The Pure Land of the Indestructible Buddha
Kyabje Thubten Zopa Rinpoche recently recommended that we name our proposed centre the The Pure Land of the Indestructible Buddha, after the Buddha Mitrugpa. He also advised us to purchase a thangka of Mitrugpa, and thanks to Venerable Chodron (founder of the Wheel of Life Palliative Care Support Group), and an anonymous donor, this is it!
Rinpoche says that Mitrugpa is a powerful Buddha for purifying negative karma, especially karma created in relation to the guru, and especially before death. Mitrugpa is an indestructible Buddha whom you can rely on at this critical time. Mitrugpa’s mantra (below) is one of the “Five Great Mantras for Liberating Beings From the Lower Realms,” and one of the “Ten Powerful Mantras for Benefiting Sentient Beings Especially at the Death Time.”
According to one scripture, a monk who wished to practice the Dharma in the eastern world of delight made a vow to think no anger or malice towards any being until he attained enlightenment. He duly proved “immovable” or “indestructible” in his determination and when he succeeded, he became the Buddha Mitrugpa.
OM KAMKANI KAMKANI
SARVA KARMA PARAM PARA NI
ME SARVA SATTVA NANCHA SVAHA
view/download A Short Practice of Mitrugpa the Immovable Buddha (PDF 356KB)