Wonderful, wonderful sister and brother! The Tibetan characters so mindfully inscribed on that Buddhist prayer script are a delight to see. Jackson and I continue to learn the fundamentals of Sanskrit (known as Sanskritam to 'insiders') four days a week. What prayers are those monks reciting? Are small prayer cards like that very common? Do the monks have a set of inscribed prayers approved by the sect itself (like a canon)? Auṃ Tāre Tuttāre Ture Svāhā!And so the road goes ever on... JOY! <3
Thanks brother, great to hear from you. Someday soon I hope to also study the ancient Sanskritam! Right now at the ashram we are chanting aarti and kirtan every morning and evening in that sacred tongue. I don't know exactly what prayers the monks were chanting, as they are chanting SO many all day long - every day. As far as a Tibetan Buddhist canon? To the best of my knowledge there is no SET canon. Many esoteric or secret Tantric texts (gtermas) continue to be scribed or DISCOVERED! But I think most of their prayers and studies come from Prasangika Madhyamika and Abbidharma schools of thought. HARI OM!
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