Gatön Ngawang Lekpa Series
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- Gatön Vāgindra
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, 1864–1941) of Tharlam Monastery, one of the foremost Lamdré (lam ’bras) teachers of recent times:
Verses of advice that Gatön Ngawang Lekpa gave to his heart-disciple Dezhung Tulku Ajam (1885–1952) and which were published within the latter’s collected writings.
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'.
As he was approaching death, Gatön Ngawang Lekpa composed this four-line prayer to Ga Rabjampa Kunga Yeshe (1397–1470) requesting his assistance in order to reach the pureland of Sukhāvatī.
Taken from the author's miscellaneous writings, this inspiring prayer to complete the bodhisattva path was composed at the request of Lama Jamyang Gyaltsen (1870–1940).
- Great Treasury of Blessings: A Guru Yoga of Gatön Lekpa Rinpoche, Dharma Lord and Vajradhara by Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö | Guru Yoga
Jamyang Khyentse says that he composed this guru yoga based on his teacher Gatön Ngawang Lekpa (1864–1941) following "a minor delusory apparition"—in other words, a vision. The practice features Ngawang Lekpa in the form of the bodhisattva Padmarāja in the pureland of Sukhāvatī.
- Supplement to the Lineage Prayer for the Lamdré Instructions Composed by Tsarchen by Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö | Lineage Prayers
Supplementary verses for the lineage prayer of Tsarchen Losal Gyatso's instructions from the Lamdré, including two verses composed by Gatön Ngawang Lekpa and two which Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö wrote in 1954 while transmitting the Lamdré Lopshé to Sakya Dagchen Rinpoche.
Gatön Ngawang Lekpa composed these verses for the occasion of Dezhung Rinpoche's enthronement at Tharlam Monastery in 1923.
This four-line prayer for the longevity of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö describes the master’s qualities using the trope of threefold categories.
A three-verse prayer for the longevity of the great Sakya scholar Öntö Khyenrab Chökyi Özer (1889–1959).
- Cloud Banks of Blessings: Praise and Prayer to the Vajradhara Ngawang Lekpa by Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö | Praise
Verses in praise of the great Sakya teacher Ngawang Lekpa (1864–1941) composed at the request of two of his devoted disciples, Yeshe Nyima and Ngawang Rinchen.
This four-line verse in praise of Dezhung Tulku Ajam Rinpoche (1885–1952) incorporates the syllables of the master's name, Jamyang Kunga Tenpé Gyaltsen.
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.
This nine-verse composition is both a supplication to Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö (1893–1959) and a prayer for his long life.
A four-line prayer composed by the master himself at the request of the monks of Dezhung Monastery.
Dezhung Tulku Ajam's three-verse supplication to his root teacher, Gatön Ngawang Lekpa (1864–1941), includes a prayer for the master's long life and the flourishing of his activity.
According to his biography, Gatön Ngawang Lekpa recited this prayer to Sakya Paṇḍita together with the famous four-line Shejama (shes bya ma) prayer that he accumulated 4,300,000 times while performing prostrations.