Prayer books in the Kadampa Tradition

Below are some prayer books that we use in the Kadampa Tradition. We do not practice all of them here at Khedrubje Centre all the time, so click on a book and it will tell you if prayers on that book are coming up soon.

Prayer Book:

A Pure Life

    • a pure life booklet tharpa prayers

The practice of taking and keeping the eight Mahayana precepts is a special practice of moral discipline that is performed with bodhichitta, the compassionate wish to attain enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. 

Prayer Book:

Heart Jewel

    • heart jewel

This short prayer booklet includes two practices revealed by the Wisdom Buddha Manjushri.

Prayer Book:

Liberation From Sorrow

    • liberation from sorrow

Prayers for developing a deep feeling of closeness with Buddha Tara, through which we can receive her blessings and protection.

Prayer Book:

Melodious Drum

    • melodious drum booklet tharpa prayers

The extensive sadhana, or ‘method of attainment’, for fulfilling our commitment to rely upon the Dharma Protector and to practise Lamrim, Lojong and Mahamudra, and for restoring any degenerate or broken commitments.

Prayer Book:

Offering to the Spiritual Guide

    • Offering to the Spiritual Guide

Offering to the Spiritual Guide, or Lama Chopa in Tibetan, is a special Guru yoga of Je Tsongkhapa in conjunction with Highest Yoga Tantra.

Prayer Book:

Powa Ceremony

    • powa ceremony booklet tharpa prayers

A special method for leading countless deceased beings to the Pure Land of a Buddha.

Prayer Book:

The Bodhisattva's Confession of Moral Downfalls

    • confession buddhas

Because of the negative actions that we have created in the past under the influence of deluded minds we now experience suffering and problems, as well as difficulties in developing faith and conviction in spiritual practice and in making progress on the path to enlightenment.

Prayer Book:

Wishfulfilling Jewel

    • booklet wfj frnt

This prayer booklet includes two special practices revealed by the Wisdom Buddha Manjushri.

Prayer Book:

Yoga of Buddha Amitayus

    • Yoga of Buddha Amitayus

The greatest obstacles to the fulfilment of our wish to experience pure happiness are death and ignorance. In these prayers we make requests to Buddha Amitayus, the Buddha of Long Life.