Sarvanivarana-Viskambhin Bodhisattva Sadhana

Start by praying for the root lineage blessing: First empty the mind. Next, visualize the Root Lineage Guru Living Buddha Lian-sheng appearing above your crown and radiating light on everyone present. Chant the Root Lineage Guru Heart Mantra 7 times. Pray to the Root Lineage Guru to empower you so that the practice will be auspicious.

Engender the Four Immeasurable Minds: Visualize your parents, children, relatives, friends, and enemies joining you in this practice.

Wake-Up Call: Clap twice, then cross hands and snap thumbs and middle fingers.
  1. Recite the Purification Mantras and Earth God Mantra
  2. Recite the Invocation Mantra
    (Must invoke the Eight Great Bodhisattvas: Namo Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva, Namo Maitreya Bodhisattva, Namo Akasagarbha Bodhisattva, Namo Samantabhadra Bodhisattva, Namo Vajrapani Bodhisattva, Namo Manjushri Bodhisattva, Namo Sarvanivarana-Viskambhin Bodhisattva, Namo Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva.)
  3. Tender the Great Homage with Visualization
  4. Mandala Offering
  5. Fourfold Refuge
  6. Armor Protection
  7. Recite the High King Avalokitesvara Sutra (1 time).
  8. Recite the Rebirth Mantra (7 times).
  9. Recite the Root Guru''s Heart Mantra (108 times):Om, gu-ru, lian-sheng sid-dhi hum
  10. Mudra and Visualization
    Sarvanivarana-Viskambhin Bodhisattva Mudra : With palms together, bend the little and ring fingers (without interlocking) while keeping the rest of fingers straight and thumbs touching the bent ring fingers. (Place the hands in front of the chest)

    Illustration of mudra:

    Seed Syllable:

    Ah in Sanskrit   Ah in Tibetan
    (White, yellow, or blue in color emitting great white, yellow, or blue light)

    Visualization: First empty the mind
    Chant the Emptiness Mantra:
    Om, si-ba-wa, su-da, sa-er-wa, da-er-ma, si-ba-wa, su-do-hang. (3 times)
    1. Above an expanse of ocean is a stretch of clear sunny sky. A moon disc rises from the ocean into the sky. Inside the moon disc is the seed syllable「」''''ah.''''
    2. The seed syllable inside the moon disc revolves and transforms into Sarvanivarana-Viskambhin Bodhisattva whose left hand holds a Dharma banner. A lotus is on top of the banner and a sun disc is on top of the lotus. His right hand forms the Bestowing or Fearless mudra.
    3. From the brow point of Sarvanivarana-Viskambhin Bodhisattva, a beam of white light shines onto one''s brow point. From the throat of the Sarvanivarana-Viskambhin Bodhisattva, a beam of red light shines onto one''s throat. From the heart of the Sarvanivarana-Viskambhin Bodhisattva, a beam of blue light shines onto one''s heart. The white, red, and blue colored beams merge completely into one''s body-mind.
  11. Recite the Sarvanivarana-Viskambhin Bodhisattva Heart Mantra (108 times):
  12. Entering Samadhi
  13. Emerging from Samadhi
  14. Recite the Principal Heart Mantras
  15. Recite the Buddha''s Name (3 times)
    Namo the 36 trillion 119 thousand and 500 Amitabha Buddhas.
  16. Dedication
  17. Recite the Hundred Syllable Mantra (3 times)
  18. Tender the Great Homage with Visualization (same as step 3)
  19. Recite the Completion Mantra
    Om, Bu Lin. (3 times)
    Om Mani Padme Hum.
Dismissal: Clap twice, then cross hands and snap thumbs and middle fingers.
End of Practice: May all endeavors be auspicious.

Note: Visualization of entering into and merging with Sarvanivarana-Viskambhin Bodhisattva:
Visualize Sarvanivarana-Viskambhin Bodhisattva transforming into a light pearl. This light pearl enters through the crown opening and rests on top of the lotus at one''s heart chakra. Her body gradually enlarges until it becomes exactly the same size as one''s own body. (The two are completely merged. Sarvanivarana-Viskambhin Bodhisattva is oneself and oneself is Sarvanivarana-Viskambhin Bodhisattva. There is no separation between oneself and Sarvanivarana-Viskambhin Bodhisattva.)

An empowerment must be received from Living Buddha Lian-sheng or an authorized True Buddha School master before engaging in this particular sadhana.
慶賀真佛宗根本傳承上師八十聖壽 「一生一咒」800萬遍上師心咒活動,從今年師尊的佛誕日正式啟動,請參加者到TBSN官網以下鏈接登記資料: 每持滿十萬遍上師心咒者,宗委會將把名單呈給師尊加持。每持滿一百萬遍者,將列名護摩法會功德主,資料請師尊主壇護摩法會時下護摩爐。