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Methods of Purification

Photo by Holly Ansett, Amitabha Pure Land, WA USA, 2003.

Offering the burning puja to Dorje Khadro is one of the very profound practices for purification, regarded as a golden Dharma, a precious one. It is Lama Tsongkhapa’s heart practice, and his followers practice it knowing it to be extremely beneficial.

–Lama Zopa Rinpoche

In this issue

New Arrivals

Vajrasattva 100 Syllable Mantra Pendant Vajrasattva 100 Syllable
Mantra Pendant

This gold- and silver-colored metal pendant features the 100-syllable mantra of Vajrasattva, the Buddhist deity associated with purification, the removal of negative karma that can potentially ripen as suffering for oneself and others. Purification is said to help sentient being attain a fortunate rebirth and, eventually, full enlightenment. A rotating inner pendant features the 100-syllable mantra of Vajrasattva on one side. The other side features the short mantra of Vajrasattva, a large dorje marked by the syllable HUM, the six syllables of clairvoyance, and the mantra MAMA KOLING SAMANTHA, used as a ending mantra to help liberate sentient beings from suffering.
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Coloring For Meditation With Tibetan Buddhist Art Coloring For Meditation
With Tibetan Buddhist Art

Color fifty illustrations along with a master Tibetan artist in this book for all ages. Tibetan Buddhists have long seen art as a powerful meditative practice, but you need not be Buddhist to enjoy coloring the fifty illustrations here. Through deep symbolism, Tibetan imagery of enlightenment depicts the qualities of wisdom and compassion, and the mindful focus evoked by coloring them can not only still agitation, it can connect us to deeper meaning. Images inside include the Buddha, several different bodhisattvas, major symbols, decorative motifs, important figures from Tibetan history, mythical creatures, and scenes from nature.
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Practices That Purify

The Preliminary Practice of Dorje Khadro The Preliminary Practice
of Dorje Khadro

The practice of Dorje Khadro comes highly praised for its power to purify negative karma in general, but especially for its ability to purify obstacles caused by broken vows and samaya related to highest yoga tantra. The collection provides everything one needs to be able to do the complete ngöndro of Dorje Khadro, the recitation of the principal mantra 100,000 times coupled with extensive visualization and prayers. The book's practice section includes the Dorje Khadro practice text, Lama Tsongkhapa Guru Yoga and lam-rim and dedication prayers. In addition, the book contains teachings that contribute to a student's understanding of how to best engage in this practice.
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The Preliminary Practice of Vajrasattva The Preliminary Practice of Vajrasattva

Doing Vajrasattva retreat is not simply about reciting the mantra and saying some prayers; it is about making the practice effective for your mind, making it the quickest, most powerful way to transform your mind. Experienced meditators have advised that, in general, it is more important to put your everyday life's effort into the practice of purification - this is the way to attain spiritual realization. This practice booklet contains the short and long practice of Vajrasattva as well as Vajrasattva tsog. It also contains commentary, retreat advice, altar set-up, and retreat preliminaries by Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
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The Preliminary Practice of Prostrations The Preliminary Practice of Prostrations

Prostrations to the Thirty-five Confession Buddhas with recitation of the "Bodhisattva's Confession of Moral Downfalls" from the Sutra of Three Heaps, is one of the most powerful methods available to purify harmful actions we have done in the past. This revised version contains new extensive commentary on the practice by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, as well as teachings on karma, options for extended practice, and instructions on how to complete a 100,000 prostration retreat.
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Direct and Unmistaken Method: Practice and Benefits of the 8 Mahayana Precepts Direct and Unmistaken Method:
Practice and Benefits of the
8 Mahayana Precepts

The Eight Mahayana Precepts are a powerful and effective way for you to build, maintain and increase deep propensities for spiritual practice and attainment and thus is a profound method for giving meaning to your precious human life. Previously published by Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive, this revised edition contains the precepts ceremony with commentary by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Trijang Rinpoche, and Gen Lamrimpa.
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Heruka Vajrasattva Tsog Offering PDF Heruka Vajrasattva Tsog Offering PDF

This Heruka Vajrasattva Tsog offering was written by Lama Yeshe. About the practice he said, "What follows is a tsog offering ceremony specifically designed to be performed in conjunction with the highest yoga tantra aspect of Vajrasattva. The Tibetan term tsog, which is often left untranslated, literally means 'collection,' or 'assembly,' and in the following practice it is often rendered as 'pure offering.' However, the actual tsog is one’s meditation on transcendental, blissful wisdom."
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Vajrasattva Retreat Sadhanas eBook Vajrasattva Retreat Sadhanas eBook

This is a collection of two Vajrasattva sadhanas to be used when doing Vajrasattva retreat. Included are: Heruka Vajrasattva Retreat Sadhana and Abbreviated Heruka Vajrasattva Sadhana. Bundle eBook Format (mobi, epub and PDF).
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Homestudy Programs & Books

Discovering Buddhism Module Fourteen - Special Integration Practices Discovering Buddhism Module Fourteen - Special Integration Practices

Unlike the previous 13 in the Discovering Buddhism program, Module 14 does not include audio of teachings and guided meditations. Instead, it is designed for personal practice, the tool by which all of the teachings become integrated with one's mind and daily life. The practices taught in this module fulfill the advice of Lama Zopa Rinpoche for anyone wishing to fully experience the results of the Discovering Buddhism program.
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Basic Program Online: Mahayana Mind Training - Wheel of Sharp Weapons Basic Program Online: Mahayana Mind Training - Wheel of Sharp Weapons

The Wheel of Sharp Weapons, composed by the great Indian yogi Dharmarakshita more than a thousand years ago, is among the most esteemed of the so-called mind training teachings. Mind training is a special genre of teaching that deals with with employing techniques for transforming problems into happiness. Ven. George Churinoff guides us verse by verse through Dharmarakshita's classic, explaining the workings of karma, the benefits of altruism, and the means to cut through our true enemies: self-grasping and self-cherishing.
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Becoming Vajrasattva Becoming Vajrasattva

Common to all four traditions of Tibetan Buddhism, the practice of Vajrasattva is used to purify obstacles to spiritual development, negative karma and illness. Lama Yeshe, the inspirational teacher who strongly influenced the development of Buddhism in the West, found that the practice of Vajrasattva brought dramatic results for his Western students. Becoming Vajrasattva, is a complete guide to this purification practice, providing instruction on the method, commentary on the traditional texts, and insight into tantra.
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Vajrasattva Meditation Vajrasattva Meditation

The practice of Vajrasattva is often the first experience practitioners have of trying to perform tantric ritual. Combining prayers, visualizations, mantra recitations, and multiple styles of meditation, it can be hard for those who did not grow up in the tradition to know how to proceed. This friendly volume lays out the practice step by step accompanied by sixty color illustrations.
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Daily Purification eBook Daily Purification eBook

In Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand Pabongka Rinpoche explains how the great Atisha would purify any negativity, no matter how small, immediately. Lama Zopa Rinpoche has composed this short Vajrasattva practice and requested that it be published in a pocket-sized format that is easy for people to carry round and have available at all times. Thus, we can be like the great Atisha - whenever we notice we have broken a vow or created any other kind of negative karma, we can whip out our little Vajrasattva book and purify that negativity with the four opponent powers without a second’s delay. Bundle eBook Format (mobi, epub & PDF).
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Sacred Art

Vajrasattva Tsa Tsa  Vajrasattva Tsa Tsa

Vajrasattva practices are common to all of the four schools of Tibetan Buddhism and are used both to purify obscurations so that student can progress beyond Ngondro practices to the various yoga practices of tantra and also to purify any broken samaya vows after initiation. This tsa-tsa is hand made by a student of Lama Zopa Rinpoche using only quality materials and the most current practices recommended by Rinpoche, as well as contains grains of rice blessed personally by Rinpoche. Each tsa-tsa is hand carved and molded using the highest quality silicone molds for the best details. The molds are made by monks in a workshop in France.
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Vajrasattva (Single) Thangka Extra Small Vajrasattva (Single) Thangka
Extra Small

As the manifestation of the power of purity and purification, Vajrasattva serves living beings by enabling us to clear away the mistakes and faults of the past and move into the future with a pure heart and a clear conscience. Here, Vajrasattva is depicted without consort. Hand-painted by Nepali-Tibetan artists in Kathmandu, Nepal using traditional painting techniques and materials.
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Audio & Video

Practice of Prostrations to the 35 Buddhas - CD Practice of Prostrations
to the 35 Buddhas - CD

This CD follows the booklet The Preliminary Practice of Prostrations and is the extensive performance of this purification practice as advised by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. The practice begins with a motivation and visualization and proceeds through the recitation of the names of the 35 Buddhas in English, confession prayers and dedication, all recited by Ven. Sarah Thresher. Optional tracks include the names of the 35 Buddhas chanted in Tibetan by Geshe Gelek of Kadampa Center, North Carolina, USA.
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Vajrasattva: A Short Practice - MP3 Download Vajrasattva:
A Short Practice - MP3 Download

Vajrasattva practice is one of the best ways to purify negative karma, and thus not only avoid future suffering, but clear away obstacles preventing progress on the spiritual path. This audio program follows the skillful method to purify negative karma contained in A Short Vajrasattva Meditation, written by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. It walks practitioners through the four opponent powers necessary for purification together with Vajrasattva mantra recitation. This program is an excellent practice companion for anyone wishing to attain enlightenment quickly by purifying their mistakes. 
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Heruka Vajrasattva Tsog  CD Heruka Vajrasattva Tsog CD

The Heruka Vajrasattva Tsog offering was written by Lama Thubten Yeshe. This CD contains a recording of Lama Yeshe himself chanting the Heruka Vajrasattva Tsog for the last time before he passed away in 1984.
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Offering Tsok to Heruka Vajrasattva: Lama Yeshe - DVD Offering Tsok to Heruka Vajrasattva: Lama Yeshe - DVD

Practitioners of the mother class of highest yoga tantra must offer tsog to the guru-deity twice a month. Most perform the Guru Puja (Lama Chöpa) in fulfillment of this requirement, but in 1982 Lama Yeshe wrote the Heruka Vajrasattva tsog offering "in case students were getting bored with the older pujas. It's shorter, too, and therefore suits our busy Western lifestyles!" Following the teachings there is audio of Lama leading the puja he composed accompanied by a slide show of photos of Lama Yeshe. Originally released on VHS, this new and much improved release features enhanced picture and sound quality, extra footage at the end, and subtitles in English.
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Images That Purify

Purifying the Cause of Samsara - Above the Door Mantra Card Purifying the Cause of Samsara -
Above the Door Mantra Card

Place this card above your door in order to benefit from the two main mantras it features: "OM HA NU PAHA SHA BAHA RA HE SVAHA," when once seen purifies 100,000 eons of negative karma and obscurations; and the Wish-Granting Wheel mantra, "OM PADMO USHNISHA VI MA LE HUM PHET," when once passed under purifies 1,000 eons of negative karma and obscurations. Designed by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, this card affords an easy way for all beings to purify the cause of samsara.
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Vajrasattva With Consort Card Vajrasattva With Consort Card

Vajrasattva with consort. This image can be used to help with one's visualization for any Vajrasattva purification practice.
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Bodhisattva's Confession of Moral Downfalls Poster Bodhisattva's Confession
of Moral Downfalls Poster

This poster print is a perfect meditation tool for visualizing the 35 Buddhas of confession. Photo by Marc Sakamoto.
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