Prayers for me by HH Trijang Rinpoche & Kensur Rinpoche Konchok Tsering
In the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition, when one’s teacher is ill, we can request great lamas to compose special prayers that invoke the blessings of the Three Jewels to increase the life of our teacher. Or if our teacher has the ability from meditation to increase his own life then the prayer will invoke upon the compassion of the teacher to extend his own life. By reciting the prayer we generate a field of merit for the lama to live either way. So these prayers from high lamas written to invoke the power and blessings to increase one’s lama’s life is highly sought after and recited daily for one’s teacher.
I have been ill and it has been serious. My students have requested His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche to compose a long life prayer to be recited to generate merits for my long life and Dharma works to grow. They have also requested the grand Abbot Emeritus (Ex Abbot) Kensur Rinpoche Konchok Tsering of Gaden Shartse Monastery to compose the same. Both His Holiness and Kensur Rinpoche agreed immediately. How kind of them both. Both these lamas are very famous and renowned masters within the Tibetan Tradition. Both have written prayers to invoke blessings to increase my life.
How honoured, humbled and amazed I am. I am grateful to these two very high lamas to take their time to compose something to increase my life. I have not done much and yet they both feel my life is worth extending. I fold my hands humbly to His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche. I was told by senior monks that my previous life’s root teacher was H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche’s previous incarnation! Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche is one with Vajra Yogini and with his golden hands wrote this precious prayer. I prostrate to Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche.
I also humbly thank from the bottom of my heart the great spiritual master of Gaden Shartse Monastery, His Eminence Kensur Rinpoche Konchok Tsering for composing this prayer that is filled with blessings. Kensur Rinpoche is a very kind, humble and great teacher of Gaden Shartse Monastery who tirelessly conveys the Dharma to hundreds of monks. He has hundreds of students and due to his kindness the students have matured in their studies and have become teachers themselves. Kensur Rinpoche is the perfect example of kindness, knowledge, practice and compassion rolled into one great master. I fold my hands to Kensur Rinpoche for his blessings towards myself who is not worthy of his time.
The prayers (either one) are designed to be recited daily by students, well wishers, friends and or those karmically connected with myself. The prayers have power due to the two illustrious authors’ blessings.
H.H. Kyabje Trijang Choktrul Rinpoche
This prayer was composed by His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Choktrul Rinpoche. He was born 15 October 1981, and is the current reincarnation of the late Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang.
Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang was a direct disciple to Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche, and was also the junior tutor and spiritual guide of the 14th Dalai Lama. In addition to this, he was also the root guru of many Gelug lamas, one of which includes my root guru, Zong Rinpoche.
His reincarnation, Trijang Choktrul Rinpoche, was discovered in a Tibetan family in Northern India. On 23 April 1985, when Trijang Choktrul Rinpoche was just 4 years old, he was officially recognized by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He completed his studies under his root guru Kyabje Lati Rinpoche and other incredible teachers of our time.
Trijang Choktrul Rinpoche is the founder and spiritual guide of Trijang Buddhist Institute in Vermont, United States.
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H.E. Kensur Rinpoche Konchok Tsering
This prayer was composed by the erudite scholar and Buddhist master, H.E. Kensur Rinpoche Konchok Tsering. Kensur Rinpoche is the Abbot-Emeritus of Gaden Shartse and is well known for his mastery of Buddhist study and teaching.
Kensur Rinpoche was born in 1934 in Markham, Tibet. At the age of 13, he became ordained as a monk in his own hometown monastery. Upon turning 17, he went to Gaden Shartse Monastery in Lhasa, and studied there until the Chinese Occupation in 1959, when Kensur Rinpoche then moved to India.
In 1980, Kensur Rinpoche received his Geshe Larampa title, and thereafter joined the Gyuto Tantric College in 1985 to study. In 1989, he was appointed as one of the official teachers in Gaden Shartse Monastery.
In 1996, Kensur Rinpoche was appointed Abbot of Gaden Shartse Monastery. He continued to serve as abbot for the next 5 years, until 2001.
Having begun his education decades ago in old Tibet, Kensur Rinpoche is a highly revered teacher of both Sutra and Tantra, holding a life-long devotion and commitment to the way of the Dharma.
Kensur Rinpoche is one of the old masters who brought the teachings and practice from Tibet to India in the 1960s, and as a former abbot, was instrumental in reestablishing the grandeur of Gaden Shartse Monastery in its new home in South India. To this day, Kensur Rinpoche still continues to teach, creating a whole new generation of highly qualified, committed practitioners and teachers. One of his students include Zong Choktrul Rinpoche.
* Traditionally, the Lama’s incarnate name is not written in the long-life prayers; only his ordained named is used. However, for the benefit of all non-Tibetan disciples, this translation includes the Lama’s incarnation name– Tsem Rinpoche.
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For more interesting information:
- Trijang Rinpoche and Karmapa
- His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang
- Can anyone translate biography of Trijang Rinpoche?
- Various Aspects of Tantra by His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche
- The Passing of a Great Master: Kensur Konchok Tsering Rinpoche
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