Losar Tashi Deleg!
Happy Tibetan Royal Year 2146! Year of the Earth Pig!
from Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche
“May the Buddha’s teachings spread widely,
And the aims of all practitioners be fulfilled.
May all difficult situations of all beings be pacified,
And may all excellence be attained just as we wish.”
– Terdak Lingpa
Wishing everyone health, wealth, joy, and bodhichitta realizations!
from Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche, the Sangha of Padma Samye Ling, & the Padmasambhava Buddhist Center!
The Tashi Prayer: The Verses of the Eight Auspicious Ones
by Mipham Rinpoche
If you chant this once before beginning an activity, it will be easily accomplished exactly as you wish. Be sure to keep this in mind.
“OM I prostrate to the entire assembly of the Buddha, Dharma, and Noble Sangha
Who abide in the auspicious pure lands of the ten directions,
Which are the spontaneously perfect and pure nature of all apparent existence.
May everything be auspicious for myself and others.
Drönmei Gyalpo, Tsalten Döndrup Gongpa,
Jampai Jengyi Pal, Gewar Drakpa Paldampa,
Kunla Gongpa Jacher Drakpa Chen,
Lhunpo Tarpakpa Tsalrap Drakpai Pal,
Semchen Tamchela Gongpa Drakpai Pal, and
Yitsimpa Dzepa Tsalrap Drakpai Pal,
Merely hearing your names increases what is auspicious and glorious.
Eight Sugatas, I prostrate to you.
Youthful Manjushri, Glorious Vajrapani,
Lord Avalokiteshvara, Protector Maitreya,
Akashagarbha, and Most Noble Samantabhadra—
In your hands, you gracefully hold an utpala flower, vajra, white lotus, naga tree,
Jewel, moon, sword, and sun.
You are supreme in bestowing auspiciousness and success.
Eight Bodhisattvas, I prostrate to you.
The supremely precious canopy, the auspicious golden fish,
The wish-fulfilling vase of goodness, the exquisite kamala flower,
The conch of fame and glory, the perfect knot of prosperity,
The unfading victory banner, and the all-powerful wheel of dominion—
Holding these eight precious and supreme symbols
You generate joy with offerings to the buddhas of all directions and times.
Glory increases by recollecting your qualities of grace and so forth.
Eight Auspicious Goddesses, I prostrate to you.
Great Brahma, Shambu, Narayana,
Thousand-eyed Indra, King Dhritirashtra,
King Virudhaka, King Virupaksha the Lord of Nagas,
And King Vaishravana—you hold the divine emblems of
A wheel, trident, short spear, vajra,
Lute, sword, stupa, and victory banner.
You bring auspiciousness and increase everything good above, below, and on the ground.
Eight Guardians of the World, I prostrate to you.
Now, as we begin this activity,
May all obstructing and harmful influences be pacified,
May our wishes be fulfilled, may splendor increase, and may everything be accomplished just as we desire.
May there be perfect ever-growing happiness and peace.”
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