Prayers and Mantras

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Prayer for the Swift Rebirth for Kyabjé Drubwang Pema Norbu (Penor) Rinpoche

His Holiness Penor Rinpoche - Portrait by Mannie Garcia

The 11th Throneholder of the Palyul Lineage of the Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism, His Holiness Penor Rinpoche, entered the final stage of meditation and paranirvana at 8:20 PM on Friday, March 27, 2009, at Palyul Namdroling Monastery in Bylakuppe, South India.

His Holiness Pema Norbu (Penor) Rinpoche was the 11th Throneholder of the Palyul Lineage of the Nyingma tradition and founder of Namdroling Monastery in Bylakuppe. India. He was considered one of the of the foremost masters of theBuddhist tradition of Tibet. Throughout the Buddhist community he was respected for his vast knowledge and accomplishment and for the integrity and strength with which he upheld the Buddhist teachings.

Three versions are available for the Prayer for the Swift Rebirth of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche.

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama wrote a Swift Rebirth Prayer on the 25th Day of the Third Month in the Lunar Calendar (19 May, 2009)

One version contains Tibetan, Mandarin and English: Download PDF of version written by HH the 14th Dalai Lama Here

Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche dictated a short version on about 27 March, 2009, and sent a longer version shortly thereafter.

Long Prayer: English | Mandarin

Short Prayer: English | Mandarin

Chants (in Tibetan):
Long Version | Short Version
Recorded May 24, 2009, in the US Retreat Center. Umze: Lama Dorjee Gonpo
Short Version (Lama Rapjee)
Lama Rapjee Wangchuk, from Soundtrack of His Film
Short Version (Tsering Cho)
Tsering Cho

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Long Life Prayer for Khenpo Tsewang Gyatso RinpocheKhenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche 2009

Du sum gyal wei thug kyed min pei du
When the bodhichitta of the Victors of the Three Times ripened

Pang Tog ma lue wod sal cho kyi ku
From the Dharmakaya clear light in which abandonment and realization are accomplished

ye zog ye drag rang drol chen po ley
The unchanging mind of emptiness and compassion

pho gyur mey pei tong nyid nying je thug
From the primordially perfect, primordially pure self-liberation

tse wei dul jhar dro war gyed chag tsul
Supreme Glorious Guru, holder of the three vows

dom sum zin pei pal den lama chog
Joyfully attached towards the liberation of beloved beings to be tamed

thup ten tag ten dor jei tse tha ye
Indestructible, permanent stable limitless Vajra life

tse pag med pei ngo wor tse she ney
Having received nourishment in Amitayus Buddha’s essence

Sab gyed cho kyi khor lo kor wa dhang
Turn the wheel of profound and extensive Dharma

jhi sid bhar du shab pe ten gyur chig
And may your lotus feet be firm for as long as an eon!

Padmasambhava - Guru RinpocheSeven Line Prayer to Guru Rinpoche

Chanting the Seven-line Prayer

For students who wish to hear and learn the Seven Line Prayer, go to ‘Chanting the Seven Line Prayer’ (near the bottom of the page) at

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HUNG, on the northwest border of the country Oddiyanna.

On the pistil of a lotus flower

Endowed with the marvelous attainment

You are renowned as the Lotus-Born

Surrounded by retinue of many Dakinis

Emulating you in my practice

I pray you will come and confer your blessings


GURU RINPOCHE (Vajra Guru) Mantra

Padmasambhava - Guru Rinpoche

Hear His Holiness Penor Rinpoche chant the Vajra Guru mantra.

Go To: Near the bottom of page on

Om Ah Hung Vajra Guru Pema Siddhi Hung

(actually pronounced) Om Ah Hung Benza Guru Pema Siddi Hung

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche (former head of the Nyingma Lineage, deceased) explains:

“It is said that the twelve syllables Om Ah Hum Vajra Guru Padma Siddhi Hum carry the entire blessing of the twelve types of teaching taught by Buddha, which are the essence of His Eighty-four Thousand Dharmas. Therefore to recite the Vajra guru mantra once is the equivalent to the blessing of reciting…..or practicing the whole teaching of the Buddha.

The wisdom mind of Padmasambhava is manifested in the form of the mantra; these twelve syllables are actually the emanation of His wisdom mind, and they are endowed with His entire blessing. The vajra guru mantra is Padmasambhava in the form of sound. So when you invoke Him with the recitation of the twelve syllables, the blessing and merit you obtain is tremendous. In these difficult times, just as there is no Buddha or refuge we can call upon who is more powerful than Padmasambhava, so there is no mantra that is more fitting than the Vajra Guru Mantra.”


100-Syllable Mantra of Vajrasattva

Nam Chö Version

Om Benza Sato Samaya, Manu Palaya

Benza Sato Tei No Pa, Tisthira Dridho Me Bawa

Suto Khayo Mei Ba Wa, Anu Rakto Me Ba Wa, Su Po Khayo Mei Ba Wa

Sar Wa Siddhi Mei Pra Yatsa, Sarwa Karma Sutsa Me,

Tsi Tam Shri Yam Kuru Hung, Ha Ha Ha Ha Ho Bagawan

Sarwa Tathagata Hri Daya, Benza Ma Mei Muntsa

Benzi Bhawa Maha Samaya Sato Ah

About the 100 Syllable Mantra

As with any mantra there are many levels to the meaning of the 100 Syllable Mantra. As a result, one should not become fixated upon any one translation of the mantra. For example, each of the syllables in the 100-Syllable Mantra also represents the One Hundred Peaceful and Wrathful Deities resident in one’s own body and encountered in the Bardo State after death. By practicing with an open mind, the deeper levels of the mantra will be revealed.

The approximate meaning of the mantra: You, Vajrasattva, have generated the holy mind (bodhicitta) according to your pledge (samaya). Your holy mind is enriched with the simultaneous holy actions of releasing transmigratory beings from samsara (the circling, suffering aggregates). Whatever happens in my life-happiness or suffering, good or bad-with a pleased, holy mind, never give up but please guide me. Please stabilize all happiness, including the happiness of the upper realms, actualize all actions and sublime and common realizations, and please make the glory of the five wisdoms abide in my heart.

Vajrasattva Short Mantra

Om Vajra Sato Hung
(pronounced) Om Benza Sah To Hung

Amitabha Mantra

Om Ah Mi Deva Shri

Shitro 100 Deity Mantra

Om Ah Hung Bodhi Chitta Maha Sukha Jhana Dhatu Ah Om Rulu Rulu Hung Jo Hung

Men Zung (Medicine Buddha Mantra)

Teyata Om Bhekanze Bhekanze Maha Bhekanze Radza Samung Gate Soha

Avalokitesvara (Chenrezig, Buddha of Compassion) Mantra

Om Ma Ni Pe Me Hung (Om Mani Peme Hung)

Tara Mantra

Om Tare Tu Tare Ture So

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