Abbreviated Four-Armed Chenresig Meditation

Refuge (three times)

    In the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha, I take refuge until I reach enlightenment.
    By the merit of this practice, generosity and so forth, May I achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all sentient beings.


Four-Armed Chenresig
    On the crown of the head of myself and all beings,
    On a moon, on a lotus, is a HRI.
    Chenresig arises from this.
    He radiates bright clear light of five colors.
    He gazes with compassionate eyes and a lovely smile.
    He has four arms. The first two are folded in prayer.
    The lower two hold a crystal rosary and white lotus.
    He is arrayed in silks and jewels.
    He wears an upper robe of doeskin (trinasara).
    His head ornament is Amitabha, Buddha of Boundless Light.
    His two feet are in the vajra position (asana).
    A stainless moon is his backrest.
    He is the essence of all those in whom we take refuge.

Mantra Recitation (repeat at least 108 times)

   om mani padme hum   

om mani padme hum

Chenresig is translucent and filled with light; as we repeat the
mantra, we visualize Chenresig sending loving kindness and healing
to all sentient beings throughout the universe.


Chenresig's form dissolves and we rest in primordial reality, not limited by mental constructions or fabrications. We rest here for a while. Coming out of that state of absorption, all that we perceive is part of the mandala of Chenresig. All sounds are mantra, all thoughts are part of Chenresig's unbounded compassion and insight, everything is viewed as enlightened nature.

    Through the merit of this practice, may all beings become
    the embodiment of compassion and insight.

Colophon: This meditation of Four-Armed Chenresig was given to those
who received the Four-Armed Chenresig empowerment from His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama
on June 28, 1993 in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.

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