Chenrezig- The Buddha of Compassion (Avalokiteshvara)
Please protect me and by my refuge, Noble Jigten Wangchuck
Look with compassion Supreme Arya Chenrezig.
Poor and with bad karma, there is no one other than you I can rely on,
Powerful Lord Chenrezig, who knows me.
By the undeceiving protection, Chenrezig, may all exhausted sentient beings
in the prison of samsara
be released from the place of unbearable suffering and taken to the buddhafield
of great bliss.
To Lord Chenrezig, refuge and protector in this life and the next, I pray
from the depths of my heart
That at the time of my death you will show me your face and lead me on
the path, Chenrezig.
You are the embodiment of all the refuge, Lord Chenrezig. Because life
and life I will place my mind on you.
Through your compassion, take care of us who are without a protector; take
us to the pure land, Chenrezig.
Lord Chenrezig Wang, who is the embodiment of all the Buddhas, I call your
name and meditate on you again and again.
Through the force of kleshas I have accumulated bad karma. I confess today
before you, Protector.
Noble Chenrezig, Lord of Compassion, by the blessings of reciting the six
May the cause of suffering which is fire of the five poisons be pacified,
and may the birth-door to the six realms be closed.
Having faith, all appearances are the body of the Noble One, thinking this
way all sounds are the six syllable mantra.
Clear and empty mindfulness awareness, my mind merges with yours; may I
accomplish the three adoptions of the yoga.
In brief, for those I am connected with through good and bad karma, including
the father and mother and all sentient beings of the six realms
May the unfavorable conditions be pacified and may glorious joy be obtained;
ultimately, may the essence of enlightenment become perfected.
This aspiration was written by His Holiness Ngawang Tenzin Rinpoche
at the age of 54, on an Auspicious Day of the Water Male Monkey Year during
the second of two sets of 100 million recitations of the OM MANI PADME
HUNG Mantra that His Holiness had sponsored and lead at Phuentsholing Gonpa
His Holiness Ngawang Tenzin is a high reincarnation of the Drukpa Kagyu
Lineage of Buddhism in Bhutan. He is regarded as one of the most revered
teachers of the Drukpa Kagyu lineage in Bhutan. He is the reincarnation
of Drubthop Chenpo Jinpa Gyeltshen Rinpoche who was alive in the 18th century.
He started studying Buddhism and learning chanting at the age of 5. By
age of 16 he was able memorize all chants, became a dance master and knew
how to construct all the sand mandalas. He went on to study Buddhist Philosophy
at Tangu Monastery in Bhutan.
After completing his degree, he went to Nepal and India for further study.
When he finished his studies in Nepal and India, he then returned to Tangu
Retreat Center and completed a 9 year retreat. Before he went to retreat,
he studied Mahamudra and Dzogchen with many great masters including the
68th His Holiness (H.H.) Je Khenpo Tenzin Dendrup, and 69th H.H. Je Khenpo
Geshe Gedun Rinchen Rinpoche. He also studied other great Buddist masters
including H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche, H.H. Dilgo Kyhentse Rinpoche, H.H. Penlop
Khen Rinpoche and Jadrel Rinpoche.
At the age of 45, the Royal Government of Bhutan and the center monastic
body chose him to become Tshenye Lopen, which means he is now recognized
as a philosophy master. Five years later, he became H.H. Dorji Lopen Rinpoche
by appointment and oversaw the monasteries and monastic practice of the
Drukpa Kagyu lineage in Bhutan.
His Holiness Ngawang Tenzin is recognized as a great scholar and meditation
master. His teachings are clear, concise and presented in a way that is
understandable to the listener. Throughout his life, he has spent 28 years
in retreat. His Holiness always radiates great peace, joy, love, compassion
and tolerance and many who have met him have been very moved by these qualities
which he exudes.
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