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The Practice of the Bonpo Deity Walchen Gekhod, also known as Zhang-Zhung Meri - Outline of the Sadhana Text
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The Practice of the Bonpo Deity Walchen Gekhod, also known as Zhang-Zhung Meri
Four Classes of Bönpo Tantras
Gekhöd and Meri
Iconography of Zhang-zhung Meri
Iconography of Zhang-zhung Meri 2
The Mantra Recitation for Meri
The Texts for Zhang-zhung Meri
Outline of the Sadhana Text
The Practice of Sadhana
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Outline of the Sadhana Text

The intermediate length sadhana (sgrub-pa), or practice text, known as “The Sadhana Practice for the Single Mighty Phurpa of Gekhöd Meri” (ge-khod me-ri gyad phur gcig sgrub bzhugs-so)” is found in the collection of the propitiatory rites cited above.  [18] It consists of a short sadhana for daily recitation and includes the invocations of, meditation upon, and propitiation of the meditation deity Zhang-zhung Meri. The text also states that this practice was followed by Ligmincha, the king of Zhang-zhung. The sadhana text is divided into the following sections:

0. Preface,

1. Securing the Boundaries (mtshams bcad-pa),

2. Invocation of the Wisdom Deities (ye-shes spyan-‘dren),

3. Doing Homage (phyag-‘tshal),

4. Request to be Seated (bzhugs su gsol),

5. Confession (bshags-pa),

6. Offering the Symbolic Form (phyag-rgya’i mchod-pa),

7. Five-fold Puja Offering (mchod-pa rnam lnga ‘bul-ba),

8. Offering of Medicine (sman mchod),

9.  Receiving of Siddhis (dngos-grub blang-ba),

10. Offering of Meat, Blood, and Bones (sha khrag rus-pa’i mchod-pa),

11. Offering the Ganapuja (tshogs ‘bul),

12. Aspiration Prayer (smon-lam),

13. Recitation Aloud of the Mantra (dzab grags),

14. Hymn of Praise (bstod-pa), and

15. Dispatching the Torma Offering (gtor-ma btang-ba).