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Amitabha Meditation Practice

Buddha Amitabha Meditation Practice:

Buddha Amitabha is the Buddha of Infinite Light and comprehensive love. He lives in the Western Buddhafield and works for the enlightenment of all beings.

In Tibetan Buddhism, Buddha Amitabha is one of the five “Dhyani Buddhas,” associated with the aggregate of distinguishing and individualizing deep awareness.

(The other 4 Dhyani Buddhas are with Akṣobhya, Amoghasiddhi, Ratnasambhava, and Vairocana)

Video - Amitabha Mantra

by H.E. Garchen Rinpoche leads group chant

Full Practice

This is her mandala. The seed syllable “PAM” in the center, is the sound of her compassion. The mandala can be printed and hung in windows or gardens as a prayer flag, with the air carring the sound of compassion and her blessings to all countries.

Here is a teaching on the mantra: 

OM: sacred syllable that consists of three sounds A, O and M, representing Buddha’s purified body, speech and mind. Here in particular, the sounds are invoked to prevent, protect and liberate our body, speech and mind from the epidemic disease such as the coronavirus.

PISHATSI: a female divinity of great powers such as a dakini or yogini who can protect, prevent and liberate beings from all negative and obstructing forces

PARNA: a leaf of a tree or a plant

SHAWARI: a tribal lady of the forest who masters magic and healing using forest herbs and medicines.

PISHATSI PARNASHAWARI: a powerful dakini who attired in green leaves of medical plants that are remedies to all illnesses and pestilences

SARVA: all, everything

MARI: illness or pestilence

PRASHAMANI: pacifier

SARVA MARI PRASHAMANI: the Pacifier of all illnesses and pestilences

HUNG: to attain the siddhis (attainment), to fulfill the aspiration, to be established in the deity-state, the Parnashavari-hood.

 

The head of our Drikung Lineage, HH Tinle Lundup,  searched the ancient texts written by our founder, Lord Jigten Sumgon to find her practices so we could envision her now. He then composed this brief version.