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Three Deities of Long Life

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A selection of prayers for longevity (zhabs brtan), first more general ones, then those for specific individuals (arranged alphabetically by subject):

Alak Zenkar Rinpoche

Chögyam Trungpa

Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche

Ḍākinī Muntso Rinpoche

Dezhung Rinpoche

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche

Dodrupchen Jigme Tenpe Nyima

Dodrupchen Rinpoche

Dongna Rinpoche

Dudjom Rinpoche

Dzogchen Rinpoche

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

Fourteenth Dalai Lama

One of several prayers for the long life of His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama that Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche composed.

The most commonly recited prayer for the longevity of His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, which was adapted from a verse composed by Polhané Sonam Tobgyé (1689–1747) for the Seventh Dalai Lama, Kalzang Gyatso (1708–1757).

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.

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.

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).

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.

Khenchen Jigme Phuntsok composed this prayer for the longevity of His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama on 17 July 1990, shortly after their first meeting.

A four-line prayer for the long life of His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso.

This five-line prayer is constructed around the syllables of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's full name: Jetsün Jampal Ngawang Lobzang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso.

General

Gyaltön Rinpoche

Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö

This four-line prayer for the longevity of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö describes the master’s qualities using the trope of threefold categories.

A three-verse prayer for the longevity of Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö composed by the master himself.

A four-line prayer for the longevity of Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö composed by the master himself.

A three-verse prayer for longevity composed by the master himself, at the request of Lama Pema from Kharchu.

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).

This three-verse prayer for the longevity of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö was written at the behest of Dzongsar Ngari Tulku (1945–2008).

A three-verse prayer for the longevity of Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö composed by the master himself at the request of two monks.

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.

A three-verse prayer for the longevity of Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö composed by the master himself at the request of Rabgang Sonam Tashi.

A four-line prayer for the longevity of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö, which was later adapted into a popular supplication.

Jetsün Kushok Chimey Luding

Jetsün Lochen Incarnation

Kalu Rinpoche

Khandro Tāre Lhamo

Khandro Tsering Chödrön

Khyenrab Chökyi Özer

Lochen Dharmaśrī

Lodi Gyari Rinpoche

Mayum Tsering Wangmo

Minling Chung Rinpoche

Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche

Neten Chokling Pema Gyurme

Neten Chokling Rinpoche

Ngawang Tutob Wangchuk

Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche

Patrick Gaffney

Penor Rinpoche

Pewar Rinpoche

Riké Chatral

Sakya Dagchen Rinpoche

Sakya Dagchen and Son

Sakya Trichen

Shechen Gyaltsab Gyurme Pema Namgyal

Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche

Sixteenth Karmapa

Sogyal Rinpoche

Soktsé Rinpoche

Tai Situ Rinpoche

Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche

Tenth Paṇchen Lama

Tertön Sogyal Lerab Lingpa

Trulshik Pawo Dorje

Trulshik Rinpoche

Tulku Thondup Rinpoche

Yangthang Rinpoche

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