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Long life prayers

Long life prayers

Long Life Prayer for His Holiness the Dalai Lama

In the snowy mountain pure land
You’re the source of good and happiness.
Powerful Tenzin Gyatso Chenresig,
May you stay until samsara ends.

Long Life Prayer for His Holiness the Dalai Lama (download)

Long Life Prayer for all spiritual mentors

May the spiritual mentors who lead me on the sacred path and all spiritual friends who practice it have long life. May I pacify completely all outer and inner hindrances—grant such inspiration, I pray.

May the lives of the venerable spiritual mentors be stable, and their virtuous actions spread in the ten directions. May the light of Lobsang’s teachings, dispelling the darkness of the beings in the three worlds, always increase.

Venerable Thubten Chodron’s Long Life Prayer

by Tsenzhap Serkong Rinpoche

Peerless supreme spiritual leader, omniscient King of the Shakyas, Motherly Tara, supreme bestower of longevity and wisdom, vast ocean assembly of sources of Refuge, grant propitiousness here and now for a nectar of benefit and bliss to flow.

With a clear mind of extensive learning gained from following the wondrous traditions of Thubten—the Able One’s teachings—you bring clarity to masses of disciples with the light of Chodron—the lamp of the Dharma. May your lotus-feet remain unfaltering for a very long time.

Through your Dharmic deeds of hearing, thinking, meditating and so on, place those who seek the liberated path in harmony through immaculate discipline. Please lead all beings to liberation with undeclining excellent qualities of scripture and insight, and establish them in a glory of eternal bliss.

Prayer for Sravasti Abbey

by Tsenzhap Serkong Rinpoche

May the deeds of explaining and practicing the Dharma
done by groups supporting the teachings and their upholders,
who spread the view of dependent arising
and non-violent actions in the ten directions—
and especially at Sravasti Abbey in the West—flourish.

View of dependent arising (download)

Request to Je Tsongkhapa

Avalokiteshvara, great treasure of objectless compassion,
Manjushri, master of flawless wisdom,
Vajrapani, destroyer of all demonic forces
Tsongkhapa, crown jewel of the Snowy Lands’ sages
Lobsang Drakpa, I make request at your holy feet. (3x)

Mig may tse way ter chen chen re sig
Dri may kyen pay wong po jam pel yang
Du pung ma lu jom dze sang way dag
Gang chen kay pay tsug kyen tsong kha pa
Lo sang drag pay zhab la sol wa deb (3x)

Venerable Thubten Chodron

Venerable Chodron emphasizes the practical application of Buddha’s teachings in our daily lives and is especially skilled at explaining them in ways easily understood and practiced by Westerners. She is well known for her warm, humorous, and lucid teachings. She was ordained as a Buddhist nun in 1977 by Kyabje Ling Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India, and in 1986 she received bhikshuni (full) ordination in Taiwan. Read her full bio.

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