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A Long Life Prayer for Thrangu Rinpoche by the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa

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English transliteration

chhö ying t’ha ü me pay kyil khor du
kha khyap kha yi dor je nying poy sok
shom shik me pa nyi day ga uy bar
p’ho gyur dral wa me par shuk su sol

English translation

Within the edgeless, centerless mandala of dharma expanse
Your life is space’s vajra essence, permeating space.
We ask that you please stay, indestructible within
The locket of the sun and moon, unchanging, never leaving.


~The Karmapa Ogyen Trinleypa offered this with prayers and wishes for the Lord of Refuge Thrangu Rinpoche’s long life on the good tenth day of the first month of the Buddhist year 2542.

http://www.rinpoche.com/prayers2/Thrangu%20Rinpoche%20Long%20Life.pdf

A Brief Teaching on Refuge by His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa

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I would like to present a brief teaching on Refuge. It is the understanding and observing of the Refuge vow which defines one as a Buddhist. It is also said, "You are not a Mahayanist if you don't have Bodhicitta." The generation of Bodhicitta or the Bodhisattva aspiration to aid all sentient beings is what defines whether or not your practice is Mahayana.
It should be understood that the entire Buddhist path is included within the principles of Refuge and Bodhicitta. All the teachings given by the Buddha Shakyamuni come down to Refuge and Bodhicitta. Therefore we have teachings on the roots of Refuge, the general and particular precepts of Refuge, and many other instructions related to Refuge. The roots of Refuge are faith and compassion. First there is trust and confidence in the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha (the Three Jewels). Also, there is compassion, wishing to liberate all sentient beings from suffering.
Faith in the Three Jewels consists of three types. Inspired faith…

Tai Situ Rinpoche talked about HH the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa (Shenpen Osel)

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Question: Rinpoche, I have a number of questions about His Holiness Karmapa. The first one is, did any of the Karmapas attain buddhahood?
Rinpoche: I believe so, yes. My guru, the supreme leader of the Karma Kagyu lineage and the Kagyu lineage at large, is the embodiment of Chenrezig, yes, yes.
Question: Can you say something about The Seventeenth Karmapa, how he’s doing, what he’s like, what his situation in Tshurpu is like, how his education is progressing?
Rinpoche: Yes, I have had the great opportunity and privilege to see him about four times now in different situations. It was really an inspiration of the highest level. I don’t want to go into detail about that, but, in general, His Holiness is physically extremely healthy, and mentally he is extremely intelligent. He has performed lots of miracles, although that is not very important But miracles have happened anyway.
Tshurpu Monastery [the traditional seat of the Karmapas and the present home of The Seventeenth Gyalwa Karmapa] ri…

Sina Vodjani - Straight to the Heart (Sacred Buddha)

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Sina Vodjani - Sacred Buddha (Sacred Buddha)

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Sina Vodjani - Wisdom of Love (Sacred Buddha)

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Sina Vodjani - Rain of Blessing (Sacred Buddha)

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Sina Vodjani - Milarepa (Sacred Buddha)

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Sina Vodjani - Dorje Chang (Sacred Buddha)

Sina Vodjani - Ommanipadmehung (Sacred Buddha)

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Sina Vodjani - Incarnation (Sacred Buddha)

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Sina Vodjani - Golden Child (Sacred Buddha)

Sina Vodjani - Vision of Mahakala (Sacred Buddha)

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Sina Vodjani - Karmapa Jenno II, Two (Sacred Buddha)

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