Kagyu Changchub Chuling

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A Prayer for the Swift Return of Kyabje Bokar Rinpoche

by Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche

By the truth of the blessings of the unfailing compassion
Of the three precious jewels and the three roots,
May the soothing countenance of the Lord Bokar's supreme emanation,
The illuminator of the teachings of the Shangpa and Dakpo [Kagyu], swiftly return!

We call on you, teacher Marpa Chokyi Lodro,
[Mila] Shepa Dorje, Gampopa, and successive lineage masters,
The peaks of the golden mountain range of the Kagyu,
Grant your blessings that the supreme emanation swiftly returns!

Wisdom dakinis Niguma and Sukhasiddhi,
Eminent scholar, realized practitioner Khyungpo Naljor, and others,
Successive lineage [masters] of the Five Golden Dharmas' oral instructions,
Grant your blessings that the supreme emanation swiftly returns!

Mahakala Bernakchen!
Recall your sacred oath of compassion at this very moment!
If you don't, the teachings of Mahamudra and the six yogas may wane.
Perform your enlightened activity that the supreme emanation swiftly returns!

Oh Chakdrukpa, wisdom protector of swift accomplishment,
If you and your retinue of deities fail to uphold your sacred oath
The oral instructions of the glorious Shangpa may degenerate.
Perform your enlightened activity that the supreme emanation swiftly returns!

In such tenuous times, if all the prominent holders of the teachings,
The refuge protectors of beings, pass into the expanse beyond ordinary perception,
Who will we rely on for the sustenance of the buddhadharma?
Who will have the ability to dispel the misery of beings?

Though bearing the responsibility for the teachings and beings is arduous,
With unbearable yearning we utter this plea,
Again donning the impenetrable armor of bodhichitta,
May the supreme emanation, the protector of the doctrine swiftly return!

Upon hearing that the supreme tulku Bokar Rinpoche's mind had departed for others' benefit, the old Thranguwa has from his heart made this solemn prayer.

This provisional translation was prepared by Ngodup T. Burkhar and Eric Triebelhorn, Mirik, Darjeeling District, India, September 2004.

A Prayer for the Swift Return of Kyabje Bokar Rinpoche

by Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche
(Transliterated Tibetan)

KON CHOK RIN CHEN SUM DANG TSA WA SUM
THUK JE LU MED DEN PAI JIN LAB KYI
DAK SHANG TEN PAI SEL JE BO KAR JE'I
CHOK GI TRUL PAI DA ZHAL NYUR JON SOL

LHAK PAR MAR TON CHO KYI LO DRO DANG
ZHE PA DOR JE GAM PO PA LA SOK
KA GYUD SER RI'I THRENG WA RIM JON GYI
CHOK TRUL NYUR DU JON PAR JIN GYI LOB

YE SHE KHA DRO NI DHI NAM NYI DANG
KHE DRUP CHEN PO KHYUNG PO NAL JOR SOK
SER CHO MEN NGAK GYUD PA RIM JON GYI
CHOK TRUL NYUR DU JON PAR JIN GYI LOB

KHYED PAR MA HA KA LA BER NAK CHEN
THUK JE'I THUK DAM DU DIR MA GONG NA
CHAK CHEN CHO DRUK TEN PA NYAM NYE WE
CHOK TRUL NYUR DU JON PAR JIN GYI LOB

NYUR DZED YE SHE GON PO CHAK DRUK PAI
LHA TSHOK THUK DAM DU LE YEL GYUR NA
PAL DEN SHANG PAI MEN NGAG NYAM LA NYE
DE CHIR CHOK TRUL NYUR JON THRIN LE DZOD

TEN DZIN KYE BU DRO WAI KYAB GON NAM
MI NGON YING SU ZHUD PAR DZED LAK NA
GYAL TEN NYAK THRA KYONG WAR SU LA RE
DRO WAI DUK NGAL SEL WAR SU YI NU

TEN DRO'I KHUR CHEN ZOD PAR KA NA YANG
DAK CHAK MI ZOD DUNG WE BOD LAK NA
THUK KYED GO CHA TSEN PO LAR ZHE NE
TEN PA KYONG WAI CHOK TRUL NYUR JON SOL