Fourteenth Dalai Lama Series

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Fourteenth Dalai Lama

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

Name variants:
  • Gyalwa Tenzin Gyatso
  • Jetsün Jampal Ngawang Lobzang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso
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You make the path that combines emptiness and compassion grow clearer and clearer,

Lord of the teachings and beings in the Snowy Land of Tibet,

To you, the Lotus Holder Tenzin Gyatso,

We pray: may all your wishes be spontaneously fulfilled!

Texts by and about His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso (bstan 'dzin rgya mtsho, b. 1935):

Aspiration Prayers

His Holiness composed this prayer of aspiration for the flourishing of the teachings of the Jonang tradition in 2001 at the request of Khenpo Ngawang Dorje (b.1967).

In this prayer, which he wrote in 1960, shortly after arriving in exile, His Holiness the Dalai Lama invokes all the buddhas and bodhisattvas, especially Avalokiteśvara, and the power of truth itself, in order to bring an end to the turmoil in Tibet so that the Dharma and all aspects of Tibetan culture can flourish there once again.

Composed at the Vajra Seat, Bodhgayā, in January 2005, this is an aspiration for the welfare of the Buddhist teachings and sentient beings in general and for the flourishing of Dharma in Tibet in particular.

At the request of Trulshik Rinpoche (1924–2011) and others, His Holiness composed this prayer for the flourishing of the Buddhist teachings in 1999. It is a non-sectarian (ris med) aspiration extending to all the major and minor traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.

Shortly after Khenchen Jigme Phuntsok's passing in 2004, His Holiness the Dalai Lama wrote this prayer "so that the enlightened intentions of this great being may be fulfilled completely and to help dispel the anguish of his disciples."

Guru Rinpoche Prayers

Lineage Prayers

Long Life Prayers

This eight-line prayer for the longevity of the Seventh Dzogchen Rinpoches interweaves syllables from the name of his predecessor, Pema Rigdzin who was the first Dzogchen Rinpoche, and from his own name, Tendzin Jikdral Lhunpo.

One of several prayers for the long life of His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama that Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche composed.

The most commonly recited prayer for the longevity of His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, which was adapted from a verse composed by Polhané Sonam Tobgyé (1689–1747) for the Seventh Dalai Lama, Kalzang Gyatso (1708–1757).

Khenchen Jigme Phuntsok composed this prayer for the longevity of His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama on 17 July 1990, shortly after their first meeting.

A four-line prayer for the long life of His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai, Tenzin Gyatso.

This five-line prayer is constructed around the syllables of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's full name: Jetsün Jampal Ngawang Lobzang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso.

His Holiness wrote this prayer for the long life of Jetsünma Muntso Rinpoche, who is the niece of Khenchen Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche, in 2000 at the request of Khenchen Rinpoche and others.

Composed in December 1957 at the request of Tibetans resident in Gangtok, this is one of at least four prayers for His Holiness the Dalai Lama's longevity by Jamyang Khyentse.

It was while he was staying in Lhasa in the mid-1950s that Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö composed this prayer for the long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö wrote this shorter long-life prayer for His Holiness the Dalai Lama, in three four-line verses, in the sacred place of Yamalung near Samye (most likely in 1956).

Praise

Prayers

Swift Rebirth Prayers

Vajrakīla