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Posts Tagged "prayers"
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Lama Zopa Rinpoche has been admitted to hospital, the medical staff have confirmed that Rinpoche has had a stroke and temporally lost some of the movement of his right side and his speech is impaired.
The hospital have requested that Rinpoche stay for a few days to observe and monitor him to ensure there are no further complications.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama has been informed of Rinpoche’s situation and high Lamas close to Rinpoche are doing pujas as well as Kopan Monastery.
Apart from Rinpoche’s right side and speech being affected, Rinpoche seems in good humor and is doing his prayers in the hospital (altar is set up with prayer wheel, thanka and texts)
Regarding practices – at this time the main practice is Medicine Buddha puja and to recite the mantras of the Long Life Deities such as White Tara and Amitayus.
Specifically I am requesting if Centers could organize extensive Medicine Buddha pujas or Medicine Buddha practice with many offerings and to do strong prayers for Rinpoche’s health and long life at this time.Love
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Long Life Prayer for Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche
All Gurus, Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, Dakas and Dakinis, Please draw close and bear witness to my heartfelt supplication. Please bestow your blessings.
Dearest and Supreme Refuge, Jetsun Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche, We prostrate to your lotus feet, with the infinite bodies of all our parents.
Dearest and Supreme Refuge, we offer in the nature of bliss and void, countless universes full of all the enjoyments of gods and humans.
Dearest and Supreme Refuge, from beginning less lives, we have been tossed here and there by our delusions and karma, in all forms of miserable existences.
But now we have found you, Lama, glorious Buddha of the Lapis Land.
Dearest and Supreme Refuge, you are inseparable from the vast inconceivable Wisdom Mind of all the Buddhas.
Dearest and Supreme Refuge, you are supreme bliss, peace and satisfaction.
Dearest and Supreme Refuge, you are ultimate compassion manifesting in myriad emanations.
How wonderful to have found you, who displays all the qualities and activities of the three kayas, appearing in the form of a very humble monk.
Using your holy body, speech and mind to lead all sentient beings to Enlightenment you circle the earth countless times. It is truly amazing to contemplate your wondrous holy works:
- Establishing Monasteries and Nunneries
- Offering food to thousands of Sangha in India
- Returning the Dharma to Mongolia
- Pacifying minds and hearts and environments by propagating the building of thousands of Stupas and Prayer Wheels
- Creating endless merit for your students, the world and all beings with the thousands of Pujas that you sponsor
- Providing education, support and guidance to Venerable Lama Osel Rinpoche
- Directing and Guiding the Dharma activities of over 130 Mahayana Centres of study retreat, healing and publishing
- Translating texts, writing many books and commentaries, perfectly preserving the pure tradition of Lama Tsongkhapa
- And courageously undertaking the most extraordinary feat of building a 500 ft statue of Maitreya Buddha in India! This is a most awesome example of magnificent Guru devotion.
Just one of these great deeds would be supremely outstanding for a simple humble monk. But you, dearest and Supreme Refuge, proficiently manage even more than all these wondrous works for sentient beings. It is inconceivable to imagine all this sublime merit. It is surely infinite, such skies of merit, and completely empty of inherent existence! Wow!
Yet, somehow, dearest and Supreme Refuge, you still have time for all us students from all over the world! How is that possible? Surely, it is only your perfect practice of Dharma. What a truly marvelous example of Refuge!
If not for you dearest and Supreme Refuge, we would be in the hells by now. But you compassionately protect with nectar-like teachings and demonstrate your perfect example of patience, even when we constantly fail to practice or follow your advice.
If not for you dearest and Supreme Refuge, we would be in the Preta realm by now. So kindly you explain the golden aspirations and practices of a Bodhisattva and always cherish each of us with the greatest of care and love, even though we constantly cultivate bias with attachment and aversion.
If not for you, dearest and Supreme Refuge, we would be in the animal realm by now. But relentlessly you remind us of emptiness and your immaculate behavior of abandoning the eight worldly worries inspires us, even though we refuse to give up this life.
Dearest and Supreme Refuge, who else would stay up all night with us? And after we have flooded your lap with our tears of self-cherishing, or vomited poisonous passions of attachment and aversion, or exploded our verbal diarrhea of pitiful petty selfish concerns, you, kindest Lama, the ultimate mother, gently and lovingly wipe away our evil thoughts and sooth our troubled hearts with the wisdom nectar of all the Buddhas.
Dearest and Supreme Refuge, Jetsun Lama, as the source of the three jewels; how would we know anything if not for you?
And when we take our first steps toward Enlightenment, with your great compassion, you encourage us tenderly with praise, gifts and gentle advice.
Your jokes and laughter destroy the shackles of our closed minds and open our hearts to the true freedom from suffering.
With the precision of the ultimate surgeon, you remove the tumors of our wrong views that produce all the ill habits and endless pain.
Dearest and Supreme Refuge, how else would we know and develop the three principal aspects of the path, if not for you?
Dearest and Supreme Refuge, who else would take us by the hand into the mandala of the deities, if not for you?
Dearest and Supreme Refuge, how else would we approach, practice and accomplish the two stages of Tantra, if not for you?
Dearest and Supreme Refuge, reverently, in the presence of the whole assembly of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, Dakas, Dakinis and Protectors, gods and humans please listen closely.
It would be the worst disaster for us students to lose you.
It would be the most tragic day in the history of the world to lose you.
Please live long, please live long, please please live long.
Dearest and Supreme refuge, you know our every thought, please bless us to completely unify with every pore of your holy body, speech and mind.
Please remain as our supreme guide and protector, our Supreme Refuge, until we reach the highest most complete Enlightenment.
Please honored assembly pour your blessings on us struggling students to always keep our Samaya pure, so that we may never loose our dearest and Supreme Refuge.
Please honored assembly, bestow your infinite blessings that, Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche will remain until Samsara ends and that all his wishes will be fulfilled immediately forever.
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Short Long Life Prayer for Lama Zopa Rinpoche
You who uphold the Subduer’s (thub) moral way;
Who serve as the bountiful bearer (zö)-of-all,
Sustaining, preserving and spreading Manjunath’s victorious doctrine (ten);
Who masterfully accomplish (drub pa) magnificent prayers honoring the Three Jewels,
Protector of myself and others, your disciples: please, please live long!
Thub tsul chang shing jam gön gyäl wäi ten
Dzin kyong pel wä kün zö dog por dzä
Chog sum kur wäi leg mön thu drub pa
Dag sog dul jäi gön du shab ten shog
Requested by Geshe Konchog Kyab on behalf of the students of Thubten Kunga Center, Florida, USA
Composed by Choden Rinpoche on the fifteenth day of the month of Saga Dawa, 2000.
Translated into English by Jampa Gendun.
Tu, que mantienes el camino moral del Conquistador,
Que sirves como el generoso que todo lo soporta, apoyando, preservando, extendiendo la doctrina victoriosa de Manyunath,
Que llevas a cabo magistralmente las oraciones magníficas que honran a las Tres Joyas,
Protector mío y de los demás, tus discípulos, te ruego, por favor, que vivas una larga vida.
Compuesto por Chödën Rinpoche el día quince del mes de Saga Dawa.
Translated from English into Spanish by Nerea Basurto
Tu che mantieni il modo etico del Conquistatore,
Che servi come il generoso tollerante tutto, che sostiene, preserva ed espande la dottrina vittoriosa del Manjunath
Che realizza abilmente le eccellenti preghiere onoranti i Tre Gioielli,
Protettore di me stesso e degli altri tuoi discepoli,
ti prego, per favore vivi a lungo!
Composed by Choden Rinpoche
Translated into Italian by Andrea Capellari
Translated by Yakki Platt, March 2013, Chenrezig Institute, Australia.
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Vijaya-All-conquering Goddess, whose lunar-like face changes with our changing fates,
The faintest, cooling ray of whose mantra-name allays the fiery pain of life’s final end.
Rain-maker-adept who brings life’s rain,
Here, now, grant your greatest gifts,
Victorious Goddess, grant life without end.
Hear our prayer, O Lama whom we revere, you who bear our name.
Of he who peerlessly holds the living essence of the pure,
Paradigmatic doctrine of the Conquerors,
Of he a lone adornment of the earth,
Of he a guide to sublime liberation—the sphere of space.
Precious treasure of precise and subtle reasoning,
Golden laser-light of bright, unerring wisdom,
Clarifying without confusion the two truths amongst the mulitplicity of things;
Lama, remain immutably amongst us—a radiant Dharma-sun.
Skilled in sprinkling the waters of healing, fulfilling needs, benefitting all,
A laughing smile revealing pearls of humility, skill and constancy,
A deep, milky sea of the liquid moon of morality;
Lama, remain immutably amongst us—one supremely worthy of veneration.
The moon of your Mahayana-mind, ringed-round
By the fever-cooling camphor of your unsullied, unsurpassed resolve,
Brilliantly swirls to the bounds of space.
Unbounded seas of happiness of now and bliss of always;
Lama, remain immutably amongst us—a moon guiding our way.
Your teachings are vast, spreading rivers of celestial nectars;
Your dialects invincible, cutting vajra-weapons;
Your writings thousand petalled lotuses unfolding their glory;
Lama, remain immutably amongst us—a guardian of highest knowledge.
By the mighty of seas of spiritual masters, deities and doctrine protectors,
By the power of profound dependent-arising,
And the unvarying emptiness of all that appears,
May all the hopes of our prayers
With effortless ease, spontaneously be fulfilled.
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Statements of Appreciation
No words can really completely capture the joyous feelings in my heart when I think of how Rinpoche and FPMT has benefited so many thousands of people these past twenty, thirty years. I have tried several times but each time I am so overwhelmed with the things I want to convey that I just get so choked up. Rinpoche is indescribable – so pure, so patient, so humble and so so wise… and it is really incredible the way everyone at FPMT is constantly supporting and helping Rinpoche in his untiring quest to bring Dharma to so many thousands of us at every level along the path. I am so humbled by Rinpoche’s vast wisdom and patience and so inspired by so much effort being put in by my Dharma brothers and sisters in FPMT all working with the unwavering goal of planting seeds, making Dharma accessible, teaching, sharing, inspiring, reaching out, giving a shoulder, and showing the way to attaining the peerless enlightenment and always benefiting others. It is just so blissful knowing I am a small part of Rinpoche’s great mandala. Thank you everyone … and most of all thank you to Rinpoche for opening my eyes and my mind to the true meaning and purpose of my life.
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