“The Seven-Limb Prayer” is found in, and is the basis of, many prayers and practice texts, including “The King of Prayers” and Lama Chöpa. This powerful method was taught by the Buddha as a means to accumulate merit and purify negativities, whereby we create the cause to experience every happiness up to enlightenment.
In “The Seven-Limb Prayer,” a module of the Living in the Path program, Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaches the benefits of each limb (“prostration,” “offering,” “confession,” “rejoicing,” “requesting to remain,” “requesting to turn the wheel of Dharma,” and “dedication”) and how to practice them in the most effective way.
In this short video Ven. Chantal Tenzin Dekyi explains the meaning of “The Seven-Limb Prayer.”
All of the modules of Living in the Path program are available on the FPMT Online Center. This program is ideal for anyone who wishes to deepen their personal practice and develop the realizations of the path to enlightenment by relying on Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s heart advice and teachings. As the teachings often assume familiarity with the lamrim, participants are recommended to have previously received teachings in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.
Ven. Chantal Tenzin Dekyi (Chantal Carrerot) ordained in 1986. She studied extensively with Khensur Jampa Tegchok at Nalanda Monastery in France and at Sera Je Monastery in India. She has offered service in a variety of FPMT centers and has also taught in various countries. Since 2009 she has been resident teacher at Institut Vajra Yogini. She translates Buddhist philosophy texts into French and is currently the director of the International Mahayana Institute (IMI). Ven. Chantal is an FPMT registered teacher.
Living in the Path is an FPMT program taught exclusively by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, spiritual director of the FPMT. Plans are underway to also draw from the teachings of Lama Yeshe, FPMT’s founder, to offer a program that preserves the entire FPMT lineage.