TIBETAN BUDDHAS INITIATIONS

SAKYAMUNI

Sakyamuni Buddha is the historical Buddha of our era. That he reached Enlightenment more than 2500 years ago. All the teachings of Dharma that exist come from Buddha Sakiamuni himself and his three turns of the wheel of Dharma. It is the origin of all the instruction contained in the teachings of sutra and tantra.
Through this initiation we receive great blessings from the lineage masters to Buddha Sakyamuni himself, receiving the necessary permission to recite his mantra and accumulate huge amounts of merit.

MANTRA: Om Muni Muni Maha Muni Sakya Muni Soham

MAITREYA

Maitreya is the Buddha of Universal Love, the Buddha of the future, whose mission is to provide new updated teachings that will bring happiness to humanity. This initiation is very special and unusual in Tibetan Buddhism, it is an opportunity to connect with the powerful and crystal-clear energy of Maitreya Buddha.
The Buddha of Universal Love Maitreya Bodhisattva is the tenth-bhumi bodhisavta who will be the next Buddha, the fifth Buddha who will appear in this fortunate era. The statue of Maitreya is not easily found. In this century it is very important to pray for the advent of the Buddha Maitreya to this world.
The purpose of this initiation is to generate the virtuous karma that will allow us to be reborn in the same period of time as the Maitreya Buddha. The meaning of this initiation is the creation of a spiritual bond with the Buddha of the future that drives the gradual process of enlightenment. In this century we need to connect with Buha Maitreya because he is like a source of compassionate wisdom to achieve world peace.

MANTRA: Om Meim Maitreya Soham

AVALOKITESHVARA

Buddha of Compassion, Avalokiteshvara, Chenrezig in Tibetan
It symbolizes the universal compassion of all the Buddhas of the 3 times (past, present and future) and of all directions. There are many aspects of this Buddha, which literally means “the liberator of the lower reincarnations”, who receives this initiation is protected from falling into inferior or unfortunate reincarnations
The Dalai Lama is the incarnation of Avalokiteshvara. he is represented with mill arms, a symbol of the aid he grants.
His mandala represents the palace where he dwells in the inner worlds

MANTRA:  Om Mani Padme Hung

GREEN TARA

Green Tara, protector of the spiritual path

Tara, in Sanskrit means freedom. Tri means “to go through”, “to reach the other shore” and therefore “to save, to rescue, to liberate”. In Tibetan it is Drölma. Tara is the feminine principle of liberation, perfection of wisdom, mother of the Buddhas, protector of Tibet. It is an emanation of Avalokiteshvara (Chenrezi in Tibetan), buddha of compassion, and of which the Dalai Lama is emanation.

MANTRA: Om Tare Tuttare Ture Soham

WHITE TARA

White Tara, the Great Liberating Mother. Bodhisattva of compassion and longevity.
Tara, in Sanskrit means freedom. Tri means “to go through”, “to reach the other shore” and therefore “to save, to rescue, to liberate”. In Tibetan it is Drölma. Tara is the feminine principle of liberation, perfection of wisdom, mother of the Buddhas, protector of Tibet. It is an emanation of Avalokiteshvara (Chenrezi in Tibetan), buddha of compassion, and of which the Dalai Lama is emanation. Tara Blanca is also known as “Compassionate Mother”, she is the goddess of compassion. It is a female Buddha that represents the union of compassion and wisdom. Its practice is associated with longevity, health, wisdom and good fortune. It also protects against contagious diseases and premature death. Together with Amitayus and Ushnisha, he forms the Triad of the Buddhas of long life. His love and energy heals the disease, bringing health, strength, longevity and beauty.
Its symbols are its white color, related to the pure radiant light that symbolizes clarity and positivity; it represents the pacifying activity, of overcoming diseases, premature deaths and obstacles to success in our life or in our practice. It has 7 eyes, two on the palms of the hands and on the feet and another on the forehead, which symbolize the permanent care and vigilance of the compassionate mind.

MANTRA: Om Tare Tuttare Ture Mama Ayuh Punya Jñana Pushtim Kuru Svaha

MENLA

Menla, Medicine Buddha

Initiation introduces seeds of potentialities and positive trends in the mind, which guarantee the future success of the practice and serve to strengthen the
altruistic motivation of the practitioner. Meditating on the Buddha of medicine is a very powerful method to heal oneself and others, as well as to eliminate suffering and diseases of the soul: attachment, hatred and ignorance. It eliminates disease and awakens the innate wisdom of healing.

Menla is the Buddha of Medicine, the one who teaches Medicine and heals. He is the Archetype of the Supreme Healer: the Dharma – his teachings – is the Buddha’s great medicine, as is his compassion and wisdom. In Tibetan Buddhism it has 8 forms, the 8 Buddhas of medicine

“If one meditates on the Buddha of Medicine, he will eventually attain enlightenment, and in the process, he will increase the healing power for oneself and others. And physical and mental illnesses and suffering will decrease. ” Lama Tashi Namgyal.

“His radiant body is lapis blue. The right hand offers the “great medicine”, a myrobalan plant; It symbolizes the elimination of the disease through medical treatment. His left hand in a meditation mudra, a symbol of the elimination of disease and suffering – and therefore of the roots of samsara – through the realization of absolute reality; indicating the need to be satisfied, keep a bowl for alms, because the lack of satisfaction and the addictiveness of samsara are the fundamental cause. “Thrangu Rinpoche

Syllable HUM, used during the visualization of the initiation

MANTRA: Tadyata, Om Bekandze Bekandze, Maha Bekandze Bekandze, Radza Samungate Soha!

ZAMBHALA

This deity was born to fight poverty and all the sufferings unleashed by spiritual and economic poverty. The purpose of this initiation is to establish a close relationship with this Buddha to enjoy the benefits of spiritual and material immensity.

The practice of this initiation is very effective in restoring some economic conflict, or receiving some economic benefit from unexpected sources, as well as protecting our current material assets and some unfortunate loss.

MANTRA: Om Ped Ma Krodah Ar Ya Zambhala Hri Dha Ya Hum Phak

VAJRASATTVA

Vajrasttva or Diamond Mind
Dorje Sempa in Tibetan. Vajrasattva is the Buddha of purification, which removes all contamination, negative attitude and erroneous behavior made with the body, mind and speech. It is a very powerful deity, essential in the initial stages of meditation (Nogondro in Tibetan), because it purifies karma, brings peace and is the source of enlightenment.

It is represented in his body of joy or sambhogakaya as a white Buddha, a gentle and perfect face, holds a bell in his left hand and a dorje in the right.

Vajrasattva imparts esoteric teachings and learning. It allows to purify mental obscurations so that the student can pass from the level of Ngondro (preliminary spiritual practices before more advanced tantric practices) and broken votes after the initiation

MANTRAS:
Short: OM BENDSA SATTO HUNG
The long or one hundred syllable mantra is OM BENDSA SATTO SAMAYA MANUPALAYA BENDSA SATTO TENOPA TITRA DRIDO ME BAWA SUTO KAYO ME BAWA SUPO KAYO ME BAWA ANURAKTO ME BAWA SARWA SIDDHI MEMTRA YATSA SARWA KARMA SUTSAME SITAM SHRIYA KURU HUNG HA HA HA HA HO BHAGAVAN SARWA TATHAGATA BENDSA MAME MUNDSA BENSI BAWA MAHA SAMAYA SATO HA.

MANJUSRI

Manjusri, Buddha of Wisdom

It is the union of all Buddhas in the form of wisdom. It is the antidote to ignorance, one of the five causes of suffering or venom of mind mentee: attachment or grasping, anger or rage, ignorance, ego or pride, and jealousy

The affinity to this deity and the practice of his meditations will make us receive the blessing of wisdom. It is very important to practice this meditation every day, because it will gain us a true knowledge to eliminate the suffering caused by ignorance.

Wisdom is like a light that illuminates mental darkness. The sword of Manjusri cuts the veil of ignorance.

MANTRA: OM ARA PATSA NAH DI … DI, DI, DI, DI, DI

HAYAGRIWA

Buddha that eliminates the Negative Forces, related to Vajrapani

Hayagrihwa is an angry deity; It has that great power to cut and eliminate forever from our lives any negative influence that the environment and people exert on us. Negative effects such as black magic, envy and jealousy. The great liberator of all supernatural influence.

MANTRA: Hri Vajra Krodha Harya Ghiwa Hulu Hulu Hum Pak

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