Khenchen Jigme Phuntsok Series
Master over the treasury of fearless debate, exposition and composition,
With all the qualities of the three trainings perfectly complete,
Precious source of benefit and happiness beyond measure,
Supreme guide, glorious lama, to you I pray!
Works by and about the influential Nyingma teacher and treasure-revealer Kyabje Khenchen Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche (mkhan chen 'jigs med phun tshogs), aka Khenpo Jigphun (1933–2004):
Composed spontaneously at the sacred mountain of Wu Tai Shan, this is one of the late Khenchen Jigme Phuntsok's most famous works. In 23 verses, which were written down in just 23 minutes, it encapsulates the entire Buddhist path from basic instructions on how to follow a spiritual teacher through to the advanced meditations of the generation and perfection phases and the pinnacle of all forms of practice, the Great Perfection.
- Aspiration for the Spread of the Teachings of the Eight Chariots of the Practice Lineage | Nonsectarianism
A prayer for the flourishing and spread of the teachings of all the major and minor traditions of Tibetan Buddhism, including the so-called Eight Great Chariots of the Practice Lineage (sgrub brgyud shing rta chen po brgyad), i.e., the Nyingma, Kadam, Sakya, Marpa Kagyü, Shangpa Kagyü, Kālacakra, Pacification and Severance, and Approach and Accomplishment of the Three Vajras.
- The Song of Devotion: Verses of Aspiration for the Fulfilment of the Enlightened Vision of Khenchen Jigme Phuntsok, the Reincarnation of Terton Lerab Lingpa by Fourteenth Dalai Lama | Aspiration Prayers
Shortly after Khenchen Jigme Phuntsok's passing in 2004, His Holiness the Dalai Lama wrote this prayer "so that the enlightened intentions of this great being may be fulfilled completely and to help dispel the anguish of his disciples."
- The Sun of Samantabhadra’s Realm: The Quintessence of Oceanic Prayers of Aspiration | Aspiration Prayers
Composed in Bodhgayā, this is a bodhisattva's aspiration to emulate the buddhas of the past, such as Śākyamuni, serve the remaining buddhas of this fortunate age, and lead all beings to awakening. The prayer was recorded and transcribed by Khenpo Sodargye.
- The Healing Medicine of Faith: A Prayer to the Lineage of the Peaceful Sādhana of Mañjuśrī | Lineage Prayers
- The Swift Infusion of Blessings: A Lineage Prayer for the Single Mind Kīla Heart-Practice, Part of the 'Neck Pouch Dagger’ (Purba Gulkhukma) Cycle by Fourteenth Dalai Lama | Vajrakīla
Long Life Prayers
Composed at the cave of Yangleshö in Nepal, this spontaneous song praises the power of this sacred site, a place where Guru Padmasambhava once meditated and gained accomplishment, while also attesting to Khenchen Jigme Phuntsok's own poetic mastery and realization.
- A Lament of Faith: A Short Remembrance of, and Prayer to, My Guru, the Wish-Fulfilling Jewel by Khenpo Chime Rigdzin | Prayers
This celebrated prayer extols the benefits of guru devotion in general and praises the qualities of Khenchen Jikme Puntsok Rinpoche (1933–2004) in particular, invoking his inspiration and blessings as a means to progress along the path.
This devotional prayer to invoke the blessings of the guru is one of Khenchen Jigme Phuntsok's best known compositions. It was written in 1987 at Mount Wutai (Wutai Shan) at the request of an elderly disciple, Lama Rigdön.
- The Cintāmaṇi (Wish-Fulfilling Jewel) Instruction: A Sādhana of the Glorious Vajrasattva, a Method of Purification and Accomplishment for Both Self and Others | Vajrasattva
This short Vajrasattva sādhana, which incorporates the four powers as a means of purifying negative actions, obscurations and breakages of samaya, was composed spontaneously in April 1997. The translation also includes additional verses for refuge, bodhicitta, dedication and aspiration, as recited in Larung Gar.
- A Yogi’s Song of Happiness: The Melody that Brings Universal Auspiciousness and Fulfilment | Songs and Poems
Khenchen Jigme Phuntsok sang this doha spontaneously in 1996 at a time when various outer, inner and secret obstacles had been overcome. It stresses the importance of meditating on Dzogchen, cultivating bodhicitta, maintaining ethical discipline, and having a positive basic character.
- The Spontaneous Sound of Uncontrived Song: A Lament Recalling the Great Guru of Oḍḍiyāna | Songs and Poems
- Bestowing the Splendour of All That is Desirable: Fire Offering for the 'Neck-Pouch Dagger’ (Purba Gulkhukma) Cycle | Vajrakīla
A reminder to the Kīla guardians of their past pledges and a request that they carry out activity on the practitioner's behalf. The text was composed in Yangleshö, Nepal, and transcribed by Khenpo Namdrol.
This is the main text of the Purba Gulkhukma cycle of Vajrakīla practice, which Khenchen Jigme Phuntsok revealed at the Asura cave in Yangleshö, Nepal. It includes the empowerment, sādhana and gaṇacakra offering.