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| Fourteenth Dalai Lama Series | #HHDL80 | #DalaiLama80
In the heavenly realm of Tibet, surrounded by a chain of snow mountains,
The source of all happiness and help for beings
Is Tenzin Gyatso—Chenrezig in person—
May his life be secure for hundreds of kalpas!
As the whole world celebrates His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday on 6 July 2015, we at Lotsawa House pay homage to this great teacher and champion of peace, compassion and universal responsibility. To mark the occasion, we remind readers that we offer the following texts to support your prayers for His Holiness’s long life and the fulfilment of all his aspirations:
Prayer for the Fulfilment of His Holiness’s Aspirations
composed by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama at the request of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
FOR SAGA DAWA DÜCHEN, THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE BUDDHA’S ENLIGHTENMENT AND PARINIRVANA, WHICH IS TODAY, THE FOLLOWING PRAYERS AND PRACTICES ARE RECOMMENDED:
The Treasury of Blessings by Mipham Rinpoche
Great Praise of the Twelve Acts of the Buddha by Nāgārjuna
Short Praise of the Buddha’s Deeds by Ārya Śūra
Verses on the Buddha’s Previous Lives by Ārya Śūra
Praise of the Twelve Acts of the Buddha by Jigme Lingpa
With the encouragement and blessing of Alak Zenkar Rinpoche, Lotsawa House has produced a booklet of lojong texts for free distribution. The booklet, which includes both the original Tibetan texts and English translation, was modelled on earlier anthologies of lojong texts in Tibetan and Chinese produced by Zenkar Rinpoche, and features additional texts recommended by Rinpoche himself.
The following texts are included in the booklet:
If you would like to contribute towards the costs of translating, producing and distributing this booklet, or the translation into other languages (we are currently working on French, German and Spanish versions), or even to support similar projects in the future, please make a donation here.
The booklet will also be available as an e-text in various formats. Watch this space for more details.