A Great Treasure of Blessings

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Cover of the second edition of A Great Treasure of Blessings
Cover of the first edition of A Great Treasure of Blessings

A Great Treasure of Blessings — a collection of prayers to Guru Rinpoche translated and edited by Rigpa Translations, and published by Rigpa.

This book was first published by Dharmakosha for Rigpa, to celebrate the Wood-Monkey Year 2004-5 and was then revised and updated to celebrate the Fire Monkey Year 2016-7. The first edition was translated into French and German.

I am present in front of anyone who has faith in me,
Just as the moon casts its reflection, effortlessly,
In any vessel filled with water.
Padmasambhava

Table of Contents of the Second Edition

Preface

Dedication

Foreword: Guru Padmasambhava by His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Guru Padmasambhava: His Life

Accomplishing the Lama through the Seven Line Prayer—A Special Teaching from the Lama Sangdü[1]

Le'u Dünma

Barché Lamsel

The Heart of Blessings—A brief anthology of prayers to Guru Rinpoche and the twenty-five disciples, the king and subjects

  • Prayer to Guru Rinpoche, his Manifestations and the Twenty-five Disciples
LotsawaHouse-tag.png The Heart of Blessings—A brief anthology of prayers to Guru Rinpoche and the twenty-five disciples, the king and subjects
LotsawaHouse-tag.png Recollecting the Deeds of the Tenth Days
LotsawaHouse-tag.png The Abbreviated ‘Prayer in Seven Chapters
  • ‘The Lightning Bolt of Compassion’, a Short Sampa Lhundrupma —‘Prayer that Spontaneously Fulfils All Wishes’, by Do Khyentsé Yeshé Dorjé
LotsawaHouse-tag.png 'The Lightning Bolt of Compassion'—a Short Sampa Lhundrupma, or 'Prayer that Spontaneously Fulfils All Wishes'
  • A Brief Prayer for the Spontaneous Fulfilment of Aspirations, by Mipham Rinpoche
LotsawaHouse-tag.png A Brief Prayer for the Spontaneous Fulfilment of Aspirations
LotsawaHouse-tag.png A Very Brief Barché Lamsel—'The Prayer for Clearing Obstacles from the Path'
  • A Brief Prayer to the Precious Master Padmakara for Swiftly Fulfilling Wishes and Dispelling Obstacles, by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo
LotsawaHouse-tag.png A Brief Prayer to the Precious Master Padmākara for Swiftly Fulfilling Wishes and Dispelling Obstacles
  • ‘Turning Back Obstacles and Adverse Circumstances’: A Prayer to Orgyen Rinpoche, Embodiment of All Sources of Refuge, by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo
LotsawaHouse-tag.png ‘Turning Back Obstacles and Adverse Circumstances’—A Prayer to Orgyen Rinpoche, Embodiment of All Sources of Refuge
  • The Prayer to Orgyen Rinpoche, that ‘Invokes the Heart of his Wisdom Mind’, by Pawo Lérab Tsal
LotsawaHouse-tag.png The Prayer to Orgyen Rinpoche, that 'Invokes the Heart of his Wisdom Mind'
LotsawaHouse-tag.png Sampa Nyur Drupma—'The Prayer that Swiftly Fulfils All Wishes'
LotsawaHouse-tag.png Prayer to Guru Rinpoche
LotsawaHouse-tag.png The Falling Elixir of Blessing—A Prayer to the Great Guru and His Consorts
  • Spontaneous Fulfilment of Wishes
  • A Heart Prayer
  • A Yearning Plea to the Precious Guru
  • The Prayer to Guru Rinpoche that Swiftly Removes Obstacles and Fulfills All Wishes, by Kyabjé Dudjom Rinpoche
  • The Prayer which is the Source of All True Realization, by Mipham Rinpoche
The Heart of Blessings, conclusion

Aspiration Prayers

Long Life Prayers

Prayers for the Long Life of Sogyal Rinpoche

Concluding Prayers

Notes

  1. All prayers are presented with line-by-line Tibetan script, Tibetan phonetics and English (or French and German) translation.

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