The Sadhana of Arya Sitatapatra (White Umbrella Deity)
To do this practice in full, one is required to have received the Kriya Tantra permission-empowerment (je.nang) of the White Umbrella Deity, Arya Sitatapatra. However, with permission from a qualiﬁed master, one may do this practice as long as one does not do the selfgeneration into the aspect of the deity. Instead, one should visualize the deity arising at the crown of one’s head.
protecting all living beings from all fears. [Oneself as Sitatapatra is] adorned with a white OM at the crown, a red AH at the throat and a blue HUM at the heart. The blue HUM is adorned with a white syllable OM which emanates rays of light, inviting identical wisdom beings from their natural abodes.
OM ARGHAM PRATICCHA SVAHA OM PADYAM PRATICCHA SVAHA OM PUSHPE PRATICCHA SVAHA OM DHUPE PRATICCHA SVAHA OM ALOKE PRATICCHA SVAHA OM GANDHE PRATICCHA SVAHA
JAH HUM BAM HO
The wisdom beings and commitment beings become non-dual. Again light rays emanate from the HUM at the heart, inviti ng initi ating deiti es and requesti ng all tathagatas to confer the initi ati on. “Please bestow the initi ati on.”
Saying this, the initi ati on is bestowed with the water of the vase. One’s body is ﬁ lled; the stains are puriﬁ ed. The excess of water comes out of the opening at the crown and transforms into Buddha Vairochana.
Everything is empti ness. Out of empti ness in front of oneself appears the syllable OM which transforms into eight spacious jeweled vessels. In each of those vessels appears the syllable OM, which transforms into godly substances: water for the mouth, water for
OM ARGHAM AH HUM OM PADYAM AH HUM OM PUSHPE AH HUM OM DHUPE AH HUM OM ALOKE AH HUM OM GANDHE AH HUM OM NAIVIDYA AH HUM OM SHAPTA AH HUM
OM USHNISHASITATAPATRE SAPARIVARA ARGHAM PRATICCHA SVAHA OM USHNISHASITATAPATRE SAPARIVARA PADYAM PRATICCHA SVAHA OM USHNISHASITATAPATRE SAPARIVARA PUSPE PRATICCHA SVAHA OM USHNISHASITATAPATRE SAPARIVARA DHUPE PRATICCHA SVAHA OM USHNISHASITATAPATRE SAPARIVARA ALOKE PRATICCHA SVAHA
OM USHNISHASITATAPATRE SAPARIVARA GANDHE PRATICCHA SVAHA OM USHNISHASITATAPATRE SAPARIVARA NAIVIDYA PRATICCHA SVAHA OM USHNISHASITATAPATRE SAPARIVARA SHAPTA PRATICCHA SVAHA
I prostrate and make praises to Sitatapatra, Symbol of great bliss, Born from the ushnisha of the buddhas out of their compassion, The one who destroys all interference to the teachings, Thereby bestowing happiness and good results.
Then: Mantra Recitation
At one’s heart center on a moon disc is the syllable OM surrounded by the mantra syllables which emanate rays of light, purifying all illnesses, evils and interferences, obtaining all the att ainments of the body, speech and mind of the Bhagavati .
Thus do the visualizati on without the mind being distracted and recite:
TADYATHA OM ANALE ANALE KHASAME KHASAME BHAIRE BHAIRE SAUME SAUME SARVA BUDDHA ADHISHTHANA ADHISHTHITE SVAHA
Visualise that from the body of oneself as the deity Sitatapatra emanate countless male and female deiti es, holding a variety of weap ons, and cut oﬀ the lassos of the mantras of the enemies. Both those who have prepared the mantras and those who are reciti ng the mantras are struck down with daggers and are suppressed.
Then recite the long mantra:
OM AH SITANALARKA PRABHA PUTA BIKA SITATAPATRE OM JOLA JOLA KANDA KANDA HANA HANA DAHA DAHA DARA DARA BIDARA BIDARA CHINDA CHINDA BINDA BINDA HUM HUM PHAT SVAHA
And then recite the 100-syllable mantra:
OM PADMASATTVA SAMAYAM ANUPALAYA PADMASATTVA TVENOPATISHTHA DRIDHO ME BHAVA SUTOSHYO ME BHAVA SUPOSHYO ME BHAVA ANURAKTO ME BHAVA SARVA SIDDHIM ME PRAYACCHA SARVA KARMASUCHA ME CHITTAM SHRIYAM KURU HUM HA HA HA HA HO BHAGAVAN SARVA TATHAGATA PADMA MA ME MUNCHA PADMA BHAVA MAHA SAMAYA SATTVA AH HUM PHAT
Then, like before, one performs the oﬀ erings and praises to the Lady Sitatapatra.
OM USHNISHA SITATAPATRE SAPARIVARA ARGHAM PRATICCHA SVAHA OM USHNISHA SITATAPATRE SAPARIVARA PADYAM PRATICCHA SVAHA
OM USHNISHA SITATAPATRE SAPARIVARA PUSHPE PRATICCHA SVAHA OM USHNISHA SITATAPATRE SAPARIVARA DHUPE PRATICCHA SVAHA OM USHNISHA SITATAPATRE SAPARIVARA ALOKE PRATICCHA SVAHA OM USHNISHA SITATAPATRE SAPARIVARA GANDHE PRATICCHA SVAHA OM USHNISHA SITATAPATRE SAPARIVARA NAIVIDYA PRATICCHA SVAHA OM USHNISHA SITATAPATRE SAPARIVARA SHAPTA PRATICCHA SVAHA
I prostrate and make praises to Sitatapatra, Symbol of great bliss, Born from the ushnisha of the buddhas out of their compassion, The one who destroys all interferences to the teachings, Thereby bestowing happiness and good results.
Prayers of Request
Thus make the requests for one’s purposes. Then:
Thus asking for forgiveness of all mistakes.
May there be the auspiciousness of the root and lineage gurus. May there be the auspiciousness of the yidams and assembly of deities. May there be the auspiciousness of the viras and dakinis. May there be the auspiciousness of the Dharma protectors.
Colophon The sadhana of the Lady Sitatapatra, the bestower of the precious jewel, was requested by Shabdrung Losang Evam of Dorig Thuwang as a concise daily practice, and was writt en by Ngawang Tänpa Gyältsän, who calls himself the very low quality crown holder of the Yellow sect.