The Purification of Obscurations with the Vajrasattva Recitation and Meditation

At the Pema Osel Light Shrine Room, we begin all our practice sessions with The Praise to Lama Vajrasattva, the Lord of all the Buddha Families. So today, this post begins with sharing the link for this most auspicious prayer. Following this prayer, is a video of Lama Sonam Rinpoche from 2016 giving a Vajrasattva teaching with reference and resource materials for the Vajrasattva Section, The Purification of Obscurations, Vajrasattva Recitation and Meditation of the Dudjom Tersar Ngondro Practice.

 Praise to Vajrasattva the Lord of all the Buddha Families
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Ngondro Teaching: Vajrasattva with Lama Sonam Rinpoche and translator, Cy Cassoff at the Pema Osel Ling Shrine Room, March 2016

English Translation of the Vajrasattva Mantra 

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OM (the supreme mantra, most excellent praise)
the tantric vowof Vajrasattva.

O Vajrasattva, grant me your protection.
Abide firmly in me.

Make me totally satisfied. Increase perfectly within me.
Please hold me with your compassion.
By your blessing, bestow the attainments on me.
Also, may I attain the power of all activities.
Make my mind virtuous.
HUNG (the essence of the wisdom heart)
(represent the four boundless wishes of bodhicitta,
the four joys, the four empowerments, and the four kayas)

HO (is the exclamation of joy)
Victorious One who embodies all the Tathagatas,
may Vajrasattva never abandon me.
I pray, please make me a vajraholder.
O great precept deity.
AH (is to unite inseparably).
Translation by Dungse Tinley Norbu Rinpoche

Link to the Vajrayana Foundation Concise Ngondro
by Bero Jeydren Publications.
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Lama Sonam Rinpoche talks about malas.

Vajrasattva and mala links from the Dharma Treasures Bookstore
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