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Bonus: Long Life Prayer for His Holiness

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.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama
His Holiness the Dalai Lama in San Jose, California, 2010 © YoWangdu.com

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.

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Tibetan Prayer: Long Life Prayer for His Holiness the Dalai Lama

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.

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