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Guru Yoga - The Migtsema Prayer

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Weekly practice of the Guru Yoga of Tsongkhapa. The Dharm talk is, "The Migtsema Prayer." Tenzin will explain the meaning of the Migtsema Prayer, in which we praise Tsongkhapa for being the archetypal Buddhas, Avolokiteshvara, Manjushri and Vajrapani. The talk discusses what these three archetypal Buddhas represent, why we praise Tsongkhapa for being these three Buddhas, and why we request Tsongkhapa's blessings at the end of the prayer. Below are links to traditional depictions in Tibetan art  of these three Buddhas. 

Avalokiteshvara http://bit.ly/T3GLkg

Manjushri http://bit.ly/SC5POH

Vajrapani http://bit.ly/RX38WS http://bit.ly/U9QmEv

To participate, please download and print a free copy of the puja and an explanation of the visualizations here:



You may also listen to the episode, "The Bodhisattva's Practice of Guru Yoga," which gives a general explanation of the purpose The Guru Yoga of Je Tsongkhapa. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/the-life-of-universal-loving/2012/08/07/the-bodhisattva-practice-of-guru-yoga