Fifteenth Karmapa Series
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- Lhenkyé Dewé Dorje
- Rangjung Khakhyab Takpé Dorje
Glorious sun of the teachings, all-pervasive like space,
Your supreme intelligence shines out in brilliant splendour.
O, sovereign of the primordial, co-emergent wisdom of great bliss,
Khakhyab Rangjung Dorje, to you I pray!
Texts by the Fifteenth Karmapa, Khakhyab Dorje (mkha' khyab rdo rje, 1871–1922):
Six lines of essential advice from the Fifteenth Karmapa Khakhyab Dorje to his spiritual consort, the celebrated ḍākinī Urgyen Tsomo (1897–1961).
An invocation of Guru Padmasambhava and plea to eliminate obstacles and the various forms of adversity faced by beings in general and Tibetans in particular.
This guru yoga features the Fifteenth Karmapa, Khakhyab Dorje (1871–1922), as the main figure, around whom are three other masters: Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö Thaye (1813–1899), Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo (1820–1892) and Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa (1829–1870).
A short prayer written on the back of an image of Sukhāvatī, the paradise of Amitābha.
A short prayer invoking Khandro Yeshe Tsogyal in order to dispel obstacles and fulfil wishes.
- Bestower of Supreme Twofold Attainment: A Prayer to the Great Fifteenth Karmapa by Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö | Prayers
A seven-verse supplication to the Fifteenth Karmapa, Khakhyab Dorje (1871–1922), composed at the behest of Akhar Choktrul Tupten Jampal Dorje.
A simple prayer for the elimination of obstacles and the fulfilment of positive aspirations.
A short prayer of invocation and aspiration addressed to Amitābha, the Buddha of Limitless Light, and Avalokiteśvara, the embodiment of compassion. The prayer concludes with the mantra oṃ amitābha hrīḥ.
A simple, four-line prayer to the Fifteenth Karmapa composed by the master himself at the request of one of his disciples.
- The Honey of Devotion: A Prayer to the Garland of Glorious Karmapa Incarnations by Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö | Kagyü
A prayer to the Karmapas from the first incarnation, Düsum Khyenpa (1110–1193), through to the fifteenth, Khakhyab Dorje (1870/71–1921/22).