Prayers Series

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A selection of prayers or supplications (Skt. adhyeṣaṇa; Tib. gsol 'debs):

Akhyuk Rinpoche says that he composed this prayer to himself in order to increase the pure perception of his disciples. In it he lists some of his previous incarnations: the mahāshiddha Śāntipa, Drokmi Palgyi Yeshe, Langdro Lotsāwa, Gyalwa Chokyang, Longchen Rabjam, and Longsal Nyingpo (1625–1692).

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche composed this 16-line prayer to the great Dzogchen master Longchen Rabjam (1308–1363) based on the writings of Ju Mipham.

A short prayer to Guru Padmākara, written at the request of the late Sharpa Tsenam, who played an important role in the construction of Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche's Zandokpalri Monastery in Kalimpong.

This four-line text, which was requested by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, is both a panegyric on His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama and a prayer for the fulfilment of his aspirations.

This prayer to Jamgön Kongtrul was composed by the master himself at the request of one of his disciples. It contains references to his life and the qualities he considers important, such as—to adopt the words of the text—the pure perception, with which he upheld all Buddha's teachings impartially.

A short prayer written at the request of Thinley Norbu Rinpoche (1931–2011).

This prayer to the extraordinary Gyarong Khandro Dechen Wangmo, who was considered to be an emanation of Mandāravā, was written by Jamyang Khyentse at the request of Khandro Tsering Chödrön (1929–2011).

A short, four-line prayer to Yeshe Tsogyal, "the foremost of ḍākinīs" and "Great Bliss Queen".

Jigme Lingpa wrote this prayer recalling his own life and liberation at the request of the First Dodrupchen, Jigme Trinlé Özer (1745–1821). The prayer includes a summary of his previous lives, as well as his most important accomplishments and qualities, when—as he puts it—he emphasized the positive.

Jigme Lingpa wrote this prayer for a student who was accumulating prayers before the famous Jowo Rinpoche statue in the Jokhang temple in Lhasa. It is not only a prayer to Śākyamuni Buddha, but also a means to receive the four empowerments: vase, secret, wisdom-knowledge, and the supreme empowerment of great rays of light.

The most famous four-line prayer to Khenchen, which he himself composed.

This devotional prayer to invoke the blessings of the guru is one of Khenchen Jigme Phuntsok's best known compositions. It was written in 1987 at Mount Wutai (Wutai Shan) at the request of an elderly disciple, Lama Rigdön.

Lodi Gyari Rinpoche, who was the Dalai Lama's special envoy in Washington DC for many years, composed this short prayer to His Holiness in 2006.

Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche composed this prayer to the great ḍākinī Tsering Chödrön, spiritual consort of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö, shortly after her passing in 2011.

The treasure-revealer Sera Khandro Dekyong Wangmo wrote this short, six-line prayer to herself for the sake of her followers.

An elaborate practice of supplication or prayer to the great poet-yogi, Milarepa (c.1040–1123), preceded by practices of taking refuge and generating bodhicitta.


Prayers to Previous Incarnations

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