Boulder, Colorado, one-time stronghold of Trungpa Rinpoche, and arguably one of America's most thoroughly Buddhist towns -- they just finished hosting Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche in grand style -- is facing an absolutely terrible, out of control wildfire that began on Labor Day. Many homes have been destroyed -- including one I lived in, when I lived there -- and thousands of people have been evacuated.
"When our illusory bodies are threatened with danger and destruction because of obstacles of the elements of earth, water, fire, and wind;
"Without any doubt or question, I supplicate you, Orgyen, together with the four goddesses of the elements;
"Thus, there is no doubt that the elements will be self-pacified.
"I supplicate Orgyen Padmasambhava. Grant blessings for the spontaneous accomplishment of our wishes!
"OM AH HUM VAJRA GURU PADMA SIDDHI HUM."