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Brief Sadhana of

Vasudhara
(Nor Gyunma)

Ewam Choden Tibetan Buddhist Center


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Colophon:
This sadhana was written by by Gagana Shri
and translated by Lama Kunga Thartse Rinpoche from the
Grub thabs Kun btus (Collected Sadhanas) Vol. 9 , p. 245 ff.
The text was slightly edited and reformatted by Wolfgang Saumweber in July 2002
(rev. 2/2004).
©2004 Ewam Choden Tibetan Buddhist Center & Lama Kunga Thartse Rinpoche

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From these syllables rays of light shine forth and make offerings to the Buddhas
and Bodhisattvas, which become useful for the benefit of all sentient beings. All
Sadhana of Vasudhara
the powers, blessings, and compassion of all the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas mani- A Sakya Golden Dharma
fest in the form of rays of light which absorb into the rosary of seed syllables.
Then one recites the mantra,
Refuge and Bodhichitta
OM SHRI VASUNDHRI DHANAM KSHETRE SVAHA.
I In the Preceptor and three precious gems
I bow down and take refuge;
Please bestow your blessings upon my mind.
For the sake of all living beings
I must attain Perfect Enlightenment, and so I practice
at least 108 times or as much as is possible. One should recite the mantra neither too this sadhana of Vasudhara. (3x)
fast nor too show, neither too loud nor too soft, clearly, and without mistakes.
Invocation
Requesting Prayer & Dissolution Instantly Instantaneously one appears as the Goddess Vasudhara. In my
At the end, I make the request, with palms pressed together at the heart heart on top of the lotus seat with a moon-cushion appears the the golden
Please bestow all the common and supreme siddhis (powers) syllable BAM. From the golden BAM rays of light shine forth, invoking in
To all sentient beings and to myself. front of me the Goddess Vasudhara, surrounded by all the Buddhas and
Bodhisattvas.
Thus I request my goal.
The say:
From my heart, light shines forth and reflects from the moon cushion upon which
I sit. This causes the cushion to absorb into myself. OM VAJRA SAMADZAH
(vith vajra invoking gesture)
Upon emerging from meditation on that state, visualize the syllable OM upon your
forehead, AH at your throat, and HUM at your heart. Offerings
Then one concludes by sharing merits, reciting: Make the sense offerings with:
OM VASUDHARA SAPARIVARA ARGHAM PRATICCHIA SVAHA
Dedication OM VASUDHARA SAPARIVARA PADYAM PRATICCHIA SVAHA
By the virtue of this OM VASUDHARA SAPARIVARA PUSHPE PRATICCHIA SVAHA
May I and all sentient beings OM VASUDHARA SAPARIVARA DHUPE PRATICCHIA SVAHA
Accomplish the state of the dakini. OM VASUDHARA SAPARIVARA ALOKE PRATICCHIA SVAHA
Without leaving a single sentient being behind OM VASUDHARA SAPARIVARA GHANDE PRATICCHIA SVAHA
May I be able to liberate them OM VASUDHARA SAPARIVARA NEVIDIYA PRATICCHIA SVAHA
To the state of the dakini. OM VASUDHARA SAPARIVARA SHABDA PRATICCHIA SVAHA

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Confession Prayer rain of wealth and precious things. I am peaceful and smiling and
I am fully matured. I am adorned with precious ornaments and
In the Three Jewels I take refuge
garments. I sit cross-legged, surrounded by my friends and rela-
And before them reveal all the wrongs I have done.
tives, such as Dzambhala (Pei Chemo).
I rejoice in the virtues of living beings
And keep in my heart remembrance of the Buddha’s enlightenment. On my forehead is the white syllable OM. At my throat is the red
Until I, too, have attained Buddhahood, syllable AH. At my heart is the blue syllable HUM. From the seed-
I rely upon the Enlightened One, His Teachings and exalted Assembly. syllable BAM in Vasudhara’s heart light rays shine forth to invoke
I am resolved to become a Buddha from space the Goddess Vasudhara surrounded by Buddhas and
In order to bring about my own and others’ well-being. Bodhisattvas and all the other wealth deities of the ten directions.
Awakening thus this aspiration to supreme liberation, With the recitation,
I invite all beings also to share in my spiritual career.
May I accomplish all the wondrous deeds OM VAJRA SAMADZAH
Of a Bodhisattva and win enlightenment for their sake. DZA HUM BAM HOH
all these deities absorb into myself.
Four Immeasurables Again from the seed syllable, light rays are extended and invoke the five initiating
May all sentient beings have happiness and its cause. Dhyani Buddhas.
May all sentient beings be free of suffering and its cause. Then one recites,
May all sentient beings be inseparable from sorrowless bliss.
OM VAJRA SAMADZAH
May all sentient beings abide in equanimity, free of bias, both greed and hatred.

Self-Generation Empowerment
Then, the initiation is requested from them saying:
OM SVABHAVA SHUDDHAH SARVA DHARMA SVABHAVA SHUDDHO
‘HAM Please bestow the empowerment on me.
All of your own skandhas (elements of your being) and sense organs become Then the tathagathas say:
void.. OM SARVA TATAGATA ABHISHIKA SAMAYA SHIRIYA HUM
From the void appears the syllable BAM which transforms into a mul- Having thus said, they pour water from a vessel on top of your head. The water goes
ticolored lotus flower. On top of this appears the syllable AH which through my body purifying my bodily defilements. It fills up my body to the top of my
transform into a moon cushion on which I appear as the yellow syl- head. Then on top of my head appears the Nirmanakaya form of Ratnasambhava.
lable BAM. From this yellow
letter BAM, rays of light are Maintain this visualization as clearly as possible for as long as possible. Then, if one
manifested which make offer- tires, recite the mantra as follows:
ings to all the Noble Ones to
alleviate the poverty of all Mantra Recitation
sentient beings. I visualize on the moon cushion in my heart, the yellow syllable BAM, surrounded
The light then reabsorbs into myself and by a garland of the mantra syllables,
I become the Goddess Vasudhara. The OM SHRI VASUNDHRI DHANAM KSHETRE SVAHA.
color of my body is yellow andI have one
face and two hands. My right hand, which
rests on my right knee, is in the ‘supreme
giving’ mudra. My left hand is on my lap,
holding a treasure vase with stalks of
grain in it. This vase is able to pour forth a

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