Ah, woe is me! Great Guru Vajradhara and all other Buddhas and Bodhisattvas dwelling in the ten directions, and venerable Sangha, please pay attention to me!
I, [..say your name..], for beginningless samsaric lifetimes until now, owing to the defilements - greed, hate and delusion - have committed by body, speech and mind the ten non-virtuous actions;
I have created the five immediate karmas;
I have created the five similar to them;
I have broken the Pratimoksha vows;
I have broken the Bodhisattva's training;
I have broken my tantric pledges;
I have been disrespectful to my parents;
I have been disrespectful to my Preceptor and Teachers;
I have been disrespectful to companions in the celibate life;
I have done actions harmful to the Three Jewels;
I have rejected the true Dharma;
I have abused the Sangha of Aryas;
I have done actions harmful to sentient beings and so forth.
This accumulation of non-virtuous actions that I have done, asked others to do, or rejoiced in when others have done them and so forth; in short, my entire accumulation of faults and offenses that hinder higher rebirth and liberation and cause samsara and evil rebirth, I confess before the great Guru Vajradhara and all the other Buddhas and Bodhisattvas dwelling in the ten directions, and the venerable Sangha; I do not conceal them, I reveal them; henceforth I take up restraint.
If I confess and reveal them, I shall dwell in pleasant contacts; but if I do not confess and reveal them, I shall not. (3 times)