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Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

Name variants:
  • Gyurme Tekchok Tenpé Gyaltsen
  • Jigme Khyentse Özer
  • Mangala
  • Rabsal Dawa
  • Rangjung Ösal Tukchok Dorje
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The one and only father of all Buddhas is Mañjuśrī,

Manifesting as the incomparable human master, Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo,

His blessing emanation is Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Tashi Paljor:

To you I pray! Bless my mind and inspire my understanding!

Texts by and about Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Tashi Paljor (dil mgo mkhyen brtse bkra shis dpal 'byor, 1910-1991):


Aspiration Prayers


Calling the Guru from Afar




Empowerment Rites

Guru Rinpoche Prayers

Guru Yoga


Lineage Prayers

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche added several verses to an original prayer composed by one of Jigme Lingpa's direct disciples, in order to complete the list of lineage masters—from whom, as he says, he received great kindness—up to and including to himself.

A collection of short prayers to all the key figures in the lineage of the Heart-Essence of the Vast Expanse (Longchen Nyingtik) compiled by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche for regular recitation in conjunction with any practice from the Longchen Nyingtik cycle.

This brief prayer to the lineage of The Vital Essence of the Activity Kīla of Aural Transmission (snyan brgyud phrin las phur pa’i gnad tig) was composed by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo and supplemented by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

A lineage prayer for Tsogyal's Whispered Transmission of Kīla (mtsho rgyal snyan brgyud phur pa), which was revealed by Gyarong Khandro, together with Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö and Khandro Tsering Chödrön, from the Zadü (gza' bdud) cave at Khyungdrak Dorjei Yangdzong in the water snake year (1953), and then transmitted by Jamyang Khyentse to Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche in the wood sheep year (1955).


Long-Life Prayers

A four-line prayer for the longevity of Dezhung Rinpoche (1906–1987) incorporating the syllables of his name Kunga Tenpai Nyima.

A three-verse prayer for the long life of Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche composed at the request of Sherab Gyaltsen.

A short prayer for the long life of Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche which Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche composed in the sacred Kurjé cave in Bumthang, Bhutan.

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche composed this four-line prayer for the longevity of the Seventh Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche, Jikmé Chökyi Senge (b. 1966), by adapting the words of a prayer by Shechen Gyaltsab Rinpoche, Pema Namgyal (1871–1926).

A four-line prayer for the longevity of Yangthang Rinpoche (1929–2016) incorporating the syllables of his name Kunzang Jigme Dechen Ösal Dorje.

A three-verse prayer for the longevity of Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche, which Dilgo Khyentse composed during a Monkey year in the presence of the famous Ngödrup Palbar statue.

Written in 1934, this five-verse prayer for the long life of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche also confers upon him the name Jigme Khyentse Özer Rangjung Ösal Tukchok Dorje.

A prayer for the longevity of Neten Chokling Rinpoche (b. 1973) incorporating the name Rigdzin Gyurme Dorje (rig 'dzin 'gyur med rdo rje), which was given to Neten Chokling Rinpoche at his enthronement by His Holiness the Sixteenth Karmapa.

This three-verse prayer for the long life of Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche was composed in Bodhgayā, India, in 1991.



A four-line supplication to Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche composed by the master himself at the request of Pegyal Lingpa (1924–1988).

Rabjam Rinpoche adapted the text of 'A Short Remembrance of, and Prayer to My Master, the Wish-Fulfilling Jewel entitled, A Lament of Faith,' which was composed by Khenpo Chimé Rigdzin and addressed to Khenchen Jigme Phuntsok (1933–2004), in order to create this moving supplication to Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche (1910–1991).

Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche took the Etrom Lower Activities Manual from the Yangsang Tukkyi Purchik as a basis and added verses from Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche’s Nyakluk Phurba and a Rigdzin Kulwa from the Sakya tradition. The text was compiled during the Netik Phurba Drupchen in Lerab Ling, 2018.

A prayer to invoke various wisdom ḍākinīs, including Yeshe Tsogyal, Tārā and Vajravārāhī, in order to request their blessings and aid.

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.

Khyentse Rinpoche composed this four-line prayer to Khandro Tsering Chödrön, which incorporates the syllables of her name, out of single-pointed devotion.

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 three-verse prayer to Milarepa, which arose, the author says, out of his oceanic faith for the great yogin.

Rabjam Rinpoche composed this prayer to the various masters in his own incarnation line at the request of Tulku Kunga, who had transcribed the list of names from a handwritten note by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

Rabjam Rinpoche composed this prayer and aspiration in October 2020, at the request of Ven. Lungrik Nyima, after completing the textual arrangements for several of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche's mind treasures (dgongs gter).

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.

A short supplication to Guru Padmasambhava combined with an aspiration based on the so-called Four Dharmas of turning one's mind toward the Dharma, making progress on the path, clarifying confusion, and allowing confusion to dawn as wisdom.

This short prayer based on the life and liberation of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö (1893–1959) was composed by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche in the presence of the master's reliquary.

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche adapted the words of a long-life prayer he had previously composed in order to create this supplication, which incorporates the name Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö into three of its four verses.


This brief sādhana of Orange Mañjuśrī, which incorporates the famous Gang gi lodrö praise, was written for students in Bhutan.

This daily practice of Tārā Sarasvatī belongs to the Inner Female Practice (Yumka) of the Heart Essence of the Vast Expanse (Longchen Nyingtik), A Treasure Vase Containing the Essence of Great Bliss, through which all enlightened activities are carried out based on the Twenty-One Tārās.

Khyentse Rinpoche composed this simple sādhana of Vajrasattva by adapting a section of the Tukdrup Sheldam Nyingjang (thugs sgrub zhal gdams snying byang), the root text of the Barche Kunsel revelation of Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa.

A very simple practice of Orgyen Menla (o rgyan sman bla), Guru Rinpoche as the Buddha of Medicine, consisting of visualization, mantra recitation and dedication of merit.

A daily sādhana of Dukngal Rangdrol (sdug bsngal rang grol), 'Natural Liberation of Suffering', the Avalokiteśvara practice from the Longchen Nyingtik that is either classed as a peaceful yidam or secret-level guru practice from the peaceful male-vidyādhara section of the cycle.

This shorter, daily practice is adapted from the full sādhana of Hayagrīva's Play of the Three Realms (rta mgrin khams gsum rol pa), which itself belongs to the Assembly of Awesome Ones (Palchen Düpa) cycle within the Longchen Nyingtik.

Swift Rebirth Prayers

Tsok Offering