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Prayers for our Teachers

Prayers for our teachers


One of the most powerful ways to create the causes to meet teachings and highly realized teachers in our future lives is to pray for the teachers we have in this life. When a teacher has passed away from this life, we pray for his swift return.


Long Life Prayer for His Holiness the Dalai Lama

In the land encircled by snow mountains,

You are the source of all happiness and good.

All powerful Chenrezig, Tenzin Gyatso,

Please remain until samsara ends.



Long Life Prayer for Khensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Delek

The one who mastered his speech at a very young age,

The one with great patience who received the name Awatare,

The one with great precision who spread the teachings of Lama Tsongkhapa on bliss and void,

Lama, ornament of the yellow hat tradition, please remain until samsara ends



A Prayer for the Swift Return of Lama Zopa Rinpoche

by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

Peerless Teacher and assembly of the children of the victorious ones, śrāvakas, and pratyekabuddhas;

Victorious Lozang, father and sons, along with the lineage masters;

All the objects of refuge of the infinite lands —

Please bestow the virtue and goodness of accomplishing this prayer here and now.


Holding and spreading the Muni’s (thub) precious and complete teachings (ten)

Through explanation and practice,

You wore the armor of patience (zopa) that is never discouraged —

Incomparable venerable guru, to you I make request.


While striving single-pointedly for the sake of the Victorious One’s teachings,

The sole gateway through which all benefit and happiness emerge,

And for mother living beings,

You suddenly departed to peace — what a great loss!


Nevertheless, through the undeceiving truth

Of the blessings of the ocean of the Three Jewels

And the great waves of bodhicitta of the children of the victorious ones,

May the smile of a reincarnation swiftly beam in glory for fortunate disciples!



Long Life Prayer for Geshe Gelek Chodha

Supreme leader, you guide us on the many paths of virtue.

A shining sun, you give us the best of excellent explanations.

Supreme virtuous friend, you are a constant Dharma companion.

Lama who has renounced fame, may you ever remain.



Long Life Prayer for Geshe Palden Sangpo

You who have steadfast imprints of virtuous qualities,

And keep the instructions of the glorious guru in your heart;

You who pass day and night with noble activities

Great virtuous friend, may you have a very long life.



For many years, we have been reciting Tara mantras for the long lives of Geshe Gelek and Geshe Sangpo. We continue to count those mantras!

Our total Tara mantras counted as of August 25, 2023:  1,546,159

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