The Eight Profound Essences
The Eight Profound Essences
An abridged Sadhana for the Tara Mandala
from The Expanse of the Space Treasury of Dharmata
OM AH HUNG
In the single expanse of the three kayas, the inseparability of
space and awareness,
self-manifesting wisdom, Arya Tara, together with the
twenty-one exalted goddesses who are our own display,
the qualities and actions of all the enlightened beings,
free from conceptualization and clinging, I pay homage.
I take refuge in order to reverse the wheel of dualistic
I pray within the vast expanse of Kuntuzangpo’s mind.
Please bless me to succeed in life and practice.
I offer the glorious, joyful and delightful desirable qualities
of whatever arises.
I offer the mandala of the realization of the spontaneous
presence of the three kayas.
May this be the cause for the completion of the two
May it bring the glory of the ripening of the fruits of
enlightenment for oneself and for all sentient beings.
Exalted Arya Tara, please be aware of me!
Rescue me from all fear and suffering.
Mother of enlightened activity who creates all the
by the power of supplicating to you through approaching,
practice, and devotion, bless me always to practice with
devotion to you,
so that I and all sentient beings may complete the two
accumulations of merit and wisdom.
Then, may the four activites be accomplished and
extraordinary and common siddhis be granted.
May pure vision of the deities and the mantra rise from the
and may we take enlightened activity as our path and stir the
depths of samsara.
OM TARE TUTARE TURE SOHA
In the realm of the great dharmakaya, all appearances and
existence are non-dual,
the two aspects of enlightened form appear according to the
capacities of sentient beings.
May it always bring benefit and well-being through the
countless acts of perfect merit!
This was written with an altruistic mind by myself, the one called Kargyi Ongchhyuk, or
Dorje Dradul Tsal, through a vision in which the lord, the great treasure revealing master,
Thrak Thung Dadjom Lingpa’s magical wisdom body was seen, and told me that I should
give this tara sadhana to my pupil Khyenpal, because it is necessary and convenient for
daily practice or for when accumulating merit.
YING RIK YER ME KU SUM THIK LEI LONG
SHEY KAB RANG JYUNG JE TSUN TA RE MA
RANG TSAL PHAK MA LHA MO NYER CHIK CHAY
GYAL WAI YON TEN THRIN LAY YONG DZOK NGANG
TOK TSHOK ZHEN PA DRAL WAY CHHYAK TSHAL LO
ZUNG DZIN THRUL KHOR DOK CHHY LR KYAB SU CHHI
KUN ZANG GONG LONG YANG PAK SOL WA DEB
TSHE DRUB THA RU CHHYIN PAR JYIN GYIY LOB
GANG SHAR DO YON DE GAI PAL GYIY CHHO
KU SUM LHUN DRUB TOK PAI MENDAL BUL
SO NAM TSHOK NYIY DZOK PAI GYUR GYUR NAY
DON NYIY DRAY BU MIN PAI PAL THOB SHOK
JE TSUN PHAK MA OROL MA KHYE KHYEN NO
JIK DANG DUK NGAL KUN LAY KYAB TU SOL
HUNG GYAL KUN KYE DZAY GYAL YUM THRIN LAY MAR
NYEN DRUB MO PAY GYUN DU SOL TAB TAH THU
DAK CHAK SO NAM YE SHEY TSHOK DZOK NAY
THRIN LAY ZHI DRUB CHHOK THUN NGO DRUB TSOL
DAK NANG LHA NGAK CHHO NYI CHHEN PO NGANG
THRIN LAY LAM KHYER KHOR WA DONG TRUK JYA
OM TARE TUTTARE TURE SOHA
HUNG NANG SI DAK NYAM CHHO KU CHHEN PO NGANG
ZUK KU NAM NYIY DRO WAI KHAM ZHIN DU
GYUN CHHAY ME PAR THEN DEI GE TSHEN GYIY
PHUN TSHOK SO NAM JYE WAY DZEY GYUR CHIK
Chenrezig Tibetan Buddhist Center of Philadelphia, Daily Prayers
Losang Rinpoche, Spiritual Director