Prayer of Kuntuzangpo

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The Primordial Buddha Samantabhadra

Prayer of Kuntuzangpo (Tib. Kunzang Mönlam; Wyl. kun bzang smon lam) — a famous Dzogchen aspiration prayer from the Gongpa Zangthal. It is to be recited especially during a solar or lunar eclipse, an earthquake or at the solstices.

Commentaries

  • Khakhyap Dorje (1870/1-1921/2) kun bzang smon lam gyi don 'grel nyung ngu mchan bu
TBRC-tag.png ཀུན་བཟང་སྨོན་ལམ་གྱི་དོན་འགྲེལ་ཉུང་ངུ་མཆན་བུ་། བྱང་གཏེར་དགོངས་པ་ཟང་ཐལ, kun bzang smon lam gyi don 'grel nyung ngu mchan bu / byang gter dgongs pa zang thal, 15th Karmapa, gsung 'bum, Vol. 9, p. 495.
TBRC-tag.png ཀུན་བཟང་སྨོན་ལམ་གྱི་རྣམ་བཤད་ཀུན་བཟང་ཉེ་ལམ།, kun bzang smon lam gyi rnam bshad kun bzang nye lam/, gsung 'bum, Vol. 1, p. 391.

English Translations

  • Bhakha Tulku and Steven Goodman: 'The Prayer of Kuntuzangpo' in Quintessential Dzogchen: Confusion Dawns as Wisdom (Hong Kong: Rangjung Yeshe Publications, 2006), Ch. 9
  • Dowman, Keith, 'The Wish-Granting Prayer of Kuntu Zangpo' in The Flight of the Garuda (Somerville: Wisdom, 1994 & 2003), pages 111-119
  • Kapstein, Matthew, 'The Prayer of the Primordial Buddha' in Buddhism in Practice edited by Donald S. Lopez Jr. Princeton, 1995
  • Lama Yeshe Gyamtso and The Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche in Penetrating Wisdom: The Aspiration of Samantabhadra (Ithaca: Snow Lion, 2006), 'The Aspiration Prayer of Samantabhadra', pages 1-6

Teachings on the Prayer of Kuntuzangpo

Further Reading

  • Dzogchen Pönlop Rinpoche, Penetrating Wisdom: The Aspiration of Samantabhadra (Ithaca: Snow Lion, 2006)
  • Keith Dowman, The Flight of the Garuda (Somerville: Wisdom, 1994 & 2003)
  • Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche and Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche, Discovering Infinite Freedom: The Prayer of Küntuzangpo. Dharma Samudra, 2010
  • The Amnesic Monarch and the Five Mnemic Men: Memory in Great Perfection Thought. An article by Matthew Kapstein in the book In the Mirror of Memory, Articles by Buddhist scholars, collected by Janet Gyatso. Sri Satguri Publications, ISBN-81-7030-374-5. pp.239-269.

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