Jorcho - The Six Preparatory Practices

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Jorcho-  The Six Preparatory Practices


The Six Preparatory Practices Adorning the Buddha's Sublime Doctrine (sbyor-baï chos-drug bya-tshul thub-bstan lhun-poï mdzes-rgyan) is important as an example of that body of Tibetan literature explaining preparatory practices. It outlines the organization of a Buddhist practitioners daily meditation session, including visualizations, verses of praise, and a convenient condensation of the Graded Path (Lam-rim) contemplations. All the major points of the Graded Path meditation, including bodhicitta and right view, are touched upon. In addition, the verses of the famous and well-loved prayer Yon-tan bzhi-gyur-ma are to be found herein.