Tara Prayers for Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche

5 Apr 2017

Dear Friends,

I am writing to you all with a message from His Holiness Karmapa that I hope you will be able to share and pass on.

Last week a group of students from both Kagyu Samye Ling and Samye Dzong London had an audience with His Holiness Karmapa in Bodhgaya, India. As there have recently been concerns about signs of obstacles to Chöje Lama Yeshe Rinpoche’s health, as well as fears of obstacles to Samye Ling, they requested advice and guidance from His Holiness on what we, the students, can do to prolong the life of our precious Abbot and to dispel any obstacles.

His Holiness advised that we should do 100 million White Tara mantras dedicated to the health and long life of Lama Yeshe Rinpoche. He also advised that we should arrange for Namjalma prayers to be dedicated to him. These prayers have now been sponsored in Drolma Lhakang in Tibet. His Holiness said this will all be helpful.

In regards to obstacles for Samye Ling, His Holiness Karmapa said that unity is very important, and if there is disharmony this will bring problems. His Holiness advised that all of Akong Rinpoche’s and Lama Yeshe Rinpoche’s students recite 4 million Seven Branch prayers to overcome obstacles to Samye Ling.

Akong Rinpoche and Lama Yeshe Rinpoche are like parents to all of us, the students and friends who have received precious teachings and guidance over the years. Now that the father is gone, we must look after the mother very well, as without both of them we would be like orphans, bereft and with no-one to turn to.

Chamgon Tai Situpa was also contacted about this subject, and he advised that those connected to Samye Ling should recite 100,000 Tara Praises to overcome any possible obstacles.

For the benefit of everyone it is important that we follow the advice of His Holiness Karmapa and Chamgon Tai Situpa. Please could you therefore set up regular practice days in your Centre dedicated to reciting the White Tara mantra, Tara Praises and the Seven Branch Prayer, with Refuge and Bodhicitta at the beginning and Dedication at the end of the sessions. Please also encourage others to recite the mantras and prayers at home.

These can be done by anyone, whether you have Tara empowerment or not, and we request all Centres and individuals to do as many recitations as possible.

Please send your recitation numbers to:  mantras@samyeling.org.


Best wishes

Lama Zangmo



The White Tara Long Life Mantra and the Seven Branch Prayer


Jetsun pakma drolma dang
tsokchu dusum shukpa yee
jalwa seychee tamchey la
kun-ne dangway tsaji-o
metok dokpo marmay dri
shalzey rolmo lasok pa
ngonjor yichi trulney bul
pakmay tsokchi shesu sol
tokma maynay datay bar
migay chudang tsam-may nga
semni nyonmong wangjur pey
dikpa tamchey shakpar jee
nyento rangjal sangchub sem
soso chiwo lasok pey
dusum gewa chisak pey
sonam lani dayi rang
semchen namchi sampa dang
loyi tsedrak jitar war
chechung tunmong tekpa yi
chuchi korlo kordu sol
korwa jisi matong par
nya-ngen minda tukjey yi
duk-ngal jamtsor tsingwa yi
semchen namla ziksu sol
daki sonam chisa pa
tamchey sangchub jurjur ney
ringpo mitok drolwa yi
drenpey paldu dajur chik

I pay homage with complete adoration
To Jetsun Arya Tara
And all the Victors and Their Sons
That reside in the ten directions and the three times.
I offer actual possessions and manifestations of the mind:
Flowers, incense, lights, perfumes,
Food, music and so on,
I pray to the multitudes of the Arya to accept them.
I confess all the negative actions
Of mind under the power of the kleshas:
The ten non-positive and the five limitless actions
Since beginningless time until the present.
I rejoice in the merit of
Whatever good karma that has been accumulated in the three times
By Shravakas, Pratyekabuddhas, Bodhisattvas,
By ordinary beings and all others.
I pray that you turn the Dharma-Wheel
Of the great, small and general yanas
In accordance with the particular mentalities
And motivations of all beings.
I pray that You look with compassion on all beings
Who are drowning in the sea of suffering,
And that You do not pass into Nivarna
Until Samsara is emptied.
Whatever merit I have accumulated,
May it all become a cause of enlightenment,
So that I can become, without delay,
The splendour of a Guide of beings.

The Buddhist principle is to be everybody's friend, not to have any enemy.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Meditation means simple acceptance.
Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche
Only the impossible is worth doing.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Whenever we see something which could be done to bring benefit to others, no matter how small, we should do it.
Chamgon Khentin Tai Situ Rinpoche
Freedom is not something you look for outside of yourself. Freedom is within you.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Hasten slowly, you will soon arrive.
Jetsun Milarepa
It doesn’t matter whatever comes, stop judging and it won’t bother you.
Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche
Whatever obstacles arise, if you deal with them through kindness without trying to escape then you have real freedom.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
To tame ourselves is the only way we can change and improve the world.
Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
Strive always to be as kind, gentle and caring as possible towards all forms of sentient life.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Every sentient being is equal to the Buddha.
Chamgon Kentin Tai Situ Rinpoche
Wherever and whenever we can, we should develop compassion at once.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Reminding ourselves of how others suffer and mentally putting ourselves in their place, will help awaken our compassion.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche