New Translation: Eighth Karmapa’s Supplication and Praise to the First Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche

8th Karmapa, Mikyo Dorje

On the last day before the Tibetan Earth-Pig Losar 2146 (5th February 2019), as an offering to HE the 10th Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche and his foreign devotees, I have translated into English (with Tibetan script and phonetics), the supplication and praise composed by the 8th Karmapa, Mikyo Dorje for the 1st Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche, who was one of the Karmapa’s main teachers. A powerful verse homage praising the accomplishments and strengths of the 1st Sangye Nyenpa, leaving one in no doubt that the 8th Karmapa admired and held him in great esteem.

1st Sangye Nyenpa, Tashi Paljor

The text can be downloaded for free as .pdf below. Translated and edited by Adele Tomlin, 4th February, 2019, Bodh Gaya, India. With special thanks to HE 10th Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche for his generous and precious feedback and checking the translation. Free download here: Supplication to first sangye nyenpa

May this translation be of benefit in helping us all remember the excellent qualities and strengths of the precious lamas of Buddha Dharma and be a cause for the long-life, health and flourishing of the Gyalwang Karmapa!

N.B. Please note that this supplication and praise is to the 1st Sangye Nyenpa. The 10th Sangye Nyenpa personally told me in October 2018, that he does not regard the 17th Karmapa, Orgyen Trinley Dorje as the same mind as the 16th Karmapa, Rigpe Dorje, and so does not regard him as his root lama. I disagreed with him about this at the time, but he insisted that was the case. Applying that same logic, then one could also say that this supplication does not apply to the 10th Sangye Nyenpa.

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