Introduction

This CD features complete recordings of Essence of Good Fortune, Prayers for Meditation, & The Bodhisattva's Confession of Moral Downfalls.

Both Essence of Good Fortune and Prayers for Meditation are sadhanas of Buddha Shakyamuni, the founder of Buddhism in this present age. Engaging sincerely in these methods enables us to accomplish the preliminary practices of accumulating merit, purifying negativity, and receiving blessings, which are essential preparations for successful meditation on any of the stages of the path to enlightenment.

The Bodhisattva's Confession of Moral Downfalls is a powerful method for purifying our negative karma, combining three spiritual practices - prostration, confession, and dedication - in conjunction with recitation of the Mahayana Sutra of the Three Superior Heaps.

Short pauses have been included in the prayers which indicate where, if you wish, you can pause the CD for meditation or mantra recitation.