Yan lag bdun

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Key Term yan lag bdun
Hover Popup Choices seven branches
In Tibetan Script ཡན་ལག་བདུན་
Wylie Tibetan Transliteration yan lag bdun
English Standard seven branches
Richard Barron's English Term seven-branched prayer
Ives Waldo's English Term sevenfold service
Alternate Spellings yan lag bdun pa
Term Type Noun
Source Language Tibetan
Basic Meaning The seven branches, or sections, of devotional religious services, or prayers, recited consecutively in order to accumulate merit. The typical set of seven are prostrations, offering, confession, rejoicing in virtue, requesting to turn the wheel of Dharma, requesting to not pass into nirvāṇa, and the dedication of merit, presented in that order.
Rangjung Yeshe's English Term Seven branches. The seven branch practice of prostrating to the Three Jewels, confessing negative actions, making offering, rejoicing in the virtue of others, requesting to turn the wheel of Dharma, beseeching to not pass into nirvana, and dedicating the merit to the enlightenment of all sentient beings