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Prostrations to the Thirty-five Confession Buddhas with
recitation of the "Bodhisattva's Confession of Moral Downfalls" from
the Sutra of Three Heaps, is one of the most powerful methods available to
purify harmful actions we have done in the past. By doing this practice
mindfully, we can prevent unwanted sufferings from occurring in the future. In
addition, this practice clears away obstacles to our practice and opens the
mind to gain realizations on the path. It is said that if you do this practice
first thing in the morning, all your other prayers and activities of the day
will be empowered.
This recently revised version contains new extensive commentary on the practice
by Lama Zopa Rinpoche (from the Lama Tsongkhapa retreat in 2004), as well as
teachings on karma, options for extended practice, and instructions on how to
complete a 100,000 prostration retreat.
1. The Practice of Prostrations to
the Thirty-five Confession Buddhas
2. Putting an End to Suffering: A
Teaching on Karma by Lama Zopa Rinpoche
3. The Benefits of Making
4. Commentary on the Practice of
Prostrations to the Thirty-five Confession Buddhas by Lama Zopa Rinpoche
5. Options for Practice
6. Guidelines for Completing the
Preliminary Practice of 100,000 Prostrations to the Thirty-five Confession
7. Appendix: How to make
8. Helpful Resources
"There is so much hope in
our lives. Our lives are so full of opportunity. It is so easy to purify, so
easy to become free from samsara and achieve enlightenment. Even with just
prostration, we can achieve all of this."
bound. 97 Pages. 2011 Edition
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Note: This is
an expanded and revised edition of the text previously called Bodhisattvas
Confession of Moral Downfalls, Extensive.
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