantra. be-dza sah-do deh-nu-pah-deh-cha.Repaying the Fourfold Generosity from above. be-dza. an-nu-la-do mi-bah-wa. gu-ru hum. dedicate the merits of this practice to the Root Guru. all negative forces will retreat. and blazing circle of fire. Upon seeing the Buddha. ________ (your name). ma-ha sa-ma-ya. (3 times) 18. And thus free all who suffer. see-li-yam. soo-poo ka-yu mi-bah-wa. Great Homage Using Visualization (same as step 3) 19. Then say: “May all supplications be completely fulfilled. Recite the Hundred Syllable Mantra Om. sa-er-wa. bu lin. while the lotus flower itself represents wisdom. ji-tamoo. (For a detailed description of dedication. The crossed vajra scepters represent strength. ma-mee mun-cha. be-dza. With this visualization of the crossed vajra scepters. soo-cha-mi. and ring the vajra bell while shouting: “Wun!” As you shout “Wun. never enter nirvana. zhe-jo mi-bah-wa. Use your vajra scepter to draw a circle three times in the space above and visualize that you are drawing a blazing circle of fire. May all hindrances be removed.” Visualize a patch of darkness in front of you (symbolizing negative forces). (3 times) Om Mani Padme Hum. sah-do sa-ma-ya. bah-ga-wan. And may I develop the qualities of Buddhahood. remain in samsara. sa-er-wa. pei. 11 . Recite the Completion Mantra Om. hum. May I be liberated from the cycle of birth and death. mi-bu-la-ya-cha. lotus flower. I. ha-ha-ha-ha-hoh.) 17. The blazing light signifies totality and completion. be-dzi-ba-wa. and forever turn the dharma wheel. sah-do-ah. da-ta-ga-ta. And aiding those who suffer in the Three Paths below. May the Root Guru always be healthy. Then raise the vajra scepter. May everyone be healthy. point it towards the patch of darkness.” visualize the darkness retreating and in its place are two vajra scepters in the form of a cross appearing above a lotus flower. and may all circumstances become auspicious. sid-di. free of hindrances. soo-do ka-yu mi-bah-wa. strong in cultivation. ka-er-ma. The crossed vajra scepters above a lotus represent protection and defeat of the negative forces. ma-nu bah-la-ya. surrounded by the blazing circle of fire.

12 . End of Practice: May all endeavors be auspicious. then cross hands and snap thumbs and middle fingers.Dismissal: Clap twice.

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