KAN RO MON

(The Gate of Sweet Nectar)

Invocation for the Manifestation of the Ten Buddhas
(Everyone in Gassho)
Buddham Saranam Gacchami
Dhammam Saranam Gacchami
Sangham Sarranam Gacchami
Buddham Saranam Gacchami
Dhammam Saranam Gacchami
Sangham Saranam Gacchami
Being One with the Buddhas in the Ten Directions
Being One with the Dharma in the Ten Directions
Being One with the Sangha in the Ten Directions
Being One with all the Formless Forms throughout space and time
Being One with the great Manjusri Bodhisattva
Being One with the great compassionate Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva
Being One with our original teacher, ShakyamuniBuddha
Being One with our lineage from Mahakasyapa Sonja
Being One with the Mahayana Saddharma Pundarika Sutra
Being One with Maha Prajña Paramita
Supplication for the Raising of the Bodhi Mind Vow to Feed the Hungry Spirits
∆ (Officiant bows at altar) Attention!
∆ (halfway to haishiki) Attention!
∆ Raising the Bodhi Mind, the supreme meal is offered to all the hungry spirits throughout space and time, filling the smallest particle to the largest space.
All you hungry spirits in the ten directions, please gather here. Sharing your distress, I offer you this food, hoping it will resolve your thirsts and hungers.
Prayer of Food Sharing (Sung)
I pray that all who receive this offering will return its merits to all Buddhas and to all creations through-out space and time: in this way they will be thoroughly satisfied.
Prayer of Raising the Bodhi Mind (Spoken)
I further pray that in receiving this meal all your sufferings will be eliminated, and that you will be liberated, so that being joyously reborn you will play freely in the fields of the Pure Land. Raising the Bodhi Mind and practicing the Enlightened Way, you become the future Buddhas without any further regress. Those who realize the way first, please vow to liberate all others throughout all space and time.
Prayer for Fulfilling these Vows (Sung)
I further beseech you to sustain me day and night
and give me courage to fulfill my vows.
Prayer for Transferring the Merit of this Practice (Spoken)
In offering this meal, I pray that you give its merits equally to all creations in the Dharma worlds. Please transfer the merits of this offering to the Dharma world of True Reality, to unsurpassable enlightenment, and to all the Buddha wisdoms.
Repeated Prayer to Attain the Enlightened Way (Sung)
With all our love, with all our spirit, and with all our might, inviting misery and suffering no longer, we vow to accomplish the Way. May all creations in the Dharma world swiftly accomplish the Buddha Way together.
Dharani for the Invitation for the Manifestation of all the Gods and Demons
NO BO BO HO RI GYA RI TA RI TA TA GYA TA YA
Being one with the Unconditioned Tathagata.
Dharani of Hell Crushing and Hungry Spirit Throat Opening
OM BO HO TEI RI GYA TA RI TA TA GYA TA YA
Being one with the Boundless Tathagata.
Dharani of Expansion Prayer upon the Food and Drink
NO MAKU SA RA BA TA TA GYA TA BARO KI TEI OM SAN BA RA SAN BA RA UN
Being one with all Tathagatas and Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva, please nourish and sustain us.
Dharani upon the Dharma Taste of the Sweet Nectar
NO MAKU SO RO BA YA TA TA GYA TA YA TA NYA TA OM SO RO SO RO HA RA SO RO HA RA SO RO SO WA KA
Being one with the Inconceivable Body Tathagata, let the nectar of Dharma spring forth.
Dharani of feeding all the Hungry Spirits
(Everyone Gassho)
(Repeat 14 times or until officiant completes offering)
NO MAKU SAN MAN DA BO TA NAN BAN
(Repeat 7 times)
Being One with all Buddhas, I turn the water wheel of compassion.
Dharanis for Inviting the Buddhas of the Five Families (Sanskrit is read once, English twice. Ryoban in Gassho)
Invitation for the Manifestation of the Buddhas in the Padma Family
NA MU TA HO NYO RAI NO BO BA GYA BA TEI HA RA BO TA A RA TAN NO YA TA TAGYA TA YA JO KEN TON GO FU KU CHI EN MAN
Being one with all Buddhas in the Unifying spheres, integrating all families, wealth and wisdom are in abundance.
Invitation for the Manifestation of the Buddhas in the Ratna Family
NA MU MYO SHIKI SHIN NYO RAI NO BO BA GYA BA TEI SO RO BA YA TA TA GYA TA YA HA SHU RO BYO EN MAN SO KO
Being one with all Buddhas in the Livelihood Spheres, extending generosity, perfection of both body and mind appears.
Invitation for the Manifestation of the Buddhas in the Buddha Family
NA MU KAN RO O NYO RAI NO BO BA GYA BA TEI AMI RI TEI A RAN JA YA TA TA GYA TA YA KAN PO SHIN JIN RYO JU KE RA KU
Being one with all Buddhas in the Formless Spheres, bodies overflow with boundless Dharma and our lifeis fulfilled.
Invitation for the Manifestation of the Buddhas in the Vajra Family
NA MU KO HAKU SHIN NYO RAI NO BO BA GYA BA TEI BI HO RA GYA TA RA YA TA TA GYA TA YA IN KO KO DAI ON JIKI JU BO
Being one with all Buddhas in the Study Spheres, throats are opened and eating and drinking fully satisfy
Invitation for the Manifestation of the Buddhas in the Karma Family
NA MU RI FU I NYO RAI NO BO BA GYA BA TEI A BA EN GYA RA YA TA TA GYA TA YA KU SHITSU JO RI GA KI SHU
Being one with all Buddhas in the Service Spheres, all sufferings of the Hungry Spirits are healed.
Dharani for Raising the Bodhi Mind

(Everyone in Gassho)
Officiant: OM BO JI SHI TA BO DA HA DA YA MI
All: OM BO JI SHI TA BO DA HA DA YA MI

Officiant: Now I have raised the Bodhi Mind.
All: Now I have raised the Bodhi Mind

Officiant: Now I have raised the Bodhi Mind.
All: Now I have raised the Bodhi Mind
Dharani of Giving the Bodhisattva Samadhi Precepts

(Everyone in Gassho)
Officiant: OM SAN MA YA SA TO BAN
All: OM SAN MA YA SA TO BAN

Officiant: I am the Buddhas and they are me
All: I am the Buddhas and they are me

Officiant: I am the Buddhas and they are me
All: I am the Buddhas and they are me
Gatha for Transference of Merit
By this practice I sincerely wish to extend all my love to my own being, friends, enemies, family and community, and to all creations for so much done on my behalf. (Pause)
May those who practice in this sphere continue to empower, to enrich, to enjoy. (Pause)
May those who have gone be released from suffering and nourish peacefulness. (Pause)
May all creations in the three worlds receive loving benefactions. (Pause)
May those suffering on the three paths come to atonement and be cleansed of all
their ills. (Pause)
May they be liberated from samsara and arise in the Pure Land together.
Dedication
Closing Verse
(Everyone in Gassho)
This is our life,
The length of our days.
Day and night
We meditate upon it