Namgyalma Sadhana Practice
With Venerable Steve Carlier
September 27, 2023
*This practice session will be held online via zoom*
Namgyalma is one of the three main long-life deities and belongs to the tathagata family of practices. Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains that the Namgyalma practice not only dispels life obstacles; it also purifies negativities and downfalls and protects against birth in the lower realms. Further, Lama Zopa Rinpoche said the Namgyalma practice is a powerful purification and it is especially beneficial for the sick and those with cancer.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains these further benefits of the long Namgyalma mantra:
The Namgyalma mantra is extremely powerful. If you put this mantra on a mountain, then the whole mountain is blessed and any human beings, animals or insects who touch or climb the mountain have their negative karma purified just through that. They are not reborn in the lower realms.
This is the main mantra for purifying and liberating from the lower realms. Negative karma is purified by putting the mantra on the body of a person who has died or chanting it for a person who has died. What need is there to mention, therefore, how great the purification experienced by those who recite this mantra or keep it on their body?
For this Namgyalma practice we will be using the short sadhana from the Rinjung Gyatsa, which Kyabje Jhado Rinpoche compiled for us. We will also gradually take a look at the long sadhana composed by Panchen Lozang Chogkyi Gyaltsen, the one that Rinpoche originally taught us.
Who can attend this online practice session?
- Have taken the Namgyalma initiation.
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Ven Steve Carlier currently resides at Land of Medicine Buddha, teaching the Basic Program. He has been studying Buddhism since 1977 and was ordained as a Buddhist monk by Lama Zopa in 1979, then receiving full ordination from Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche the following year. He studied for eleven years at…
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