PRECIOUS SONGS OF AWAKENING, CHANTS FOR DAILY PRACTICE, FEAST AND DRUBCHEN is a delightful collection of poetry for practitioners to recite or sing in any situation of ritual on the Tibetan Buddhist path. Liturgies included span the course of a day, a retreat or a great accomplishment ceremony as well as auspicious songs for feast offerings. Many of these chants are hidden treasure teachings but also songs of realization and devotion.
These heartfelt pieces inspired by faith and renunciation are a conduit for settling the mind and creating the conditions to receive the blessings of the lineage masters. They are also works that can benefit deceased people and guide their consciousness onto a higher rebirth. This analogy is meant for the dedicated student who wishes to progress on the spiritual path and benefit others. They can be sung in one’s shrine room, in a group assembly or when meditating outside in the open air. There is never a situation where any one of these verses will not be favorable.
Guru Rinpoche, Yeshe Tsogyal, Longchenpa, Chokgyur Lingpa, and Mipham Rinpoche have composed the songs as well as other masters and selections from the tantras are included. It is a great honor to share such sublime efforts with dedicated practitioners.