In recent days several senior Tibetan lamas have recommended various mantras and practices for protection and healing during the current Coronavirus crisis.
Several of these are available on the House and linked to below.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama has recommended reciting the Tārā mantra:
om taré tuttaré turé soha (oṃ tāre tuttāre ture svāhā)
The Praise to Tārā with Twenty-One Verses of Homage, and the Excellent Benefits of Reciting the Praise from The Words of the Buddha (recommended by Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche & others)
Prayer to Ārya Tārā by Atiśa Dīpaṃkara (recommended by Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche)
Dhāraṇī of Goddess Parṇaśavarī from the Collected Sakya Recitations (recommended by Kyabgön Sakya Trichen and Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche)
The Outer, Inner and Secret Refuge Practice of the Mahāsiddha Thangtong Gyalpo revealed to Ka Ngapa Paljor Sherab (recommended by Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche)
The Verses that Saved Sakya from Sickness: A Prayer for Pacifying the Fear of Disease
by Thangtong Gyalpo (recommended by Kyabgön Sakya Trichen, the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Thinley Dorje and Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche)
Audio recording of Alak Zenkar Rinpoche giving the reading transmission (lung) for The Outer, Inner and Secret Refuge Practice of Thangtong Gyalpo and Verses that Saved Sakya from Sickness:
Sampa Lhundrupma—The Prayer to Guru Rinpoche that Spontaneously Fulfils all Wishes (recommended by Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche and Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche)
Barché Lamsel: The Prayer that Removes All Obstacles from the Path
revealed by Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa (recommended by Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche)
Sampa Nyur Drupma—’The Prayer that Swiftly Fulfils All Wishes’ by Omniscient Longchenpa and Rigdzin Jikmé Lingpa (recommended by Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche)
The Prayer in Six Vajra Lines revealed by Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa (recommended by Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche and Khenchen Namdrol Rinpoche)
Khenchen Namdrol Rinpoche also recommends accumulation of the Vajra Guru mantra:
om ah hung benza guru pema siddhi hung
(oṃ āḥ hūṃ vajra guru padma siddhi hūṃ)
Daily Practice of the Guru Rinpoche, Buddha of Medicine
by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche (recommended by Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche and Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche)
Pacifying the Turmoil of the Mamos: A Concise Liturgy
by Shechen Gyaltsab Gyurme Pema Namgyal (recommended by Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche)
Wrathful Guru Mantra Visualization by Mipham Rinpoche (recommended by Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche & Khenpo Tsultrim Lodrö)
The Mountain Smoke Offering Arranged for Recitation (Riwo Sangchö) by Dudjom Rinpoche (recommended by Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche)
Please note that several of these practices require an empowerment and reading transmission (lung). If in doubt, please consult a lama.
We’ll try to keep this list up-to-date as more texts are recommended and/or translated.
Keep in mind that we also have several other texts in our Sickness and Healing Series. And those who are self-isolating might want to take a look at our section of texts related to retreat and solitude, which includes advice from Longchen Rabjam, Patrul Rinpoche and Dodrupchen Jigme Tenpai Nyima among others.