Calling the Guru from Afar

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Devotional texts belonging to the genre of Calling the Guru from Afar (bla ma rgyang 'bod):

Prayers

This beautiful devotional prayer of 'calling the guru from afar' (bla ma rgyang 'bod) was composed in Yolmo in 1985.

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.

This well-known devotional prayer invokes the inspiration and blessing of the three-kāya guru in order to perfect the view, meditation and action of Dzogpachenpo.

This famous song of devotion, which is addressed to the Karmapa, is included in the Treasury of Instructions (gdams ngag mdzod).

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.

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.

Khenpo Ngawang Palzang adapted this devotional prayer to Longchen Rabjam from a famous song addressed to the Karmapa written by the Fifth Shamarpa, Könchok Yenlak (1525–1583).