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Happy Birthday Your Holiness!

HIs Holiness the Dalai Lama

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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:

The Melody of the Nectar of Immortality Long Life Prayers
by Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö

The Music of Immortality Long Life Prayers
by Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö

Prayer to His Holiness the Dalai Lama
by Lodi Gyari Rinpoche

Prayer for the Fulfilment of His Holiness’s Aspirations
composed by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama at the request of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

Prayers for Saga Dawa Düchen

Buddha Shakyamuni

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

The King of Aspiration Prayers

Prayer for the Future of the Dharma