Huayen Sutra Study Procedure 华严经教行法

I. Finish each session in 53 days in a two-month period with a 7-day floating period.

II. Every day during this 53-day period, read your sutra of choice in whole or in parts by following these steps.

A. Making offerings to the Buddha including offerings in kinds such as incense, flowers, water, and fruit and by act of prostrating yourself 108 times before the Buddha.

B. Recite your sutra of choice.

C. After each reading, chant the name of the Buddha 1080 times.

D. Dedication of Merit

I dedicate the merit and virtue from this profound act of Universal Worthy,
With all its boundless superior blessings,
Making the universal vow that all beings sunk in defilement,
Will quickly go to the Land of the Buddha of Limitless Light (Amitabha).
Homage to all Buddhas of the ten directions and the three periods of time,
All Bodhisattvas, Mahasattvas, and
Maha Prajna Paramita!
Homage to the King Bodhisattva Mahasattva of Universal Worthy! (Three invocations, three prostrations)

E. After completing the daily practice, sit in meditative pose for ten to 15 minutes to reflect on your own acts of body, speech, and mind, so as to purify any defilement.

At first, the daily practice may take up to four hours, but with practice, you may be able to reduce it to two. After doing this for six months, you will notice marked reduction in mental defilements, increase in wisdom and quality of life, and winning praises from those around you.
Written by Sakya Longyen
Huayen on Indra’s Net


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