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

Preface

Dedication

Introduction: Padmasambhava by His Holiness the Dalai Lama

The Life of Guru Padmasambhava

The Seven Line Prayer[1]

Le'u Dünma

Barché Lamsel

Sampa Nyur Drupma

The Prayer to Guru Rinpoche for Removing Obstacles and Fulfilling Wishes

The Prayer to Guru Rinpoche for Attainments

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

Taking Refuge and Arousing the Awakened Mind of Bodhichitta
The Visualization
Invocation
The Seven Branch Offering
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
  • A Brief Prayer for the Spontaneous Fulfilment of Aspirations, by Mipham Rinpoche
  • A Very Brief Barché Lamsel—The Prayer for Clearing Obstacles from the Path, by Do Khyentsé Yeshé Dorjé
  • A Brief Prayer to the Precious Master Padmakara for Swiftly Fulfilling Wishes and Dispelling Obstacles, by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo
  • ‘Turning Back Obstacles and Adverse Circumstances’: A Prayer to Orgyen Rinpoche, Embodiment of All Sources of Refuge, by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo
  • The Prayer to Orgyen Rinpoche, that ‘Invokes the Heart of his Wisdom Mind’, by Pawo Lérab Tsal
  • ‘The Falling Elixir Of Blessing’: A Prayer to the Great Guru and his Consorts, by Jamyang Khyentsé Chökyi Lodrö
  • 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 Mantra Recitation
Receiving the Empowerments
Dissolution

Prayers of Aspiration

Long Life 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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