Looking for a confession prayer

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Looking for a confession prayer

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Hello,

I would like to ask you all if you could help me find a confession prayer. My dear lama gave me the homework of trying to find it and if there is an english translation, however due to language barrier I have only few clues. It probably should be called "chi-shak" and maybe was written by Lama Dorje Dzinpa. She sent some tibetan lines that might be a name of the prayer of frist lines.

སྦྱི་བཤགས་ནི

ཨུ་ཧུ་ལགས ། བླ་མ་རྡོ་རྗེ་འཛིན་པ་ཆེན་པོ་ལ་སོགས་ཏེ།

ཕྱོགས་བཅུ་དུས་གསུམ་ན་བཞུགས་པའི་སངས་རྒྱས་དང་བྱང་ཆུབ་སེམས་་་་

Any help locating or indicating which text it could be would be most helpful thank you!
“Observing samaya involves to remain inseparable from the union of wisdom and compassion at all times, to sustain mindfulness, and to put into practice the guru’s instructions”. Garchen Rinpoche

For those who do virtuous actions,
goodness is what comes to pass.
For those who do non-virtuous actions,
that becomes suffering indeed.

- Arya Sanghata Sutra
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Hi.
There is a large selection on Lotsawa House the site.
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Tanaduk wrote: Sun Nov 20, 2022 11:08 pm Hi.
There is a large selection on Lotsawa House the site.
link
I have tried that, unfortunately the text does not seem to be there.
“Observing samaya involves to remain inseparable from the union of wisdom and compassion at all times, to sustain mindfulness, and to put into practice the guru’s instructions”. Garchen Rinpoche

For those who do virtuous actions,
goodness is what comes to pass.
For those who do non-virtuous actions,
that becomes suffering indeed.

- Arya Sanghata Sutra
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General Confession

"So be it!

"O spiritual masters, great vajra holders, and all the Buddhas and bodhisattvas who abide in the ten directions, as well as all the venerable Sangha, please pay attention to me.

"I, who am named ________________, circling in cyclic existence since beginningless time until the present, overpowered by disturbing attitudes such as attachment, aversion and ignorance, have created the ten negative actions by means of body, speech and mind. I have transgressed the vows of individual liberation, contradicted the trainings of a bodhisattva, broken tantric commitments. I have been disrespectful to my kind parents, spiritual masters, spiritual friends, and those following pure paths. I have committed actions harmful to the Three Jewels, avoided the holy Dharma, stolen from the Sangha, and harmed living beings. These and many other destructive actions I have done, have caused others to do, and have rejoiced in others' doing. In short, I have created many obstacles to my own higher rebirth and liberation, and have planted countless seeds for further wanderings in cyclic existence and miserable states of being.

"Now in the presence of the spiritual masters, the great vajra holders, all the Buddhas and bodhisattvas who abide in the ten directions, and the venerable Sangha, I confess all of these negative actions, I will not conceal them and I accept them as negative. I promise to refrain from doing these actions again in the future. By confessing and acknowledging them, I will attain and abide in happiness, while by not confessing and acknowledging them, true happiness will not come."
Pema Chophel པདྨ་ཆོས་འཕེལ
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A different translation of the same thing:

GENERAL CONFESSION

Ah, woe is me! Great Guru Vajradhara and all other Buddhas and Bodhisattvas dwelling in the ten directions, and venerable Sangha, please pay attention to me!
I, [..say your name..], for beginningless samsaric lifetimes until now, owing to the defilements - greed, hate and delusion - have committed by body, speech and mind the ten non-virtuous actions;
I have created the five immediate karmas;
I have created the five similar to them;
I have broken the Pratimoksha vows;
I have broken the Bodhisattva's training;
I have broken my tantric pledges;
I have been disrespectful to my parents;
I have been disrespectful to my Preceptor and Teachers;
I have been disrespectful to companions in the celibate life;
I have done actions harmful to the Three Jewels;
I have rejected the true Dharma;
I have abused the Sangha of Aryas;
I have done actions harmful to sentient beings and so forth.
This accumulation of non-virtuous actions that I have done, asked others to do, or rejoiced in when others have done them and so forth; in short, my entire accumulation of faults and offenses that hinder higher rebirth and liberation and cause samsara and evil rebirth, I confess before the great Guru Vajradhara and all the other Buddhas and Bodhisattvas dwelling in the ten directions, and the venerable Sangha; I do not conceal them, I reveal them; henceforth I take up restraint.
If I confess and reveal them, I shall dwell in pleasant contacts; but if I do not confess and reveal them, I shall not.
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Thank you so much Lama-la! I guess this is another reason to learn tibetan.
“Observing samaya involves to remain inseparable from the union of wisdom and compassion at all times, to sustain mindfulness, and to put into practice the guru’s instructions”. Garchen Rinpoche

For those who do virtuous actions,
goodness is what comes to pass.
For those who do non-virtuous actions,
that becomes suffering indeed.

- Arya Sanghata Sutra
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Yes, exactly. It only took a couple of minutes to post these for you. I hope your Teacher is happy.

good luck & best wishes.
Pema Chophel པདྨ་ཆོས་འཕེལ
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