Condensed Amitaba Practice By Jetsunma Ahkön Lhamo

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Condensed Amitaba Practice By Jetsunma Ahkön Lhamo

Postby phantom59 » Sat Jan 16, 2010 5:46 pm

Condensed Amitaba Practice By Jetsunma Ahkön Lhamo

I’d like to address the very newest Dharma practitioners, and offer the method I speak so often and so fondly of. All can benefit. Many are interested in Buddhism, read and think about it, enjoy it’s thoughtfulness. But the main point of Dharma is accomplishment. One can be a friend of Dharma, a supporter, collector, even a Guru junkie! But the point of Dharma is awakening, + method applied. There are no quick and easy routes, no magic buttons, no gadgets, no tincture of this or that worth the money or effort. Dharma is free. All you really need is a comfy cushion, a quiet sacred space, a Mala (prayer beads) an image relating to your practice really helps.

Most practice requires empowerment (Wang) breath transmission (Lung), and the Lama’s commentary. Therefore one needs a qualified Guru. Fortunately, through compassion, certain Buddhas have made themselves more accessible in these times. One is Buddha Amitaba. Amitaba vowed that anyone speaking His Mantra or even hearing it, He would liberate at death, thus accomplishing Dharma in one life. Practicing Amitaba, then, is swift and extraordinary, can be done without wang or lung if the strong vow is made to seek these out asap.

This is a VERY short condensed method, taken from Nam Cho.
The best thing to do is make a commitment to do this practice every day. It is in the commitment and the doing that benefits, Along with the very sacred Mantra and the blessing it holds. Therein lays benefit and accomplishment. Samaya.
The Practice Now, settle onto your cushion. Allow the mind to simply relax and clear. Practice makes perfect, you will improve in time. The body is relaxed but the spine straight, The legs should be crossed Indian style or Lotus style, but comfortable.

Instantly in the space in front-above arises Buddha Amitaba. He is red in color, one face, 2 hands resting in His lap, palms up w/knuckles touching. This mudra symbolizes meditative equipoise. He is holding a begging bowl and wearing robes of ordination, seated in Lotus Posture. He is surrounded with His retinue of Sublime ones.

As we are awed by His splendor we take refuge with body, speech, and mind.
“Buddha Amitaba I take refuge in you in this and every life“ repeat 3 x
Then, thinking kindly of all sentient beings, recite: “For the sake of beings I give rise to the Bodhicitta so all may benefit” repeat 3 x
If you have a PURE Lama, consider that while the appearance is Amitaba, the essence is identical to one’s Root Guru. If not, get one.

Then hold the mala and recite Mantra, counting with beads. One full Mala is 108 reps. The mantra; OM AMI DEWA HRI is repeated 108 times. While reciting, one concentrates on compassion as motivation, the extraordinary qualities of Amitaba, the yearning for Liberation in one life.So the mind should be filled with pure Devotion and wholesome yearning, and Kindness toward all beings, every one, animals, ALL.After at least one full Mala of Mantra, recite:

“I prostrate to Amitaba Buddha!”
“May I be reborn in the pure realm of great bliss”

Then Amitaba and his entourage dissolve into light, and pour into top of one’s head (crown). And mixes like milk and water with one’s mind.“And may all sentient beings without exception be placed in that very state.”
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Jetsunma Ahkön Lhamo is first western woman recognized as Tu

Postby phantom59 » Sat Jan 16, 2010 6:26 pm

Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo is the first western woman to be recognized in the Tibetan tradition as a Tulku, or reincarnate lama.

Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo will tell you that she is "just a girl from Brooklyn". His Holiness Penor Rinpoche, who recently passed into parinibbana as the Supreme Head of the oldest school of Tibetan Buddhism (Nyingmapa), discovered her as the reincarnation of ancient Indian and Tibetan holy women who helped establish and develop Buddhism in Tibet. Her students will tell you that she is a wise, witty, and compassionate teacher who draws on her own experiences as a modern American woman in making accessible to them even the most profound Buddhist teachings.

From childhood, Jetsunma has devoted herself to meditation and the alleviation of the world's suffering. She is the first Western woman to have been recognized and enthroned by Tibetan lamas as a tulku, an enlightened teacher who reincarnates in whatever form can most benefit all beings. Over the years, Jetsunma has gathered around her a large traditional Buddhist community at the Kunzang Palyul Choling temple where she teaches, just outside Washington, DC.

As her previous incarnations helped the Dharma, the Buddhist teachings, reach and flourish in Tibet, Jetsunma now is among those planting the seeds of Dharma in the West. To hear her teach is to hear age-old teachings brought to life for modern Americans. In Sanskrit, female "wisdom beings" are called "Dakinis", and Jetsunma is truly an American Dakini. Her teachings transcend the boundaries of religion and touch our very nature, bringing awareness into our daily lives. She offers us the tools and insights needed to bring compassion to every aspect of our busy and worldly lives.

Prayer to Be Reborn in Dewachen sung by Jetsunma Akhon Lhamo

This melody to a traditional prayer is a gift to you. Share it far and wide.This prayer is the beginning of a CD of songs and prayers for the dying, both human and animal. It is a lullaby of compassion, soothing for the mind. It carries a special blessing for those passing from this life.The prayer comes from the Longchen Nyingtik P’howa practice, used for oneself and for others at the time of death. It is the lovely “Prayer to Amitabha” that is repeated during the practice.

Play the Mantra Song: The_Prayer_to_Be_Reborn_in_Dewachen.MP3

http://www.palyulproductions.org/Prayer ... wachen.mp3
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Re: Condensed Amitaba Practice By Jetsunma Ahkön Lhamo

Postby padma norbu » Mon May 30, 2011 5:17 pm

It's funny, I had seen her videos on YouTube and thought this looks like fraud. Then, I saw some comments under the video suggesting as much and I left wondering what is wrong with people that they will go to such great lengths to become fake gurus?

Then, I found this video today:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-N6D5P7yPY

Looks pretty real to me.
"Use what seems like poison as medicine. We can use our personal suffering as the path to compassion for all beings." Pema Chodron
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Re: Condensed Amitaba Practice By Jetsunma Ahkön Lhamo

Postby ngodrup » Mon May 30, 2011 8:11 pm

Her credential is genuine.
That does not mean she is without controversy.

And, yes, before Buddhism, she did have a 'new age"
background. We all come from somewhere, and that
culture shapes the way we express ourselves.
That in itself is not a problem.
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