Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Long Life Prayer for Tenpa Rinpoche

Here is a long life prayer for Tenpa Rinpoche composed by one of his students:

Prayer for Long Life of Tulku Urgyan Tenpa Rinpoche

With compassionate prescience, you took rebirth
On the very day destruction violated the Tibetan border:
You, the fearless shepherd of frightened beings in flight.

As a child in a land with little Dharma
The Buddhas themselves were your teachers
Bestowing the confidence of self-arising awareness.

You greeted the wanderers when they arrived
Giving to each the symbolic seed of their future activity:
Always, you were their guardian and conductor.

Of fortunate birth and noble lineage
You kept secret the name that might have brought you comfort
And concealed yourself within the dance of wisdom.

You upheld the traditions in the most troubled hours
You were the well-placed guide for Padmasambhava’s sons:
You, the heart emanation of kings and heroes.

Those who give refuge to all beings
Themselves found refuge in you,
Disguised as a whispering mirror at our side.

With perfect devotion we pray for your long life
Moreover, we beg you to look quickly upon us with mercy:
Urgyan Tenpa Rinpoche, Guardian of Nyingma in the West,
Look quickly, for we are suffering!
Cast your ocean eyes upon us all
From the azure blue sky of intelligence that is emptiness.

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