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Offline Pema Rigdzin

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Common opening and closing prayers recited by Nyingmapas
« on: February 18, 2010, 04:01:01 pm »
Hey folks. If there's anyone out there drawn to Nyingma and looking to connect with a lama but haven't been able to do that or connect to a sangha yet, I thought it might be beneficial to post some of the very common prayers many Nyingmapas recite to open their practice sessions so you'd at least have a little structure in the meantime. I included a rough resemblance to the pronounced Tibetan, with English below each line. May it be of benefit:

1st - Mipham Rinpoche's Verses to the 8 Noble, Auspicious Ones (Generally recited 1x at open of session):
http://www.lotsawahouse.org/8_auspicious_ones.html

2cd - Vajra 7 Line Prayer to Guru Padmasambhava (Recite 3x, visualizing Guru Rinpoche and all the enlightened ones and their retinues in the space in front; if visualization is difficult, then confidently feel their presence in the space in front):

HUNG

OR GYEN YUL GYI NUB JANG TSAM

In the north-west of the land of Orgyen,


PE MA GE SAR DONG PO LA

In the heart of a lotus flower,


YA MTSEN CHOG GI NGÖ DRUP NYÉ

Endowed with the most marvelous attainments,


PE MA JUNG NÉ ZHÉ SU DRAG

You are renowned as the Lotus-born,


KHOR DU KHAN DRO MANG PÖ KOR

Surrounded by many hosts of dakinis.


KHYÉ KYI JÉ SU DAG DRUB KYI

Following in your footsteps I practice.


CHIN GYI LAB CHIR SHEG SU SOL

I pray to you: come to this place and bestow blessings.


GURU PEMA SIDDHI HUNG


(optional: follow the above prayer with a mala of the Vajra Guru mantra, then proceed)


3rd - General short lineage prayers and prayers to root guru (you can just think of Guru Rinpoche until you have a root guru) (Recite 1x each, continuing to visualize/feel the refuge field in the space in front):

KÃœN ZANG DOR SEM GA RAB SHI RI SINGH

Samantabhadra, Vajrasattva, Garab Dorje, Shri Singha,

PE MA KA RA JE BANG NYI SHU NGA

Pemakara, the 25, king and subjects,

SO ZUR NUB NYAG TER TON JA TSA SOG

So, Zur, Nub, Nyag, and the 100 tertons and others,

KA TER LA MA NAM LA SOL WA DEB

The lamas of kama and terma lineages, to you I pray!


OG MIN CHÖ KYI YING KYI PO DRANG NA

In the palace of the Ogmin Dharmadhatu,

DÜ SUM SANG GYE KUN GYI NGO WO NYID

The essence of all the buddhas of the three times,

RANG SEM CHÖ KU NGON SUM TON DZE PA

The one who shows clearly the dharmakaya of my own mind,

TSA WE LA ME ZHAB LA SOL WA DEB

We pray at the feet of the root guru.


PAL DEN TSA WE LA MA RIN PO CHE

Glorious root lama, precious one,

DA GI CHI WOR PE ME DEN ZHUG LA

Dwelling on the lotus seat on the crown of my head,

KA DRIN CHEN PÖ GON NE JE ZUNG TE

Hold me with your great kindness.

KU SUNG TUG KYI NGÖ DRUP TSAL DU SOL

Bestow the accomplishments of body, speech, and mind.


*One might then follow with some version of the Calling the Lama from Afar, then some version of the 4 thoughts that turn the mind to Dharma, then some liturgy for refuge and bodhicitta, then whatever meditation practice one regularly does... I'll follow up later with some short closing prayers. May this be of benefit!

- Brian

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Re: Common opening and closing prayers recited by Nyingmapas
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2010, 07:42:41 pm »
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Offline TenzinTamdrin

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Re: Common opening and closing prayers recited by Nyingmapas
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2013, 06:44:16 am »
Wow! Beautiful!  :pray:

Thank you for sharing. This is the first time I am seeing a Nyingma dedication prayer. I am a Gelug and we have our own, which dedicates the merits to the spread of Lama Tsongkhapa's tradition. We Gelugs respect Guru Rinpoche a lot and we do consider Lama Tsongkhapa as a later manifestation of Guru Rinpoche.

 


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