Jun 03

Mahakala Blessing – cherished child of Mahakala (Part 2)

[Mandala Offering to request the Empowerment]

ས་གཞི་སྤོས་ཆུས་བྱུགས་ཤིང་མེ་ཏོག་བཀྲམ། །

sa zhi pö chü juk shing mé tok tram
The earth is perfumed with scented water and strewn with flowers,

རི་རབ་གླིང་བཞི་ཉི་ཟླས་བརྒྱན་པ་འདི། །

ri rap ling zhi nyi dé gyen pa di
adorned with Mount Meru, the four continents, the sun, and the moon.

སངས་རྒྱས་ཞིང་དུ་དམིགས་ཏེ་ཕུལ་བ་ཡིས། །

sang gyé zhing du mik té pülwa yi
Imagining this as the buddha realm, I offer it

འགྲོ་ཀུན་རྣམ་དག་ཞིང་ལ་སྤྱོད་པར་ཤོག །

dro gün nam dak zhing la chö par shok
so that all beings may enjoy that pure realm.

May the sound of the great Dharma Drum
dispel all of the sufferings of sentient beings,
and may you live for ever to give us the teachings.

[Torma Offering]


om benza amrita kundali hana hana hung pé


om sobhava shuddho sarva dharma sobhava shuddho hang

tong pa nyi du gyur
All becomes empty.

tong pay ngang le drum lé Rinpoche nö yang shing gya che way nang du om ö du zhu wa le jung way torma zag pa me pay yeshe kyi dütsi gyatso chenpor gyur
From within emptiness, from DRUM, comes a broad, vast jeweled vessel, inside of which, from OM melting into light, there arises a torma of a great ocean of uncontaminated Wisdom Nectar.


OM AH HUM (3x)



chom den de zhin sheg pa gyel wa rinchen mang la chag tsel lo
I prostrate to the Bhagawan, the Tathagata Many Jeweled One: Shakyamuni
de zhin sheg pa zug tze dam pa la chag tsel lo
I prostrate to the Tathagata Supreme Beautiful Form: Avalokiteshvara
de zhin sheg pa ku jam le la chag tsel lo
I prostrate to the Tathagata Infinite Bodied One: Manjushri
de zhin sheg pa jig pa tamche dang drel wa la chag tsel lo
I prostrate to the Tathagata Free From All Fear: Vajrapani

pün tsog dö yön nga den pay
I offer this torma and ocean of nectar,
dütsi gyatso torma di
Endowed with the five perfect sense objects,
sa yi lhamo tenma sog
To the Tenma, the Goddess of the Earth,
tong sum chi tag tamche dang
All lords of the site of the three thousand worlds,
tse ring che nga ten kyong gi
To the Five Sisters of Long Life,
gang chen ne pa tamche dang
And to all the protectors who reside in Tibet and in this land,
kye par yu jor de nyi kyi
And particularly to the devas, nagas, and lord of the site,
yul lha shi dag nam la bül
And to the local gods who dwell in this very region.

zhé né naljor yön chö nam
Having thus accepted, without showing anger or jealousy
le dang ja wa chi chi kyang
I request you to gather, as we wish,
ko long tra dog ma tze pa
all conditions conducive for whatever actions
tün kyen yi shin drub par dzö
We, the yogis and the sponsors perform.

dag gi sam pay tob dang ni
By the power of my thoughts,
de zhin sheg pay jin tob dang
By the power of the generosity of the Tathagatas,
chö kyi ying gi tob nam kyi
And by the power of the Dharmadhatu,
dön nam gang dag sam pa yi
May all our aims and desires whatsoever,
de dag tamche chi rig pa
Be fulfilled without appropriately
tog pa mé pa jung gyur chig
Without obstruction.

[Refuge prayer x3]

སངས་རྒྱས་ཆོས་དང་ཚོགས་ཀྱི་མཆོག་རྣམས་ལ། །

sangye chö dang tsok kyi chok nam la
In the Buddha, the Dharma and the Supreme Assembly

བྱང་ཆུབ་བར་དུ་བདག་ནི་སྐྱབས་སུ་མཆི། །

changchub bardu dak ni kyab su chi
I take refuge until I attain enlightenment.

བདག་གི་སྦྱིན་སོགས་བགྱིས་པའི་བསོད་ནམས་ཀྱིས། །

dak gi jin sok gyipé sönam kyi
Through the merit of practising generosity and so on,

འགྲོ་ལ་ཕན་ཕྱིར་སངས་རྒྱས་འགྲུབ་པར་ཤོག །

dro la pen chir sangye drubpar shok
May I attain buddhahood for the benefit of all beings.

So today we are doing the Mahakala and the four Combined deities རྗེས་གནང་jenang[permission empowerment].

Since I was very small, since my childhood, I was very close, feeling very close to the Six-Armed Mahakala. At Norbulingka I was almost like the “cherished child of Mahakala” and I also felt very close to Mahakala.

So anyway, the practice and meditation on the altruistic spiritual enlightenment, bodhicitta and the view of emptiness are my main practices, as it is the heart of Mahakala himself as well.

And so I have been like the “dear child of Mahakala”. So even when I was in China or after coming into exile, I rely on Mahakala inseparably. So here those of us who are in exile, we have freedom. And as we have the freedom we are making prayer to Mahakala. And we are doing this permission blessing of Mahakala.

The Six-Armed Mahakala, regarding the Six-Armed Mahakala, Mahakala at Norbulingka, when I was fleeing I saw the Mahakala in Norbulingka and I very clearly remember that the Six-Armed Mahakala was actually smiling at me and winking at me. So it shows that his enlightened activity is inseparably with me. So during my visit to China or after coming into exile here in India, the Six-Armed Mahakala has been my main Dharma Protector.

So we are doing this permission blessing of Six-Armed Mahakala.

And regarding His Eminence Kalu Rinpoche [previous Kalu Rinpoche], he had very unique connection with Six-Armed Mahakala and then the students of Kalu Rinpoche, of course it’s your own wish. And from my side also, I feel the Six-Armed Mahakala to be different from others with regards to the accomplishment of common siddhis or realising Bodhicitta through the practice of loving kindness and compassion and also the view of emptiness. The Six-Armed Mahakala is something different, it’s unique.

So in order to do the permission blessing, so disciples have to rinse your mouth, now so the mandala offering is done.