Practice of Tsonchei Mijigpai Gyalpo by Guru Rinpoche to awaken bardo beings
Prescribed by Padmasambhava to awaken bardo beings from intense
fearful illusions arising from death in war, by weapons, and in
accidents....Precious Dharma Family, Trillions of thanks for the love,
compassion, and practices you are all doing for the suffering beings
in our human family. I am so grateful for sharing this practice of
Tsonchei Mijigpai Gyalpo which I think is the right practice for this
time. The Vajradhara 8th Khamtul Rinpoche and Vajradhara Dilgo
Khyentse Rinpoche stressed the urgency of this practice during these
times of violence and war. Tsonchei Mijigpai Gyalpo means the supreme
enlightened one who liberates bardo beings from the fear and
terrifying illusions arising from death by weapons. I send all you
practitioners my deep heartfelt gratitude and prayers for transmission
blessings of these teachings directly from the Buddhas and from Gurus.
It will surely be of immense benefit for all the dead since we are
doing it with very profound and pure loving motivation, free from any
partiality. I ask all Buddhists to practice this to help the dead from
all sides and to protect the innocent.
With much love and gratitude,
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Taking Refuge (three times):
NAMO RATNA TRAYAYA
I take refuge in the Tathagata Tsonchei Mijigpai Gyalpo, the Tathagata
who liberates bardo beings from all fears and illusions arising from death
I take refuge in the Tathagata Akshobhya.
I take refuge in Vajrapani.
Please pacify all the fears of those who have died in accidents and in
war. Arousing bodhicitta, the enlightened attitude (three times):
To obtain Buddhahood for the benefit of others,
I generate bodhicitta, as aspiration, as action, and in its absolute
meaning. Then meditate, further developing supreme compassion and
equanimity. Here it is helpful to contemplate the four immeasurables
and especially to visualize oneself as Avalokiteshvara and to recite
his mantra of compassion, OM MANI PADME HUM, a suitable number of
When you are confident in your generation of profound love and
compassion free from partiality, continue with the visualization and
prayers below, feeling the dead beings in your mind.
Visualization and prayers:
Visualize the minds of those who have died in accidents and from
weapons as blue balls of light, each enclosed by a sphere of violet
light. While reciting the prayers and mantras below, the violet
spheres disappear and the minds, visualized as blue lights, are freed.
Repeat each section below a suitable number of times. Include gaps to
develop vows, feelings, visualizations, etc.
PRAYER TO BUDDHA TSONCHEI MIJIGPAI GYALPO
CHOMDENDHE DESHINSHEGPA DRACHOMPA YANGDAGPAR DZOGPEI
SANGYE TSONCHEI MIJIGPAI GYALPO LA CHAKTSAL LO, KYABSU CHIO.
JINGYI LHABTU SOL.
Bhagawan, Tathagata, Arhat, Perfect Buddha, The One who liberates
bardo beings from all fears and illusions arising from death by
weapons, we prostrate to you. We take refuge. Please bestow your
protection and blessings to all who have died in this manner.
DHARANI OF BUDDHA AKSHOBHYA
NAMO RATNA TRAYAYA OM KAMKANI KAMKANI ROTSANI ROTSANI
TROTRANI TROTRANI TRASANI TRASANI PRATIHANA PRATIHANA SARVA KARMA
PARAMPARA NIME SARVA SATO NANYATSA SOWHA
MANTRA OF VAJRAPANI
OM VAJRA CHANDRA MAHA ROSHANA HUM PHAT,
OM APRATI HATA VALA HUM PHAT,
SARVA BHIGHANAN ANTARAYA VINASHKARA MARAYA HUM PHAT.
The whole of existence is perceived as filled with the FIVE WISDOM
LIGHTS,the luminous radiance of the fearless wisdom, love, and
compassion of the Buddhas.Rest the mind in its uncontrived state.
Remind these bardo beings of important dharma points, especially that
all phenomena are illusory including our concepts of living and dying.
Remind those who were practitioners of the Buddhadharma to think of
Buddha Amitabha and encourage them to go to his pureland. Buddha
Amitabha has a special vow to bring whomever prays to him to the
Dedicating the merit:
Conclude the session by dedicating the merit to all sentient beings
wandering in samsara, enduring sufferings of all kinds. May each and
every one be free of wrongdoings and illusions; following the path to
supreme liberation, may they become filled with boundless joy,
happiness, and wisdom.
May the hail of lava, fiery stones, and weapons
Henceforth become a rain of blossoms.
May those whose hell it is to fight and wound
Be turned to lovers offering their flowers.
May forests where the leaves are blades and swords
Become sweet groves and pleasant woodland glades.
On every side and in all the ten directions,
May groves of wish-fulfilling trees abound,
Resounding with the sweetness of the Teachings,
Spoken by the buddhas and their bodhisattva children.
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