Gatön Ngawang Lekpa Series
Holding the oceanic treasury of the profound and secret aural lineage
Of the lords of speech, Mañjughoṣas of the Sakya tradition,
You are without equal in creating a feast of excellent explanation,
Glorious guru, at your feet I pray!
Texts by and about the Sakya lama Gatön Ngawang Lekpa (sga ston ngag dbang legs pa, 1867–1941) of Tharlam Monastery, one of the foremost Lamdré (lam ’bras) teachers of recent times:
This short light offering prayer (mar me'i smon lam) by Gatön Ngawang Lekpa, which is commonly recited in the Sakya tradition, encourages the practitioner to visualize a lamp that is as vast as the universe and that shines with the light of a billion suns, as the basis for infinite 'offering-clouds'.
Long Life Prayers
In these five verses, Ngawang Lekpa praises the body, speech, mind, qualities and activity of Ga Rabjampa, the great scholar and founder of Tharlam Monastery. The author incorporates the syllables of the master's name, Kunga Yeshe (meaning total joy and wisdom), into every verse.