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Guru Padmasambhava

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May the living tradition of Guru Padmasambhava, Bodhisattva Śāntarakṣita and the Dharma King Tri Songdetsen,

Spread throughout the world in all directions!

May the Buddha, Dharma and Saṅgha be present in the minds of all,

Inseparably, at all times, bringing peace, happiness and wellbeing!

Texts related to the Nyingma School of Ancient Translations (snga 'gyur rnying ma), the oldest tradition within Tibetan Buddhism:

Aspiration Prayers

This prayer for the spread of the teachings of the great Dzogchen master Longchen Rabjam (1308–1364) is also an extensive panegyric on the qualities of those teachings. It is unusual in that the author was himself a Gelugpa — albeit one who studied with Nyingma teachers and wrote on Dzogchen.

A short prayer for the flourishing of the Katok branch of the Nyingma tradition, composed in Katok monastery's great temple in 1934.

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.

One of several aspirations for the flourishing of the Nyingma tradition that Jamyang Khyentse composed, this one focuses especially on the Vajrayāna teachings.

A prayer for the spread of the teachings of the successive incarnations of Dzogchen Rinpoche Pema Rigdzin (1625–1697) and other figures closely associated with Dzogchen Monastery.

This prayer for the spread of the teachings of the Nyingma tradition is among Mipham Rinpoche's most famous compositions. It is recited daily at the annual Monlam Chenmo festival and was the subject of a major commentary by Mipham's student and lineage-holder, Shechen Gyaltsab Pema Namgyal (1871–1926).

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