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A selection of prayers or supplications (Skt. adhyeṣaṇa; Tib. gsol 'debs):

Adzom Drukpa

Akhyuk Rinpoche

Amitābha

Amitāyus

Apang Tertön

Atiśa

Avalokiteśvara

Bardos

Biographical Prayers

Buddha Śākyamuni

Butön Rinchen Drup

Clear Light

Confession

Ḍākinīs

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

Drukpa Kunley

Dudjom Lingpa

Dzogchen

Eight Mahāsiddhas

Fourteenth Dalai Lama

General

This prayer invoking the blessing of the buddhas, bodhisattvas and accomplished practitioners (vidyādharas) of Tibet is taken from the compilation A Shower of Precious Blessings: A Garland of Supplications to Guru Rinpoche, Embodiment of All Refuge Objects, and to the Three Roots and Lineage Masters.

A four-line prayer to Guru Padmasambhava, Longchen Rabjam and Rigdzin Jigme Lingpa.

A simple prayer for the elimination of obstacles and the fulfilment of positive aspirations.

This prayer to Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, Jamgön Kongtrul and Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö was written for Jamyang Sonam, prince of Yönru in Lithang.

Written in Darjeeling in 1958, this supplicated is addressed to Guru Padmasambhava, Tārā (in two forms), Vajrakīla and Mahākāla.

Three prayers—a petition for the purification of impairments and breakages of samaya, a brief supplication to Mañjuśrī, and an appeal to the Three Roots—all composed in the Earth Pig year, i.e., 1899/1900.

A short prayer composed while circumambulating stūpas dedicated to the early masters of Katok Monastery.

Rabjam Rinpoche composed this prayer and aspiration in October 2020, at the request of Ven. Lungrik Nyima, after completing the textual arrangements for several of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche's mind treasures (dgongs gter).

Gorampa Sonam Senge

Götsang Gönpo Dorje

Gyalwa Yangönpa

Gyarong Khandro

Jamgön Kongtrul

Jamyang Gyaltsen

Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö

Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo

Jatsön Nyingpo

Jigme Lingpa

Jowo Rinpoche

Kagyü

Karmapas

Karsé Kongtrul

Khandro Tsering Chödrön

Khenchen Jigme Phuntsok

Khenpo Ngawang Palzang

Khyen Kong Chok Sum

Lamrim

Longchen Rabjam

Loter Wangpo

Machik Labdrön

Magnetizing

Mañjuśrī

Marpa

Milarepa

Ngawang Samten Lodrö

Nonsectarianism

Parṇaśavarī

Patrul Rinpoche

Prayers to Previous Incarnations

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).

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.

Jigme Lingpa wrote this prayer at the request of his students. It invokes many of his previous incarnations, beginning with the primordial Buddha Samantabhadra.

Jigme Lingpa wrote this prayer to the Dzogchen Rinpoches and their previous incarnations at the request of his disciple Jigme Ngotsar (b. 1763).

In this short prayer, written at the insistence of his disciples, Khenchen Jigme Phuntsok lists his own previous incarnations according to a prophecy by Apang Tertön Pawo Chöying Dorje (1895–1945).

A three-verse prayer to the great Khenpo Ngawang Palzang—here referred to as Dorje Zijitsal—listing some of his previous incarnations and invoking his blessings.

A short prayer to the previous incarnations of the famous tertön Trulshik Dongak Lingpa (1862–1922), who was also known as Kunzang Tongdrol Dorje.

A prayer to Sera Khandro's successive incarnations including Red Vetala (Rolang Marmo), Shelkar Dorje Tso, Kunga Buma, and Changchub Chödrön.

This prayer to Sera Khandro's successive incarnations is one of several such texts to be found in her collected writings.

Rabjam Rinpoche composed this prayer to the various masters in his own incarnation line at the request of Tulku Kunga, who had transcribed the list of names from a handwritten note by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

Written in verse, this is a list of Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche's previous incarnations and a prayer to receive their inspiration and blessing.

A supplication prayer that recalls Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche's thirty previous incarnations and their major accomplishments, as well as the master's own life and future emanations.

Raudracakrin

Rendawa Shönnu Lodrö

Sakya

Sakya Paṇḍita

Śāntarakṣita

Sé Pakchok Dorje

Sera Khandro

Shakya Shri

Shechen Kongtrul

Smṛtijñānakīrti

Tārā

It is said that Atiśa spoke this prayer to the goddess Tārā during a life-threatening storm on his journey across the ocean to meet the master Serlingpa. Tārā, who is renowned for the swiftness with which she protects living beings from fear and danger, appeared directly and rescued Atiśa and his fellow travellers from peril.

A simple, four-line supplication to Tārā requesting her protection from fear and suffering in this life, the next and the bardo state.

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.

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.

This four-line verse of homage to noble Tārā is also a prayer that incorporates the syllables of her root mantra: oṃ tāre ture tuttāre svāhā.

A short, two-verse prayer to noble Tārā in her twenty-one emanations, composed (or revealed) in response to a request from a monk-physican named Samten.

Thangtong Gyalpo

Tri Songdetsen

Vajrakīla

Vimalamitra

Virūpa

Yeshe Tsogyal

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