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Compassionate incarnation of the blessings of Khyentse Wangpo,
In whom the wisdom of Mañjughoṣa
And of all the buddhas and bodhisattvas is gathered together,
Lodrö Gyatso, at your feet I pray!
Texts by and about the renowned non-sectarian master Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö ('jam dbyangs mkhyen brtse chos kyi blo gros, 1893–1959) of Dzongsar:
This simple advice covering the entire Buddhist path was composed at the request of Degyal Rinpoche (b. 1937).
In this appeal to Hindu worshippers who practise animal sacrifice, Jamyang Khyentse explains the karmic consequences of taking life and questions how compassionate deities could ever sanction such a rite.
Written in verse, this short text addresses some of the sectarian attitudes and activity attributed to the controversial Gelugpa teacher Phabongkha Dechen Nyingpo (1878–1941) and his supporters.
Verses of general advice composed for a noblewoman named Nordzin Wangmo.
Verses of crucial advice covering the whole path but especially the practice of Dzogchen, composed at the request of someone named Asé Chatralwa.
Pithy instructions on the nature of mind and the indivisibility of saṃsāra and nirvāṇa ('khor 'das dbyer med), sent as a letter to Luding Zhabdrung.
Pithy instructions on the nature of mind and the indivisibility of saṃsāra and nirvāṇa ('khor 'das dbyer med).
This letter to Damchö Gyaltsen of Tsechu (tshes bcu) includes four verses of extraordinarily pithy advice covering every stage of the path from the recollection of impermanence through to Dzogchen meditation.
General advice on renunciation, bodhicitta, the generation and perfection phases, and guru yoga, written in verse.
Verses of general advice written for Jamyang Zangpo, chant master of Bentsang Monastery.
Verses of advice for the Third Neten Chokling, Pema Gyurme (1927–1972).
Pithy and practical, this advice — composed at the request of Garje Khamtrul Rinpoche, Jamyang Döndrup (1928–2019) — summarizes the key points of the path of Dzogchen, the Great Perfection.
Verses of pithy advice for the Sakya khenpo Jamyang Losal Zangpo (1919–1993).
This general advice, written for a student called Karma Chöchok (karma chos mchog), includes the Tibetan syllable ang — indicating insistence or encouragement and translated here as "hey!" — in each of its first four verses.
These verses of advice for Khenpo Jamyang Losal emphasize the importance of recognizing the view and practising guru yoga.
This remarkably concise and pithy instruction on Dzogchen practice and preparation for death was composed for Ane Kalchö of Lakar.
Verses of advice on the path in general and the approach of the Indivisibility of Saṃsāra and Nirvāṇa ('khor 'das dbyer med) in particular.
A verse on resting in the nature of mind, which is said to have been composed for Palpung Situ Pema Wangchok Gyalpo (1886–1952).
In just four verses, Jamyang Khyentse summarizes the instructions on the three sets of vows—pratimokṣa precepts, bodhisattva vows and tantric samayas—and shares the key to Mahāmudrā and Dzogchen.
General advice for a Nyingma lama called Gyalsé Kunnyi (Kunzang Nyima?) belonging to the Nyang (myang) clan.
These pithy verses of advice for an unnamed disciple cover the entire path from the outer preliminaries through to the advanced yogas of the generation and perfection phases.
Written for a disciple named Osam (Orgyen Samdrup? Orgyen Samten?), this short text in verse covers the whole path from the most basic contemplations of the outer preliminaries through to the highest form of meditation.
Advice in abecedarian form, meaning that each line begins with the successive letters of the Tibetan alphabet (ka, kha, ga, nga, and so on).
Concise counsel on every stage of the path, from recognizing the preciousness of a human life onwards, composed for an unnamed disciple.
Simple advice on investigating the origination, presence and departure (byung gnas 'gro gsum) of thoughts and resting without fabrication or contrivance in order to see the essence of mind.
In the form of an address to himself, Jamyang Khyentse delivers some urgent and uncompromising advice, before offering a heartfelt prayer to his teacher and concluding words of aspiration.
These few lines of verse, taken from the advice section of Jamyang Khyentse's collected writings, are effectively an aspiration for mastering the Dzogchen practice of Tögal.
Jamyang Khyentse offered these words of heart-advice, encapsulating the entire Buddhist path, to Khandro Tsering Chödrön, his spiritual consort.
An exceptionally succinct presentation of the entire path, from contemplating the freedoms and advantages through to meditation on the nature of mind.
Pithy advice on not wasting one's time but making the most of the opportunity afforded by a precious human life.
This practical instruction in just a few lines covers the path of Dzogchen by highlighting only its most crucial elements.
Pithy counsel for an unnamed tulku.
Simple pithy advice covering the entire path, from contemplating the preciousness of human life through to meditation on the Great Perfection.
A single verse of advice highlighting the need to tame the mind right away.
A simple instruction based on the so-called Four Dharmas of Gampopa: 1) turning the mind toward the Dharma, 2) making progress along the path, 3) clarifying confusion, and 4) allowing confusion to dawn as wisdom.
This pithy text of advice offered to Ani Pelu of the Lakar family covers the entire path, but with a special focus on Dzogchen meditation, Guru Yoga and preparation for the moment of death.
Four pithy verses of general advice on cultivating renunciation and altruism and meditating upon the guru, thereby developing enlighened qualities.
In response to a question from his spiritual consort, Khandro Tsering Chödrön, Jamyang Khyentse explains the essence of the path in just a few lines. (Khandro's question is in the form of an acrostic poem, the opening syllables of its four lines being the first four syllables of the Tibetan alphabet).
A letter containing supporting instructions (rgyab yig) or the quintessence of crucial points (gnad kyi bcud phur) for the Chöd practice known as the Whispered Transmission of Secret Conduct (gsang spyod snyan brgyud).
Requested by a Paksam Gyatso, this general advice in verse covers the entire path from the preliminaries through to the most advanced meditation and its fruition.
This warning of the dangers of criticising a guru from whom one has received empowerment—and to whom one therefore has samaya commitments—was written in the wake of opposition to Jamyang Khyentse's decision to take a consort.
Among the best-known compositions of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö, this short text in verse provides an introduction to the history and practice of Tibetan Buddhism and concludes with an appeal for nonsectarianism. It was written at the request of the Indian diplomat and author Apa Pant (1912–1992).
This pithy survey of the entire Buddhist path is one of the few texts in Jamyang Khyentse's collection of advice that is written in prose. It was composed for a student called Pema Tekchok.
A comprehensive guide to the Mahāyāna path in the Sakya tradition written at the behest of a lama referred to as Kangyurpa.
A short song of advice on the theme of the 'Three Greats', i.e., Great Middle Way (Madhyamaka), Great Seal (Mahāmudrā) and Great Perfection (Dzogpachenpo).
General counsel, including a simple Dzogchen instruction, composed for an unnamed disciple.
Verses of general advice written for a noble woman called Chabtsang Jetsün Kusho and sent to her as a letter.
Verses of general advice on how to practise the path, from the preliminary contemplations through to the more advanced practices of the generation and completion phases, written for an unnamed student.
Jamyang Khyentse wrote this playful text on the real nature of sickness to console Rabchok, a student who had fallen ill.
A simple visualization and recitation focusing on Amitābha, the Buddha of Boundless Light, which can be performed at night prior to falling asleep.
Arts & Crafts
This brief text, seemingly written for a thangka artist, describes a painting dedicated to the Kadam tradition, with Jowo Atiśa as the central figure, Dromtönpa and Ngok Lotsāwa to his right and left, and other deities above and below.
In this brief and undated text, Jamyang Khyentse draws upon Jamgön Kongtrul's Treasury of Knowledge and a work by Tulku Sangye Lhawang in order to show the importance of constructing stūpas according to the specified proportions, rather than one's own ideas or preferences.
A simple visualization and some additional verses to be recited before and after the famous prayer known as Samantabhadra’s “Aspiration to Good Actions” (bzang spyod smon lam).
- All-Pervading Auspiciousness: An Aspiration for the Spread of the Teachings of the Eight Great Chariots of the Practice Lineage | Nonsectarianism
An aspiration for the spread of the teachings of the so-called Eight Great Chariots of the Practice Lineage (sgrub brgyud shing rta chen po brgyad): Nyingma, Kadam, Sakya, Marpa Kagyü, Shangpa Kagyü, Kālacakra, Pacification and Severance, and Approach and Accomplishment of the Three Vajras.
A prayer of confession and aspiration, calling upon all the gurus, buddhas and bodhisattvas. It was written in 1953, during what Jamyang Khyentse himself describes as a bout of sadness.
Jamyang Khyentse wrote this prayer following the untimely passing of Princess Sangay Deki in Sikkim in 1957. The prayer is for the enlightenment of all with whom he was connected, even those who merely heard his name, but especially his devoted followers and disciples.
This three-verse aspiration for rebirth in Amitābha's pureland of Sukhāvatī was composed on the 22nd day of the eleventh month of the Earth Dog year (January 1, 1959).
Extracted from a longer prayer entitled Aspiration Written in Sadness During the Water Snake Year, this is an aspiration to take rebirth in Amitābha's paradise of Sukhāvatī, the Land of Great Bliss.
Jamyang Khyentse composed this short prayer for the spread of the Guhyagarbha Tantra teachings in Darjeeling, 1958, after explaining Lochen Dharmaśrī's commentary to a small group of disciples.
A short prayer for the spread of the tradition of Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa, Jamgön Kongtrul and Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo and for the flourishing of the teachings at Tenchok Gyurme Ling (rten mchog 'gyur med gling), the seat of Chokgyur Lingpa, better known as Neten Monastery.
- Aspiration on the Occasion of Bestowing the Name Orgyen Tekchok Ngesang Tupten Pelgye Ling on the New Temple at Takmo Monastery | Aspiration Prayers
A prayer for the flourishing of the teachings composed on the occasion of bestowing the name Orgyen Tekchok Ngesang Tupten Pelgye Ling (o rgyan theg mchog nges gsang thub bstan 'phel rgyas gling) on the new temple at Takmo Monastery (stag mo dgon).
Jamyang Khyentse composed this prayer of aspiration after reading the Words of the Buddha during the first month of the Earth Dog year (1958), a period of great turmoil within Tibet.
In this prayer, composed at Bodhgayā, Jamyang Khyentse praises the features of the place Tibetans call the Vajra Seat (rdo je gdan), by comparing it to a celestial realm, and aspires to be reborn there in future.
A brief invocation of the abbots of Ngor, from Kunga Zangpo (1382–1456) through to Könchok Lhundrup (1497–1557), followed by an aspiration to emulate their conduct and realization.
- Blazing Splendour of Good Fortune: A Prayer for the Spread of the Teachings of the Katok Tradition | Aspiration Prayers
A short prayer for the flourishing of the Katok branch of the Nyingma tradition, composed in Katok monastery's great temple in 1934.
- Burgeoning Joy and Happiness: An Aspiration for the Welfare of the Great Hidden Land of Sikkim | Aspiration Prayers
Written in 1957, the year that Jamyang Khyentse first arrived, this is a prayer for happiness in Sikkim and the fulfilment of the aspirations and prophecies of great masters of the past concerning the welfare of its people.
- Clouds to Delight Amitābha, Melody of the Realm of Great Bliss: Aspiration and Auspicious Verses for the Spread of the Teachings of the Lake-Born Vajra of Oḍḍiyāna, Second Teacher of this World | Aspiration Prayers
Jamyang Khyentse says that he saw a particularly crucial need for this prayer for the spread of Padmasambhava's tradition, which also incorporates aspirations for the flourishing of the Kadam, Sakya, Kagyü and Gelug schools and the lineages of Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa, Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö Thaye, and Ju Mipham Namgyal Gyatso.
Composed on the very first day of the Tibetan year of the Water Dragon (26 February 1952), this short prayer invokes the power and truth of the Three Jewels and Three Roots, especially Dorje Drakpo Tsal, in order to overcome invading armies.
- Fostering Recollection to Dispel the Torment of Deluded Perception: An Aspiration for the Bardos | Dying & the Bardos
An aspiration to recognise the true nature of each stage of the bardo experience, from the moment of death and accompanying stages of dissolution through to the bardo of becoming, and thereby attain awakening.
This thirteen-verse prayer, written in 1934, calls upon the Three Roots to witness a series of aspirations related to the Mahāyāna path, including elements of the Vajrayāna.
An aspiration to be reborn in the eastern pureland of Abhirati (mngon dga'), the realm of Vajra Akṣobhya. The text is included in the Shechen edition of the Rinchen Terdzö as part of Longsal Nyingpo's (1625–1692) Longsal Dorje Nyingpo (klong gsal rdo rje snying po) cycle.
Jamyang Khyentse appears to have composed this aspiration following the death of his mother, Tsultrim Tso—referred to here as Tsultrim Chökyi Drolma. In it, he vows to remain in saṃsāra until she and all other beings, his mothers from earlier lives, attain awakening.
This prayer of aspiration, composed in a train carriage in India, is found only in the earliest, two-volume edition of Jamyang Khyentse's writings.
This aspiration, written during an unspecified snake year, incorporates the key elements of the Mind Training teachings, such as taking on others' suffering and giving away one's own happiness, and perfecting relative and absolute bodhicitta.
- The Fulfilment of All Aims and Wishes: An Aspiration to Request the Safeguarding of Happiness in Tibet | Aspiration Prayers
In this prayer of aspiration, composed in 1955, Jamyang Khyentse calls upon all gurus, yidam deities, ḍākinīs, protectors, wealth deities and other guardians of virtue to come to the aid of Tibet and its people.
- The Jewel Rosary: A Concise Aspiration Towards the Buddhafield of the Blessed Akṣobhya by Drimé Zhingkyong Gönpo | Akṣobhya
This prayer to emulate the aspirations of Akṣobhya and take rebirth in his pureland of Abhirati appears in the collected writings of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodro (1893–1959), where it is attributed to Drimé Zhingkyong.
Jamyang Khyentse composed this aspiration, which calls upon the Lamdré lineage gurus and deities of the Hevajra maṇḍala as witnesses, while practising guru yoga as a preliminary to the Hevajra recitation.
- The Sage's Powerful Words of Truth: A Prayer for the Spread of the Omniscient Buddha's Teachings | Aspiration Prayers
Written in Bodhgayā at a time when Tibet was facing great turmoil and an uncertain future, this is a non-sectarian prayer for the spread of the Buddhist teachings (bstan rgyas smon lam) in all their authentic forms.
This prayer, which Jamyang Khyentse composed while in Darjeeling, most likely in 1958, invokes various deities and masters associated with all Tibetan lineages in a spirit of nonsectarianism before seeking their assistance in fulfiling a series of aspirations.
- Words to Delight the Lake-Born One: A Prayer for the Spread of the Vajrayāna Teachings of the Ancient Translations | Aspiration Prayers
One of several aspirations for the flourishing of the Nyingma tradition that Jamyang Khyentse composed, this one focuses especially on the Vajrayāna teachings.
In four verses, Jamyang Khyentse invokes the auspiciousness of the Three Jewels, Three Roots, Three Kāyas and Three Deities of Long Life.
Six verses in which Jamyang Khyentse invokes a number of enlightened beings, but especially Mārīcī and other female deities, in order to bring about favourable circumstances and wellbeing.
- Verses of Happiness and Well-Being upon Entering the City of Vaiśālī from the Words of the Buddha | Auspiciousness
These verses, taken from the sūtra On Entering the City of Vaiśālī (Toh 312), are commonly recited on their own for the sake of auspiciousness and thus feature as a stand-alone text that is included in both the Kangyur (Toh 816) and Tengyur (Toh 4406). The version translated here appears in the collected writings of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö (1893–1959).
Verses invoking the buddhas' Three Secrets (body, speech and mind), the Three Jewels (Buddha, Dharma and Saṅgha), Three Roots (guru, yidam and ḍākinī), as well as Red Tārā, Vaiśravaṇa and White Tāra, the Sublime Lady of Immortality ('chi med 'phags ma), for the sake of auspiciousness.
These behavioural guidelines for Drodung (bro brdung), a branch of Katok Monastery, were co-authored by Drimé Shingkyong Jigme Dechen Dorje (1899–1939?) and Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö in 1936.
Jamyang Khyentse wrote these behavioural guidelines (bca' yig) for the Sakya monastery of Tupten Tashi Gepel Ling (thub bstan bkra shis dge 'phel gling), also known as Sagang (sa sgang), from his residence at Dzongsar during the Earth Tiger year (1938–1939).
One of several short texts of behavourial guidelines (bca' yig) that Jamyang Khyentse composed, this does not appear to be for a specific institution but is applicable to any monastic community.
Benedictory verses (spar byang smon tshig) for an as yet unidentified text on the Jonang tradition, possibly written by Dodrupchen Jigme Tenpai Nyima (1865–1926).
Verses of aspiration written for the publication of A Brilliant Elucidation of Logical Reasoning (rigs lam rab gsal snang ba), Ju Mipham Namgyal Gyatso's annotation commentary (mchan 'grel) to Dignāga's Pramāṇasamuccaya.
Aspirational verses composed to mark the publication of Dharmakīrti's famous treatise on logic and epistemology, Pramāṇavārttika, or Commentary on Valid Cognition.
These verses of dedication were appended to an edition of Mipham Rinpoche's famous Seven-Line Prayer guru yoga compiled (with addenda) by Tokden Shakya Shri (1853–1919).
These verses of aspiration are appended to the version of The Clarifying Light: A Prophecy of the Future (ma 'ongs lung bstan gsal byed sgron me) that appears in the 12-volume edition of Jamyang Khyentse's collected writings.
Five verses of benediction written for the colophon of Mipham's White Lotus, a detailed explanation of the Seven-Line Prayer to Guru Padmasambhava.
Aspirational verses for the printer's colophon of an edition of the Verse Summary of the Transcendent Perfection of Wisdom (Prajñāpāramitā-sañcayagāthā).
Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö wrote this brief autobiography as a supplement to the collected biographies of lineage masters for the Chöd (gcod) practice known as The Whispered Transmission of Machik's Secret Conduct (ma gcig gsang spyod snyan brgyud) or The Whispered Transmission of Thangtong Gyalpo (thang stong snyan brgyud).
- Brief Biography of Gyurme Jamyang Tenpel from Supplementary Biographies for the Lineage of the Ḍākinī’s Whispered Transmission of Secret Conduct | Biography
Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö wrote this to supplement the collected biographies of lineage masters for the Chöd (gcod) practice known as The Whispered Transmission of Thangtong Gyalpo (thang stong snyan brgyud). It was Gyurme Jamyang Tenpel (as well as Katok Situ Chökyi Gyatso) who transmitted the practice to Jamyang Khyentse.
Brief surveys, taken from Jamyang Khyentse's personal notebook, of the life of Ngadak Sempa Chenpo Chögyal Puntsok Rigdzin (1592–1656) and the lives of the incarnations of Lhatsün Namkha Jigme (1597–1650)
Translated from audio recordings of talks given in Lerab Ling, France on August 23 & 24, 1996.
Jamyang Khyentse wrote this verse autobiography at the request of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche (1910–1991). Its detailed lists of teachings received, practices accomplished and teachings given later formed the basis of the full biography that Dilgo Khyentse himself wrote.
Almost certainly written in 1958, this brief text in verse summarizes Tsongkhapa Lobzang Drakpa's approach to Prāsaṅgika Madhyamaka based on his interpretation of Candrakīrti's Introduction to the Middle Way (Madhyamakāvatāra).
- The Words of Chandra: The Definitive Secret of the Great Middle Way of Consequence Beyond Extremes, the Fundamental Intent of All the Tathāgatas | Middle Way
Pithy verses on the philosophy of the Middle Way of Consequence (Prāsaṅgika Madhyamaka), which Jamyang Khyentse composed in 1943.
Calling the Guru from Afar
- An Envoy for Swiftly Invoking the Blessings of Definitive Meaning: Calling the Great Omniscient Jonangpa from Afar | Calling the Guru from Afar
One of several texts which Jamyang Khyentse wrote to express his devotion for Dolpopa Sherab Gyaltsen (1292–1361), this prayer of calling the guru from afar opens with a single-line invocation of unusual length.
This practice of calling the guru from afar invokes the guru in the form of the paṇḍita Vimalamitra.
Composed in Darjeeling (most likely in 1958), this short invocation of Rigdzin Jigme Lingpa (1730–1798) calls upon the famed Dzogchen master and treasure-revealer by his various names and invokes his blessings and inspiration.
- Dispelling the Anguish of Existence and Quiescence: A Prayer of Calling the Guru from Afar | Calling the Guru from Afar
This long prayer of calling the guru from afar (bla ma rgyang 'bod), which Jamyang Khyentse composed at the request of Khandro Tsering Chödrön (1929–2011), is a heartfelt appeal for the guru's assistance and guidance in turning one's mind towards the Dharma and following the path to awakening for others' sake.
- Nectar Shower of Blessings: A Song of Yearning Devotion Recalling the Everpresent Gurus by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche | Calling the Guru from Afar
Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche wrote this song of "calling the guru from afar" (bla ma rgyang 'bod) to accompany the guru yoga ("A Rang Rig Ma Chö…") he had previously composed. It is an invocation of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö, Khandro Tsering Chödrön and Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche himself.
A prayer invoking the omniscient Longchen Rabjam and calling upon his assistance to realize the nature of reality and master the practice of the Great Perfection.
A devotional song for invoking the inspiration and blessings of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö Thayé and Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö himself.
- Repository of Every Form of Dharma That Might Be Wished For: A Catalogue to the Published Miscellaneous Writings of the Venerable Guru Jamyang Chökyi Lodrö by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche | Karchak
A detailed description of the two-volume edition of Jamyang Khyentse's miscellaneous writings (gsung thor bu) published in India in the late 1960s. The catalogue has three sections: 1) the greatness of the author, 2) the character of the texts, and 3) a brief account of the publication process.
Notes on one of Jetsün Drakpa Gyaltsen’s (1147–1216) best known songs, which incorporates key points related to both sūtra and mantra, written at the request of Sakya Dagchen Rinpoche (1929–2016).
- The Sweet Ambrosia of Immortality: Concise Instructions on the Generation and Completion Phases of the Single-Form Daily Practice of the Heart-Essence of the Sublime Lady of Immortality | Chimé Pakmé Nyingtik
Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö wrote these detailed instructions on how to practise the short 'single-form' daily sādhana of Chimé Pakmé Nyingtik based on teachings he received from Katok Situ Chökyi Gyatso, who, in turn, received them from Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, the revealer of the practice, himself.
- The Vajra Words Unveiled: A Commentary on the Düsum Sangyé Prayer to the Guru | Guru Rinpoche Prayers
In this brief commentary, Jamyang Khyentse reveals the outer or literal, inner or hidden and secret or ultimate layers of meaning in the famous Düsum Sangyé or Six Vajra-Line Prayer to Guru Padmasambhava revealed by Chokgyur Lingpa (1829–1870).
Descent of Blessings
This prayer for the descent of blessings (byin 'bebs) belongs to the Tsasum Drildrup (Combined Practice of the Three Roots) cycle of Sangye Lama, rediscovered by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo.
Verses in praise of Vaiśravaṇa, the guardian of the northern direction, who is associated with wealth and prosperity, together with the eight principal figures in his retinue, known as the eight masters of the horses (rta bdag brgyad).
A general liturgy for entrusting activity (phrin las bcol ba) to the oath-bound guardians of the teachings.
A simple torma offering which was requested by Khandro Tsering Chödrön (1925–2011) for her daily recitations and composed in the protectors' temple at Sakya Monastery, Tibet.
A generic four-line offering liturgy that can be adapted and addressed to any local deity.
A 'golden drink' (gser skyems) offering to Drikung Achi Chökyi Drolma, here called Chökyi Drönma, the deified great-grandmother of Jikten Sumgön (1143–1217).
Composed in Darjeeling in 1958, these verses in praise of the goddess Tseringma are in abecedarian form, meaning that each line begins with successive letters of the Tibetan alphabet (ka, kha, ga, nga, and so on).
- Swift Enlightened Activity: A Concise Ceremony of Offering and Prayer to Mahākāla and Consort | Dharma Protectors
This brief practice of Mahākāla and consort was composed in the presence of the sacred Mahākāla image at Sakya Monastery, most likely in 1956, at the request of three close disciples, including the young Sogyal Rinpoche.
- The Fulfilment of All Wishes: Prayer and Entrustment of Activity to the Glorious Guru Mahākāla Pañjaranātha | Dharma Protectors
This appeal to Mahākāla Pañjaranātha for his assistance in overcoming obstacles during turbulent times and progressing on the Dharma path was composed at Bodhgaya, site of the Buddha's enlightenment.
A simple offering to various deities, especially dharma protectors and local guardians, requesting their protection from bandits and robbers while travelling, composed in 1955.
A brief incense smoke (bsang) and serkyem offering rite to the protective mountain deity Yarlha Shampo, composed in 1956.
In this short text, written in verse, Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö explains (with characteristic humility) the prerequisites and view, meditation and action of Dzogchen, or the Great Perfection.
Simple instructions on the practices of Trekchö and Tögal composed at the request of the daughter of Katok Gyalse Kunzang Rinpoche.
Written at the request of Lhasé Sogyal, the king of Yönru in Lithang, this short text covers the key points of Trekchö, from the foundational prerequisites to the unique Dzogchen preliminary of 'demolishing the house of the ordinary mind' and the main meditation practice of Dzogchen itself.
An outline of the famous prayer by Mipham Namgyal Gyatso (1846–1912), aspiring to realize the ultimate significance of Mañjuśrī according to the Great Perfection.
An arrangement for the empowerments of the eight auspicious symbols, eight auspicious substances and seven emblems of royalty, as part of the Longsal Dorje Nyingpo cycle.
- Bestowing the Splendour of Great Bliss: A Brief Fulfilment Offering for the Padma Ḍākinī | Kurukullā
A concise practice of fulfilment for the magnetizing Lotus Ḍākinī or Pema Khandro (padma mkha' 'gro).
- The Beautiful Rosary of Jewels: A Fulfilment Offering for Chimé Phakmé Nyingtik | Chimé Pakmé Nyingtik
A fulfilment practice (bskang ba) for Chimé Pakmé Nyingtik, the 'Heart-Essence of the Sublime Lady of Immortality'; it is included in the most recent edition of the Rinchen Terdzö.
A short essay concerning the identity and significance of the warrior-deity Gesar, the subject of offering rites (gsol mchod) by prominent figures such as Do Khyentse Yeshe Dorje (1800–1866), Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo (1820–1892) and Mipham Namgyal Gyatso (1846–1912).
A brief prayer to accompany offerings to Gesar Norbu Dradül Tsal (‘Foe-Subduing Jewel’) and to request his protection against obstacles and harmful forces.
Guru Rinpoche Prayers
A four-line prayer to Orgyen Dorje Chang—the Vajradhara of Oḍḍiyāna—to purify habitual patterns and realize the clear light of rigpa.
An aspiration to be reborn on the Copper-Coloured Mountain of Glory, or Zangdok Palri, in the company of Guru Padmasambhava and his retinue.
A short supplication of Guru Padmasambhava as the Vajradhara of Oḍḍiyāna (Orgyen Dorje Chang), together with Yeshe Tsogyal and others, written at the behest of a ḍākinī named Lhakar Drolma (possibly to be identified with Lakar Tsering Chödrön).
This prayer was composed in 1956, the Fire Monkey year, at Samye, while Jamyang Khyentse was offering a tsok feast in the presence of the special ‘Looks Like Me’ image of Guru Padmasambhava (gu ru nga 'dra ma) .
A heartfelt prayer to Guru Rinpoche, the precious master of Oḍḍiyāna, who is referred to as the embodiment of all the buddhas' aspirations and the sole ally and protector of the Tibetan people.
- Eliminator of All Delusory Perception: A Prayer to Guru Dewa Chenpo, the Guru of Great Bliss | Guru Dewa Chenpo
Written in 1928 in the presence of an image of Guru Dewa Chenpo at the famous Lotus Crytsal Cave (padma shel phug), above Dzongsar Monastery.
Written in 1934/35, this short prayer identifies our own pristine awareness, or rigpa, as Guru Padmasambhava, the Lake-born Vajra (mtsho skyes rdo rje).
Composed in 1919, when Jamyang Khyentse was just twenty-six years old.
A four-line prayer to Guru Padmākara, the embodiment of all gurus, chosen deities and ḍākinīs, for the pacification of obstacles and the spontaneous fulfilment of all wishes.
Written in 1956, this is a prayer to Guru Padmasambhava and his consorts, especially Mandāravā and Yeshe Tsogyal.
- The Supreme Bestowal of Twofold Attainment: A Prayer to Orgyen Rinpoche, Embodiment of All Sources of Refuge | Guru Rinpoche Prayers
An invocation of Guru Padmasambhava as the Vajradhara of Oḍḍiyāna (Orgyen Dorje Chang), embodiment of the five kāyas (dharmakāya, sambhogakāya, nirmāṇakāya, svabhāvikakāya and abhisaṃbodhikāya).
- The Swift Fulfilment of Aspirations: A Prayer to Glorious Orgyen, King of Dharma | Guru Rinpoche Prayers
A fervent appeal to the great master of Oḍḍiyāna for the fulfilment of all dharmic aspirations, which Jamyang Khyentse says he composed as a means to refresh his own memory.
A very short, six-line prayer to Guru Padmākara for the elimination of obstacles and fulfilment of wishes.
Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö wrote this prayer in Lhodrak Kharchu on the tenth day of the monkey month in the monkey year (1956)—a point in the Tibetan calendar that holds particular significance for followers of Guru Padmasambhava.
While on pilgrimage through India in 1956, Jamyang Khyentse meditated at the Indian master Śavari's meditation cave in the Śītavana (‘Cool Grove’) charnel ground near Bodhgayā, resulting in a vision of the mahāsiddha. Soon afterwards he composed this guru yoga.
Jamyang Khyentse wrote this guru yoga in 1959, towards the end of his life, inspired by his own faith and devotion for the great Indian master and the Kadampa tradition that he inspired.
This guru yoga, which focuses on Guru Dewa Chenpo, was composed in early 1948 at the request of a young Khandro Tsering Chödrön (1929–2011).
A simple guru yoga focusing on Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö inseparable from Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, composed at the behest of Khenpo Tsultrim Nyima of Katok Monastery.
This short guru yoga, which features Longchenpa and Mañjuśrī, was composed at the request of a monk named Kunga Rabgye.
- Great Treasury of Blessings: A Guru Yoga of Gatön Lekpa Rinpoche, Dharma Lord and Vajradhara | 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.
A simple guru yoga in which Jamyang Khyentse appears in the form of Guru Padmasambhava, written for a disciple called Jigme Trinlé.
Jamyang Khyentse composed this brief guru sādhana, which focuses on the first human Dzogchen master Garab Dorje, in 1953 following what he describes as a dream experience.
This guru sādhana (bla sgrub) focuses on the master logician Dharmakīrti, but the text also makes apparent reference to one of Jamyang Khyentse's main teachers, Khenpo Kunzang Palden (c.1862–1943), who is also known as Kunzang Chödrak, or Samantabhadra Dharmakīrti.
A guru sādhana (bla sgrub) of Dolpopa Sherab Gyaltsen (1292–1361), in which he appears as the embodiment of the Lords of the Three Families— Avalokiteśvara, Mañjuśrī and Vajrapāṇi.
This short guru yoga, composed in Lhodrak Kharchu in 1956, features Guru Rinpoche Nangsi Zilnön (Prevailing Over All That Appears and Exists) with Mañjughoṣa in his heart.
A short and simple practice of guru yoga focusing on Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö himself.
This practice unites the recitation of the famous Dü Sum Sangyé Prayer with a corresponding visualisation of the four main forms of Guru Padmasambhava according to the Chokling Tersar’s Four Cycles of Guru Yoga (bla sgrub skor bzhi), namely Barché Kunsel, Sampa Lhundrup, Tsokyé Nyingtik and Guru Draktsal. It was composed at the request of a minister to the king of Lingkar.
This simple guru yoga focussing on Guru Drakpo with the master Longsal Dorje at his heart is intended as a means to pacify the harm caused by spirits and to cure sickness of the heart; it was composed in 1957.
A guru yoga featuring the great adept and teacher Lochen Chönyi Zangmo, who is here identified with Yeshe Tsogyal and Vajrayoginī.
A short guru yoga of Milarepa composed in 1955 or 1956 at at Tsurphu, the grand monastery of the Karmapas, at the request of Sogyal Tulku (1947–2019).
Jamyang Khyentse composed this guru yoga practice focusing on Marpa Lotsāwa during a visit to the great translator's former residence at Sekhar in Lhodrak.
Composed in 1954 on the basis of a visionary experience, this guru yoga features the great Indian paṇḍita Haribhadra with the Mother Prajñāpāramitā at his heart.
This guru yoga practice, which features Pema Lingpa with Guru Dewachenpo at his crown and Avalokiteśvara in his heart, was composed in 1956 at the sacred lake known as Pema Ling at the request of Yakzé Lama Gyurdrak (d. 1975).
A simple guru yoga based on Buddha Śākyamuni, which Jamyang Khyentse composed at the sacred site of Bodhgaya in December 1957.
This short guru yoga features Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö, Dudjom Rinpoche, Khandro Tsering Chödrön, Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, and Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche himself.
- Increasing the Light of Wisdom: A Guru Yoga of the All-Seeing Mahāpaṇḍita Mipham Mañjughoṣa | Guru Yoga
This short guru yoga focusing on the great Nyingma scholar Jamgön Mipham Namgyal Gyatso (1846–1912) is intended as a means of increasing knowledge and intelligence.
Jamyang Khyentse composed this guru sādhana, which features the Second Karmapa, Karma Pakshi, as its main figure, following a vision in February 1958. The vision itself was prompted by reading one of Karma Pakshi's texts.
- Rain of Wisdom, Love and Spiritual Power: A Guru Yoga of the Three Mañjughoṣas of the Land of Snow | Guru Yoga
A guru yoga focusing on the so-called Three Mañjuśrīs of Tibet, i.e., Longchen Rabjam (1308–1364), Sakya Paṇḍita (1182–1251) and Tsongkhapa Lobzang Drakpa (1357–1419). Here, Jamyang Khyentse further identifies Longchen Rabjam with the bodhisattva Vajrapāṇi and Tsongkhapa with the bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara.
Jamyang Khyentse composed this guru sādhana focused upon King Songtsen Gampo following a visionary experience he had at the sacred Moon Cave at Drak Yerpa.
Composed in 1958, this simple guru yoga practice of Tsongkhapa Lobzang Drakpa (1357–1419) incorporates the famous Miktsema prayer to the master.
A simple guru yoga based on the form of Avalokiteśvara known as Resting in the Nature of Mind (Semnyi Ngalso).
A profound guru yoga practice in which the emphasis is on the ultimate nature of the guru as one's own awareness.
Extensive notes on the Bright Lamp of the Heart Essence (Nyingtik Saldrön) practice preceded by a general discussion of guru yoga and the importance of following a teacher.
This guru yoga, which features Jamyang Khyentse in heruka form, was composed at the request of Princess Tsering Yudrön of Derge and Nangchen and became especially popular among his disciples.
A simple, unelaborate practice based on the principle that "naked ordinary awareness... is the wisdom mind of the glorious guru."
- The Merry Sea of Blessings: A Guru Yoga of the Lord of Sages, Peerless Teacher of All, Including the Devas | Guru Yoga
Jamyang Khyentse wrote this guru yoga focusing on Buddha Śākyamuni (including his sambhogakāya form as Vajradhara and dharmakāya as Samantabhadra) in January 1958 at Rajgir (ancient Rājgṛha) following a visionary experience several days earlier at Bodhgayā.
- The Radiant Treasure of Blessings: A Guru Yoga of the Great Vajradhara Ngawang Samten Lodrö | Guru Yoga
Jamyang Khyentse seems to have written this brief guru yoga of his teacher Khenchen Samten Lodrö (1868–1931) while the master was still alive.
A simple guru yoga focusing on Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö himself, composed in Mindrolling at the request of Minling Khenchen Ngawang Khyentse Norbu (1904–1968).
- The Swift Infusion of Blessings: A Prayer and Aspiration for the Stages of the Path Combined with Guru Yoga | Guru Yoga
A simple practice of guru yoga, which features Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo and Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö indivisible from Guru Padmasambhava in the form of Orgyen Dorje Chang, the Vajradhara of Oḍḍiyāna, and which includes an aspiration for the stages of the path according to the Great Perfection, or Dzogchen.
This practice unites the recitation of the famous Dü Sum Sangyé Prayer with a corresponding visualisation of the four main forms of Guru Padmasambhava according to the Chokling Tersar’s Four Cycles of Guru Yoga (bla sgrub skor bzhi), namely Barché Kunsel, Sampa Lhundrup, Tsokyé Nyingtik and Guru Draktsal.
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 list of the kings of Derge (sde dge) and their ancestors from the semi-divine progenitor Gar Namtsa Druk onwards, including numbered generations beginning with Gar Tongtsen, a minister to Songtsen Gampo.
Notes on a number of topics, including how Buddha Śākyamuni generated bodhicitta and completed the accumulation of merit over three incalculable aeons, the four kāyas, the twelve deeds, and the three councils. The text is undated and has no colophon, but it is possible that Jamyang Khyentse drew upon Zhuchen Tsultrim Rinchen's (1697–1774) catalogue (dkar chag) to the Derge Tengyur or a similar source.
A concise summary of the history of Sikkim with a special focus on its royal genealogy, possibly notes taken when reading the original 'Bras ljongs rgyal rabs by the ninth Chogyal Thutob Namgyal and Maharani Yeshe Dolma.
An inscription for an image of the Lords of the Three Families, i.e., Avalokiteśvara, Mañjuśrī and Vajrapāṇi, with prayers for the positive rebirth and wellbeing of someone by the name of Kunga Trinlé.
A four-line prayer composed to consecrate an image of Mañjuśrī.
This short aspiration was inscribed on the back (verso) of a painted image of Buddha Śākyamuni.
This short inscription is taken from the back (verso) of a painted image of Buddha Śākyamuni turning the Wheel of Dharma.
- A Letter to the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, Supreme Victorious Guru of the Beings of the Three Realms | Letters
Jamyang Khyentse must have written this letter to the Dalai Lama in 1954 or 1955 when meetings on the future of Tibet took place in Beijing. The tone of the letter is optimistic, as Khyentse Rinpoche expresses his gratitude to His Holiness for, as he saw it, securing the right to continue practising Dharma without interference or impediment.
In this brief letter, Jamyang Khyentse confirms that Nezhi Tulku is an authentic treasure-revealer and imparts some advice about appropriate conduct.
In this brief letter, Jamyang Khyentse expresses his gratitude to Gyarong Khandro for practices performed on his behalf and lists the gifts he is sending her in return.
An appeal for funds, written in 1945, on behalf of the Sakya monastery of Sejo (se 'jo) in Dzakhok as they prepared to perform an elaborate torma repelling rite (gtor bzlog) based on the Eight-Deity Pañjaranātha.
- Bestowal of Wish-Fulfilling Treasure: A Prayer to the Lineage of Könchok Chidü by Katok Rigdzin Tsewang Norbu | Lineage Prayers
A prayer to the lineage of the Könchok Chidü (dkon mchog spyi 'dus) guru sādhana composed by Rigdzin Tsewang Norbu at Samyé Monastery in 1738. This version includes extra lines added by Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö.
This prayer to the lineage of the Longsal Dorje Nyingpo practice of Vajra Akṣobhya is included in the collected writings of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö (1893–1959) but was likely composed by Getse Mahāpaṇḍita Gyurme Tsewang Chokdrup (1761–1829).
- Prayer to the Lineage of the Great Chetsün’s Profound Essence of Vimala by Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö Thaye | Chetsün Nyingtik
This supplemented prayer to the lineage of Chetsün Nyingtik, the Heart-Essence of Chetsün, features extra lines, added by Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö, to invoke Jamgön Kongtrul, Adzom Drukpa, Shechen Gyaltsab and Chökyi Lodrö himself.
- Prayer to the Lineage of the Great Heart-Essence, the Pith Instruction Section of the Great Perfection by Longchen Rabjam | Lineage Prayers
This prayer to the lineage of the pith-instruction section, or Mengak Dé (man ngag sde), of Dzogchen teachings appears in the Vima Nyingtik and has been supplemented over the centuries by masters including Minling Terchen Gyurme Dorje, Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo and Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö.
A lineage prayer for the Heart-Essence of the Supreme Hayagrīva Emanation (rta mchog rol pa'i snying thig) cycle, received as an aural transmission (snyan brgyud) by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo.
A prayer to the lineage of Rigdzin Tsadrup (rig 'dzin rtsa sgrub), the Root Practice of the Vidyādhara Padmasambhava, which was revealed by Tertön Sogyal (1856–1926) and which Padmasambhava is said to have transmitted to Nanam Dorje Dudjom.
A three-verse lineage prayer for the practice of the Lion-Faced Ḍākinī composed at the request of Trulshik Kunzang Pawo Dorje (1897–1962).
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.
In these addenda to the standard lineage prayer for Longchen Nyingtik (klong chen snying thig), which is known as The Continuous Shower of Blessings, Jamyang Khyentse highlights two versions of the lineage received by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo: the full transmission from Khenpo Pema Vajra and the transmission of realization from Jigme Gyalwe Nyugu.
- The Annihilator of Damsi Demons: A Prayer to the Lineage of the Great and Glorious Dorje Drolö | Dorje Drolö
A prayer to the lineage of Dorje Drolö, from the dharmakāya down to Jamyang Khyentse's own teacher, Shechen Gyaltsab Gyurme Pema Namgyal.
- The Beautiful Garland of Lotuses: A Prayer to the Lineage of the Rediscovered Treasure, Five-Deity Subjugative Hayagrīva | Hayagrīva
A supplication to the lineage of the healing practice known as The Five-Deity Subjugative Hayagrīva (rta mgrin gnyen po lha lnga), a treasure originally revealed by Rigdzin Chokden Gönpo (1497–1557) and later rediscovered by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo.
- The Beautiful String of Jewels: A Prayer to the Lineage of the Peaceful Guru from the Treasures of Nyang | Lineage Prayers
A prayer to the lineage of the peaceful Guru Padmasambhava practice from the treasure revelations of Nyangral Nyima Özer (1124–1192), which is included in the Döjo Bumzang collection compiled by Minling Terchen Gyurme Dorje (1646–1714) and Lochen Dharmaśrī (1654–1718).
- The Bestowal of Supreme Immortality: A Prayer to the Lineage of Mitrayogin’s White and Red Amitāyus | Amitāyus
A prayer to the lineage of Mitrayogin's Amitāyus practice, part of the Heart-Essence of the Mahāsiddha Mitra (grub chen mi tra'i snying thig) cycle, revealed as a pure vision by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo.
A lineage supplication for the Red Tārā revealed as a terma by Drikung Tertön Ösel Dorje—a revelation which Jamyang Khyentse helped to compile and which is included among his own collected writings.
- A Prayer for the Long Life of Ngawang Kunga Tekchen Palbar Trinlé Wangi Gyalpo, the Lord of Refuge and Precious Holder of the Throne of the Drolma Palace at Glorious Sakya | Long-Life Prayers
Composed to mark Sakya Trichen's enthronement in 1952, this a poetic prayer for the master's longevity and an aspiration for the flourishing of the Sakya teachings.
Written in 1957, possibly for the daughter of Sonam T. Kazi, this is an eight-line prayer for the longevity and flourishing of the incarnation of Lochen Chönyi Zangmo (1853/1865–1950/1951).
- Melody to Delight Padma: A Long-Life Prayer and Name Offering for the Rebirth of Chokgyur Lingpa | Long-Life Prayers
Jamyang Khyentse composed this prayer for the long life of the Third Neten Chokling, Pema Gyurme (1927–1972) at the same time as he offered the tulku a name: Pema Gyurme Dechen Ngedön Tekchok Tenpel (padma 'gyur med bde chen nges don theg mchog bstan 'phel).
A three-verse prayer for the longevity of Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö composed by the master himself.
- Padma’s Melodious Song: A Prayer for the Long Life of the Fourth in the Succession of Lotus-Tongued Jamchen Tai Situ Incarnations | Long-Life Prayers
A prayer for the longevity of the Twelfth Tai Situpa, Pema Dönyö Nyinché (b. 1954), written at the behest of the Ninth Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche (1897–1962).
- Prayer for the Long Life of Gyaltön Choktrul Incorporating His Series of Rebirths | Long-Life Prayers
This prayer for the longevity of Khyungpo Gyaltön Rinpoche (1908–1970) is also a supplication to his previous incarnations.
A four-line prayer for the longevity of Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö composed by the master himself.
- Prayer for the Long Life of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö by Shechen Gyaltsab Gyurme Pema Namgyal | Long-Life Prayers
A four-line prayer for the longevity of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö, which was later adapted into a popular supplication.
- Prayer for the Long Life of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö by Gatön Ngawang Lekpa | Long-Life Prayers
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 longevity composed by the master himself, at the request of Lama Pema from Kharchu.
- Prayer for the Long Life of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö and Khandro Tsering Chödrön | Long-Life Prayers
Jamyang Khyentse composed this brief prayer for his own and Khandro Tsering Chödrön's (1929–2011) longevity at the request of Muksang Rinpoche Pema Kunzang Rangdrol (1916–1984).
Jamyang Khyentse composed this prayer entitled 'Removing Obstacles in the Life of the Ḍākinī' (ḍā ki'i sku tshe'i 'phrang bzlog) for the longevity of his consort Khandro Tsering Chödrön (Āyu Dharma Dīpam) at the request of Parkö Chöpel, a carver of printing blocks at Dzongsar.
A prayer for the longevity of Riké Chatral Rinpoche Tukjé Nyugu, an important holder of the Whispered Transmission of Thangtong Gyalpo.
A three-verse prayer for the longevity of Trulshik Pawo Dorje (1897–1962), a disciple of Dudjom Rinpoche, composed in 1957.
A short prayer for the long life of Jigdal Sakya Dagchen Rinpoche (1929–2016), head of the Puntsok Podrang, and his eldest son Mañjuvajra Rinpoche (b. 1953), alias Dhungsey Minzu Sakya.
This seven-verse prayer for the longevity of the Sixteenth Karmapa, Rangjung Rigpé Dorje (1924–1981) was written by Sakya Trichen Ngawang Kunga Tekchen Palbar (b. 1945) and is reproduced in the 2012 edition of the collected writings of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö (1893–1959).
- Sweet Song of Enduring Deathlessness: A Prayer for the Long Life of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö | Long-Life Prayers
This three-verse prayer for the longevity of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö was written at the behest of Dzongsar Ngari Tulku (1945–2008).
A five-verse prayer for the longevity of Chung Rinpoche, Ngawang Chödrak (1908–1980) of Mindrolling, who was both Jamyang Khyentse's teacher and student.
- The Drumbeat of Deathlessness: Prayer for the Long Life of the Glorious Sakyapa Jamyang Ngawang Tutob Wangchuk | Long-Life Prayers
Verses of aspiration for the longevity of the 40th Sakya throneholder, Jamyang Ngawang Tutob Wangchuk (1900–1950), who was identified as an emanation of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo (1820–1892).
- The Drumbeat of Immortality: A Prayer for the Long Life of the Great Tertön Dudjom Jigdral Yeshe Dorje | Long-Life Prayers
Jamyang Khyentse composed this seven-verse prayer for the longevity of Dudjom Rinpoche (1904–1987) during the Earth Ox year (1949–1950).
- The Flower of Auspiciousness: A Prayer for the Long Life of Khenpo Khyenrab Chökyi Özer, Masterful Expositor of Scripture and Reasoning | Long-Life Prayers
A short prayer for the longevity of the celebrated scholar Öntö Khyenrab Chökyi Özer (1889–1959), who taught at Dzongsar Monastery's scriptural college.
- The Gathering of Auspiciousness: A Prayer for the Long Life of Dorje Chang Dagchen Ngawang Kunga Sonam, of the Glorious Sakyapa Puntsok Podrang | Long-Life Prayers
This five-verse prayer for the longevity of Sakya Dagchen Rinpoche (1929–2016) was composed in 1954, following a request from Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche (1910–1991).
- The Magical Wish-Fulfilling Tree: A Prayer for the Long Life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama | Long-Life Prayers
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.
- The Many-Stringed Lute of Immortal Brahmā: A Prayer for the Long Life of the Great Sixteenth Karmapa, Lord of the World | Long-Life Prayers
This thirteen-verse prayer for the longevity of the Sixteenth Karmapa, Rangjung Rigpé Dorje (1924–1981) was written at the very beginning of the Fire Monkey year (1956) while Jamyang Khyentse was residing at Tsurphu Monastery.
- The Melodic Sound of the Conch: A Prayer for the Long Life of the Vajra Master Dongna Choktrul Rinpoche | Long-Life Prayers
This prayer for the longevity of Dongna Rinpoche was included in only one of the three editions of Jamyang Khyentse's collected writings and may be the work of another author. Dongna Rinpoche was recognized as the incarnation of Jamyang Khyentse's father Gyurme Tsewang Gyatso.
- The Melody of The Nectar of Immortality: A Prayer for the Long Life of His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, Supreme Victor and Omniscient One by Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö | Long-Life Prayers
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.
- The Music of Immortality: A Prayer for the Long Life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama | Long-Life Prayers
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).
- The Sound of the Auspicious Conch: A Prayer for the Long Life of the All-Knowing Paṇchen Rinpoche of Tsang | Long-Life Prayers
A prayer for the long life of the Tenth Paṇchen Lama, Trinlé Lhundrup Chökyi Gyaltsen (1938–1989) composed at the behest of Sakya Dagchen Rinpoche (1929–2016).
- The Sweet Melody to Accomplish Words of Truth: A Prayer for the Long Life of the Dharma-Expounding Guide Khenchen Khyenrab Chökyi Özer | Long-Life Prayers
This, the longer of two prayers for the longevity of Öntö Khyenrab Chökyi Özer (1889–1959) that Jamyang Khyentse composed, is full of praise for the master's erudition and skill as a teacher.
A three-verse prayer for the longevity of Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö composed by the master himself at the request of two monks.
- The Sweet Song of Gathering Auspiciousness: A Prayer for Long Life and Name Offering for the Gentle Lord, Dharma Friend and Supreme Tulku Rinpoche | Long-Life Prayers
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 three-verse prayer for the longevity of Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö composed by the master himself at the request of Sherab Özer, attendant to Khyungpo Patam Choktrul Rinpoche.
- The Sweet Song of Māra's Defeat: A Prayer for the Long Life of the Great Tertön and Vidyādhara Lerab Lingpa | Long-Life Prayers
Verses of truth dedicated to the longevity of Tertön Sogyal Lerab Lingpa (1856–1926), from whom Jamyang Khyentse received numerous transmissions in 1920.
- The Sweet Song of Virtue and Auspiciousness: A Prayer for the Long Life of His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama | Long-Life Prayers
This prayer for longevity, which Jamyang Khyentse composed at the request of Sakya Dagchen Rinpoche (1929–2016) incorporates the syllables of the Dalai Lama's full name: Jetsün Ngawang Lobzang Tenzin Gyatso Sisum Wangyur Tsungmé Palzangpo.
A three-verse prayer for the longevity of Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö composed by the master himself at the request of Rabgang Sonam Tashi.
- Verses of Truth for Accomplishing Immortality: A Prayer for the Long Life of Kyabjé Gyaltsab Rinpoche | Long-Life Prayers
This five-verse prayer for Shechen Gyaltsab's longevity incorporates the syllables of his full name: Gyurme Pema Namgyal Shenpen Chökyi Lodrö Tukchok Tsal.
This short longevity practice involves the visualization of concentrated elixir, which flows from the long-life vase in Amitāyus's lap into the crown of one's head, filling one's body and restoring vitality. Mipham Rinpoche wrote the text in 1892, and it is also included (with some additions) among the writings of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö.
- Longevity Practice for the Peaceful and Wrathful Deities of Droltik by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo | Longevity
This verse and mantra for longevity, intended to supplement the Droltik Gongpa Rangdrol (grol tig dgongs pa rang grol) practice of the peaceful and wrathful deities, are attributed to Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo but preserved within the writings of his successor, Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö.
These notes on the Seven Points of Mind Training appear to derive from the celebrated commentary of Sé Chilbu Chökyi Gyaltsen (1121–1189). Unfortunately the notes do not cover the entire root text and their brevity is suggestive of lecture notes or an aide-memoire.
Notes on a single verse from Maitreyanātha's Abhisamayālaṃkāra (IV, 59) which identifies eight types of profundity related to arising, ceasing, suchness, the knowable, knowing, activity, non-duality and skill in means.
An offering to the nāgas, especially Śaṅkhapāla ('Conch Protector'), king of nāgas, with a request for protection of Gangtok and the 'hidden land' of Sikkim.
- The Torch of Wisdom: A Method of Offering Butter Lamps Based on Ārya Mañjuśrī | Light Offering Prayers
This method of offering butter lamps on a large scale in connection with the Highest Yoga tantra practices of Mañjuśrī is for use on major anniversaries related to the Buddha’s life and other special occasions.
Jamyang Khyentse composed this prayer at the actual site of the famous Boudha stūpa, known to Tibetans as "Jarung Khashor" (bya rung kha shor), while he was staying in the Kathmandu Valley in 1956/7.
This short prayer, which is addressed directly to the sacred stūpa of Svayambhū (known to Tibetans as Pakpa Shingkun—“Noble All-Trees”) in Nepal, was composed at the site itself, and is part of a series of prayers addressed to the three major stūpas of the Kathmandu Valley.
A prayer to the three main stūpas of the Kathmandu Valley: Jarung Khashor or Boudha, Svayambhū, and Namo Buddha, which commemorates the bodhisattva Mahāsattva's sacrifice to a starving tigress.
This is a poetic guide to the sacred site of Yangleshö (yang le shod) near the village of Pharping to the south of the Kathmandu Valley, where it is said that Guru Padmasambhava attained the level of a Mahāmudrā vidyādhara. Jamyang Khyentse wrote the text following a series of visionary experiences; it has the quality of a revelation and ends with a series of cryptic prophecies.
- A Song of Perfect Joy: In Praise of the Sacred Sites of Rājgṛha, Vulture Peak and Nālandā | Pilgrimage
Verses in praise of three sacred sites: Rājgṛha (rgyal po'i khab), the ancient capital of Magadha; Vulture Peak (bya rgod spungs ri), where Buddha taught the Prajñāpāramitā sūtras; and Nālandā (nālendra), site of the famous monastic university.
Jamyang Khyentse wrote these verses in praise of Yerpa while visiting its sacred Moon Cave (Dawa Puk), most likely in 1955.
- Gathering Auspiciousness: A Prayer of Aspiration Made in the Presence of the Sacred Mahābodhi Temple and its Imagery, Magadha, Land of the Āryas | Pilgrimage
Jamyang Khyentse composed this prayer of aspiration at the request of his student Yakzewa Gyurme Drakpa at the Mahābodhi temple in Bodhgaya in January 1958.
A brief overview of the sacred site of Sengchen Namdrak (seng chen gnam brag), one of the twenty-five major sites of Kham, describing its significance as a location of terma revelation and consequent benefits as a place of pilgrimage.
A guide to Gawa Lung (dga' ba lung), the Valley of Joy, or Dorje Menlung (rdo rje sman lung), the Valley of Vajra Medicine, an ideal place for spiritual practice located in north-western Sikkim.
A panegyric on Devāvatāra or Sāṃkāśya, the place where Buddha supposedly returned to earth after spending a rainy season teaching Abhidharma to his mother and others in the deva realm.
A short poetic text in praise of Kuśinagara, the scene of Buddha Śākyamuni's final act, passing beyond this world and into parinirvāṇa.
Although entitled a praise of Vārāṇasī, this short poetic work concerns Sarnath or Ṛṣipatana, located approximately 10 kilometres from that ancient city. It was in the deer park of Sarnath that Buddha Śākyamuni first taught, setting in motion the Wheel of Dharma.
Verses in praise of the sacred site of Yangleshö (yang le shod) near the village of Pharping to the south of the Kathmandu Valley, where it is said that Guru Padmasambhava attained the level of a Mahāmudrā vidyādhara.
In this verse text, probably composed in 1958, Jamyang Khyentse playfully marvels at modernity and expresses a sense of wonder upon encountering the vast Indian city of Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) and all its unfamiliar attractions for the first time. The real highlight of the city as he sees it, however, is the chance to view the Buddha's relics, which were housed at the Indian Museum.
- Offering Clouds to Delight the Victorious Ones, Combining A Praise of Redreng with a Prayer of Aspiration | Pilgrimage
Composed in 1955 when Jamyang Khyentse passed through the area, this is a short verse text in praise of Redreng/Reting, the famous monastery founded by Atiśa's foremost disciple, Dromtönpa Gyalwé Jungné, in 1056–1057.
Jamyang Khyentse wrote this text in praise of Lhodrak Kharchu as he passed through the sacred place in 1956. The site is associated with Namkhai Nyingpo, who is said to have attained accomplishment here through the practice of Yangdak Heruka.
This short prayer to the sacred stūpa at Namo Buddha, which commemorates the Buddha's sacrifice—during one of his previous lives—of his own body to feed a hungry tigress and her cubs, is part of a series of prayers addressed to the three major stūpas of the Kathmandu Valley.
A short poetic text in praise of Śrāvastī (mnyan yod), where Buddha Śākyamuni spent many rainy seasons and where, it is said, he defeated rival teachers in a contest of miraculous ability. Jamyang Khyentse composed the work during a visit to the town in 1956.
- The White Lotus Garland of Immortality: In Praise of the Supreme Vajra Place, Tso Pema (Lotus Lake) | Pilgrimage
Tso Pema (mtsho padma) or 'Lotus Lake' in Rewalsar, Northern India is identified with a lake in the ancient kingdom of Zahor, which was created, it is said, when the king and his ministers attempted to burn Guru Padmasambhava and his consort Mandāravā alive. The master transformed his funeral pyre into a lake, where he appeared, unharmed and seated upon a lotus.
Jamyang Khyentse composed this poem in praise of Lumbinī, the site of Buddha's birth and a major place of pilgrimage, during a visit in the late 1950s.
- Brief Supplementary Text for Intensive Practice (Drupchö) of the Sublime Lady of Immortality (Chimé Pakmé Nyingtik) | Chimé Pakmé Nyingtik
A brief supplementary guide (zur rgyan) to the practice of Chimé Pakmé Nyingtik in the form of an intensive ritual (sgrub mchod) conducted over several days. The text includes practical instructions and liturgies for the preparation, main part and conclusion of the practice.
This lengthy praise to the great polymath and prolific scholar Butön Rinchen Drup (1290–1364), which evidently draws upon his biography, was written in October 1941.
An acrostic poem in praise of Thönmi Sambhoṭa who is credited with inventing the Tibetan writing system and composing the first Tibetan grammatical treatises.
Composed during the ceremonies that followed the death of Princess Sangay Deki in 1957, this short texts focuses on the ultimate significance of Vajrasattva as the teacher of threefold tantra.
An acrostic text extolling the goddess Tārā, which Jamyang Khyentse wrote in 1924 when he was 31 years old (or 32 by Tibetan reckoning).
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.
Jamyang Khyentse composed these verses in praise of the Buddha of Boundless Life in Gangtok on the first day of the Tibetan year of the Earth Dog (1958).
In this verse panegyric, Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö praises the great Machik Labdrön (ma gcig lab sgron, 1031–1129) and incorporates references to many key terms and concepts from the Chöd ('Cutting') practice for which she is renowned.
- Cymbals of the Devas: In Praise of the Lord of Sages, Peerless Teacher to All, Including the Gods | Praise
A poetic praise of the Buddha's qualities, which Jamyang Khyentse composed at the Mahābodhi Temple, Bodhgaya, in 1956.
Jamyang Khyentse says that he spontaneously composed these verses in praise of the great Jetsün Tāranātha (1575–1634) some time during the Water Bird year (1933–1934) after reading the master's writings.
- Fulfilment of the Wish for Twofold Accomplishment: Praise to the Glorious Lord of Yogins, the Great Sakyapa Kunga Nyingpo | Praise
Jamyang Khyentse composed these eleven verses of praise on the anniversary of the master's parinirvāṇa while he was staying at Lhundrup Teng, Derge, in 1928.
- Fully Blossomed Learning and Contemplation: A Praise of the Great Spiritual Friend Jamyang Gyaltsen | Praise
Three verses in praise of the Sakya lama Jamyang Gyaltsen (1870–1940), who is known primarily for his efforts to gather and publish the collected writings of Gorampa Sonam Senge (1429–1489).
Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö praises the great eleventh-century poet and yogi Milarepa, describing him as a ‘crown-jewel’ among the many siddhas, or accomplished adepts, to have appeared in the Land of Snows.
In these verses, Jamyang Khyentse highlights the special qualities of Jigme Lingpa (1730–1798) by describing his superiority to the majority of scholars, adepts and authors.
A short text in praise of the 'Lords of the Three Families' (rigs gsum mgon po), i.e., Mañjughoṣa, Avalokiteśvara and Vajrapāṇi.
Jamyang Khyentse elaborates on the individual syllables of the main mantra of the forty-two peaceful deities, oṃ āḥ hūṃ hrīḥ bodhicitta mahāsukha jñāna dhātu āḥ, and the main mantra of the fifty-eight wrathful deities, oṃ rulu rulu hūṃ bhyo hūṃ.
Jamyang Khyentse wrote these verses in praise of the famed 11th-century Indian paṇḍita Smṛtijñānakīrti in 1958 after an inspiring dream of the master.
- Introduction to the Buddha’s Words: A Praise and Aspiration Related to the Words of the Victorious One | Praise
In these twenty-one verses, composed in 1952, Jamyang Khyentse extols the qualities of the Buddha's Words and prays that the teachings may endure until the very end of existence.
- Jamyang Lodrö Gyatso’s Prayer of Unwavering Faith Upon Journeying to the Noble Land of India for a Second Time | Praise
Jamyang Khyentse composed these verses of praise, prayer and aspiration when travelling to India for a second time, in or around January 1958.
- Offering the Flowers of Remembered Kindness: In Praise of the Gracious Teacher, Khen Rinpoche Kunpal | Praise
This lengthy tribute, composed in Sikkim, is an important source of information concerning Khenpo Kunpal's life, even though it seemingly misidentifies his birth year.
Jamyang Khyentse drew heavily upon the famous tantra Chanting the Names of Mañjuśrī (Mañjuśrī-nāma-saṅgīti) in order to compose this praise and supplication to the deities of the five families of Mañjuśrī.
An eight-verse poem in praise of Longchen Rabjam (1308–1364) written in January 1954.
One of three praises—one to each of the Three Deities of Long Life (White Tārā, Amitāyus and Uṣṇīṣavijayā)—composed while travelling in a boat along the River Ganges.
One of three praises—to each of the Three Deities of Long Life (White Tārā, Amitāyus and Uṣṇīṣavijayā)—that Jamyang Khyentse composed while travelling in a boat along the River Ganges.
This brief paean to the famed scholar Sakya Paṇḍita Kunga Gyaltsen (1182–1251) is the shortest of at least six such texts composed by Jamyang Khyentse.
Jamyang Khyentse composed this poetic hymn to Sarasvatī while travelling along the Ganges river in the Fire Monkey year (1956).
Written in Kolkata, a city associated with Kālī, these verses of praise identify the goddess as having "a hundred names and thousand attributes" and as being one with Samantabhadrī, Prajñāpāramitā, Ekajaṭī and many other prominent female deities in the Tibetan Buddhist pantheon.
These verses in praise of the great Sakya master Jamyang Loter Wangpo (1847–1914) were composed at the behest of Tsangsar Choktrul Rinpoche.
Jamyang Khyentse composed these eight verses in praise of the great yogi Milarepa on the anniversary of the master's parinirvāṇa in March 1947.
- The Delightful Play of Sarasvatī: In Praise of Yeshe Tsogyal, Foremost of Ḍākinīs, Queen of Space | Praise
In poetic language, this fifteen-verse tribute recounts the legend of Yeshe Tsogyal's life of liberation, extolling her accomplishments and qualities.
Jamyang Khyentse composed these verses in praise of Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa (1829–1870) while at Tsikey Norbu Ling Monastery, in the presence of the stūpa commemorating the great tertön.
One of two texts in praise of Tsongkhapa Lobzang Drakpa (1357–1419) that Jamyang Khyentse composed, this one dates from early 1959 and follows what he describes as a delusory dream of filling a statue of the master.
Verses in praise of Drikung Kyobpa Jikten Sumgön (1143–1217), alias Rinchen Pal, founder of the Drikung Kagyü tradition.
Jamyang Khyentse composed this poetic paean to Mañjuśrī, with its long, seventeen-syllable lines, in Gangtok in the summer of 1957.
Verses in praise of the great lord of yogis (rnal 'byor dbang phyug) Virūpa, who is renowned as a mahāsiddha on account of his mastery of tantric practice.
Eleven verses in praise of Mañjuśrī which Jamyang Khyentse composed at the end of the Water Dragon year (i.e., in January 1953), while he was in retreat.
Jamyang Khyentse composed these verses in praise of Mañjuśrī at the request of his master of ceremonies, Lama Chokden, while relaxing in a forest in Darjeeling.
Verses in praise of the famous Mādhyamika master Candrakīrti that the author composed in Darjeeling towards the end of his life.
This brief tribute to Red Sarasvatī was composed by moonlight during an evening boat trip on the Ganges.
These nine verses in praise of the great Sakya teacher Ngorchen Kunga Zangpo (1382–1456) include elements of supplication and the aspiration to emulate the master and receive his continued guidance.
Jamyang Khyentse composed these verses in praise of Vajrakīla while engaged in intensive meditation upon the deity,
Jamyang Khyentse wrote this hymn in praise of the goddess Sarasvatī while he was visiting Palpung Monastery in Eastern Tibet. The text includes her mantra, the recitation of which is said to bring increased intelligence.
Verses in praise of Mañjughoṣa written at the behest of the Third Palpung Öntrul—five verses in praise of the deity's body, speech, mind, qualities and activity, followed by a verse of dedication.
Jamyang Khyentse composed these verses in praise of the famous upāsaka Candragomin when feeling inspired by the master’s life story.
Jamyang Khyentse composed these verses in praise of the famed Sakya scholar Gorampa Sonam Senge in 1958 following a vivid experience that brought the master clearly to mind.
Jamyang Khyentse composed these verses in praise of Longchen Rabjam (1308–1364) during a visit to the master's cave on the slopes of Gangri Tökar.
Jamyang Khyentse composed these verses in praise of Vajrasattva during a visit to Katok Monastery in Kham.
Composed in 1946, this supplication to Yeshe Tsogyal identifies her as the universal mother and queen of ḍākinīs and calls upon her assistance to transform one's subtle channels, wind-energies and essences and attain the state of deathlessness.
A prayer to invoke the blessings of five key figures in the Heart Essence (snying thig) tradition of the Great Perfection: Vimalamitra, Melong Dorje, Kumārarāja (Kumaradza), Longchen Rabjam and Jigme Lingpa.
A short prayer written at the request of Thinley Norbu Rinpoche (1931–2011).
In this undated prayer, Jamyang Khyentse calls upon the buddhas and bodhisattvas to help overcomed negative tendencies of body, speech and mind and progress along the path to awakening.
This prayer to Tārā, written in 1936, calls upon her aid to overcome various obstacles, including threats of danger, poverty, depleted vital energy and harmful forces.
- Bestower of Supreme Blessings: A Prayer to the Supreme All-Knowing Emanation by Gatön Ngawang Lekpa | Prayers
This nine-verse composition is both a supplication to Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö (1893–1959) and a prayer for his long life.
A seven-verse supplication to the Fifteenth Karmapa, Khakhyab Dorje (1871–1922), composed at the behest of Akhar Choktrul Tupten Jampal Dorje.
This three-verse prayer incorporates the syllables of two of the master's own names, Jamyang Chökyi Lodrö and Tsuklak Lungrik Nyima Mawé Sengé.
Jamyang Khyentse composed this prayer to the great revealer of the Longchen Nyingtik when he passed through the master's place of residence, the Yarlung Valley, during his first trip to central Tibet in 1925.
One of several prayers to Tārā by Jamyang Khyentse, this one was written in Darjeeling during the holy month of Saga Dawa in either 1957 or (more likely) 1958.
Jamyang Khyentse composed this prayer as part of a series of supplications addressed to the Abbot Śāntarakṣita, Guru Padmasambhava, the Dharma King Tri Songdetsen (mkhan slob chos gsum) as well as the future king of Shambhala, Raudracakrin, all written at the behest of the Sixth Dzogchen Rinpoche and a lama from Dzogchen Monastery called Pema Düdül.
- Great Pangs of Devotion: A Prayer to the Gurus and Three Roots in General and Especially the Two Thartsé Khenchen Vajradhara Brothers and Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo | Prayers
Composed in 1958, this prayer invokes the Three Roots in general and three gurus in particular: the two great Thartsé khenpo brothers, Jampa Kunga Tendzin (1776–1862) and Jampa Naljor Jampal Zangpo (1789–1864), and their student, Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo (1820–1892).
An invocation of deities associated with magnetizing and enriching for the sake of the teachings in general and the Sakya teachings in particular.
Jamyang Khyentse composed this invocation of Dza Patrul Rinpoche (1808–1887) on an anniversary of the master's parinirvāṇa, which falls on the eighteenth day of the fourth Tibetan month.
A two-verse prayer to Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö composed by the master himself at the request of Yakzé Tsewang Gyurme.
This prayer recalling the accomplishments of Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche, written by the master himself, was later supplemented by additional verses composed by Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö at the behest of Khenpo Kunpal (1862–1943).
This two-verse supplication, composed by Jamyang Khyentse himself at the behest of a certain Lama Chödrak, invokes the master's inspiration and blessings as a means to realize the view of the Great Perfection.
A four-line prayer to Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö composed by the master himself at the request of an unnamed discipline.
A short prayer to inspire the recognition of clear light or luminosity ('od gsal), especially during dream yoga as a preparation for the dawning of luminosity in the bardo or intermediate state.
A four-line prayer to Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö composed by the master himself at the request of a discipline named Ngawang Sherab.
- Prayer on the Occasion of the Reading Transmission for the Omniscient King of Dharma's Thirteen-Volume Collected Writings | Prayers
This prayer to Jamyang Gyaltsen occurs twice in the latest version of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö's collected writings. The colophon to this second occurrence provides the circumstances of its composition: when Jamgyal gave the reading transmission for his new 13-volume edition of Gorampa Sonam Senge's writings at the Dragang retreat centre.
Jamyang Khyentse composed these verses of prayer to Amitāyus after completing the recitation for the Iron Tree longevity practice (tshe sgrub lcags sdong ma), which is part of the Northern Treasures.
A four-line supplication to Mañjuśrī invoking his power to dispel ignorance and grant courageous eloquence (pratibhāna) and intelligence.
A short, four-line prayer to Butön Rinchen Drup (1290–1364), which Khyentse Rinpoche composed on the basis of a dream experience.
This prayer to the extraordinary Gyarong Khandro Dechen Wangmo, who was considered to be an emanation of Mandāravā, was written by Jamyang Khyentse at the request of Khandro Tsering Chödrön (1929–2011).
A three-verse supplication to Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö's father and teacher Gyurme Tsewang Gyatso, who is also known as Chimé Nangdzé Dorje.
Dudjom Rinpoche adapted the words of an earlier long-life prayer to create this two-verse supplication to Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö (1893–1959).
This prayer, composed at the request of a physician, invokes Jamyang Khyentse as a manifestation of Khyentse Wangpo and requests his inspiration and blessing to realize the true nature of mind.
A two-verse invocation of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö composed by the master himself at the request of two disciples.
A four-line prayer to Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö composed by the master himself at the behest of Khangsar Tulku.
A four-line prayer composed by Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö himself, which incorporates the syllables of his name.
A four-line prayer composed by Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö himself at the behest of Lama Lodrö.
A three-verse prayer to Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö composed by the master himself at the request of someone called Ngawang Lobzang.
A three-verse prayer to Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo and Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö composed at the request of Ngawang Sherab.
A four-line prayer composed by Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö himself at the behest of Lama Lodrö. The text includes an alternative fourth line for transforming the prayer into a long-life supplication.
This three-verse invocation of both Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo and his reincarnation Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö was composed by the latter at the request of a woman called Rigdzin Lhamo.
This prayer to Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, Jamgön Kongtrul and Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö was written for Jamyang Sonam, prince of Yönru in Lithang.
A short supplication to Karse Kongtrul Khyentse Özer (1904–c.1953), who was a reincarnation of Jamgön Kongtrul and son of the Fifteenth Karmapa.
A four-line prayer to Khandro Tsering Chödrön (1929–2011), which identifies her as an emanation of Shelkar Dorje Tso.
A short, two-verse supplication to the famed Dzogchen master Khenchen Ngawang Palzang (1879–1941) alias Khenpo Ngakchung, from whom Jamyang Khyentse received teachings.
A four-line prayer to Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö composed by the master himself at the behest of Tekchok Dorje.
A four-line prayer to invoke the blessings of the three great masters Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö Thaye and Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa.
This prayer invokes the great translator Marpa Chökyi Lodrö, together with his wife Dakmema, his physical heir Darma Dodé and his foremost spiritual heir Milarepa. Jamyang Khyentse composed the text while on a visit to the site of Marpa's estate in Lhodrak, most likely in 1956.
A short, three-verse supplication to Jamyang Loter Wangpo (1847–1914), which Jamyang Khyentse composed spontaneously when recalling his guru.
A two-verse supplication to Ngawang Samten Lodrö, which incorporates the syllables of his full name, Ngawang Samten Lodrö Nyengyü Tenpai Gyaltsen Palzangpo.
Jamyang Khyentse composed this seven-verse prayer to Ngorchen Kunga Zangpo (1382–1456) in Darjeeling on the morning of the master's anniversary in June 1958.
A short, four-line supplication of White Tārā, Wish-Fulfilling Jewel, who overcomes death and bestows longevity and wisdom.
A short prayer to noble Tārā requesting her guidance, protection and assistance on the path to awakening.
A prayer to Sé Pakchok Dorje, the mind emanation of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo (1820–1892) and one of the six sons of Tokden Śākya Śrī (1853–1919), invoking his inspiration and blessings in order to perfect the path of Dzogchen.
This two-verse prayer to the tertön Pegyal Lingpa (1924–1988) was composed in Darjeeling, most likely in 1958.
A four-line supplication to Tsarchen Losal Gyatso (1502–1567) composed in 1956.
A short, four-line prayer to Yeshe Tsogyal, "the foremost of ḍākinīs" and "Great Bliss Queen".
A short, four-line prayer to Vimalamitra, the great paṇḍita and Dzogchen master.
A prayer to invoke the blessings of the masters of the Kagyü lineage, especially the Karmapa incarnations beginning with Düsum Khyenpa (1110–1193).
Written in Darjeeling in 1958, this supplicated is addressed to Guru Padmasambhava, Tārā (in two forms), Vajrakīla and Mahākāla.
A prayer to Tsultrim Zangpo, whose Prayer of the Six Syllables, was rediscovered as a treasure by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo.
A prayer to six master scholars from the Sakya tradition: Ngorchen Kunga Zangpo (1382–1456), Dzongpa Kunga Namgyal (1432–1496), Yaktön Sangye Pal (1350–1414), Rongtön Sheja Kunrig (1367–1449), Gorampa Sonam Senge (1429–1489) and Śākya Chokden (1428–1507).
A short prayer to Jamyang Loter Wangpo (1847–1914), which Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö composed in order to reinvigorate devotion.
A short four-line prayer to Atiśa composed in October 1956 on the master’s anniversary.
This prayer was composed in 1940, following a visionary encounter with the great translator and forefather of the Kagyü tradition and the surge of devotion that this vision inspired.
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A brief prayer to the Nyingtik master Adzom Drukpa Drodül Pawo Dorje (1842–1924), who was one of Jamyang Khyentse's most important Dzogchen teachers.
- The Beautiful Garland of Uḍumbara Flowers: A Prayer to the Previous Incarnations of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö | Prayers
Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö himself composed this prayer to the 'garland' of his own previous incarnations (skye phreng gsol 'debs), from the Buddha Mañjuśrī down to his immediate predecessor, Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo (1820–1892).
- The Fresh Utpala: A Prayer to the Great Learned Teacher and Vajra-Holder Jamyang Khyenrab Tayé | Prayers
This prayer is the only known source for key biographical information about Jamyang Khyenrab Tayé (1862–1937), a master from whom Jamyang Khyentse received the Kālacakra empowerment and other teachings.
Jamyang Khyentse composed this prayer as part of a series of supplications addressed to the Dharma King Tri Songdetsen, Guru Padmasambhava, and Abbot Śāntarakṣita (mkhan slob chos gsum) as well as the future king of Shambhala, Raudracakrin, all written at the behest of the Sixth Dzogchen Rinpoche and a lama from Dzogchen Monastery called Pema Düdül.
A prayer to the Karmapas from the first incarnation, Düsum Khyenpa (1110–1193), through to the fifteenth, Khakhyab Dorje (1870/71–1921/22).
Composed on Milarepa's anniversary in 1952, this eight-verse prayer lauds the great yogin for his accomplishment of the transcendent perfections (pāramitā) and other qualities.
Jamyang Khyentse composed this brief prayer to the famed Drukpa Kagyü adept Yangönpa Gyaltsen Pal (1213–1258) following what he describes as a 'minor visionary experience'.
- The Melodious Sound of Gathering Auspiciousness: A Prayer Based on the Liberational Life of the Omniscient Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo by Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö Thaye | Prayers
Jamgön Kongtrul composed this biographical prayer (rnam thar gsol 'debs) to Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo by extracting verses from a longer prayer to the masters of the Shangpa Kagyü lineage. For this edition, which is found in the Rinchen Terdzö, Jamyang Khyense Chökyi Lodrö composed three additional verses that refer to Khyentse Wangpo's parinirvāṇa and rebirth.
- The Melody of the Deathless Vajra: Imploring the Three Deities of Immortal Life to Fulfil Wishes and Grant Attainment | Prayers
Jamyang Khyentse says he composed this prayer to the three deities of long life—Tārā, Amitāyus and Vijayā—after completing the recitation of Chimé Pakmé Nyingtik during his thirty-third year, i.e., in or around 1925.
- The Moon’s Illusory Reflection to Gladden the Devoted: A Prayer to the Successive Rebirths | Prayers
This longer prayer to Jamyang Khyentse's successive rebirths was composed in 1952 for Dongna Tulku, who requested a long version of the prayer known as Beautiful Garland of Uḍumbara Flowers.
- The Quintessence of Marvellous Nectar: A Prayer Based on the Liberational Life of the Gentle Protector Guru by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche | Prayers
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.
Jamyang Khyentse composed this supplication before the master's reliquary at Dar Drangmoché in 1956.
Jamyang Khyentse composed this prayer in seventeen verses on Tsongkhapa's anniversary in December 1931.
- The Swift Bestowal of Blessings: A Prayer to the Glorious Protector Guru by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche | Prayers
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.
- The Swift Infusion of Blessings: A Lament and Prayer to Invoke the Wisdom Mind of Khenchen Vāgindra on the Occasion of His Passing into the Great Peace of the Dharmadhātu | Prayers
Jamyang Khyentse composed this lament and invocation of his teacher Ngawang Samten Lodrö following the master's passing in 1931.
- The Swift Infusion of Blessings: A Prayer to the Omnipresent Lord Vajradhara Jampa Kunga Tendzin | Prayers
An eight-verse supplication to Thartse Khenchen Jampa Kunga Tendzin (1776–1862), who was an important teacher of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo (1820–1892).
Composed at the behest of Lama Yeshe Lhundrup, this short prayer invokes the blessings of Götsangpa Gönpo Dorje (1189–1258), founder of the Upper Drukpa branch of the Drukpa Kagyü school.
- The Treasure of Wisdom Illumination: A Prayer to the Omniscient Sun of the Teachings Sonam Senge | Prayers
Jamyang Khyentse composed this ten-verse prayer to the famed Sakya scholar Gorampa Sonam Senge following an auspicious dream some time in 1952 or 1953.
- The Treasury of Blessings: A Prayer to Recall the Sublime Masters who Showed Great Kindness to the Land of Snows | Nonsectarianism
A non-sectarian prayer invoking many of the greatest luminaries in Tibetan Buddhist history, from King Trisong Detsen and the twenty-five disciples of Guru Padmasambhava down to Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo and Jamgön Kongtrul.
Jamyang Khyentse composed this prayer as part of a series of supplications addressed to the Dharma King Tri Songdetsen, Guru Padmasambhava, and Abbot Śāntarakṣita (mkhan slob chos gsum) as well as the future king of Shambhala, Raudracakrin, all written at the behest of the Sixth Dzogchen Rinpoche and a lama from Dzogchen Monastery called Pema Düdül.
- The Yearning Song that Swiftly Inspires Compassion: A Prayer to the Vajradhara Gurus, the Gentle Protectors | Prayers
Two prayers: one addressed to Gyurme Tsewang Gyatso (alias Chimé Nangdze Dorje) and one to invoke the blessings of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo.
- Waves in A Sea of Devotion: A Prayer to the Garland of Zurmang Trungpa Rinpoche Incarnations | Prayers
A supplication to the successive Trungpa (drung pa) incarnations of Zurmang Monastery, up to and including Jamyang Khyentse's own teacher, Karma Chökyi Nyinché (c. 1879–1938), who was the Tenth Trungpa, and a prayer for the longevity of his immediate reincarnation, Chögyam Trungpa (1939–1987).
Jamyang Khyentse compiled this prophecy from the words of the Buddha. Before an audience that includes Ānanda and the future Buddha Maitreya, the Buddha tells how this text will appear from a meteorite and be disseminated by Avalokiteśvara. He also describes how a series of terrible events, including widespread disease, famine and warfare, will occur during the degenerate age, unless this text can be widely copied and recited as an antidote to such ills.
A short 'means of recitation' (bklag thabs), providing additional prayers and practices to be chanted before and after the root text of the Sūtra of Boundless Life and Wisdom (tshe dang ye shes dpag tu med pa’i mdo).
A short practice of visualization and mantra recitation focused on the Great Mother (yum chen) Prajñāpāramitā in her golden, four-armed appearance.
This brief text, which includes ter marks, is of uncertain origin, but the editors of the latest edition of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö's writings included it on the basis that it is possibly a revelation of his and note that he encouraged his students to recite it during a period of frequent earthquakes.
Jamyang Khyentse composed this simple sādhana of the radiant goddess Mārīcī at the request of the cabinet minister Lukhangpa Tsewang Rabten (1895–1966).
A simple practice of purification by means of Vajrasattva and consort, including recitation of the hundred-syllable and shorter, six-syllable mantras.
A brief sādhana of White Tārā with a special focus on increasing longevity through purifying the potential for untimely death. It was composed for a lama from Dodrup named Tendzin.
A short daily practice of Guru Drakpo, a wrathful form of Padmasambhava, here in his red, two-armed appearance.
A simple daily sādhana of Red Hayagrīva composed at the request of a disciple named Sonam Gyaltsen.
A short daily practice of Kagyé (bka’ brgyad), the Eight Herukas.
A simple visualization and mantra recitation for the practice of Lama Gongdü revealed by the fourteenth-century tertön Sangye Lingpa (1340–1398).
A simple daily sādhana focused on Yamāntaka, the wrathful manifestation of Mañjuśrī.
This simple sādhana of Vajrakīla, requested by Sogyal Rinpoche, contains, in the words of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche's colophon, 'the concentrated blessings of kama and terma'.
A very simple practice focusing on Vajrasattva and consort, transcribed from Jamyang Khyentse's own handwritten notes.
A short daily practice of Yangdak Heruka composed in Lhodrak Kharchu at the request of a young Sogyal Rinpoche (1947–2019).
- Extremely Secret Unelaborate Daily Sādhana for the Heart Practice of the Great Demon-Slayer | Sādhanas
A short daily practice of Dükyi Shechen (bdud kyi gshed chen)—The Great Demon-Slayer—from the Tukdrup Barche Kunsel (‘Dispelling All Obstacles’) cycle of the Chokling Tersar.
A practice for developing wisdom; it is focused on Guru Loden Chokse (blo ldan mchog sred), a form of Guru Padmasambhava, and incorporates two other deities associated with wisdom, the goddess Sarasvatī and the bodhisattva Mañjuśrī.
Here Jamyang Khyentse adapts and expands upon A Means of Purifying Negativity through Amitābha ('od dpag med kyi sgo nas sdig pa sbyong ba'i thabs) by Chögyal Pakpa Lodrö Gyaltsen (1235–1280), which is contained in the Sakya Kabum (sa skya bka' 'bum).
This short sādhana of Red Tārā, who is associated with the activity of magnetizing, was composed at the request of Khandro Tsering Chödrön (1929–2011) and her sister Tsering Wangmo of the Lakar family.
- The Accomplishment of Supreme Enlightened Activity: A Recitation Manual for The Vajrakīla Root Tantra Section | Vajrakīla
Jamyang Khyentse wrote this recitation guide (bklags thabs) for the Vajrakīla Root Tantra Section (phur pa rtsa dum) at the request of his master of ceremonies, Lama Chokden.
This brief sang (bsang) offering to Jambhala, the deity of wealth, was written for a Vajrayāna master at Dzongsar named Lama Jampal Chöwang.
A spontaneous song in which Jamyang Khyentse mourns the passing of Tertön Sogyal Lerab Lingpa (1856–1926) and calls upon him to continue his work through a further incarnation.
Composed in 1934, this brief devotional song recalls the kindness of Katok Situ Chökyi Gyatso (kaḥ thog si tu chos kyi rgya mtsho, 1880–1925), Jamyang Khyentse's root guru.
A brief song to invoke Jamyang Khyentse's inspiration and blessings as a means to accomplish view, meditation and conduct.
Written for a disciple who was about to travel from Sikkim to Tibet, this brief song encapsulates the message of the intermediate and final turnings of the Wheel of Dharma and explains how to practise the indivisibility of emptiness and compassion.
A brief song of aspiration to perfect the practice of the Great Perfection and realize the three kāyas that are naturally present within the mind.
Employing eight-syllable lines, Jamyang Khyentse sings of his joy on the eve of his arrival in Lhasa, site of the sacred Jowo Śākyamuni image.
This spontaneous vajra song makes reference to offering the lamp of wisdom or awareness and employs the terminology of Dzogpachenpo, the Great Perfection.
A simple song of advice addressed to yogins and yoginīs in abecedarian form, meaning that each line begins with the successive letters of the Tibetan alphabet—an effect that is (inadequately) reproduced in the translation.
Jamyang Khyentse says he composed this candid song of self-counsel during the first month of a Snake year as he felt by turns joyous and sorrowful.
A spontaneous song of joy, composed while on pilgrimage to Nepal in late 1956.
One of several short songs for the gaṇacakra feast that Jamyang Khyentse composed, this one invokes Guru Padmasambhava and Yeshe Tsogyal.
This brief song expressing the quintessence of the view of Lamdré—the inseparability of saṃsāra and nirvāṇa ('khor 'das dbyer med)—was composed in Darjeeling on 11 June 1958.
A brief song of devotion calling upon both Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo and Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö.
In this short song, composed in 1942, Jamyang Khyentse expresses sadness for his own situation in the age of degeneration and calls out to those he regards as his six main teachers: Jamyang Loter Wangpo (1847–1914), Katok Situ Chökyi Gyatso (1880–1925), Shechen Gyaltsab Gyurme Pema Namgyal (1871–1926), Adzom Drukpa (1842–1924), Dodrupchen Jigme Tenpai Nyima (1865–1926) and Gatön Ngawang Lekpa (1867–1941).
Composed in 1949, this song of lament is addressed to Jamyang Khyentse's principal guru, Jamyang Loter Wangpo (1847–1914). The song expresses the author's grief and sadness at his own misfortune for having failed to encounter his master in visions or dreams.
This song calling upon Guru Padmasambhava to come to the aid of Tibetans was written during the Fire Dog year (1946).
- Lightning Bands of Compassion: A Song of Lament for Khenchen Kunzang Palden Tupten Chökyi Drakpa | Songs and Poems
Jamyang Khyentse wrote this lamenting prayer in early 1944 as soon as he heard that his teacher, Khenpo Kunzang Palden, had died just a few days earlier in late December 1943.
A devotional invocation of the great Sakya patriarch Kunga Nyingpo (1092–1158) with a request for his blessings and assistance on the path.
Composed in Sikkim in 1958, this song of prayer invokes Guru Padmasambhava, together with Mandāravā and Yeshe Tsogyal, and requests blessings in order to accomplish the path.
This song of prayer in three stanzas was composed at the request of a lama called Drokyab Lishu Tupten Sangye Özer.
A brief song of prayer to invoke the guru's inspiration and blessings as a means to progress along the path, composed at the behest of Jamyang Chöpel.
A short, three-verse song invoking the nature of the three kāyas as a means to perfect Dzogchen realization.
A lyrical invocation of Guru Padmasambhava and appeal to receive his blessings.
In this short song on the theme of longevity every line of the original Tibetan begins with the syllable 'chi, which means death or mortality.
A spontaneous song or doha expressing confidence in Dzogchen realization, which Jamyang Khyentse tells us he offered to the guru of his own awareness.
Jamyang Khyentse says that he composed this song of invocation and prayer out of sadness. In it, he calls upon the great yogin to help him overcome his failings and turn his mind towards the Dharma.
Verses on the ultimate view, meditation and conduct of the Great Perfection.
Verses on Dzogchen, which occurred to Jamyang Khyentse spontaneously while he was at Taktse Podrang (stag rtse pho brang) in Sikkim in 1956.
Jamyang Khyentse says that he was moved to compose this song of sorrow when he had fallen sick and was reflecting on the various ills of the age.
Spontaneously composed verses on the uniqueness and profundity of the Dzogchen approach, which centres on the recognition of mind's intrinsic awareness.
This song of devotion, composed on the master's anniversary in 1950, emphasizes the ultimate nature of Longchen Rabjam, according to which he does not exist externally but in the nature of one's own mind.
- The Excellent Path of Definitive Meaning: An Unmistaken Expression of the Definitive Mahāmudrā | Mahāmudrā
A short song of realisation that succinctly describes the ground, path and fruition of Mahāmudrā.
Jamyang Khyentse spontaneously composed this joyful song, which marvels at Dzogchen's effortless approach to attaining realization, during a visit to the Lönchen Gurkar Cave at Samye Chimphu in 1956.
A devotional song addressed to Jamyang Khyentse himself which the master composed at Drakmar Keutsang in Chimpu for his student Parkö Chöpel, a carver of woodblocks for printing.
Jamyang Khyentse composed this poetic, devotional invocation of the great Dzogchen master Longchen Rabjam (1308–1364) in 1934.
A song invoking the three kāyas of Vajravārāhī and aspiring to attain such a level of attainment for oneself.
Jamyang Khyentse composed these verses in November 1925 upon learning of the passing of his teacher Katok Situ Chökyi Gyatso (1880–1925). The text makes it clear that Katok Situ's death occurred in the ninth month of the Wood Ox year.
Inspired by the speech of Kunzang Dechen Tsomo (1906–1987), Queen Mother of Sikkim, these verses acknowledge the kindness of past dharma patrons and masters and appeal for nonsectarianism and the flourishing of the teachings.
Composed in 1932, this song of devotion invokes the Dzogchen master Longchen Rabjam (1308–1364) and appeals for his inspiration and blessings as a means to progress along the path.
When Jamyang Khyentse witnessed the devastating effect of frost upon flowers, he considered this a metaphor for impermanence in a broader sense and composed a poignant song of reflection.
A brief ritual of 'turning back the summons' or 'averting the call' ([b]sun ma bzlog pa) of the ḍākinīs in order to lengthen the life of the vajra master and disciples.
A very short practice of giving sur (burnt offerings) to potentially harmful spirits, who have arisen through the conceit of self-grasping, and compelling them to depart.
Swift Rebirth Prayers
Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche composed this moving prayer of lament in the presence of Jamyang Khyentse's sacred remains (sku gdung) at the request of Dzongsar Ngari Tulku (1945–2008) and other disciples.
- Prayer for Swift Rebirth of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö by Dudjom Rinpoche | Swift Rebirth Prayers
A three-verse prayer for the swift reincarnation of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö (1893–1959).
A three-verse prayer for the swift return of the Third Katok Getse, Gyurme Tenpa Namgyal (1886–1952), composed shortly after the master's passing.
A five-verse prayer for the swift reincarnation of Jamyang Khyenrab Tayé (1862–1937), a master from whom Jamyang Khyentse received the Kālacakra empowerment and other teachings.
Sogyal Rinpoche composed this prayer for the swift rebirth of his aunt, Khandro Tsering Chödrön (1929–2011), by adapating the words of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö.
- The Moonlight of Auspiciousness: A Yearning Prayer to the Noble and Glorious Guru Combined with an Aspiration for His Swift Return | Swift Rebirth Prayers
Jamyang Khyentse wrote this prayer upon the death of Gyurme Tsewang Gyatso, who was both his teacher and his father, as a call for his swift rebirth and as an aspiration.
- The Moonlight of Auspiciousness: Prayer for the Swift Return of the Supreme Tulku | Swift Rebirth Prayers
A four-verse prayer for the swift reincarnation of Dampa Rinpoche Ngawang Lodrö Nyingpo (1876–1953), the sixty-fifth great abbot (mkhan chen) of Ngor.
- The Swift Fulfilment of Wishes: A Prayer for the Swift Return of the Supreme Tulku of the Fifth Drubwang Dzogchen Rinpoche | Swift Rebirth Prayers
A prayer for the swift return of the Fifth Dzogchen Rinpoche, Thupten Chökyi Dorje (1872–1935), written at the request of a monk-disciple.
- The Swift Fulfilment of Wishes: Prayer for the Swift Appearance of the Supreme Tulku of the Mañjughoṣa Guru | Swift Rebirth Prayers
A short, two-verse prayer for the swift rebirth of Katok Situ Chökyi Gyatso (1880–1925) composed at the request of Lekshe Jorden, a prominent khenpo at Katok Monastery.
- The Tambura of Devotion: A Prayer for the Swift Appearance of the Supreme Tulku of the All-Seeing Conqueror and Cardinal Guardian of the Land of Snows | Swift Rebirth Prayers
Jamyang Khyentse composed this eleven-verse invocation and prayer for swift rebirth shortly after the passing of the Thirteenth Dalai Lama, which occurred at the end of 1933.
- Wondrous Light of the Moon: A Prayer for the Swift Appearance of the Supreme Tulku of Vajradhara | Swift Rebirth Prayers
A short, four-verse prayer for the swift rebirth of Jamyang Loter Wangpo (1847–1914) composed at the request of Ngor Khenchen Jamyang Kunzang Tenpai Gyaltsen.
The Vajrakīla Root Tantra Section (or Fragment) (Tōh. 439), the remains of a much larger Vajrakīla tantra, was discovered and translated into Tibetan by Sakya Paṇḍita (1182–1251). According to the text's colophon, it was Guru Padmasambhava who brought the original to Tibet. The tantra contains several famous verses that appear in most Vajrakīla sādhanas and is the only Vajrakīla text included within the Kangyur. The edition translated here includes a colophon by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo and benedictory verse by Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö.
This simple practice of the transference of consciousness, or phowa ('pho ba), in the form of a prayer was written by Dezhung Tulku Ajam and is also preserved within the collected writings of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö (1893–1959).
This gaṇacakra feast liturgy for the Nyingtik Saldrön guru yoga practice of Jamyang Khyentse in heruka form was composed at the request of Princess Yudrön and Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.
- Verses for Accumulating the Tsok Offering of the Combined Practice of the Three Roots (Tsasum Drildrup) | Tsok
A very short tsok prayer for the Tsasum Drildrup (Combined Practice of the Three Roots) practice, which was Sangye Lama's treasure rediscovered by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo.
A very short prayer for accumulating the tsok offering according to the practice of Avalokiteśvara, the Great Compassionate One (Mahākāruṇika).