Sadhana of the Buddha Mother
with the
Great White Parasol
This sadhana is usually practiced for protection against negative forces. It is advisable to first have a teacher bestow the Empowerment of Sitatapatra before practicing this sadhana. All texts that are to be recited are typed in normal font. All visualization methods are typed in italic.
The Mantra Recitation
First, visualize the universe in the color white. Then, the whole universe dissolves into a white "Om" syllable. Then from the white "Om," arises the Buddha Mother Sitatapatra. (Sitatapatra has one head, two arms, three eyes (the third eye in located between the eyebrows), her left hand holds a parasol, the right hand is in the wish-bestowing mudra, and she sits in the meditation style on a lotus.)

Then, you recite the mantra:

Om sarva tathagata anika sitatapatra hum phat! hum mama hum ni svaha! (Long mantra)
Hum Mama hum ni svaha! (short mantra)
Recite the long and short mantra 108 times each.

Entering the Samadhi of Sitatapatra
Form the Sitatapatra Mudra, this mudra is only available to people that have taken refuge under a guru.
Recite the Four Syllable Mantra:
Ja (visualize Sitatapatra appearing in the sky above you.)
Hum (Sitatapatra moves to the space above your head.)
Bam (the lotus in the center opens. On the lotus, there is a white "Om." Sitatapatra enters and sits on the lotus in the center of your heart.)
Hoh! (While on the lotus in the center of your heart, Sitatapatra starts to grow until you, become Sitatapatra.)
Visualize that the parasol of Sitatapatra covers your house or Buddha altar. Then visualize Sitatapatra's crown chakra opening, and a white "Om" comes out and forms a parasol. This parasol then also covers your house or altar.

Recite the mantra 108 times:

Hum Ma Ma Hum Ni Svaha!

Praising Protectress Sitatapatra
Recite the following praise. Ring your dorje bell and damaru if you have one:
Abiding in the selfless void,
manifests a white Sitatapatra
With one face, two arms, and three eyes;
Wearing a jeweled crown and layers of celestial garments.
Every palm possess an eye,
Her left hand holds a parasol and her right forms the wish-fulfilling,
She sits in the in the Full Lotus position on the lotus-moon;
Om Vajra samaya Jah!
Recite the dedication prayer once:
The Supreme Crown of all Tathagatas,
Manifest on the clouds in the heavens.
The powerful and liberated White Parasols,
I prostrate to every one of them;
May my practice of the White Parasol,
speedily accumulate the invincible Dharma Light,
Shielding all beings and subjugating all maras;
Together, may we all soar to the Buddha-Lands!
Protectress Buddha Mother Sitatapatra
This sadhana is very powerful when purifying or eliminating demons. It is best that you have a guru to teach you thoroughly every visualization and the mudra of the Protectress. Every mantra mentioned in this practice is in Sanskrit.
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