In order to further explore, understand, and embody some ideas on connecting with lineage, we present an audio recording from our Introduction to Tibetan Buddhist Meditation (MDT 301) class from Fall 2020. In this class, Yangsi Rinpoche invites us to move us beyond the “exercise of meditation” into a personal, meaningful mediation practice.
The Four Line Refuge and Bodhicitta Prayer
SANG GYÄ CHHÖ DANG TSHOG KYI CHHOG NAM LA
I go for refuge until I am enlightened.
JANG CHHUB BAR DU DAG NI KYAB SU CHHI
To the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Supreme Assembly.
DAG GI JIN SOG GYI PÄI SÖ NAM KYI
By my practice of giving and other perfections,
DRO LA PHÄN CHHIR SANG GYÄ DRUB PAR SHOG
May I become a buddha to benefit all sentient beings.
Translation as found in the Essential Buddhist Prayers: An FPMT Prayer Book, Volume 2 Common Center Practices