Lama Choepa - Guru Puja


Guru Yoga is an important aspect of the tantric practice of Mahayana Buddhism and the foundation on which the whole tantric structure is built; it is also the force that gives vitality to a serious practitioner's meditation. Unlike other systems, tantric meditation depends largely upon inspiration transmitted in an unbroken lineage through a living person, the guru. Practitioners should first be initiated into the discipline through an empowerment ceremony that makes their mental continuum receptive to the intricate meditative techniques of tantra, following which they should be led through the successive stages of the path by an expert guide.


His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama: "Guru Yoga is not just a practice where one visualizes a deity and then makes seven-limb offerings, but rather it is where one views one's own root guru as a real buddha from the depths of one's heart. Having cultivated such an attitude and strong faith, one then engages in actually pleasing the guru by following his advice. It is through such a method that one should try to achieve a transference of the guru's realizations to one's own mental continuum. Such a practice is called Guru Yoga."

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