Liturgy of Lotus Happiness Dharma Sanctuary
Lotus Happiness Dharma Sanctuary is a community that practices the Lotus Sutra in a refreshing and yet, empowering way. It helps you to connect with the Buddha-nature within you so that you are empowered to transform your lives to become happy, peaceful, and fulfilled.
Here are our Three Steps Daily Practice to grasp the heart of Enlightenment:
Step 1: Recite the Liturgy of Lotus Happiness
The following liturgy is contains the Essence of Practice. It is directly extracted from the Lotus Sutra, Heart Sutra, and Mahayana Mahaparinirvana Sutra to form a concise liturgy that encapsulates the heart of Enlightenment.
Liturgy in English (Liturgy in Chinese):
Homage to Shakyamuni Buddha
Homage to the Marvellous Dharma of the White Lotus
Homage to the Great Prajna Paramita
A great divine mantra
A great illuminating mantra
An unsurpassed mantra
An unequalled mantra
The One Vehicle is the Buddha-nature.
All living beings have the Buddha-nature;
the true nature of Tathagata is Eternity, Happiness, True Self, Purity.
I am Tathagata, Worthy of Offerings, Perfect in True Wisdom and Enlightenment, Perfect in Knowledge and Conduct, Well-Liberated, the Omniscient, the Almighty, Master Trainer, Teacher of Heavenly Gods and Humans, Buddha-Lord of the World.
The Buddhas, the Saviors of the Worlds, abide in great divine powers.
For the purpose of bringing delights to living beings, they manifest immeasurable divine powers.
Homage to Akshobhya Buddha,
Homage to Sumeru Peak Buddha
Homage to Lion Voice Buddha
Homage to Lion Appearance Buddha
Homage to Space Dwelling Buddha
Homage to Eternal Extinction Buddha
Homage to Emperor Appearance Buddha
Homage to Brahma Appearance Buddha
Homage to Amida Buddha
Homage to Saving All from the Suffering of the World Buddha
Homage to Tamalapatra Sandalwood Fragrance Divine Power Buddha
Homage to Sumeru Appearance Buddha
Homage to Cloud Freedom Buddha
Homage to King of Cloud Freedom Buddha
Homage to Destroyer of All Worldly Fear Buddha
Homage to Shakyamuni Buddha
Homage to Abundant Treasures Tathagata
Homage to Bodhisattva Manjushri
Homage to Bodhisattva Universal Worthy
Homage to Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara
Homage to Bodhisattva Wonderful Music
Homage to Bodhisattva Maitreya
Homage to Bodhisattva Medicine King
Every day, I am thinking:
‘How can I lead all living beings
to enter the unsurpassed Way
and quickly acquire the body of a Buddha?’”
May the merits and virtues
benefit all living beings.
May I and all living beings
attain Buddhahood together.
Step 2: Recite a Mantra
Reciting a mantra is a personal choice. You can choose any mantra that you have been practicing for a long time, or that which connects with your heart personally:
- Om Mani Padme Hum
- Namo Guan Shi Yin Pu Sa
- Namo Amitabha Buddha
- Om Tare Tuttare Ture Soha
- Gate Gate Paragate Parasamgate Bodhi Svaha
- Nam Myoho Renge Kyo
Check out Top 10 Buddhist Mantras for Meditation and Incantation
Step 3: Practice Meditation
Practice seated, silent meditation. Focus on deep breathing and relaxation.
Guidelines for meditation:
How to Practice Sitting Meditation – Kwan Um Zen
How to Meditation – Thich Nhat Hanh
A Sitting Meditation – Jack Kornfield