English Translation of Long-Life Prayer for HE 10th Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche, composed by HH 17th Karmapa

This Long-Life Prayer was spontaneously composed by HH 17th Karmapa, Orgyen Trinley Dorje on 2nd November 2010, at the conclusion of the Kangyur oral transmission, which HE 10th Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche gave in two months in Dharamsala, India.

It is shorter than the 16th Karmapa’s ‘Long-Life’ Prayer posted yesterday but is equally profound and beautiful.

The English translation can be freely downloaded as .jpgs below or as a .pdf file below.

May it be of benefit!

New English Translation of Long-Life Prayer for HE 10th Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche, by HH 16th Karmapa

As an offering to the lama on Guru Rinpoche day, here is a brand new English translation of the ‘Long-Life Prayer for HE 10th Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche’, composed by HH 16th Karmapa, Rigpe Dorje. Initially written as a ‘Swift Aspiration Prayer’ it was subsequently converted into a ‘Long-Life Aspiration’ when the 10th Sangye Nyenpa was around four years old. It is recited daily in Benchen monasteries in Tibet and Nepal.

This month, Rinpoche spoke about his health issues at the pre-Kagyu Monlam teachings, which are not at all minor and have been ongoing for several years.
The prayer (in Tibetan script, phonetics and English) can be freely downloaded from the .jpgs below, or here in .pdf format.

A Long-Life Prayer was also composed for Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche by HH 17th Karmapa, Orgyen Trinley Dorje. This will also be posted here in English soon.

Translation of the Prediction Letter by HH 16th Karmapa on the Rebirth of the Tenth Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche


Inspired by the French translation of the prediction letter written by HH 16th Karmapa, regarding the rebirth of HE 10th Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche, posted yesterday on Facebook by Karma Sangye Tenzin, I decided to do an English translation from the Tibetan too, with additional footnotes and explanations. It’s by no means perfect but may it be of benefit!

One can download the .jpg  files of it below or download the .pdf file here.