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Sadhana of Menla, Compiled from the Clear Expanse of Mind,
A Mind Treasure Found within the Sky of Dharma Texts and Called:

“A Stream of Lapis Lazuli”
A Medicine Buddha Sadhana



Sangye Menla
The Medicine Buddha
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INTRODUCTION TO THE PRACTICE

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Namo. Maha Bekandzeya. If they are available, arrange in front of a Menla thangka as many peaceful offerings as
you can, such as a mandala and so forth. In this way the accumulations are completed.

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If these are not available, it is enough to make mental offerings while imagining the front visualization in the sky—
nothing else is needed. Since this is the anutaratantra

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the practitioner need not refrain from meat and alcohol nor perform the rituals of purification, such as taking the
blessing of pure water. It is definitely necessary, however, to receive the empowerment and reading transmission for
this practice,

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as it belongs to the anutara tradition. Since it belongs to the Nyingma tradition, the self and
frontal visualizations are simultaneously generated; it is not necessary to create them separately.

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As it is chanted meditation of the Nyingma, your mind should meditate on the meaning of the words.
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THE SUPPLICATION
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NAMO BEKENDZE MAHA RADZAYE

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SÖ NAM YÖN TEN GYA TSÖI TER NGA ZHING
You are endowed with an oceanic treasury of qualities and merit;

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SAM GYI MI KHYAB THUG JEY JIN LAB KYI
By the blessing of your inconceivable compassion
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DRO WAY DUG NGAL DUNG WA ZHI DZE PA
You calm the suffering and torment of sentient beings.

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BEN DUR YA I Ö LA SÖL WA DEB
I supplicate you, Light of Lapis Lazuli.

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SHIN TU SER NA DRAK PÖ RAB CHING PE
Those bound by very intense greed
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YI DAG NE SU KYE WAY KYE WO YI
are born in the hungry ghost realm.

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CHÖ TSEN THÖ NA MIR KYE JIN PA GA
If they hear your name, they’re born human and take delight in your generosity.

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CHOM DEN MEN GYI LA LA SOL WA DEB
I supplicate you, victorious Menla.

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TSUL TRIM CHAL DANG ZHEN LA SHI TSÖN PE
Violating morality and abusing others,

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NYAL WAR KYE WAY DRO WA DI DAG GI
beings are born in the hell realms.
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CHÖ TSEN THÖ NA THŌ RI KYE WAR SUNG
Hearing your name, they’ll be born in the higher realms, it is said.

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MEN GYI GYAL PO DE LA SOL WA DEB
I supplicate you, King of Medicine.

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GANG DAG YEN DANG TRA MA DU MA YI
Whoever by repeated dissension and slander

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RAB TU JE CHING LÜ SOG TRAL WA DAG
creates deep schisms and takes life.

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CHÖ TSEN THÖ NA DE DAG TSE MI NÜ
Hearing your name, they cannot harm others.

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MEN GYI GYAL PO DE LA SOL WA DEB
I supplicate you, King of Medicine.

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TSEN LEG SER ZANG DRI ME NANG WA DANG
Excellent Name, Appearance of the Stainless Fine Gold,

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NYA NGEN ME CHOK PAL DANG CHÖ DRAK YANG
glorious Supreme One Free of Misery, Resounding Dharma Melody,

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NGÖN KHYEN GYAL PO DRA YANG GYAL PO DANG
King of Direct Knowledge, King of Melody,
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SHA KYAY GYAL PO NAM LA SOL WA DEB
and King of Shakyas, supplicate you all.

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JAM PAL KYAB DRÖL CHAG NA DORJE DZIN
Manjushri, Kyabdrol, and Vajrapani

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TSANG WANG GYA JIN CHOK ZHI GYAL PO ZHI
Brahma, Indra, the Four Kings of the Four Directions

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NÖ JIN DE PÖN CHEN PO CHU NYI SOG
the twelve great Yaksha chiefs, and others,

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KYIL KHOR YONG SU DZOG LA SOL WA DEB
I supplicate you, entire and perfect mandala.

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DE ZHIN SHEG PA DÜN GYI MÖN LAM DO
The Sutra of the Seven Tathagatas’ Aspirations,

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MEN GYI LHA YI DO DE NYI DANG NI
and the Sutra of the Medicine Buddha,

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KHEN CHEN ZHI WA TSÖ DZE ZHUNG LA SOG
the treatise by the great abbot Shantarakshita, and so forth

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DAM CHÖ LEG WAM TSOK LA SÖL WA DEB
I supplicate all the volumes of the genuine Dharma,
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BO DHI SA TO TRI SONG DEU TSEN SOG
Bodhisattva Shantarakshita, Trisong Deutsen, and others,

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LO PEN GYAL LÖN JANG CHUB SEM PA DANG
translators, scholars, kings, ministers, bodhisattvas,

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GYÜ PAY LAMA DAM PA THAM CHE DANG
and all genuine lamas of the lineage,

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CHÖ KYI WANG CHUK SOK LA SOL WA DEB
Powerful One of the Dharma, and others, I supplicate you.

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DE TAR SÖL WA TAB PAY JIN LAB KYI
Through the blessing of this supplication,

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NE KAB NE DANG JIG PA NA TSOK ZHI
may all variety of disease and dangers of this life be pacified.

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CHI TSE NGEN SONG JIG PA KÜN ZHI NE
At death, may all fear of the lower realms be allayed.

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DEWA CHEN DU KYE WAR JIN GYI LŌP
Grant your blessing that we are then born in Sukhavati.





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REFUGE AND RAISING BODHICHITTA

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NAMO KÖN CHOK SUM DANG TSA WA SUM
To the sources of refuge, the three jewels

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KYAB NE NAM LA KYAB SU CHI
and the three roots, I go for refuge.

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DRO KÜN SANG GYE LA GÖ CHIR
To establish all beings in Buddhahood,

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JANG CHUB CHOK TU SEM KYE DO
I awaken the mind of supreme enlightenment.
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(Repeat 3 times)

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KA DAG LONG NE TRÜL PA YI
From the expanse of primordial purity come forth

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NAM SA GANG WAY CHÖ PAY TRIN
clouds of offerings filling the earth and sky

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MAN DAL GYAL SI LHA MOR CHE
with mandalas, articles of royalty, and goddesses.


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ZE ME GYUR CHIK PU DZA HO
May they never be exhausted. PUD DZA HO.

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DRO KÜN DE DEN DUG NGAL DRAL
May all beings be happy and free of suffering.

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DE LE NYAM ME TANG NYOM SHOG
May their happiness not diminish. May they abide in equanimity.

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OM SOBHAWA SHUDDHA SARWA DHARMA SOBHAWA SHUDDHO HAM

THE VISUALIZATION

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TONG PA NYI DU GYUR
Everything becomes emptiness.

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TONG PAY NANG LE TONG SUM DI
From its depth, this triple universe becomes

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TA NA DUG GI PHO DRANG DU GYUR PAY NANG DU
the Exquisite Palace, where

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SENG GEI TRI PE DA SO SÖI TENG DU
on lion thrones, each with a lotus and moon disk on top

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RANG NYI DANG DÜN KYE KYI TSO WÖI SA BÖN HUNG TING KHA LE
Appear deep blue HUNGs, the seed syllable of myself and the main figure visualized in the front,

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MEN LA KU DOK BE DUR YA TA BU ÖZER TRO WAY KÜ CHEN
from which arises Menla, his body is the color of lapis lazuli and radiating light.

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CHÖ GÖ SUM GYI LUB PA
He is clothed in the three Dharma robes.

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CHAG YE CHOK JIN A RU RA DANG
His right hand in the mudra of supreme generosity holds an arura.
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YÖN NYAM ZHAG LHUNG ZE DZIN PA
His left hand in meditation mudra holds a begging bowl.

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TSEN PE DZOG SHING DORJE KYIL TRUNG GI ZHUK PA
With the major and minor marks complete, he sits in the vajra posture.

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KYE PAR DU DÜN KYE KYI DAB MA NAM LA
In particular, on the lotus petals of the front visualization

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THUB WANG LA SOG PAY SANG GYE DÜN DANG CHÖ PU TI
are the seven Buddhas, Shakyamuni and the others, and Dharma texts.

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DE GYAB SEM PA CHU DRUK
Surrounding them are the sixteen bodhisattvas,

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DE GYAB JIG TEN KYONG WA CHU DANG
surrounding them are the ten protectors of the world,

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DE PÖN CHEN PO CHU NYI SO SÖI KHOR DANG CHE PA
and the twelve great chiefs with their respective retinues.

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GO ZHI LA GYAL PO CHEN PO ZHI DANG CHE PAY
The Four Great Kings are at the four gates.

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NE SUM YI GE SUM DANG THŪG KAY HUNG LE Ö TRÖ PE
From the three syllables in their three places and the HUNG in their hearts, lights radiate,

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SHAR CHOK KYI SANG GYE SO SÖ ZHING KHAM NE
invoking from the eastern Buddha realms,

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YE SHE PA PAG TU ME PA CHEN DRANG NE DAG DÜN NAM LA THIM PAR GYUR
countless wisdom deities which dissolve into myself and the one visualized in front.

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HUNG MEN LA CHE GYE LHA TSOK MA LÜ NAM
HUNG. The eight Menla brothers and all deities without exception

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NE DIR CHEN DREN JIN CHEN AB DU SÖL
I invite here to this place. Please rain upon us your great blessings.

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KAL DEN DE DEN DAG LA WANG CHOK KUR
Bestow the supreme empowerment on those who are worthy and faithful.

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LOG DREN TSE YI BAR CHE SAL DU SÖL
Dispel false guides and obstacles to long life.

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NAMO MAHA BEKENDZE SAPARI WARA BENDZA SAMAYA DZA DZA
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BENDZA SAMAYA TIKTRA LEN

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OM HUNG TRAM HRI AH
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ABHIKHENTSA HUNG

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HUNG ME TOK DUG PÖ MAR ME DRI
HUNG Flowers, incense, lights, scents,

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ZHAL ZE RÖL MO LA SOG DANG
food, music and so forth,

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ZUK DRA DRI RO REG JA CHÖ
forms, sounds, smells, tastes, touch, and all dharmas,

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DAG GI LHA LA CHÖ PA BUL
I offer to the deities.

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DAG CHAG TSOK NYI DZOG PAR SHOG
May we perfect the two accumulations.

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OM BENDZA ARGHAM PADYAM PUPE DHUPE ALOKE GENDHE NEWIDYE
(drink water, wash water, flowers, incense, light, perfume, food)

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SHABDA RUPA SHABDA GENDHE RASA SAPARSHE PRATITSA HUNG
(music, mirror, music, smell, food, touch, each of these HUNG)

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HUNG TRA SHI TSO WO DZE GYE DE
HUNG. The eight foremost auspicious substances,

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TSO CHOK GYAL PO YUNG KAR SOG
the best royal white mustard seed, and the others,

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DAG GI LHA LA CHÖ PA BUL
I offer to the deity.

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TSOK NYI YONG SU DZOG PAR SHOG
May the two accumulations be perfected.

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MANGALAM ARTHA SIDDHI HUNG

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HUNG TRA SHI TSO WO TAG GYE DE
HUNG. The eight foremost auspicious symbols,

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TSO CHOK GYAL PO BUM PA SOG
the peerless royal vase and all others,

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DAG GI LHA LA CHÖ PA BUL
I offer to the deities.

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SEM CHEN TSOK NYI DZOG PAR SHOG
May sentient beings perfect the two accumulations.

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MANGALAM KUMBHA HUNG

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HUNG DÖ YÖN TSO WO RIN CHEN DÜN
HUNG. The sources of pleasure, the seven precious articles,

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TSO CHOK GYAL PO NOR BU SOG
the most excellent royal one, the jewel, and the others,

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DA GI LHA LA CHÖ PA BUL
I offer to the deity.

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DAG NI TSOK NYI DZOG PAR SHOG
May I perfect the two accumulations.

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OM MANI RATNA HUNG
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HUNG KÜN GYI TSO WO RI RAB LING
HUNG. The foremost of all, Mount Meru

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RI RAB LING ZHI LING TREN CHE
with its four continents and subcontinents

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DAG GI LHA LA CHÖ PA BUL
I offer to the deity.

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TSOK NYI YONG SU DZOG PAR SHOG
May the two accumulations be perfected.

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OM RATNA MANDALA HUNG

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HUNG DAG GI DRI DEN DRI CHAB KYI
HUNG. With scented water
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DE SHE KU LA KU TRÜ SÖL
I bathe the sugata’s body.

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LHA LA DRI MA MI NGA YANG
Although you, the deity, is flawless,

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•…__…¸__¸¸_‰_¸_‰¸¸_…¸
DIG DRIB DAG PAY TEN DREL GYI
this creates the auspicious connection for purifying all wrongs and obscurations.

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OM SARWA TATHAGATA ABIKHEKATE SAMAYA SHRIYE HUNG

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HUNG RE KAR JAM DRI DEN PA YI
HUNG With a scented, soft white cloth
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GYAL WAY KU NYI CHI WAR GYI
I dry the victor’s body.
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KU LA DRI MA MI NGA YANG
Though your body is flawless,

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DUG NGAL DRAL WAY TEN DREL GYI
this creates the auspicious connection for freedom from suffering.

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OM KAYA BISHO DHANI HUNG

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HUNG NA ZA DZE DEN NGUR MIG DI
HUNG. With these beautiful saffron robes

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GYAL WAY KU LA SOL WAR GYI
I clothe the victor’s body.

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ˇ‡¸¸_…¸¸_…_¸¸¸¸¸
KU LA SIL WA MI NGA YANG
Although your body is never cold,
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TRAG DANG PHEL WAY TEN DREL GYI
this creates the auspicious connection for vitality to flourish.

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OM BENDZA WASTRA AH HUNG

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HUNG KU DOK BEN DUR YA YI RI WO DRA
HUNG Your body is like a mount, the color of lapis lazuli

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DRO WA SEM CHEN NE KYI DUG NGAL SEL
You dispel the suffering of illness in sentient beings.

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JANG CHUB SEM PA GYE KYI KHOR GYI KOR
Surrounded by a retinue of eight bodhisattvas,

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RIN CHEN MEN DZIN LHA LA CHAG TSAL TÖ
Holder of Medicine, precious deity, I praise and prostrate to you.
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TSEN LEG RIN DA SER ZANG NYA NGEN ME
Excellent Name, Precious Moon, Fine Gold, Free of Misery,

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CHÖ DRAK GYAMTSO CHÖ LO SHA KYA THŪB
Resounding Dharma Ocean, Dharma Mind, Shakyamuni,
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DAM PAY CHÖ DANG SEM PA CHU DRUK SOG
The genuine Dharma, the sixteen bodhisattvas, and others,

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KÖN CHOK RIN CHEN SUM LA CHAG TSAL TÖ
to the precious Three Jewels, I offer praise and prostrate.

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TSANG DANG GYA JIN GYAL CHEN CHOK KYONG CHU
To Brahma, Indra, the Great Kings, the Protectors of the Ten Directions,

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NÖ JIN DE PÖN CHU NYI YOK DANG CHE
the twelve yaksha chiefs and all their assistants,

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LHA MI MEN GYI RIG DZIN DRANG SONG TSOK
Vidyadharas and Rishis of medicine, divine and human

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DÜ TSI MEN GYI LHA LA CHAG TSAL TÖ
to the deities of ambrosial medicine, I offer praise

and prostrate.
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DAG DÜN THUG KAY HUNG LA NGAG TRENG KOR WAR GYUR
The HUNG in the heart of the self and front visualizations is surrounded by the mantra garland.

AN EXPLANATION

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Through radiating many-colored light rays, offerings are made to Menla in the pure realm apearing in the East
as the color of lapis lazuli.

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These lights invoke his mind stream, whence Menla's bodies, large and small, his speech as
the mantra garland, and his mind as the hand symbols of the arura and the begging bowl
filled with amrita, all falling like rain, dissolve into myself and the front visualization.
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TAYATA OM BEKHANDZE BEKHANDZE MAHA BEKHANDZE RADZA SAMUGATE SO HA
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(Repeat as much as possible and then at the end:)

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DIG TUNG KÜN SHAG GE WA JANG CHUB NGO
I confess all wrongs and downfalls and dedicate all virtue to awakening.
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NE DÖN DUG NGAL DRAL WAY TASHI SHOG
May there be the auspiciousness of freedom from sickness, harmful spirits, and suffering.

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THE FULFILLMENT PRAYER

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JIG TEN PA NAM RANG NE BENDZA MU
The worldly ones return to their own places BENDZA MU

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YE SHE DAM TSIK LHA NAM DAG LA THIM
The jnana and samaya sattvas dissolve into me,

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KA DAG KÜN ZANG LONG DU E MA HO
and I dissolve into primordial purity, the expanse of Samantabhadra. E MA HO.
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_‰_¸__¸___‰¸_…_“¸_________…___¸•‡__‰¸_¸l– ¸¸_…__¸¸¸_¸¸__…___¸¸¸__¸…¸¸
This was compiled from a mind treasure found within the Sky-Dharma and was arranged by Raga Asya. If there are
contradictions, I confess them before the deity.

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Through this virtue, may all sentient beings, once freed from sickness, swiftly attain the level of Menla. Though the
sutra rituals have the practice of washing [which is absent here],

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as this is a higher practice, found at the end of the [supreme] yoga tantra, there is no contradiction. If you take this
as your regular practice, the benefits are the following. If you are ordained,
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your discipline will be maintained; though there might be an occasion when it is not, having purified this
obscuration, you will not fall into the lower realms. Having purified the negative karma of being born as a hell
being, a hungry ghost,

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or an animal, you'll not take such a birth. Even if you do, immediately liberated, you'll take a felicitous rebirth in a
higher realm, and gradually
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attain awakening. In this life as well, you'll easily obtain food and clothing and not be harmed by disease,

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negative spirits, sorcery, or the punishments of rulers. You'll be protected and guarded by VajrABani, Brahma, and
mighty Indra the great kings of the four directions,

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and the twelve great Yaksha chiefs each with their 700,000 assistants. You'll be freed from all harm:

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from the eighteen kinds of untimely death, the harm of enemies, carnivorous beasts, and so forth.
All your wishes will be fully realized, and so forth.

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In the two more extensive sutras of Menla, the benefits are said to be inconceivable. In the great monastic centers,

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such as Jang Damring Pelkhor Chöde, and their philosophical colleges, where the scholars find fault with most
Dharma and are difficult to satisfy, only this Menla ritual for prolonging life and clearing away

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the obscurations of death has spread widely. The ritual to be performed before the Jowo in Lhasa, Tibet's Bodhgaya,
and before the Great Awakened One at Samye

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is this ritual of Menla. You should trust that within any of the new and the ancient
transmissions, the sutras and the tantras, nothing is more beneficial than Menla.

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There are many extensive and concise versions; this one has few words and the full
meaning. Since it belongs to anutara yoga, rituals of purification are not needed.

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Since the offerings are mental, it is all right not to offer tormas. Everyone should practice this.

SHUBHAM DZAYENTU.

Translated under the guidance of Thrangu Rinpoche and Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche by
Michele Martin with assistance from Ngodrup Burkhar and reference to translations by
Lama Yeshe Gyamtso and Sarah Harding, Woodstock, NY, 1984, 1999, Kathmandu.


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A SHORT MEDICINE BUDDHA PRACTICE

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CHOM DEN DE DE ZHIN SHEG PA DRA CHOM PA YANG DAG PAR DZOG PAY
To you, Bhagavan, Tathagata, Arhat, perfect and fully

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SANG GYE MEN GYI LA BEDURYA Ö KYI GYAL PO LA CHAG TSAL LO
awakened Menla, king of lapis lazuli light, I offer prostrations.

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TAYATA OM BEKHANDZE BEKHANDZE MAHA BEKHANDZE RAZA SAMUGATE SO HA


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Namo. Maha Bekandzeya. If they are available, arrange in front of a Menla thangka as many peaceful offerings as you can, such as a mandala and so forth. In this way the accumulations are completed.

INTRODUCTION TO THE PRACTICE

U‰N-P-U.P-T´‰N-PU-UB_-NU…Cc-`; UGÈN-R-^…N-l…c-≥„`-GÈC-Rc-F…-^E-U…-NCÈc-cÈ; ,]N…-É-U‰N-`“Cc-^…P-RcIf these are not available, it is enough to make mental offerings while imagining the front visualization in the sky— nothing else is needed. Since this is the anutaratantra

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the practitioner need not refrain from meat and alcohol nor perform the rituals of purification, such as taking the blessing of pure water. It is definitely necessary, however, to receive the empowerment and reading transmission for this practice,

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as it belongs to the anutara tradition. Since it belongs to the Nyingma tradition, the self and frontal visualizations are simultaneously generated; it is not necessary to create them separately.

ã…E-U-n‰_-T°ÈU-^…P-Rc-WÀC-NÈP-^…N-l…c-T°ÈU-Z…E;

As it is chanted meditation of the Nyingma, your mind should meditate on the meaning of the words.

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THE SUPPLICATION

NAMO BEKENDZE MAHA RADZAYE

TcÈN-PUc-^ÈP-KP-î-UWÍ]Ã-CK‰_-UE]-Z…E-, ,
SÖ NAM YÖN TEN GYA TSÖI TER NGA ZHING You are endowed with an oceanic treasury of qualities and merit;

TcU-IA?-3A-mT-M—Cc-ä‰]Ã-q…P-ÖTc-l…c, ,
SAM GYI MI KHYAB THUG JEY JIN LAB KYI By the blessing of your inconceivable compassion

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TËgÔG]Ã-]ÈN-`-CcÈ`-T-]N‰Tc. CHOM DEN MEN GYI LA LA SOL WA DEB I supplicate you. TFÈU-úP-©P-n…-É-`-CcÈ`-T-]N‰Tc. SHIN TU SER NA DRAK PÖ RAB CHING PE Those bound by very intense greed ^…-ªCc-CPc-?-´‰-T]Ã-´‰-TÈ-^…c. a…P-Lfi-c‰_-¶-xC-RÈc-_T-TF…E-Rc. . NM`-T_-´‰-T]Ã-]uR-T-]N…-NC-C…c. . Medicine Buddha Practice from NamoBuddhaPublications. . . they’re born human and take delight in your generosity. mÈN-UWP-MÈc-P-U…_-´‰-Æ…P-R-NC]. NYAL WAR KYE WAY DRO WA DI DAG GI beings are born in the hell realms. CHÖ TSEN THÖ NA MIR KYE JIN PA GA If they hear your name.]uÈ-T]Ã-•‡C-T•`-COÿE-T-Z…-UXN-R. . Light of Lapis Lazuli.com Page 3 . . BEN DUR YA I Ö LA SÖL WA DEB I supplicate you. 5`-t……Uc-]G`-NE-CZP-`-C>J-T˛ÈP-Rc. TSUL TRIM CHAL DANG ZHEN LA SHI TSÖN PE Violating morality and abusing others. YI DAG NE SU KYE WAY KYE WO YI are born in the hungry ghost realm. . . victorious Menla. DRO WAY DUG NGAL DUNG WA ZHI DZE PA You calm the suffering and torment of sentient beings.

 . CHÖ TSEN THÖ NA THŌ RI KYE WAR SUNG Hearing your name. GANG DAG YEN DANG TRA MA DU MA YI Whoever by repeated dissension and slander _T-Lfi-]q‰N-F…E-`“c-~ÈC-z`-T-NC . Medicine Buddha Practice from NamoBuddhaPublications. TSEN LEG SER ZANG DRI ME NANG WA DANG Excellent Name. . NYA NGEN ME CHOK PAL DANG CHÖ DRAK YANG glorious Supreme One Free of Misery. CHÖ TSEN THÖ NA DE DAG TSE MI NÜ Hearing your name. UWP-`‰Cc-Cc‰_-T\E-x…-U‰N-¶E-T-NE. . it is said. King of Melody. . mÈN-UWP-MÈc-P-N‰-NC-]WÂ-U…-Q÷c. . RAB TU JE CHING LÜ SOG TRAL WA DAG creates deep schisms and takes life. CE-NC-Nq‰P-NE-z-U-Oÿ-U-^…c. MEN GYI GYAL PO DE LA SOL WA DEB I supplicate you. King of Medicine. they cannot harm others. they’ll be born in the higher realms. ©P-n…-î`-RÈ-N‰-`-CcÈ`-T-]N‰Tc.com Page 4 . MEN GYI GYAL PO DE LA SOL WA DEB I supplicate you. King of Medicine. Resounding Dharma Melody.mÈN-UWP-MÈc-P-3MÈ-_…c-´‰-T_-Cc“Ec. r-EP-U‰N-UGÈC-NR`-NE-GÈc-T±Cc-NqEc. . NGÖN KHYEN GYAL PO DRA YANG GYAL PO DANG King of Direct Knowledge. UEÈP-Um‰P-î`-RÈ-±-NqEc-î`-RÈ-NE-. Appearance of the Stainless Fine Gold. . ©P-n…-î`-RÈ-N‰-`-CcÈ`-T-]N‰Tc. .

entire and perfect mandala. Medicine Buddha Practice from NamoBuddhaPublications. ]HU-NR`-´Tc-uÈ`-pC-P-çÈ-ä‰-]XÀP. supplicate you all. DE ZHIN SHEG PA DÜN GYI MÖN LAM DO The Sutra of the Seven Tathagatas’ Aspirations. NÖ JIN DE PÖN CHEN PO CHU NYI SOG the twelve great Yaksha chiefs. CPÈN-Æ…P-•‰-NRÈP-G‰P-RÈ-TF“-CI…c-cÈCc. . . . SHA KYAY GYAL PO NAM LA SOL WA DEB and King of Shakyas. MEN GYI LHA YI DO DE NYI DANG NI and the Sutra of the Medicine Buddha. ©P-n…-ü-^…-UNÈ-•‰-I…N-NE-P….bl]Ã-î`-RÈ-éUc-`-CcÈ`-T-]N‰Tc. . JAM PAL KYAB DRÖL CHAG NA DORJE DZIN Manjushri. N‰-TZ…P-Ca‰Cc-R-TN—P-n…-©ÈP-`U-UNÈ. TSANG WANG GYA JIN CHOK ZHI GYAL PO ZHI Brahma. KHEN CHEN ZHI WA TSÖ DZE ZHUNG LA SOG the treatise by the great abbot Shantarakshita. and Vajrapani WEc-NTE-Tî-q…P-pÈCc-TZ…]Ã-î`-RÈ-TZ. Kyabdrol. and others. . UBP-G‰P-Z…-T-]WÍc-UXN-C[÷E-`-cÈCc. KYIL KHOR YONG SU DZOG LA SOL WA DEB I supplicate you. and so forth NU-(R?-ljCc-TU-WÍCc-`-CcÈ`-T-]N‰Tc. .com Page 5 . . the Four Kings of the Four Directions Nl…`-]BÈ_-^ÈEc-c“-äÈCc-`-CcÈ`-T-]N‰Tc.… . DAM CHÖ LEG WAM TSOK LA SÖL WA DEB I supplicate all the volumes of the genuine Dharma. . Indra.

kings. Tî‡N-R]Ã-É-U-NU-R-MUc-FN-NE-. and others. bodhisattvas. GÈc-l…-NTE-pŸC-cÈCc-`-CcÈ`-T-]N‰Tc. BO DHI SA TO TRI SONG DEU TSEN SOG Bodhisattva Shantarakshita. . scholars. DEWA CHEN DU KYE WAR JIN GYI LŌP Grant your blessing that we are then born in Sukhavati. CHÖ KYI WANG CHUK SOK LA SOL WA DEB Powerful One of the Dharma. CHI TSE NGEN SONG JIG PA KÜN ZHI NE At death. TN‰-T-FP-Oÿ-´‰-T_-q…P-n…c-ÖÈTc. . N‰-õ_-CcÈ`-T-TKT-R]Ã-q…P-ÖTc-l…c. . ]G…-WÂ-EP-cÈE-]H…Cc-R-AÿP-Z…-Pc. .com Page 6 . DE TAR SÖL WA TAB PAY JIN LAB KYI Through the blessing of this supplication. . ministers. `È-RP-î`-ÉÈP-qE-G”T-c‰Uc-NR]-NE-. .TÈ-}≥-c∫-t…-~ÈE-ú‰]“-TVP-cÈCc. NE KAB NE DANG JIG PA NA TSOK ZHI may all variety of disease and dangers of this life be pacified. LO PEN GYAL LÖN JANG CHUB SEM PA DANG translators. Medicine Buddha Practice from NamoBuddhaPublications. GYÜ PAY LAMA DAM PA THAM CHE DANG and all genuine lamas of the lineage. . . Trisong Deutsen. may all fear of the lower realms be allayed. I supplicate you. and others. CPc-ˇTc-PN-NE-]H…Cc-R-¶-WÍCc-Z….

articles of royalty. qE-G”T-UGÈC-Lfi-c‰Uc-T´‰N-NÈ.com Page 7 . I go for refuge. `P-Cc“U. Medicine Buddha Practice from NamoBuddhaPublications.P-UÈ. NAM SA GANG WAY CHÖ PAY TRIN clouds of offerings filling the earth and sky MAN DAL GYAL SI LHA MOR CHE with mandalas. (Repeat 3 times) KYAB NE NAM LA KYAB SU CHI and the three roots. @-NC-ÅÈE-Pc-3`-R-^…. JANG CHUB CHOK TU SEM KYE DO I awaken the mind of supreme enlightenment.  N@ÈP-UGÈC-Cc“U-NE-˛-T-Cc“U. ´Tc-CPc-éUc-`-´Tc-c“-UG…. and goddesses. KA DAG LONG NE TRÜL PA YI From the expanse of primordial purity come forth CPU-c-CE-T]Ã-UGÈN-R]Ã-≥…P. REFUGE AND RAISING BODHICHITTA NAMO KÖN CHOK SUM DANG TSA WA SUM To the sources of refuge. the three jewels DRO KÜN SANG GYE LA GÖ CHIR To establish all beings in Buddhahood. U°`-î`-~…N-ü-UÈ_-TFc. ]uÈ-AÿP-cEc-îc-`-]CÈN-p…_.

DRO KÜN DE DEN DUG NGAL DRAL May all beings be happy and free of suffering. where SENG GEI TRI PE DA SO SÖI TENG DU on lion thrones. <-√-ÆÊ-Y-b÷t:cè-}ê:√-ÆÊ-Y-b÷t’Id'.\N-U‰N-nŸ_-F…C-Rê-X-dÈ. TONG PAY NANG LE TONG SUM DI From its depth. OM SOBHAWA SHUDDHA SARWA DHARMA SOBHAWA SHUDDHO HAM §ÈE-R-I…N-Oÿ-nŸ_.com Page 8 . ]uÈ-AÿP-TN‰-úP-•‡C-T¢`-{`. May they abide in equanimity. PUD DZA HO. TN‰-`c-IUc-U‰N-TKE-£ÈUc-aÈC. THE VISUALIZATION §ÈE-R]Ã-EE-`c-§ÈE-Cc“U-]. c‰E-C‰]Ã-t…-RN-Ñ-cÈ-cÈ]Ã-§‰E-Oÿ. ZE ME GYUR CHIK PU DZA HO May they never be exhausted. this triple universe becomes õ-P-•‡C-C…-SÈ-{E-Oÿ-nŸ_-R]Ã-PE-Oÿ. TA NA DUG GI PHO DRANG DU GYUR PAY NANG DU the Exquisite Palace.A. each with a lotus and moon disk on top Medicine Buddha Practice from NamoBuddhaPublications. TONG PA NYI DU GYUR Everything becomes emptiness. DE LE NYAM ME TANG NYOM SHOG May their happiness not diminish.

com Page 9 . the seed syllable of myself and the main figure visualized in the front. UWP-NR‰-íÈCc-a…E-çÈ-ä‰-´…`-s⁄E-C…c-T[÷Cc-R. TSEN PE DZOG SHING DORJE KYIL TRUNG GI ZHUK PA With the major and minor marks complete. pC-C^c-UGÈC-Æ…P-e-_“-_-NE-. N‰-îT-c‰Uc-NR]-TF“-x⁄C. on the lotus petals of the front visualization M—T-NTE-`-cÈCc-R]Ã-cEc-îc-TOÿP-NE-GÈc-R“-§…. CHÖ GÖ SUM GYI LUB PA He is clothed in the three Dharma robes. DE GYAB SEM PA CHU DRUK Surrounding them are the sixteen bodhisattvas. MEN LA KU DOK BE DUR YA TA BU ÖZER TRO WAY KÜ CHEN from which arises Menla. and Dharma texts. C^ÈP-UIU-TZC-ü‚E-T\‰N-]XÀP-R. he sits in the vajra posture. CHAG YE CHOK JIN A RU RA DANG His right hand in the mudra of supreme generosity holds an arura. ©P-É-ˇ‡-UNÈC-TËhG-õ-T“-]ÈN-\‰_-]zÈ-T]Ã-ˇ‡-FP. RANG NYI DANG DÜN KYE KYI TSO WÖI SA BÖN HUNG TING KHA LE Appear deep blue HUNGs. mN-R_-Oÿ-UOÿP-T´‰N-l…-]NT-U-éUc-`. GÈc-CÈc-Cc“U-n…c-TŇTc-R. THUB WANG LA SOG PAY SANG GYE DÜN DANG CHÖ PU TI are the seven Buddhas. Medicine Buddha Practice from NamoBuddhaPublications. his body is the color of lapis lazuli and radiating light. YÖN NYAM ZHAG LHUNG ZE DZIN PA His left hand in meditation mudra holds a begging bowl. Shakyamuni and the others._E-I…N-NE-UOÿP-T´‰N-l…-CVÍ-TÈ]Ã-c-TÈP-d˛%-UM…E-B-`c. KYE PAR DU DÜN KYE KYI DAB MA NAM LA In particular.

N‰-îT-]H…C-å‰P-´ÈE-T-TF“-NE. CPc-]N…_-≠P-]x‰P-q…P-G‰P-NTT-O—-CcÈ`. Medicine Buddha Practice from NamoBuddhaPublications. DE GYAB JIG TEN KYONG WA CHU DANG surrounding them are the ten protectors of the world. >. SHAR CHOK KYI SANG GYE SO SÖ ZHING KHAM NE invoking from the eastern Buddha realms. KAL DEN DE DEN DAG LA WANG CHOK KUR Bestow the supreme empowerment on those who are worthy and faithful. ˇ`-úP-NN-úP-TNC-`-NTE-UGÈC-Tˇ‡_. ^‰-a‰c-R-NRC-Lfi-U‰N-R-≠P-xEc-Pc-TNC-UOÿP-éUc-`-M…U-R_-nŸ_. Please rain upon us your great blessings. ©P-É-UG‰N-TîN-ü-WÍCc-U-`“c-éUc. DE PÖN CHEN PO CHU NYI SO SÖI KHOR DANG CHE PA and the twelve great chiefs with their respective retinues. CPc-Cc“U-^…-C‰-Cc“U-NE-M—Cc-@]Ã-d˛%-`c-]ÈN-]zÈc-Rc. HUNG MEN LA CHE GYE LHA TSOK MA LÜ NAM HUNG. NE SUM YI GE SUM DANG THŪG KAY HUNG LE Ö TRÖ PE From the three syllables in their three places and the HUNG in their hearts. a_-pÈCc-l…-cEc-îc-cÈ-cÈ]Ã-Z…E-BUc-Pc. °È-TZ…-`-î`-RÈ-G‰P-RÈ-TZ…-NE-TFc-R]Ã. The eight Menla brothers and all deities without exception NE DIR CHEN DREN JIN CHEN AB DU SÖL I invite here to this place. GO ZHI LA GYAL PO CHEN PO ZHI DANG CHE PAY The Four Great Kings are at the four gates. lights radiate. YE SHE PA PAG TU ME PA CHEN DRANG NE DAG DÜN NAM LA THIM PAR GYUR countless wisdom deities which dissolve into myself and the one visualized in front. •‰-NRÈP-G‰P-RÈ-TF“-CI…c-cÈ-cÈ]Ã-]BÈ_-NE-TFc-R.com Page 10 .

and all dharmas. TNC-C…c-ü-`-UGÈN-R-]T“`. touch. smells. <->-vÔ%-ÄÔ…:eÓ: e-Æ≥˚‰-O->: NAMO MAHA BEKENDZE SAPARI WARA BENDZA SAMAYA DZA DZA BENDZA SAMAYA TIKTRA LEN OM HUNG TRAM HRI AH ABHIKHENTSA HUNG >. C\“Cc-±-x…-_È-_‰C-q-GÈc. Z`-\c-_È`-UÈ-`-cÈCc-NE. HUNG ME TOK DUG PÖ MAR ME DRI HUNG Flowers. music and so forth.`ÈC-]x‰P-WÂ-^…-T_-GN-Tc`-Oÿ-CcÈ`. DAG GI LHA LA CHÖ PA BUL I offer to the deities. ZHAL ZE RÖL MO LA SOG DANG food. LOG DREN TSE YI BAR CHE SAL DU SÖL Dispel false guides and obstacles to long life. incense. Medicine Buddha Practice from NamoBuddhaPublications. scents. lights. U‰-KÈC-TOÿC-ßÈc-U_-U‰-x…. P-UÈ-UdÔ-Æ‘˚/—-c-R-_…-YÓ-_-T0-c-U-^-X:X: T0-c-U-^-+A-MüP.com Page 11 . ZUK DRA DRI RO REG JA CHÖ forms. sounds. tastes.

wash water. each of these HUNG) HUNG TRA SHI TSO WO DZE GYE DE HUNG.TNC-FC-WÍCc-CI…c-íÈCc-R_-aÈC. TSOK NYI YONG SU DZOG PAR SHOG May the two accumulations be perfected. DAG GI LHA LA CHÖ PA BUL I offer to the deity. perfume. DAG CHAG TSOK NYI DZOG PAR SHOG May we perfect the two accumulations. smell. food. food) PËT{–- OM BENDZA ARGHAM PADYAM PUPE DHUPE ALOKE GENDHE NEWIDYE aß-   _ê-R.  ßH–>.-c…t≥->. and the others.  Cñ–. UE-`'-e. MANGALAM ARTHA SIDDHI HUNG Medicine Buddha Practice from NamoBuddhaPublications. light.0PJ-    }ÙR‰. >. WÍCc-CI…c-^ÈEc-c“-íÈCc-R_-aÈC. Cñ–(drink water._-c. y-K…-(. <-T0-e8'. TNC-C…c-ü-`-UGÈN-R-]T“`. mirror. SHABDA RUPA SHABDA GENDHE RASA SAPARSHE PRATITSA HUNG (music. touch. incense. The eight foremost auspicious substances.com Page 12 . TSO CHOK GYAL PO YUNG KAR SOG the best royal white mustard seed. music.RÓ{'.   eÓ-`È-@‰. CVÍ-UGÈC-î`-RÈ-^“Ec-N@_-cÈCc. Ts-a…c-CVÍ-TÈ-íc-TîN-N‰. flowers.aß.

DA GI LHA LA CHÖ PA BUL I offer to the deity. HUNG DÖ YÖN TSO WO RIN CHEN DÜN HUNG.>. Ts-a…c-CVÍ-TÈ-åCc-TîN-N‰. TNC-C…c-ü-`-UGÈN-R-]T“`. TSO CHOK GYAL PO BUM PA SOG the peerless royal vase and all others. CVÍ-UGÈC-î`-RÈ-PÈ_-T“-cÈCc. DAG GI LHA LA CHÖ PA BUL I offer to the deities. MANGALAM KUMBHA HUNG >. the jewel. and the others. the seven precious articles. TNC-C…c-ü-`-UGÈN-R-]T“`. The eight foremost auspicious symbols. ]NÈN-^ÈP-CVÍ-TÈ-_…P-G‰P-TOÿP. TNC-P…-WÍCc-CI…c-íÈCc-R_-aÈC. c‰Uc-FP-WÍCc-CI…c-íÈCc-R_-aÈC. HUNG TRA SHI TSO WO TAG GYE DE HUNG.com Page 13 . UE`'-Aÿ#->. SEM CHEN TSOK NYI DZOG PAR SHOG May sentient beings perfect the two accumulations. DAG NI TSOK NYI DZOG PAR SHOG May I perfect the two accumulations. Medicine Buddha Practice from NamoBuddhaPublications. CVÍ-UGÈC-î`-RÈ-T“U-R-cÈCc. TSO CHOK GYAL PO NOR BU SOG the most excellent royal one. The sources of pleasure.

DAG GI LHA LA CHÖ PA BUL I offer to the deity. With scented water TN-‰$>J$?-ˇ‡-`-ˇ‡-t‹c-CcÈ`. LHA LA DRI MA MI NGA YANG Although you. the deity. HUNG DAG GI DRI DEN DRI CHAB KYI HUNG. Medicine Buddha Practice from NamoBuddhaPublications. WÍCc-CI…c-^ÈEc-c“-äÈCc-R_-aÈC.<-U-j…-_V->.com Page 14 . ü-`-x…-U-U…-UE]-^E. Mount Meru _…-_T-Ç…E-TZ…-Ç…E-zP-TFc. RI RAB LING ZHI LING TREN CHE with its four continents and subcontinents TNC-C…c-ü-`-UGÈN-R-]T“`. is flawless. TSOK NYI YONG SU DZOG PAR SHOG May the two accumulations be perfected. OM RATNA MANDALA HUNG >-TNC-C…c-x…-úP-x…-GT-l…c. The foremost of all. DE SHE KU LA KU TRÜ SÖL I bathe the sugata’s body. HUNG KÜN GYI TSO WO RI RAB LING HUNG. OM MANI RATNA HUNG >-AÿP-n…-CVÍ-TÈ-_…-_T-Ç…E. <-_V-U°`->.

soft white cloth OM SARWA TATHAGATA ABIKHEKATE SAMAYA SHRIYE HUNG î`-T]Ã-ˇ‡-I…N-p…-T_-Tn…. DIG DRIB DAG PAY TEN DREL GYI this creates the auspicious connection for purifying all wrongs and obscurations. DUG NGAL DRAL WAY TEN DREL GYI this creates the auspicious connection for freedom from suffering. GYAL WAY KU NYI CHI WAR GYI I dry the victor’s body. ˇ‡-`-x…-U-U…-UE]-^E-. <-A-^-T…-¬-}-P…->. With these beautiful saffron robes î`-T]Ã-ˇ‡-`-CcÈ`-T_-Tn…. HUNG RE KAR JAM DRI DEN PA YI HUNG With a scented. <-cè-K-MÓ-C-K-e-Æ≥-˙‰-@-K‰-c-U-^-}Ò…-^…->: >-_c-N!_-]HU-x…-úP-R-^…c. KU LA DRI MA MI NGA YANG Though your body is flawless. •‡C-T¢`-{`-T]Ã-å‰P-]{‰`-Tn…. GYAL WAY KU LA SOL WAR GYI I clothe the victor’s body. HUNG NA ZA DZE DEN NGUR MIG DI HUNG.com Page 15 . OM KAYA BISHO DHANI HUNG >. P-T\]-UXÂc-úP-E“_-μ…C-]N…. Medicine Buddha Practice from NamoBuddhaPublications.•…C-±…T-NC-R]Ã-å‰P-]{‰`-Tn….

KU LA SIL WA MI NGA YANG Although your body is never cold. 3WP-`‰Cc-_…P-Ñ-Cc‰_-T\E-r-EP-U‰N. Free of Misery. TsC-UNEc-]S‰`-T]Ã-å‰P-]{‰`-Tn…. TRAG DANG PHEL WAY TEN DREL GYI this creates the auspicious connection for vitality to flourish. <-T0-Yg-eÓ:>. I praise and prostrate to you.com Page 16 . HUNG KU DOK BEN DUR YA YI RI WO DRA HUNG Your body is like a mount. Shakyamuni. GÈc-T±Cc-î-UWÍ-GÈc-ÉÈ-bl-M—T. TSEN LEG RIN DA SER ZANG NYA NGEN ME Excellent Name. qE-G”T-c‰Uc-NR]-TîN-l…-]BÈ_-n…c-TˇÈ_. Medicine Buddha Practice from NamoBuddhaPublications. precious deity. OM BENDZA WASTRA AH HUNG >. Fine Gold. the color of lapis lazuli ]uÈ-T-c‰Uc-FP-PN-l…-•‡C-T¢`-c‰`.ˇ‡-`-Tc…`-T-U…-UE]-^E. Dharma Mind. ˇ‡-UNÈC-TËhG-^…-_…-TÈ-]x. _…P-G‰P-©P-]XÀP-ü-`-pC-]W`-T!RN. JANG CHUB SEM PA GYE KYI KHOR GYI KOR Surrounded by a retinue of eight bodhisattvas. RIN CHEN MEN DZIN LHA LA CHAG TSAL TÖ Holder of Medicine. CHÖ DRAK GYAMTSO CHÖ LO SHA KYA THŪB Resounding Dharma Ocean. Precious Moon. DRO WA SEM CHEN NE KYI DUG NGAL SEL You dispel the suffering of illness in sentient beings.

N@ÈP-UGÈC-_…P-G‰P-Cc“U-`-pC-]W`-T§ÈN. NÖ JIN DE PÖN CHU NYI YOK DANG CHE the twelve yaksha chiefs and all their assistants. CPÈN-Æ…P-•‰-NRÈP-TF“-CI…c-C^ÈC-NE-TFc. DAM PAY CHÖ DANG SEM PA CHU DRUK SOG The genuine Dharma. ]ÈN-\‰_-B-NÈC-¶-WÍCc-]zÈc-Rc-a_-pÈCc-TËhG-¶E-T]Ã-Z…E-BUc-Pc-©P-É-UGÈN-Rc-M—Cc-î‡N-Tˇ‡`-Pc. and others. ü-U…-©P-n…-_…C-]XÀP-xE-~ÈE-WÍCc. TNC-UOÿP-M—Cc-@]Ã->%-`-¢Cc-z‰E-TˇÈ_-T_-I<- {NU…Cc-`. DÜ TSI MEN GYI LHA LA CHAG TSAL TÖ to the deities of ambrosial medicine. the sixteen bodhisattvas. I offer praise and prostrate. divine and human TOÿN-˛…-©P-n…-ü-`-pC-]W`-T§ÈN.} DAG DÜN THUG KAY HUNG LA NGAG TRENG KOR WAR GYUR The HUNG in the heart of the self and front visualizations is surrounded by the mantra garland. WEc-NE-Tî-q…P-î`-G‰P-pÈCc-´ÈE-TF“. I offer praise and prostrate. the Great Kings. Through radiating many-colored light rays. TSANG DANG GYA JIN GYAL CHEN CHOK KYONG CHU To Brahma. Indra. KÖN CHOK RIN CHEN SUM LA CHAG TSAL TÖ to the precious Three Jewels. LHA MI MEN GYI RIG DZIN DRANG SONG TSOK Vidyadharas and Rishis of medicine. AN EXPLANATION N‰-`c-©P-É-ˇ‡-G‰-G”E-Cc“E-¢Cc-]z‰E-M—Cc-pC-UWP-e-_“-_-ü‚E-T\‰N-TOÿN-˛…-T@E-T-G_-õ_-TTc-Pc-_E-NE-UOÿP-´‰NMedicine Buddha Practice from NamoBuddhaPublications.com Page 17 . the Protectors of the Ten Directions.NU-R]Ã-GÈc-NE-c‰Uc-NR]-TF“-x⁄C-cÈCc. offerings are made to Menla in the pure realm apearing in the East as the color of lapis lazuli.

large and small. E MA HO. <-SN-F-!K-SN-F-!K-3-@-SN-F-!K-<-6-?-3. ]H…C-å‰P-R-éUc-_E-CPc-T0-U—. and his mind as the hand symbols of the arura and the begging bowl filled with amrita. KA DAG KÜN ZANG LONG DU E MA HO and I dissolve into primordial purity. PN-$NÈP-•‡C-T¢`-{`-T]Ã-Ts-a…c-aÈC. and suffering. +H-. Medicine Buddha Practice from NamoBuddhaPublications.com Page 18 . dissolve into myself and the front visualization. all falling like rain. his speech as the mantra garland. TAYATA OM BEKHANDZE BEKHANDZE MAHA BEKHANDZE RADZA SAMUGATE SO HA &J?-&A-/?-2^?-/?-3)$-+ (Repeat as much as possible and then at the end:) •…C-v%-AÿP-TaCc-NC‰-T-qE-G”T-T¢È. harmful spirits. DIG TUNG KÜN SHAG GE WA JANG CHUB NGO I confess all wrongs and downfalls and dedicate all virtue to awakening. THE FULFILLMENT PRAYER JIG TEN PA NAM RANG NE BENDZA MU The worldly ones return to their own places BENDZA MU ^‰-a‰c-NU-WÀC-ü-éUc-TNC-`-M…U. Ca‰Cc-CcÈ`-P…. whence Menla's bodies.. the expanse of Samantabhadra.-+J-J-@. @-NC-AÿP-T\E-ÅÈE-Oÿ-e‰-U-dÈ. These lights invoke his mind stream. YE SHE DAM TSIK LHA NAM DAG LA THIM The jnana and samaya sattvas dissolve into me.`-M…U-R_-nŸ_. NE DÖN DUG NGAL DRAL WAY TASHI SHOG May there be the auspiciousness of freedom from sickness.

I confess them before the deity. Oÿc-U-^…P-R]Ã-]G…-T-TFÈ-TîN-NE. immediately liberated. N‰]Ã-±…Tc-R-qE-Pc-EP-cÈE-Oÿ-U…-v%-T-NE. having purified this obscuration. N‰-`c-UMÈ-T]Ã-é`-]qÈ_-î‡N-`-UH“C-Lfi-^ÈN-Rc-U…-]C`-`È. Nr`-T-NE-^…-ªCc-NE- your discipline will be maintained. pC-P-çÈ-ä‰-NE-WEc-R-NE-Tî-q…P-NE-î`-RÈ-G‰P-RÈ-TZ…-NE. a hungry ghost. the benefits are the following. and so forth.000 assistants. OÿN-]uÈ_-´‰-T]Ã-`c-EP-MUc-FN-NC-Pc-N‰_-U…-´‰. PN-NE-$NÈP-NE-qN-@-NE-î`-RÈ]à GN-R-`-cÈCc-R]Ã-CPÈN-Rc-U…-W”Cc-R-NE. and so forth. C`-K‰-´‰c-lE-N‰-U-MC-Lfi-M_-Pc-TN‰-]uÈ-UMÈ-_…c-l…-UGÈC-Lfi-´‰-Z…E-_…Uor an animal. Medicine Buddha Practice from NamoBuddhaPublications. from the eighteen kinds of untimely death. In the great monastic centers. and mighty Indra the great kings of the four directions. and the twelve great Yaksha chiefs each with their 700. îc-R-©P-É]Ã-UNÈ-CI…c-Pc-SP-^ÈP-TcU-n…c-U…-mT-R_-Cc“Ec-a…E. you will not fall into the lower realms. though there might be an occasion when it is not. N‰-`-GÈ-C-]N…-`-M—Cc-NU-qc-P-SP-^ÈP-P…. the benefits are said to be inconceivable. and gradually n…c-cEc-îc-MÈT-R-NE.com Page 19 . Brahma. attain awakening. TcU-R-MUc-FN-^ÈEc-c“-íÈCc-R_-q‰N-R_-]nŸ_-T-cÈCc.[END OF PRACTICE] Z‰c-R-NCÈEc-CK‰_-n…-\“_-îP-Oÿ-CPc-GÈc-I…N-Pc-T•‡c-K‰-_Ó-C-e-l–]Ã-T±…Cc-R-`-]C`-T-UG…c-P-ü-`-TaCc-a…E. This was compiled from a mind treasure found within the Sky-Dharma and was arranged by Raga Asya. you'll easily obtain food and clothing and not be harmed by disease. If you take this as your regular practice. may all sentient beings. there is no contradiction. TV“P-R-^…P-Pas this is a higher practice. You'll be protected and guarded by VajrABani. you'll take a felicitous rebirth in a higher realm. or the punishments of rulers. WÂ-]N…_-^E-\c-CÈc-WÂCc-U‰N-R_-]qÈ_-R-NE-úP-R-NE. Though the sutra rituals have the practice of washing [which is absent here]. W”`-t…Uc-U…-IUc-a…E. carnivorous beasts. Having purified the negative karma of being born as a hell being.AP-n…-•‰-NRÈP-G‰P-RÈ-TF“-CI…c-C^ÈC-TOÿP-]T“U-NE-TFc-Rc-~⁄E-Z…E-´ÈT-§‰. CPÈN-. once freed from sickness. found at the end of the [supreme] yoga tantra. swiftly attain the level of Menla. the harm of enemies. UNÈ-GÈC-`-t‹c-CcÈ`-§ÈN-P-^ÈN-lE. you'll not take such a birth. NC‰-Tc-c‰Uc-FP-MUc-FN-PN-`c-M_-Pc-rŸ_-Oÿ-©P-É]Ã-CÈ-]SE-MÈT-R_-nŸ_-F…C. negative spirits. In this life as well. Through this virtue. C`-K‰-IUc-R-Z…C-^…P-lE. R]Ã-≈-c-G‰P-RÈ-qE-NU-_…E-NR`-]BÈ_-GÈc-•‰-`-cÈCc-UWP-I…N-l…-≈-c-MUc-FN-Pc-CcÈP-RÈ]Ã-ˇ‡-_…U-NE. Even if you do. GÈc-S`-G‰_-`-´ÈP-UNÈCc-a…E-UDÿ-NC]-T-UBcIn the two more extensive sutras of Menla. sorcery. You'll be freed from all harm: Nu-NE-CFP-C\P-`-cÈCc-R]Ã-CPÈN-R-MUc-FN-`c-M_-Z…E. If you are ordained. All your wishes will be fully realized. If there are contradictions.

com Page 20 . Since it belongs to anutara yoga. Tibet's Bodhgaya. SHUBHAM DZAYENTU. Since the offerings are mental. TÈN-^“`-çÈ-ä‰-CNP-ü-c-HÈ-TÈ]Ã-UOÿP-NE. only this Menla ritual for prolonging life and clearing away Ca…P-RÈ]Ã-±…T-ÆÈE-`-©P-É-U-CKÈCc-CZP-GÈ-C-U…-N_-Z…E. Kathmandu.. this one has few words and the full meaning. 1984. and before the Great Awakened One at Samye TcU-^c-qE-G”T-G‰P-RÈ]Ã-U OÿP-Oÿ-TKT-î‡]Ã-GÈ-C-^E-©P-É]Ã-GÈ-C-^…P. N‰-`-îc-T•‡c-UE-^E-]N…-WÀC-*E-`-NÈP-]M—c-R-NE. N‰-õ_-T@]-Cc_-ã…E-UNÈ-¢Cc-CE-`-^E-©P-É-Tc-SP-^ÈP-G‰-T-U‰N-Rc-^…N-G‰c-R_-n…c. There are many extensive and concise versions. NY. The ritual to be performed before the Jowo in Lhasa. You should trust that within any of the new and the ancient transmissions. rituals of purification are not needed. 1999. b÷Æ'-X-^ê∆. ]N…-^…N-≥„`-^…P-Rc-CKÈ_-UGÈN-U‰N-lE-GÈC-R-AÿP-n…c-IUc-c“-`ÈEc-a…C. nothing is more beneficial than Menla. Woodstock. Everyone should practice this.such as Jang Damring Pelkhor Chöde. where the scholars find fault with most Dharma and are difficult to satisfy. Medicine Buddha Practice from NamoBuddhaPublications. the sutras and the tantras. É-U]Ã-`“Cc-^…P-Rc-CVE-¥-U…-NCÈc. is this ritual of Menla. it is all right not to offer tormas. Translated under the guidance of Thrangu Rinpoche and Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche by Michele Martin with assistance from Ngodrup Burkhar and reference to translations by Lama Yeshe Gyamtso and Sarah Harding. the obscurations of death has spread widely. and their philosophical colleges.

+H-. Arhat.TFÈU-úP-]Nc-N‰-TZ…P-Ca‰Cc-R-Nu-TFÈU-R-^E-NC-R_-íÈCc-R]ÃCHOM DEN DE DE ZHIN SHEG PA DRA CHOM PA YANG DAG PAR DZOG PAY To you.. TAYATA OM BEKHANDZE BEKHANDZE MAHA BEKHANDZE RAZA SAMUGATE SO HA Medicine Buddha Practice from NamoBuddhaPublications. <-SN-F-!K-SN-F-!K-3-@-SN-F-!K-<-6-?-3. .-l…-î`-RÈ-`-pC-]W`-`È. I offer prostrations. SANG GYE MEN GYI LA BEDURYA Ö KYI GYAL PO LA CHAG TSAL LO awakened Menla. . king of lapis lazuli light.". perfect and fully A SHORT MEDICINE BUDDHA PRACTICE cEc-îc-©P-n…-É-TËhG-:R.com Page 21 . Bhagavan.-+J-J-@. Tathagata.

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