Morning Prayers

1. Refuge

Guru is Buddha, Guru is Dharma. Guru is Sangha also. Guru is the originator of all (goodness and happiness.) To all Gurus, I go for refuge.1 3x

2. Generating the dedicated heart

To accomplish my own and others’ aims, I generate the heart dedicated to attaining enlightenment for the benefit of all sentient beings. 3x

3. Purifying the place

Everywhere may the ground be pure, free of the roughness of pebbles and so forth. May it be the nature of lapis and as smooth as the palm of one’s hand.

4. Offering prayer

May offering substances human and divine, those actual and those which are emanated, unsurpassed Samantabhadra clouds of offerings fill the entire space.

5. Offering dharani

om namo bhagavate bendzay sarwaparma dana tathagataya arhate samyaksam buddhaya tayata om bendzay bendzay maha bendzay maha taydza bendzay maha bidya bendzay maha bodhicitta bendzay maha bodhi mendo pasam kramana bendzay sarwa karma awarana bisho dana bendazay soha

6. Power of the truth

By the power of the truth of the Three Jewels, the power of the blessings of all the Buddhas and bodhisattvas, the power of the great might of the completed two collections, and the power of the intrinsically pure and inconceivable sphere of reality, may (these offerings) become suchness.

7. Invocation

Protector of all beings without exception, endless subduer of Mara’s tribe and forces, deity, perfect knower of all things, Bhagavan and attendants,please come here.

8. Prostration mantra

om namo manjushriye namo sushriye namo uttama shriye soha 3x

9. Homage to the Buddha

To the Guru and Founder, the Endowed Transcendent Destroyer, the One Gone Beyond, the Foe Destroyer, the Completely Perfected, Fully-awakened Being, the Glorious Conqueror, the Subduer from the Shakya Clan, I prostrate, go for refuge and make offerings. Please inspire me. 3x