In celebration of the birthday of Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness the Dalai Lama – born on July 6, 1935, we would like to take some time to express our deep gratitude that we live in a time when the world can receive his masterful teachings on compassion and nonviolence. We offer our prayers for his long life and hope for his joyful return to Tibet and to the Tibetan people longing for his presence. In this post you will find a collection of our favorite posts and photos related to His Holiness, including a video showing you an easy way to learn how to say a Long Life Prayer for His Holiness in Tibetan.
“My one most favorite prayer is: ‘So long as space remains and suffering of sentient beings is there, I will remain in order to serve.’ It is that sentence which gives me inner strength. You see time does not matter. Eons and eons…limitless eons…don’t matter so long as in your life…there is some fulfillment…some purpose. And the purpose means helping others, supporting, serving others.”
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Long Life Prayer for His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Here is a short version of the Long Life Prayer for His Holiness the Dalai Lama and, below, 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.
“An altruistic attitude is REALLY, REALLY, REALLY precious… If all of your thinking becomes “I, I, I,” everything becomes stiff. With altruism, more loose, more health, more friends – your feeling is much happier. You can be a happy person.”
A Collection of YoWangdu Articles about His Holiness the Dalai Lama
- His Holiness’ Heartbreakingly Beautiful Version of a Prayer by Shantideva
- Who is the Dalai Lama?
- Interview with His Holiness in Dharamsala
- HHDL Teaching Us How to Find Inner Peace
- His Holiness, Facebook, and You
- A Timeline of His Holiness’ Life from the Office of Tibet
- An Interview with His Holiness’ Former Cook