Buddha Weekly: Buddhist Practices, Mindfulness, Meditation
The benefits of the powerful Migtsema prayer or mantra is well-documented by many great teachers of the Gelug lineage — including H.H. Dalai Lama, H.E. Lama Zopa Rinpoche, H.E. Zasep Tulku Rinpoche. Its beauty and simplicity and benefits are near-legendary. For busy people, Lama Tsongkhapa’s practice is particularly efficacious, as it combines three major practices in one meditation.
“After I pass away and my pure doctrine is absent,
You will appear as an ordinary being,
Performing the deeds of a Buddha
And establishing the Joyful Land, the great Protector,
In the Land of the Snows.”
-Buddha Shakyamuni in the Root Tantra of Manjushri
Of course this Great Protector in the Land of Snows was Lama Tsonkhapa. Virtually all Tibetan Gelugpa teachers teach this very powerful, yet accessible praise and mantra. The Migtsema does not require initiation or empowerment—although the guidance of a teacher and initiation are beneficial.
As the embodiment of three Buddhas — Avalokiteshvara, Manjushri and Vajrapani — Lama Tongkhapa’s practice and mantra is particularly effective for Buddhist practitioners. Simply chanting the Migtsema, (chant along with the magnificent voice of Yoko Dharma in the video below!) can have many benefits, from healing, to increasing your love and compassion, to insights and wisdom.
New video and audio of Yoko Dharma chanting the Migtsema, Lama Tsongkhapa’s precious prayer mantra:
More about Lama Tsonkphapa’s wonderful practice:
Lama Tsongkhapa: A Short, Powerful Practice Helps Bring Compassion, Wisdom, Good Fortune, and Healing
The Migtsema praise or maintra of Lama Tsonkhapa is a renowned Buddhist practice that combines all three of:
Lama Tsongkhapa was the founder of the Gelug school, considered an Enlightened Being embodying the qualities of Chenrezig, Manjushri and Vajrapani.
Renowned for it’s near-miraculous healing and protective qualities, the Migtsema can be chanted by anyone, with or without empowerment or teachings.
Chanted in Tibetan (English translation below):
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