Apr 22, 2014

Supplication in Seven Lines to Padmasambhava

In the land of Uddiyana’s northwest border,
On the pistils of a Lotus flower’s stem,
You attained the marvel of the supreme siddhi,
And became known by the name the Lotus-Born.
With surrounding circles of many dakinis,
In your footsteps I will reach accomplishment.
Please approach in order to bestow your blessings.
Guru pema siddhi hung.

There is a wonderful explanation of these seven lines by the great Mipham entitled White Lotus: An Explanation of the Seven-line Prayer to Guru Padmasambhava. It gives many levels of explanation to inspire you as you chant this deep link to Padmasambhava's heart and realization.
Just recently, there is also The Sole Panacea: A Brief Commentary on the Seven-Line Prayer to Guru Rinpoche That Cures the Suffering of the Sickness of Karma and Defilement, by Thinley Norbu Rinpoche.

Apr 16, 2014

Praise of Yeshe Tsogyal

In one of the great master Chokgyur Lingpa's terma revelations we find this most beautiful eulogy of the dakini Yeshe Tsogyal. It begins with:

OM Dharmadhatu consort, the resplendent, beyond change,
Enjoying wealth of greatest ease, five families sublime,
Manifold capacity, dancing ...
>>Praise of Yeshe Tsogyal


Apr 6, 2014

Chanting the Praises to Tara in Twenty-One Verses

The nuns at Nagi Gompa are experts at chanting the Praises to Tara, using the very short lineage through Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche from Chokgyur Lingpa. In 2009 Ani Dekyi came to Denmark to lead a Tara retreat and during this time I felt compelled to retranslate the beautiful and deep verses to English in a chantable version.

>> Chanting the Praises to Tara in Twenty-One Verses ...<<

Apr 3, 2014

Dharma Friends & Pure Perception by Tulku Urgyen R...

One day Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche was asked on advice on how to get along with "difficult friends" in the sangha. Here is his reply:

Be respectful, kind, beneficial and affectionate to all Dharma friends. Never harbor bad intentions, anger or deceit towards them, nor in...
Dharma Friends & Pure Perception by Tulku Urgyen R...: