A Long Life Prayer for the Glorious Lama, Scholar and Siddha
Thrangu Tulku, Karma Lodrö Lungrik Maway Senge
 by the XVIIth Karmapa, Orgyen Trinley Dorje


The Youthful Vitality of Immortal Nectar
[In Praise of Amitayus]

OM  SWASTI  DZI  WEN  TU

TAK  TEN  MI  SHIK  TRÖ  DREL  CHÖ  KYI  KU
The dharmakaya, free of elaboration is ever stable and never destroyed.

ZHOM  ME  DOR  JE  NA  DA  DRA  YANG  SUNG
Amitayus, your speech is the melodious sound of the nada, the invincible vajra.

JI  NYE  CHÖ  KÜN  JIK  PAY  THUK  NGA  WA
Through an enlightened mind that sees all possible phenomena

NAM  DREN  TSHE  PAL  ME  PAY  SHI  PA  DRUB
Perfect Guide, you accomplish all goodness.
 
 

[In Praise of Thrangu Rinpoche]



GANG  GI  TSHEN  PA'I  Ö  RI  SEL  WA  DI
From the golden age arose a new mansion of clouds poised in the depth of space;

DZOK  DEN  TRIN  DING  KHANG  SAR  PA  NAY
May you remain for a long, long time.

DRO  WAY  SÖ  NAM  CHI  KYI  GO  KEL  DU
Creating festive occasions for beings to increase their merit.

SÜ  PAY  GA  TÖN  YÜN  RING  NAY  GYUR  CHIK
May you remain for a long, long time.

DRI  ME  KHYEN  PAY  PE  MO  RAB  ZHE  PAY
Through the blooming, full lotus of your flawless knowledge,

TSE  CHEN  NYING  JAY  DRI  SUNG  BUM  THÜL  ZHING
Your writings are suffused with great kindness and compassion.

PAK  ME  NÜ  PAY  THAR  DÖ  BUNG  WA  NAM
Through limitless abilities, you satisfy a multitude of beings seeking liberation.

TSHIM  DZE  DRO  WAY  DE  PÖN  ZHAB  TEN  SÖL
Guide of beings, may your life be long.

CHE  PAY  MI  SHE  MONG  PAY  DÜ  GYA  DRÖL
Through explaining the Dharma, you release beings from the tangled net of ignorance and confusion

TSÖ  PAY  PHAY  GÖL  POB  PA  ZHUM  CHE  CHING
In debate, you defeat the opponents' bold stance.

TSHOM  PAY  KÜN  GA'I  YI  WANG  TROK  PAY  SHI
Our minds are carried away with joy by the nature of your writings.

MA  WAY  WANG  CHUK  DAM  PA  TSHO  ZHE  SÖL
You of genuine and powerful speech, may your life be long.

PAK  YE  LEG  JAY  NOR  BUY  CHU  TER  LAY
Rising from the jeweled ocean of your immeasurable merit,

LO  DRO  KAR  SEL  DA  WAY  KHYIL  KHOR  NI
the white moon, clear mandala of your wisdom.

DZE  TRIN  DÜ  TSI  Ö  NANG  GYE  LA  TRO
Pours forth nectar that is the light of your activity.

LUNG  RIK  MA  WAY  SENG  GE  TSHO  ZHE  SÖL
Lion of speech, teaching scripture and reasoning, may your life be long.
 
 


[The Dedication]

LHAK  SAM  O  MAY  CHU  TER  SUB  PA  LAY
By churning an ocean of milk with good intentions,

NYER  DRANG  MÖN  TSHIK  PEMA  KAR  POY  TRENG
These words of aspiration-a white lotus garland-come to the surface

SE  CHE  GYEL  KÜN  CHÖ  PAY  LEK  JAY  KYI  GÖN
Protector, through the merit of offering this to all the buddhas and bodhisattvas.

KHYÖ  KEL  GYAR  TSHO  WAY  GE  TSHEN  GYE
May the benefit of your life last for hundreds of aeons.

CHOM  DEN  TSE  PAK  ME  PAY  DEN  THU  DANG
Glorious Lama, through the power of the truth of the Victorious One.

TEN  JUNG  LU  ME  LHAK  SAM  DAK  PAY  THÜ
Amitayus, and the power of a good connection with this sincere, pure intention.

PEL  DEN  LA  MAY  KU  TSHE  SI  THAR  TEN  PHÜN
May your life remain stable until the end of the world.

TSHOK  DE  ZHI  LANG  TSHO  GYE  GYUR  CHIK
May the vitality of all the four, perfect flourish. (Dharma, wealth, enjoyment, and liberation).


This prayer was requested by the one responsible for Nenang Monastery, Lama Tsewang Tashi,
who offered representations of the Buddha's body, speech, and mind,
and was written by the XVIIth Karmapa, Orgyen Trinley Dorje
during a fine waxing moon of Saga Dawa.
SHUBHAM.
May it be a cause for virtue!
 

(This prayer was translated by Michele Martin in February, 2000)
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