Shanglon: Medicine Buddha Protector Practice-- for Ukraine
The Mahakala Shanglon Dorje Dudul is the Dharma protector specifically connected to the protection of Tibetan medicine. The Sorig Khang sangha in Ukraine has been doing a nonstop vigil for this Dharma protector since winter 2022. They welcome your practice support. To let them know that you will be participating, please complete this Google form.
July 3rd is a Dharma Protector practice day on the Tibetan calendar. Let's do it.
Here is the Shanglon puja:
HOW TO DO THE PRACTICE:
BEFORE STARTING THE PRACTICE:
According to the instructions of Dr. Nida, during the practice of the Protectors, we visualize ourselves as Hayagriva. His body is empty, transparent, without physical organs, crystal clear, luminous, red in color, according to thangka.
In the heart center we visualize the root syllable of Hayagriva - HRI, with rays of light emanating from it. In this capacity, we invite Shanglon (or Retinue) and begin the Invocation, etc.
Primarily to this we do the practice for ourselves and purify ourselves. Without this, not a single Sadhana or mantra will work.
It is necessary to realize the power of the mantra (s), and for this only practice is needed (more recitations).
And certain marks of practice.
Before the Practice, we hold the visualization of ourselves as HAYAGRIVA or VAJRAPANI and read (for ourselves personally, not in Zoom):
In the Buddha, Dharma and Supreme Assembly (Sangha)
Before Awakening, I take Refuge.
Through the merit of generosity and other paramitas.
May I achieve Buddhahood for the benefit of all sentient beings!
May all beings have happiness and the causes for happiness.
May all beings be free from suffering and the causes of suffering.
May all beings never be separated from the highest happiness beyond all suffering.
May all beings abide in equanimity, free from attachment and aversion.
MORNING AND DAY PRACTICE:
21 times Medicine Buddha mantra
TAYATA OM BEKADZE BEKADZE MAHA BEKADZE RADZA SAMUNG GATE SOHA
21 times OM MANI PADME HUNG
3 times RAM YAM KHAM, OM AH HUNG, HA HO HRI
MEN SUNG ZHANG LÖN KHOR NA DE GU LA
SÖL TÖ CHÖ DRÖN RE NGO TUK DAM KANG
CHI NANG SNGWE BA CHE ”DÖK” PA DANG
LE ZHI LHUNG DRUP CHOK TUN NGÖ DRUP TSÖL
OM MAHAKALA YAKSHA BAZAR TSITA HUNG PHET RATNA SIDDHI HUNG
108 times or the rest of the time:
OM MAHAKALA YAKSHA BAZAR TSITA
EKATZATI MA MA RU LU MAM
KETA KETA RAHULA
DAKINI TSITA RAKTA
YAKSHA TSITA MAHA RUDRA
BAZAR SADHU SAMAYA RAKSHA RAKTA RADZA
DUNTINI TSITA KALA TRI SHAM
BADJO GINGKARA HAB HAB SAMAYA DZA DZA HRING HRING
OM BAZAR MAHAKALA HANA HANA BAZAR NA SOHA
AFTER THE READING IS COMPLETE, we read (for ourselves personally, not in Zoom):
1. Vajrasattva - eliminates the consequences of mistakes in practice.
OM VAJRASATTVA SAMAYA MA NU PALAYA / VAJRASATTVA TENOPA TISHTHA / DRIDHO ME BHAVA / SUTO SHAYO ME BHAVA / SUPO SHAYO ME BHAVA / ANURAKTO ME BHAVA / SARVA SIDDHI ME PRA YA TSA / SARVA KARMA SUTSA ME / TSITAM SHRIYAM KURU HUM / HA HA HA HA HO / BHAGAVAN SARVA TATHAGATA / VAJRA MAME MUNTSA / VAJRA BHAVA MAHA SAMAYA SATTVA AH
2. OM BENZAR SATO HUNG 3 times
3. DEDICATION OF MERIT:
By the merit, may we quickly
Achieve the state of Yuthok, the King of Medicine
And throug this, may all beings,
Be placed on this level
4. To SEAL THE READING:
OM YE DHARMA HETU TRA BHAWA
HETUN TEKEN TATHAGATO HAYA WADE
TEKEN TSA YO NIRODHA
EWAM WANDI MAHA SHRAMANAE SOHA