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Tibetan Buddhist Prayers

Post by Dharmasherab » Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:22 pm

Can someone recommend me a source/book with Tibetan Buddhist prayers which have prayers/chants common to all Tibetan schools?
What are the complete set of prayers common to all schools of Tibetan Buddhism?

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Re: Tibetan Buddhist Prayers

Post by Aryjna » Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:49 pm

Complete set of prayers? I doubt that there is such a thing. It is not like each school has a few pages of prayers and you can then look and see which ones are identical between them.

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Re: Tibetan Buddhist Prayers

Post by Nyedrag Yeshe » Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:45 pm

This one!
A Book of Common Tibetan Buddhist Prayers
https://www.amazon.com/Book-Common-Tibe ... 0980173035
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Re: Tibetan Buddhist Prayers

Post by Tiago Simões » Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:15 am

Nyedrag Yeshe wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:45 pm
This one!
A Book of Common Tibetan Buddhist Prayers
https://www.amazon.com/Book-Common-Tibe ... 0980173035
There is also a third edition:

https://shop.blazingwisdom.org/index.ph ... rayers-3rd
Then, the Licchavi Vimalakīrti spoke to the elder Śāriputra and the great disciples: “Reverends, eat of the food of the Tathāgata! It is ambrosia perfumed by the great compassion. But do not fix your minds in narrow-minded attitudes, lest you be unable to receive its gift.”

- Chapter 9, The Feast Brought by the Emanated Incarnation
The Noble Mahāyāna Sūtra “The Teaching of Vimalakīrti”

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Re: Tibetan Buddhist Prayers

Post by pemachophel » Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:58 pm

Each Tibetan school and many individual lineages within those schools have their own Daily Prayer Book (Cho Jyod). For instance, in Nyingma, there's the Mindroling prayer book, Shechen Prayer book, Dudjom prayer book, etc. Nevertheless, there are many prayers in these books common to all, such as Zang Chod Monlam and the Sutra of the Three Heaps. IME, mostly these common prayers come from the sutras or from such great Teachers such as Nagajuna Who are revered by all.
Pema Chophel པདྨ་ཆོས་འཕེལ

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Re: Tibetan Buddhist Prayers

Post by conebeckham » Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:46 pm

In addition to to all the good advice in this thread, the Kagyu Monlam Prayer Book is a good source for prayers in English. Some are specific to Kamtsang, but many are shared by all Tibetan lineages.

"Absolute Truth is not an object of analytical discourse or great discriminating wisdom,
It is realized through the blessing grace of the Guru and fortunate Karmic potential.
Like this, mistaken ideas of discriminating wisdom are clarified."
- (Kyabje Bokar Rinpoche, from his summary of "The Ocean of Definitive Meaning")

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