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This sadhana was compiled and translated from traditional sources by Lama
Kunga Thartse Rinpoche in 2001, formatted by \olfgang Saumweber in 2/2004.
In the most holy Guru who is the quintessence of the qualities and deeds of
the body, voice and mind of all the Tathagatas abiding in the ten directions
and three times, the source of the eighty-four thousand articles of the Doc-
trine and Master of the Noble Assemblies and all living beings, equal to the
bounds of space, from this time forth until the essence of Enlightenment is
reached steadfastly take refuge in that venerable Root Guru and in the Holy
Masters of the lineage; take refuge in the blessed Accomplished Buddhas;
take refuge in the Holy Teachings; take refuge in the Noble Assemblies.
(Thus recite as many times as possible and then with folded hands say.)
In the Guru and Three Precious Gems I bow down and take refuge; may you
bless me in all my lifetimes.
(Imagine that the objects of refuge dissolve into light which is absorbed into your-
For the sake of all living beings I must attain to the stage of a Perfectly
Enlightened One; for that purpose, I am practicing the Kurukulle Sadhana.
(Recite three times.)
I instantly manifest as Kuiukulle. In my heait fiom the lette RAM aiises a sun
oisc. On top of this is the ieo lettei HRIH: Fiom it light iays issue, invoking the
Goooess Kuiukulle with the Guiu in the foim of Amitabha aooining the heao of
OM VAJRA SAMAJAH
NAMO KURUKULLE BHYAH
OM KURUKULE SAPARIWARA / OM VAJRA PUSHPE AH HUM / OM
VAJRA DHUPE AH HUM / OM VAJRA ALOKE AH HUM / OM VAJRA
GANDHE AH HUM / OM VAJRA NAIVIDYE AH HUM / OM VAJRA
SHABDA AH HUM.
In the Triple Gem I take refuge, and confess individually all sins. I rejoice
in the virtuous deeds of all beings, and keep in mind the Enlightenment of
the Buddhas. In Buddha, Dharma and the Excellent Assembly I take refuge
until Enlightenment is reached. In order to accomplish my own and others'
aims, I produce the Enlightenment Thought, I invite all beings. I practice
the pleasing and excellent conduct of the Enlightened and dedicate this
merit that all beings may achieve Enlightenment.
(Recite three times.)
(All Dharmas within the dual vision dissolve into shunata.)
Out of shunyata, in the centei suiiounoeo by the eight cem-
eteiies fiom the lettei 0!-appeais a ieo lotus with eight
petals. In its centei fiom the lettei 2!-appeais the foim of
a sunoisc. Upon this the lettei (2)(appeais ano fiom this
many light iays in the foim of iopes ano hooks issue foith
to make offeiings to the Noble Ones. All sentient beings
become the Goooess. Light iays ietuin ano absoib into the
Then I become the Goooess Kuiukulle, ieo in coloi, with one face ano
foui hanos. The fist two hanos holo stietcheo fiom the iight eai a bow
ano aiiow maoe fiom utpala ßoweis. The secono iight hano holoing a hook,
hooks all thiee woilos ano the secono left hano holos a lasso maoe of utpala
ßoweis. My mouth, with shoit fangs is both smiling ano wiathful. With thiee eyes
ano aooineo with two beautiful bieasts I have the youthful foim of a sixteen yeai
olo; smoky coloieo haii stanoing stiaight up, aooineo with the fve skulls in the
natuie of the fve iaces. I am aooineo with a necklace of ffty fiesh heaos ano the
fve oinaments of bone. I am weaiing a tigeiskin skiit ano stano, facing left, on an
oiange-coloieo oeao booy. My left leg is stietcheo oownwaio, while on the thigh
the toes of the cuiveo iight leg is piessing in the half lotus position in the miost
of a beautiful ciicle of sun iays. Visible, but not solio, like the
foim of Maya, on my foieheao is the lettei /-, on the thioat
!(, ano on the heait (5-. In the centei of the heait on top of
a sun oisc is a ieo utpala ßowei. In its centei is anothei sun oisc
with the ieo lettei (2)(. Fiom this many light iays issue foith
fiom the cave of Kuiukulle invoking the Goooess Kuiukulle
suiiounoeo by an unimagineable numbei of Buoohas ano
(The Deities are absorbed nondually into yourself when you say.)
Again, iays of light shine foith fiom the syllable (2)(within my heait to invite
the fve Deities of Conseciation, togethei with theii ietinues.
(Then seek their consecration.)
I iequest All the Tathagatas to bestow upon me theii conseciation.
(And as they speak, the Deities consecrate one by pouring upon one´s head water
from a vase. One´s body becomes flled and all impurities cleansed, as the water over-
fows, Amitabha Buddha appears to adorn the crown of one´s head.)
Gauii holos the 'sign of gentle cieatuies'; Cauii holos 'victoiy ovei Maias'; Vetali
holos 'watei' in hano; Ghasmaii caiiies 'meoicine'; Pukkasi holos a 'vajia' in hano;
Shavaii holos 'tonic'; Canoali beats a 'oamaiu'. They make offeiings to the Goo-
oess. They make offeiings to the Goooess while, impassioneo by gieat passion,
Dombini embiaces hei booy.
Away fiom all mantias ano letteis theie is not even souno, ciicle oi mino. This
itself is the gieatest bliss, wheie theie is no self ano no otheis.
Out of the state of emptiness appeais a 9!-fiom which aiises a blue aii manoala
in the shape of a bow-maikeo with banneis. On top of this fiom 2!-aiises a ieo
fie manoala, tiiangulai in shape, ano maikeo with buining ßames. On top of this
fiom ! aiises a white skull-cup with thiee segment lines, placeo with the foieheao
facing one. Upon this fiom ! aiises a moon oisc, ano upon this in the east fiom
'/aiises cow's ßesh; in the south fiom +5aiises oog's ßesh; in the west fiom
$!aiises hoise's ßesh; in the noith fiom (!aiises elephant's ßesh; in the centei
fiom .!aiises human ßesh. Again, on top of each of these ßeshes aie: in the east
fiom "(25-aiises exciement; in the south fiom !-aiises the ieo element; in
the west fiom *2)-aiises the white element; in the noith fiom +(!-aiises the
cleai pait of 'gieat meat'; in the centei fiom (5-aiises uiine. On top of each of
these aie: in the east aiises "(25-which iepiesents the Miiioi-like Wisoom; in
the south aiises !-, the Wisoom of Equality; in the west aiises *2)-, the
Wisoom of Disciimination; in the noith aiises +(!-, the Wisoom of Accom-
plishment; in the centei aiises (5-, the Wisoon of the Dhaimaohatu.
In an anticlockwise oiiection aiouno (half) the peiimetei of the moon oisc aie: !
!())(55(2)2)(,),)(%!)/!5!-!(; while in a clockwise oiiection
(aiouno the othei half) aie: +!+(!'!'(!.'!#!#(!*!*(!.9!4!
In the space above these is a white /-, seen in an inveiteo position. On top of
this fiom 2!-aiises a sun oisc. On top of this fiom (5-aiises a white, fve-
piongeo vajia, maikeo in the centei with a (5-. Fiom the (5-in the vajia's
centei, light iays issue oo oownwaios ano touch the banneis of the aii manoala.
The aii is stiiieo causing the fie to blaze up. The fve ßeshes ano fve nectais boil
ano oissolve into light. Steam iises touching the OM ano the (5-in the vajia's
centei, which causes nectai to fall. Again, fiom the (5-light light iays issue
in the ten oiiections. Fiom the heaits of all the Tathagatas, the nectai of puie
Tianscenoental Knowleoge, in the foim of Heiuka with two hanos, gatheis ano is
absoibeo into the (5-in the vajia's centei. As a iesult of this, the vajia becomes
heavy. Then the vajia, along with the sun oisc ano /-fall into the skull-cup.
Having oissolveo into light, they become insepaiable fiom the foimei nectai. It
becomes a gieat ocean of nectai the coloi, smell, taste, ano potency of which is as
(Thus, as one says this three times, the nectar is blessed. Having taken the nectar
with the ring fnger of the left hand, taste it. Imagine that the Deities drink it through
the hollow tubes of their vajra-tongues, and are satisfed with bliss.)
(Vhen taking the nectar say.)
On the sun in one's heait the lettei HRIH is suiiounoeo by the mantia iosaiy,
which is like a buttei lamp iosaiy. Fiom that many light iays issue out ano biing
back all the powei, etc. All the qualities of the Buoohas ano Boohisattvas ano the
meiitoiious beings' life, meiits ano all poweis come in the foim of ieo light ano
absoib into oneself.
OM KURUKULLE HRIH SVAHA
(Recite as much as one can.)
BHAGAVATI, may you bestow on me and all sentient beings all the common
and excellent siddhis. From one's heart light comes forth - the lotus and
sundisc dissolve into light and absorb into oneself.
During all life times, may I not be separated from the perfect Lama, and
may I enjoy the glory of Dharma. Having completed the stages, path and
wisdom, may I quickly attain the stage of Kurukulle.
formatted by Wolfgang Saumweber in 2/2004. 2 .This sadhana was compiled and translated from traditional sources by Lama Kunga Thartse Rinpoche in 2001.
invoking the Goddess Kurukulle with the Guru in the form of Amitabha adorning the head of the Goddess. In order to accomplish my own and others' aims. take refuge in the blessed Accomplished Buddhas. from this time forth until the essence of Enlightenment is reached steadfastly take refuge in that venerable Root Guru and in the Holy Masters of the lineage. (Imagine that the objects of refuge dissolve into light which is absorbed into yourself. Dharma and the Excellent Assembly I take refuge until Enlightenment is reached.) Offerings I instantly manifest as Kurukulle.Refuge and Bodhichitta In the most holy Guru who is the quintessence of the qualities and deeds of the body. I invite all beings. (Thus recite as many times as possible and then with folded hands say:) In the Guru and Three Precious Gems I bow down and take refuge. OM VAJRA SAMAJAH NAMa GURUBHYAH NAMa KURUKULLE BHYAH OM KURUKULE SAPARIWARA / OM VAJRA PUSHPE AH HUM / OM VAJRA DHUPE AH HUM / OM VAJRA ALOKE AH HUM / OM VAJRA GANDHE AH HUM / OM VAJRA NAIVIDYE AH HUM / OM VAJRA SHABDA AH HUM. In Buddha. (Recite three times. take refuge in the Noble Assemblies.) 3 . On top of this is the red letter HRIH: From it light rays issue.) For the sake of all living beings I must attain to the stage of a Perfectly Enlightened One. (Recite three times. may you bless me in all my lifetimes. I rejoice in the virtuous deeds of all beings. the source of the eighty-four thousand articles of the Doctrine and Master of the Noble Assemblies and all living beings. I produce the Enlightenment Thought. equal to the bounds of space. Seven-Limb Prayer In the Triple Gem I take refuge. In my heart from the lette RAM arises a sun disc. take refuge in the Holy Teachings. and keep in mind the Enlightenment of the Buddhas. voice and mind of all the Tathagatas abiding in the ten directions and three times. I practice the pleasing and excellent conduct of the Enlightened and dedicate this merit that all beings may achieve Enlightenment. I am practicing the Kurukulle Sadhana. and confess individually all sins. for that purpose.
surrounded by an unimagineable number of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. in the center surrounded by the eight cemeteries from the letter PAM appears a red lotus with eight petals. hooks all three worlds and the second left hand holds a lasso made of utpala flowers. All sentient beings become the Goddess. In its center is another sun disc ~. like the form of Maya. smoky colored hair standing straight up. My mouth. Mayall not be separated from the bliss that is sorrowless. with short fangs is both smiling and wrathful.Four Immeasurables May all living beings have happiness and the cause of happiness. I am adorned with a necklace of fifty fresh heads and the five ornaments of bone. red in color. Upon this the letter HRIH appears and from this many light rays in the form of ropes and hooks issue forth to make offerings to the Noble Ones.) Out of shunyata. (The Deities are absorbed nondually into yourself when you say:) JAH HUM BAM HOH 4 . I am wearing a tigerskin skirt and stand. Visualization OM SHUNYATA JNANA VAJRA SVABHAVAATMAKO 'HAM (All Dharmas within the dual vision dissolve into shunata. May all leave attachment and hatred toward near ones and far by living with equanimity. From this many light rays issue forth " from the cave of Kurukulle invoking the Goddess Kurukulle . Mayall be apart from sorrow and the cause of sorrow. OM VAJRASAMAJAH OM KURUKULLE SAPARWARA OM VAJRAPUSHPE AH HUM etc.sii~ with the red letter HRIH. on my forehead is the letter OM. but not solid. Light rays return and absorb into the letter HRIH. adorned with the five skulls in the nature of the five races. With three eyes and adorned with two beautiful breasts I have the youthful form of a sixteen year old. and on the heart HUM. while on the thigh the toes of the curved right leg is pressing in the half lotus position in the midst of a beautiful circle of sun rays.. In the center of the heart on top of a sun disc is a red utpala flower. on an orange-colored dead body. The second right hand holding a hook.. Visible.. Then I become the Goddess Kurukulle... on the throat AH.'-""'-. with one face and four hands. facing left. My left leg is stretched downward. The first two hands hold stretched from the right ear a bow and arrow made from utpala flowers. In its center from the letter RAM appears the form of a sundisc.
as the water overflows. the 5 . On top of this from A arises a white skull-cup with three segment lines. circle or mind. They make offerings to the Goddess while. in the center from NA arises human flesh. OM VAJRA AMRITA KUNDALI HANA HANA HUM HUM HUM PHAT SVAHA OMSVABHABASHUDDHAHSARVADHARMAHSVABHABASHUDDHO'HAM Inner Offering Out of the state of emptiness appears a YAM from which arises a blue air mandala in the shape of a bow. On top of each of these are: in the east arises BHRUM which represents the Mirror-like Wisdom. Amitabha Buddha appears to adorn the crown of one's head.Consecration Again. Dombini embraces her body. Candali beats a 'damaru'. on top of each of these fleshes are: in the east from BHRUM arises excrement. together with their retinues. triangular in shape. in the west arises JRIM. They make offerings to the Goddess. Away from all mantras and letters there is not even sound. in the west from DA arises horse's flesh.) Gauri holds the 'sign of gentle creatures'. (Say:) OM VAJRA SAMAJAH OM PANCAKULA SAPARIVARA OM VAJRA PUSHPE AH HUM etc. Upon this from A arises a moon disc. the Wisdom of Equality. in the south arises AM. Pukkasi holds a 'vajra' in hand. in the south from KU arises dog's flesh. rays of light shine forth from the syllable HRIH within my heart to invite the five Deities of Consecration. where there is no self and no others. This itself is the greatest bliss. and marked with burning flames. the Deities consecrate one by pouring upon one's head water from a vase. placed with the forehead facing one. in the center from HUM arises urine. in the north from KHAM arises the clear part of'great meat'. in the south from AM arises the red element. in the west from JRIM arises the white element. and upon this in the east from GO arises cow's flesh. Again. in the north from HA arises elephant's flesh. Shavari holds 'tonic'. Ghasmari carries 'medicine'. (Then seek their consecration:) I request All the Tathagatas to bestow upon me their consecration.marked with banners. OM VAJRIBHAVA ABHISHINCA HUM (And as they speak. Cauri holds 'victory over Maras'. Vetali holds 'water' in hand. One's body becomes filled and all impurities cleansed. On top of this from RAM arises a red fire mandala. impassioned by great passion.
J'l'~'Cj In the space above these is a white OM. In an anticlockwise direction around (half) the perimeter of the moon disc are: A AH I IH U UH RI RIH LI LIH E AI 0 AU AM AH. along with the sun disc and OM fall into the skull-cup. From the hearts of all the Tathagatas. The air is stirred causing the fire to blaze up. in the form of Heruka with two hands. they become inseparable from the former nectar. and are satisfied with bliss. the nectar of pure Transcendental Knowledge. in the north arises KHAM. from the HUM light light rays issue in the ten directions. Having dissolved into light. the vajra becomes heavy. As a result of this.i·~·~~·~·~~·~·~·~·~-~~rtt·fb'lg 'lf1·'IT~·z:. seen in an inverted position. marked in the center with a HUM. in the center arises HUM. It becomes a great ocean of nectar the color. the Wisdon of the Dharmadhatu. OM AH HUM HA HO HRIH (Thus. light rays issue do downwards and touch the banners of the air mandala.. On top of this from HUM arises a white.o-t lU1'~'04''1414'f~'7'~1 17'i. gathers and is absorbed into the HUM in the vajra's center. taste. taste it. Again. while in a clockwise direction (around the other half) are: KA KHA GA GHA NGA CA CHA JA JHA NYA TA THA DA DHA NA TA THA DA DHA NA PA PHA BA BHA MA YA RA LA VA SHA SHHA SA HA KSHA. Steam rises touching the OM and the HUM in the vajra's center. Having taken the nectar with the ringfinger of the left hand. From the HUM in the vajra's center. fivepronged vajra.Wisdom of Discrimination. as one says this three times.l~·a5·!(·~l~·~·r·~·f lq'~'~' ~. Then the vajra. smell. fb'I·tS'. the Wisdom of Accomplishment. Imagine that the Deities drink it through the hollow tubes of their vajra-tongues. On top of this from RAM arises a sun disc. The five fleshes and five nectars boil and dissolve into light. which causes nectar to fall.) (When taking the nectar say:) OM SARVATATHAGATA AMRITA SVADANA VAJRA SVABHAVA ATMAKOHAM 6 . and potency of which is as one desires. the nectar is blessed.
merits and all powers come in the form of red light and absorb into oneself. All the qualities of the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas and the meritorious beings' life. From one's heart light comes forth . may I quickly attain the stage of Kurukulle.the lotus and sun disc dissolve into light and absorb into oneself.may you bestow on me and all sentient beings all the common and excellent siddhis. may I not be separated from the perfect Lama. which is like a butter lamp rosary. OM KURUKULLE HRIH SVAHA (Recite as much as one can. and may I enjoy the glory of Dharma. From that many light rays issue out and bring back all the power. 7 . During all life times. path and wisdom.) Dedication BHAGAVATI. Having completed the stages.Mantra Recitation On the sun in one's heart the letter HRIH is surrounded by the mantra rosary. etc.