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The Vajrayana Buddhist tradition of Bhutan involves a wide range of deity practice and chanting of mantras in order to develop spiritual concentration and actualize the pure innate nature of the mind. The practitioners of tantric Buddhism often engage in the practice of meditation which includes visualisation of many deities, the recitation of their mantras innumerable times, the emission and absorption rays of light, making prostration and offering to the deities and the dissolution of the deities and mantras in the state of emptiness. Such practice of deity worship and meditation known as drubthab are said to unravel the inner qualities of the mind and bring about enlightenment swiftly.

  • སྒྲུབ་ཐབས། (Dzongkha, Tibetan script, Original)
    • > Sadhana (English, Latin script, Translation)
    • > sgrub thabs (Dzongkha, Latin script, THL Extended Wylie Transliteration)
    • > drup tap (Dzongkha, Latin script, THL Simplified Tibetan Transcription)
Subject ID: S7889