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Teachings - Pg-3

Lightly edited Transcription of the Condensed Practice Lama, Yida and Dharmapala according to Zurmang Kagyud tradition - by Zurmang Gharwang Rinpoche at

Mangala Vihara Temple, Singapore on
26th February 2002

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Once you have finished the Tara practice, you can practice the short Mahakala practice. We always practice Mahakala in the evening.

So immediately you become Chakrasambhava. And then you recite the mantra of Chakrasambhava, “Om Hri Ha Ha Hung Hung Phat” followed by Om Mahakala Hung Phet. This is the Four Arm Mahakala mantra.

After reciting Mahakala, we make offering. We visualise all sorts of offering, Samantabhadra offering which includes the five meats and five nectars (this is explained very clearly in the text) and offer it to this Mahakala. After that, recite
the prayer of praise to Mahakala and ask Mahakala to help you and all sentient beings, to protect us when we are practising, to eliminate all negative forces so that whatever practice we do, our practice will become successful. We have to make this
kind of request to Mahakala.

After that, you should feel that Mahakala is always with you to protect you when you practise. Once you have done that, then you have to practice the dissolution. Think that the Mahakala that you have visualised dissolves into light and into you. Remain in meditation without having any thought, without any visualisation. And then, at that very moment, ask this Mahakala to return to his abode. Ask him to go back. If he comes from Sikkim, send him back to Sikkim. Ask him to go back wherever they belong. And then you should do the dedication.

So this is the short and complete practice of Mahakala.



So when you receive the text, I think that it will be very convenient and very easy to practice. Even though I have explained it to you, without the text I know you can’t follow it. Even when I was small, when I was young, I could not follow the instructions. So once you receive this text, I think it will be very easy and you must go over it a few times because if you practice it everyday, it becomes easier.

If you have any questions, anything that you don’t understand, if you don’t know how to visualise, you should always ask, clear up all your doubts. Okay?

Maybe tonight, things may not be clear as I have only explained it once. When we get the text, we can probably have more days to discuss everything in detail. I think if you really, seriously wish to practice this, once you get the text, you can go through it and we can still discuss it. Okay? So now if you have any questions, you can ask me.


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