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A SHORT SADHANA OF WHITE HERUKA LONGEVITY PRACTICE

According to the pure and unbroken lineage tradition of the Gelug masters of Tibetan Buddhism. Composed by Jetsun Ngul.chu Dharmabhadra (1772 1851 C.E.)

This sadhana practice is intended only for those people who have received this White Heruka Highest Yoga Tantra initiation from a qualified Lama.

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Table of Contents
PREAMBLE...................................................................................................................................................... 1 ACTUAL SADHANA PRACTICE ............................................................................................................... 1 Taking Refuge and Generating Bodhichitta ............................................................................................ 1 Transforming ordinary clear light of death into the Dharmakaya ...................................................... 1 Transforming ordinary bardo into the Samboghakaya ......................................................................... 1 Transforming ordinary rebirth into the Nirmanakaya .......................................................................... 2 Inviting the Wisdom beings and Empowering Deities.......................................................................... 2 Presenting Outer Offerings to Oneself as White Heruka Yab-Yum .................................................... 2 Presenting the Inner Offering to Oneself as White Heruka Yab-Yum ................................................ 2 Praise to Oneself as White Heruka Yab-Yum ......................................................................................... 2 Longevity Practice....................................................................................................................................... 3 Mantra Recitation........................................................................................................................................ 3 The Torma Offering (optional if not doing retreat) ........................................................................................ 4 Blessing the Torma Offering...................................................................................................................... 4 Inviting the Guests of the Torma Offering .............................................................................................. 4 Offering the Torma to White Heruka Yab-Yum ..................................................................................... 4 Presenting Outer Offerings to White Heruka Yab-Yum ....................................................................... 4 Presenting the Inner Offering to White Heruka Yab-Yum ................................................................... 4 Praise and Request to White Heruka. ...................................................................................................... 4 Departure of the Guests of the Torma Offering...................................................................................... 4 (End of Optional Section) .................................................................................................................................. 4 Dedication .................................................................................................................................................... 5 Prayer for Auspiciousness ......................................................................................................................... 5 Colophon.......................................................................................................................................................... 6 Endnotes........................................................................................................................................................... 6

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PREAMBLE
NAMO GURU PARA SUKHA SHUKAYA This is how the sadhana is practised according to special teachings which Buddha Manjushri gave directly to Lama Je Tsong Khapa.

ACTUAL SADHANA PRACTICE


Taking Refuge and Generating Bodhichitta

At all times I take refuge In the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha In all the Three Vehicles In the Dakinis of secret mantra yoga, In the Heroes, Heroines and Empowering Goddesses, In the great beings, the Bodhisattvas, And above all, at all times, I take refuge in my Vajra Master. I myself will become Heruka, For the sake of all beings, And then I will lead all beings To Heruka's supreme state.
(3x)

Transforming ordinary clear light of death into the Dharmakaya

OM SUNYATA JNANA VAJRA SVABHAVA ATMAKO HAM All phenomena become empty in nature
Transforming ordinary bardo into the Samboghakaya

Within the state of emptiness a white lotus and sun-disc appear. The nature of my own mind arises in the form of a white HUM H and red HRIH1 h. Light shining from these syllables serves the two purposes. The light returns.

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Transforming ordinary rebirth into the Nirmanakaya

I transform into glorious White Heruka. I have one face and two hands. I hold two red vases filled with nectar. I embrace my consort, red Vajrayogini, who is seated on my lap. She has one face and two hands. She holds two white skullcups filled with nectar. We are both adorned with silks, bone ornaments, and jewels. I am sitting in the vajra position and she is in the lotus position.
Inviting the Wisdom beings and Empowering Deities

Light shines from the OM , AH A, and HUM H at our three places, inviting Wisdom beings, who are identical to ourselves, and the Empowering Deities. OM VAJRA SAMADZA DZA HUM BAM HOH The Wisdom beings become one with the commitment beings. The Empowering Deities confer the empowerment. As White Heruka, my crown becomes adorned by red Amitabha Buddha2.
Presenting Outer Offerings to Oneself as White Heruka Yab-Yum

OM CHAKRASAMVARA SAPARIWARA ARGHAM PRATICCHA HUM SVAHA OM CHAKRASAMVARA SAPARIWARA PADHYAM PRATICCHA HUM SVAHA OM CHAKRASAMVARA SAPARIWARA PSHPE PRATICCHA HUM SVAHA OM CHAKRASAMVARA SAPARIWARA DHUPE PRATICCHA HUM SVAHA OM CHAKRASAMVARA SAPARIWARA DIPE PRATICCHA HUM SVAHA OM CHAKRASAMVARA SAPARIWARA GANDHE PRATICCHA HUM SVAHA

(water for drinking) (water for washing) (flowers) (incense) (light) (perfume)

OM CHAKRASAMVARA SAPARIWARA NAIVIDHYA PRATICCHA HUM SVAHA (food) OM CHAKRASAMVARA SAPARIWARA SHABDA PRATICCHA HUM SVAHA
Presenting the Inner Offering to Oneself as White Heruka Yab-Yum
(music)

OM CHAKRASAMVARA SAPARIWARA OM AH HUM


Praise to Oneself as White Heruka Yab-Yum Your wondrously beautiful body, adorned with all the marks of a Buddha, fills the beholder with insatiable awe. Your glorious speech contains the sixty melodies of Brahma. Your mind displays the highest wisdom, compassion, and power of all the Buddhas. I praise these three secrets of the glorious Heruka Chakrasamvara.

A Short Sadhana Of White Heruka Longevity Practice

Longevity Practice

In my heart is a sun-disc above which is a red vase filled with nectar. Inside the vase is a white five-pronged vajra. In the centre of this vajra is a horizontal moon-disc. On top of this is the essence of my own mind in the form of a white HUM H. The HUM H is encircled by the white mantra OM HRIH HA HA HUM HUM PEY

<-: d-d-d'->-Sf
In the centre of the tigl 1 of the HUM H syllable, sits my guru in the form of White Heruka YabYum. Light shines out from the heart of Guru White Heruka Yab-Yum. The light then returns, carrying the dazzling life-extending essences of all the samsaric realms and beyond. The light dissolves into the vases and skullcups held by Guru White Heruka Yab-Yum, increasing the nectar. Nectar flows from the vases, skullcups, and the joined organs of the Guru White Heruka YabYum, cleansing the HUM H, which is the essence of my own mind, and purifying all my sicknesses, dns, unwholesome karmas and obscurations. The nectar renews my own life forces that were diminished and dispersed. I achieve the siddhi of deathlessness.
Mantra Recitation3

OM HRIH HA HA HUM HUM PEY TSEY LA SUNG SHIK SVAHA

<-: d-d-d'->-Sf-W-`-~Ec-aC-d
(7x, 21x or as much as you wish)

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The Torma Offering (optional if not doing retreat)


Blessing the Torma Offering

OM AH HUM HA HO HRI
(3x)

Inviting the Guests of the Torma Offering


(Do flaming mudra) PHAIM

Light shines from the HUM the space before me.

H syllable in my heart inviting glorious White Heruka Yab-Yum into

They partake of the offering by drawing up the essence of the torma through a straw-like tube of vajra light.
Offering the Torma to White Heruka Yab-Yum

OM CHAKRASAMVARA VETA SAPARIWARA IDAM BALIMTA KHA KHA KHAHI KHAHI


(3x or 7x, with lotus-turning mudra)

Presenting Outer Offerings to White Heruka Yab-Yum

OM CHAKRASAMVARA SAPARIWARA ARGHAM PRATICCHA HUM SVAHA OM CHAKRASAMVARA SAPARIWARA PADHYAM PRATICCHA HUM SVAHA OM CHAKRASAMVARA SAPARIWARA PSHPE PRATICCHA HUM SVAHA OM CHAKRASAMVARA SAPARIWARA DHUPE PRATICCHA HUM SVAHA OM CHAKRASAMVARA SAPARIWARA DIPE PRATICCHA HUM SVAHA OM CHAKRASAMVARA SAPARIWARA GANDHE PRATICCHA HUM SVAHA

(water for drinking) (water for washing) (flowers) (incense) (light) (perfume)

OM CHAKRASAMVARA SAPARIWARA NAIVIDHYA PRATICCHA HUM SVAHA (food) OM CHAKRASAMVARA SAPARIWARA SHABDA PRATICCHA HUM SVAHA
Presenting the Inner Offering to White Heruka Yab-Yum
(music)

OM CHAKRASAMVARA SAPARIWARA OM AH HUM


Praise and Request to White Heruka.

Homage to Heruka whose glorious white colour resembles that of Mt. Kailash covered by clouds. Please grant me the excellent siddhis of long life for the benefit of Buddhadharma and all sentient beings.
Departure of the Guests of the Torma Offering OM VAJRA NANZA

The guests of the torma offering, White Heruka Yab-Yum, dissolve into me.

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Dedication

Through the merit generated by my requests, offerings, practice, and praises, Through Heruka's vast compassion, which is like a white cloud, And through his unending rain of blessings, May the resultant karma of performing this longevity practice ripen. In future lives may we always obtain a perfect human rebirth, The guidance of qualified Vajra Masters, And the opportunity to practise profound and extensive Dharma. May we eventually become spiritual guides for all sentient beings.
Prayer for Auspiciousness

May everything be auspicious. May we encounter all the favourable conditions provided by Gurus, Yidams, Dakas, Dakinis, Dharma Protectors, The precious jewel, the beneficent vase, The wish-fulfilling cow and the wish-fulfilling tree.

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Colophon
Authors Colophon This sadhana was compiled by Bhikku Ngulchu Dharmabhadra, who describes himself as "doing crazy things" according to the teachings of Lama Umapa Pawo Dorje, and of the All-Knower, His Holiness the second Dalai Lama, Gendun Gyatso; and of His Holiness the fifth Dalai Lama, Losang Gyatso; and of His Holiness the third Panchen Lama, Losang Yeshe; and of the Very Venerable Losang Tendzin Pel Zangpo. Translators Colophon This sadhana text was translated by the Ven. Zasep Tulku Rinpoche and edited by the Kinkara Yab, William Phelan. Gaden for the West Colophon
This english version of A Short Sadhana of White Heruka Longevity Practice is compiled from a variety of sources. Under the kind supervision of the Venerable 13th Zasep Tulku Rinpoche, this Gaden for the West (GFTW) version has been edited by Chuck Damov and formatted by Peter Lewis. Please forward editing suggestions / corrections to chuckdamov@yahoo.ca , and formatting suggestions / corrections to peterl@netidea.com . Updated versions will be available on the web. We dedicate any and all merit of this effort to the study and pure practice of the precious Vajrayana teachings.

Endnotes

HUM H and HRIH h are the seed syllables respectively of White Heruka and Red Vajrayogini. The HUM H is on the right.
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The nectar of empowerment fills one's body. The excess nectar accumulates on top of ones crown in the form of Amitabha Buddha The Tibetan words[after pey] Tsey la sung shik svaha mean protect the lifespan. They focus and intensify the life-extending powers of the Heruka mantra.
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