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.