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New and Expanded Second Edition

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Every year, Buddhist "great prayer festivals" are held in Bodh Gaya, in Tibet, and in other sacred spots around the world. A Book of Common Tibetan Buddhist Prayers is a compilation of English-language translations of the very highest quality of important aspiration prayers and sutras commonly recited during these festivals, and in daily practice in hundreds of monasteries and dharma centers throughout the world.

Also included are classical and modern praises to Buddha Shakyamuni and to Manjusri, special aspirations for each major dharma tradition of Tibet, a general aspiration by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, and a lovely new long life prayer for His Holiness.  All translations are accompanied by easy-to-use phonetic versions of the Tibetan texts.

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The new and expanded second edition includes:

  • A background note on each prayer
  • A new Kurukulla prayer and an aspiration prayer composed by Hung Kar Dorje Rinpoche
  • Additional verses for many prayers
  • A practice of Dug Kar, the White Parasol Goddess
  • A revised introduction by Tulku Sherdor explaining more about the nature and purpose of prayer in Buddhist practice
  • Many additional recitations used in the monlam
  • Other additions and improvements

Index of Recitations:

  • Eight Auspicious Noble Ones
  • Sutra of Recollection of The Three Jewels
  • Sutra of The Heart of Prajna
  • Prayer to Avert Negativity
  • White Parasol Goddess
  • Shakyamuni Ritual, Treasure Trove of Blessing
  • Praise to The Muni: "Skillful Compassion"
  • Supplication to Gather Control
  • Seven Line Prayer
  • Spontaneous Fulfillment of Wishes
  • Three Principal Aspects of The Path
  • Clouds of Flowers over The Ocean
  • Professing The Qualities of Manjusri
  • Sea of Two Accumulations
  • White Lotus That Shines from Within
  • Clouds of Flowers (cont'd)
  • A Modest Longevity Prayer
  • Aspiration for Noble, Outstanding Conduct
  • Extremely Concise Appeal for Riches of Jambhala
  • Five Deities Who Protect from Danger
  • Hook of Red Lightning
  • Offerings to The Eight Classes
  • Exhortation of Lingje Sengchen Norbu Dradul
  • Offerings to The Twelve Tenma
  • Great Acarya
  • Sutra of The Three Heaps
  • Dedication of Burnt Offerings
  • A Concise Prayer of Dedication
  • Aspiration from "Undertaking The Conduct"
  • Shambhala Aspiration Prayer
  • Karma Chagmed's Dewachen Aspiration Prayer
  • Aspiration for Nonsectarian Expansion of The Muni's Teachings
  • Aspiration for Expansion of Nyingma Tradition
  • Aspiration for Expansion of Kagyu Tradition
  • Aspiration for Expansion of Sakya Tradition
  • Aspiration for Expansion of Gelug Tradition
  • Aspiration for Expansion of Jonang Tradition
  • Vajra Knot Aspiration Prayer
  • Embroidering The End with Auspicious Verses

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