A concise practice of Buddha Shakyamuni with offerings
Composed in Tibetan and translated by Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche
For whoever would be a sensible follower of the Buddha, there is no other way to receive his blessing than actual practice with undivided devotion. Therefore this concise sadhana of Buddha Shakyamuni has been composed.
The Benefits of this Practice
The most excellent individual will be able to actually see the Buddha and listen directly to the profound Dharma teachings. He will quickly attain the state of Buddha-hood. The benefits for ordinary people are that in all future lifetimes, they will be born in whatever place the Buddhas are dwelling and become disciples. Because of constantly receiving blessings, their minds will be happy; negative forces will have no effect; and the bad obscurations of karma will be purified. The intellect will be sharpened and awareness increased, and love and compassion will arise. They will have the ability to greatly benefit sentient beings. There are many more benefits of this practice, limitless in number.
Seeing that the one great need at this time is to supplicate directly the Buddha, Guide of the World, I compiled and translated this text in order to clear up the evils of this troubled time, and in order to increase the good fortune and merit of beings.
Completed by the Shamar Tulku Mipham Chokyi Lodro in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the land of the Red Indian, on the morning of November 19, 1980.
Ritual of the Refuge and Bodhisattva vows by Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche. Sadhana in English with Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche, with the Lung (ritual transmission of the text).
Explanation of the ritual by Lama Tsony at the Natural Bridge, VA Bodhi Path (2014).