A Commentary on the Parnashavari Sadhana


from the Collected Works of Lord Jigten Sumgön

by Zabrina Leung

Ratnashri Meditation Center, Sweden
1. Edition 2020
136 Pages, Softcover

ISBN: 978-91-519-5769-2


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In brief, the practice of Parnashavari is certain to be accomplished by a pure mind stream with love, compassion, bodhicitta, and a very clear samadhi. Once, when great harm threatened me, by doing the practice of the goddess Parnashavari, the mother who is the embodiment of love, I was freed from dangers. Therefore, recalling her kindness, I have composed this practice. By this means, may all achieve supreme awakening!
Drikung Kyobpa Jigten Sumgön

At present, all regions of the world are affected by a terrible epidemic. May this sadhana compiled and arranged from the quintessence of the Parnashavari sadhanas written by Drikung Kyobpa Jigten Sumgön, along with [my] single-minded supplications to him, pacify the epidemic, and also the karmic, afflictive, and cognitive obscurations; and may it swiftly lead us to the supreme state of complete awakening.
Gyalwa Drikungpa Thrinle Lhundrup


Table of Contents
Foreword by H.E. Garchen Konchog Gyaltsen Rinpoche
Foreword by Ven. Khenchen Konchog Gyaltsen Rinpoche
1. The Importance of Practicing the Parnashavari Sadhana
2. Pathways to Healing
2.1. Healing Through Medicine
2.2. Healing Through Visualization of the Yidam
2.3. Healing Through Samadhi
3. Practice of the Sadhana
3.1. Preparation
3.1.1. Refuge and Bodhicitta Refuge The Four Immeasurables The Seven Limbs
3.2. The Main Practice
3.2.1. Yidam Generation in General
3.2.2. The Mantra of Emptiness
3.2.3. The Generation of Parnashavari
3.2.4. Parnashavari’s Attributes
3.2.5. Invite the Wisdom Beings
3.2.6. Invite the Empowerment Deities
3.2.7. Supplicate and Make Offerings to the Empowerment Deities.
3.2.8. Empowerment
3.2.9. Make Offerings to Supreme Mother Parnashavari
3.2.10. Homage and Praise to Supreme Mother Parnashavari
3.2.11. Visualization and Mantra Recitation for Healing Oneself
3.2.12. The Meaning of the Mantra of Parnashavari
3.2.13. Visualization and Mantra Recitation for Healing Others
3.3. Concluding Ritual
3.3.1. Make Offerings and Praise to Supreme Mother Parnashavari
3.3.2. Request Vajrasattva for Forgiveness
3.3.3. Aspiration and Dedication Prayers The Importance of Aspiration Prayers The Importance of Dedication Prayers
3.4. The Fivefold Path of Mahamudra Is Complete in this Sadhana
3.5. Colophon by Gyalwa Drikungpa Thrinle Lhundrup
The Parnashavari Sadhana
A.1. Aspiration Prayer to be Reborn in Amitabha’s Pureland
A.2. Dedication Prayers
A.3. Brief Biography of Drikung Kyobpa Jigten Sumgön
A.4. Kyobpa Jigten Sumgön Took Leprosy into the Path
A.5. Supplication to the Seven Taras by Kyobpa Jigten Sumgön