Of the different versions of prayers for the long life of His Holiness, we would like to offer here a short version.* Below the Tibetan prayer you will find our rough translation, and a short video teaching you how to pronounce it.
Gangri raway korway shingkham su
In the land encircled by a ring of snow mountains
Pendang dewa malu jungway nay
Is the source of all happiness and benefit,
Chenrezig wang Tenzin Gyatso yi
All-knowing Chenrezig, Tenzin Gyatso.
Shaypay sitay bardu tengyur chik
May you stand firm until samsara ends.
You can find another way to pray for the long life of His Holiness at the end of our blog post on White Tara and her mantra.
Footnotes and Links
*According to the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), the prayer, also in its long form, was composed by the late tutors to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, His Holiness Ling Rinpoche, and His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche.
- FPMT’s version of the long life prayer
- Wikipedia’s version of the prayer
- Thrangu Rinpoche’s Website translation
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