Brief Sukhavati Aspiration

from the terma of Mingyur Dorje




Buddha Amitabha, Boundless Light magnificent,

Sovereign of deepest Great Compassion, at his right,

At his left the bodhisattva Master of Great Strength,

Countless buddhas bodhisattvas circle all around.


Place of wonderful serenity and endless joy, 

By the name of Sukhavati; in this blissful realm,

When the time has come for us to leave this present life,

May we not be interrupted by another birth,



And see Amitabha face to face when reborn there.

May this aspiration which is uttered in these words,

Blessed by ten directions’ buddhas bodhisattvas too, 

So it is fulfilled, without the slightest obstacle.





When Tulku Mingyur Dorje was thirteen years old, on the 7th day of the month of Saga Dawa in the Hemalamba year (Fire Bird year, 1657), Buddha Amitabha spoke these words to him while he had a vision of the main buddha and surrounding bodhisattvas.


Produced for chanting in English by Bodhi Translation
guided by Erik Pema Kunsang, 2021.