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Hello,

 

During the Ganden Lha Gya Ma practice there is one period where there is a short meditation. Few questions:

 

1. What should be visualized during this meditation?

 

2. Does the visualization ends with the dissolution and how does the dissolution go (if there are more Buddhas visualized)?

 

3. Is Mig tse ma Lama Tsongkhapa's mantra and should it be quietly recited during the meditation in Ganden Lha Gya Ma and can it be recited in general (without transmission)?

 

Thank You ;) .

 

Best regards,

Draftsman

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Guest Ani.Chödrön

Tashi Delek!

 

1. What should be visualized during this meditation?
This is the part that directly follows the recitation of Migtsema, so you keep the visualisation of Lama Tsongkapa and two disciples. Or, if you have established the elaborated visualisation with the merit field, all beings, Buddhas in the hearts of the three..., you can keep this visualisation.

 

2. Does the visualization ends with the dissolution and how does the dissolution go (if there are more Buddhas visualized)?
The dissolution starts by reciting the verses that follow Migtsema (Päl Dän Tsa Wey LaMa RinPoChe...). If you have visualised Je Tsongkhapa with two disciples, the disciples dissolve in the lotuses, lotuses in the thrones and the thrones merge with the throne of Lama Tsongkhapa. At the end only Je Tsongkhapa remains, comes above your head, facing the same direction as you, dissolves into light and descends on the moon disc on the lotus in your heart, where He remains, helping you to reach Enlightenment. :prostate:

 

3. Is Mig tse ma Lama Tsongkhapa's mantra
Yes, it is often considered as the long mantra of Je Tsongkhapa, although some talk about it as a prayer.

 

and should it be quietly recited during the meditation in Ganden Lha Gya Ma
It should be quietly recited during the time between three first mantras, recited aloud, and the last one, also recited aloud.

 

All the very best,

chödrön

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Hello,

 

This is the part that directly follows the recitation of Migtsema, so you keep the visualisation of Lama Tsongkapa and two disciples. Or, if you have established the elaborated visualisation with the merit field, all beings, Buddhas in the hearts of the three..., you can keep this visualisation.

Thank You Ani-la for the answer ;) . One more thing: isn't it possible to visualize also Lama Tsongkhapa, Manjushri, Chenrezig and Vajrapani during the Migtsema recitation?

 

A useful source for anyone interested - An extensive commentary of Ghanden Lha Gyama practice by Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

 

Best regards,

Draftsman

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Tashi Delek

 

One more thing: isn't it possible to visualize also Lama Tsongkhapa, Manjushri, Chenrezig and Vajrapani during the Migtsema recitation?
In the heart of Lama Tsongkhapa you can visualise Manjushri and in the heart of Manjushri Buddha Vajradhara.

In the heart of Gyeltsab Je, the right disciple (sitting on the right side of Je Rinpoche), you can visualise Chenrezig and in his heart Vajradhara.

In the heart of Khedrub Je, the left disciple, you can visualise Vajrapani and in the Vajrapani's heart Vajradhara.

 

In dissolution the inner Buddhas dissolve in the outer ones.

 

All the very best,

chödrön

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