Dudjom Tersar Ngondro with Prayers of Invocation, Auspiciousness, Offering, and Dedication

The Concise Recitation of the Preliminary Practices Related to the New Treasures of Düd’jom (bDud ’joms gTer gSar Ngön ’dro), With an Accompanying Series of Prayers of Invocation and Auspiciousness

PÄL DEN TSA WA’I LA MA RIN PO CHE Glorious Root Lama, Precious One, DAG GI CHI WOR PE MA’I DEN SHUG LA Seated upon the lotus throne on the crown of my head, KA’ DRIN CHEN PO’I GO NE JE ZUNG TE Hold me with your great kindness: KU SUNG T’UG KYI NGÖ DRUB TSÄL DU SÖL Grant me the accomplishments of Body, Speech and Mind.

The Seven-Line Prayer HUNG OR GYEN YÜL GYI NUB JANG TS'AM Born in the north-west of the land of Uddiyana PE MA GE SAR DONG PO LA In the calyx of a lotus YA TS'ÄN CHOG GI NGÖ DRUB NYE And endowed with the most marvellous qualities, PE MA 'JUNG NE SHE SU TRAG You are renowned as the Lotus-Born, 'KOR DU K'AN 'DRO MANG PÖ KOR Surrounded by a host of many Dakinis. KY'E KYI JE SU DAG DRUB KYI I am the one who follows in your footsteps: CHIN GYI LAB CH'IR SHEG SU SÖL Please approach and bless me! GURU PEMA SIDDHI HUNG

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you who know. Auspiciousness. DA TA'I SHE PA SANG GYE NGÖN SUM DU 'DUG PE In the awareness of "nowness". present as the display of the five certainties. LONG KU'I LA MA DE CHEN DOR JE DE KY'EN NO Sambhogakaya Lama. GANG SHAR CHÖ KU'I TSÄL LA ZANG NGEN NI ME DA' Whatever appears is the creativity of the Dharmakaya and is neither good nor bad. CHÖ PA'I BOG CHEN 'JONG PAR JIN GYI RANG LOB SHIG Grant me your blessings that I become skilled in activity that bestows great benefit. you who know.Dudjom Tersar Ngondro with Prayers of Invocation. Offering. concentration of the radiant luminosity of primordial union. the very actuality of Buddhahood. KÜN KY'AB RIG TONG JEN PA'I NGO WO RU SHUG PA Present as the naked essence of all-pervading awareness-emptiness. LHÜN DRUB NGE PA NGA DEN RÖL PA RU SHUG PA Spontaneous realisation. GOM PA'I TSÄL CHEN DZOG PA JIN GYI RANG LOB SHIG Grant me your blessings that I perfect great clarity of meditation. GU YANG LO DE'I LA MA NYING Ü NE NYE JUNG The Lama of the vast expanse of serene joy is discovered in the heart. KA DAG TING SÄL SHÖN NU BUM KU RU SHUG PA Primordially pure profound clarity. and Dedication GYANG 'PÖ KYI SÖL 'DEP NYUG MA'I T'ÖL LU SHE JA WA The Prayer of Calling the Lama from Afar entitled Song of the Primordial State NGO WO DÖ NE MI 'GYUR TRÖ DRÄL GYI SHI LUG Essence unchanging from the very start. you who know. TRÜL KU'I LA MA 'DRO 'DÜL LING PA DA KY'EN NO Nirmanakaya Lama. Page 2 of 14 . primordial wisdom beyond all limitation. T'UG JE CH'OG LHUNG DRÄL WA TA' DRÖL GYI YE SHE Compassion free from bias. RANG RIG DÖ MA'I SHI LA 'PO 'GYUR NI MI 'DUG The primordial ground of intrinsic awareness is unmoving and unchanging. RANG ZHIN MA 'GAG ZUNG 'JUG 'Ö SÄL GYI TS'OM BU Self-nature unceasing. 'Drön'dül Lingpa ("He who is from the Continent of Taming Beings"). TA WA'I DING CHEN T'OB PAR CHIN GYI RANG LOB SHIG Grant me your blessings that I attain great confidence in the View. fundamental nature beyond elaboration. Dechen Dorje ("Adamantine Great Bliss"). present as the Youthful Vase Body. Yeshe Dorje ("Adamantine Primordial Wisdom"). CHÖ KU'I LA MA YE SHE DOR JE DE KY'EN NO Dharmakaya Lama.

DA NI 'DZIN TANG SHIG PA'I DO ME KYI NYÖN PA This very instant. MA CHÖ RIG PA RANG BAB K'A YEN DU LÖ PE By letting go in the free and natural flow of uncontrived pure awareness. JUNG GYÄL CHER NYÄL NGANG LA MI TS'E 'DI KYEL TONG And let this human life be spent in a state of spontaneous and naked ease: GANG TAR JE KYANG GA'O DZOG CHEN GYI NÄL 'JOR Joyful in whatever he does. Heart-Essence of the Dakinis. 'Ö SÄL NYI MA 'DRIB ME K'OR YUG TU 'CHAR WA'I The immaculate sun of radiant clarity shines forth day and night. Auspiciousness. the Lineage-Son of the Lotus Born. 'DZIN SHEN SÖL 'DEB CHÖ MA'I DUG YÜ NI MA GÖ There is no (longer any) need for contrived and fabricated prayers of carping and complaint. at the request of my principal vajra disciple. Offering. JE PA'I CHÖ KYI SANG GYE 'DRUB DU NI MI DA' There will never be a time when contrived practice leads to Buddhahood: YI CHÖ LÖ JE GOM 'DI LU JE KYI DRA RE This intellectually contrived meditation of mental analysis is a deceitful enemy. and Dedication NYUG MA'I SEM 'DI LA MA'I RANG ZHIN DU TOG TS'E And when this innate mind is realised to be the very nature of the Lama. the yogin-practitioner of the Great Perfection. (let) mental grasping fall apart with the abandon of a madman. the blessing of the self-liberation of whatever arises is obtained.Dudjom Tersar Ngondro with Prayers of Invocation. this was spoken as so much meaningless chatter by Jigdräl Yeshe Dorje. SU DANG 'DROG KYANG KYI DO PE 'JUNG GI BU GYÜ Happy in any company. CHÖ LA DO DA ME DO K'AN 'DRO YI NYING T'IG Teaching beyond compare. Page 3 of 14 . GÖN LA 'DREN DA ME DO TER CHEN GYI LA MA Peerless Protector. KÄL ZANG 'DI KO P'A CHIG LA MA YI KU TRIN This good fortune is the graciousness of the only father Lama: DRIN LEN 'KOR TA' ME DO LA MA RANG DREN NO Unrepayable kindness! .My Lama! I think only of you! Thus. MONG CHEN NYING GI MÜN PA RANG MÄL DU SANG NE Purifying in its own place the great ignorance darkening the heart. Trülpa'iku Jigme Chöying Dorje. TE ME GANG SHAR RANG DRÖL CHIN LAB DE T'OB JUNG Without solidifying or holding on. Great Tertön Lama. Dön T'amche Drubpa'i-de.

Second comes the actual preliminary practice. K’AM SUM ’KOR WA DUG NGÄL GYA TSO’I NGANG And the three realms of cyclic existence are intrinsically an ocean of suffering: DREN NE DAG LO CHÖ LA ’GYUR WAR SHOG Remembering this. Thus. by its very nature. GE DIG LE KYI GYU ’DRE LU WA ME The causality of virtuous and unvirtuous karma is infallible. the first section is the preliminaries — the recitation of the Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind (from Samsara) NAMO LÜ ME TEN GYI GÖN PO LA MA KY’EN Unfailing and constant protector. skilful vidyadhara of the past. is actually seated in the space before you in the form Page 4 of 14 . Auspiciousness. to die. Firmly believing that your Root Lama. Tathagata of the future. reciting this as much as possible. and Dedication NGÖN TS’E RIG ’DZIN NÜ DEN DOR JE TSÄL To Nüden Dorje. you who know. of which the first section is going for Refuge. present regent of Guru Padmasambhava — ’JIG DRÄL YE SHE DOR JE LA SÖL WA’DEB To ’Jigdräl Yeshe Dorje I pray. DA TA PE ’JUNG GYÄL TS’AB DROG BEN NO To Drogben Lotsawa.Dudjom Tersar Ngondro with Prayers of Invocation. DÄL ’JOR ’DI NI SHIN TU NYE PAR KA’ This body of freedoms and favourable conditions is extremely hard to find. the quintessence and embodiment of three supreme objects of Refuge. may my mind turn towards the Dharma. KYE TS’E MI TAG ’CHI WA’I CHÖ CHEN YIN All that is born is impermanent and bound. Offering. Lama. train the mind. Düd ’Jom Ter Sar Ngön ’Dro’i Ngag ’Dön Dü Pa Shug So The Concise Recitation of the Preliminary Practices Related to the New Treasures of Düd’jom In the arrangement of this practice of The Concise Recitation of the Preliminary Practices Related to the New Treasures of Düd’jom. MA ’ONG DE SHEG MÖ PA TA’ YE SHAB To the feet of Möpa Ta’ye.

MA GYUR SEM CHEN KÜN GYI P’EN DE DRUB I shall work for the benefit and well–being of my mothers. and until I attain the very heart of enlightenment. and Dedication of Guru Rinpoche… ’DI ZUNG CHANG CHUB NYING PO MA T’OB BAR From this day forth. Auspiciousness. Thus train the mind to generate the Enlightened Attitude. The third is the mandala–offering in order to gain merit — Laying out an actual mandala of heaped up offerings as symbolic representation… TS’E RAB KÜN GYI LÜ DANG LONG CHÖ PÄL Page 5 of 14 . all sentient beings. Thus recite as much possible with prostrations. The second section is the generation of the Enlightened Attitude — Requesting the objects of Refuge to bear witness… DA NE ZUNG TE ’KOR WA MA TONG BAR From now until samsara is emptied. Offering. LA MA KÖN CHOG SUM LA KYAB SU CHI I take Refuge in the Lama and the Three Rare and Precious Jewels.Dudjom Tersar Ngondro with Prayers of Invocation.

Auspiciousness. and Dedication The bodies. TS’OG NYI DZOG CH’IR KÖN CHOG SUM LA’BÜL I offer to the Three Rare and Precious Jewels so as to complete the two accumulations. possessions and honour I have known throughout all my lifetimes. MANU PALAYA BENZAR SATTA Grant me your protection.Dudjom Tersar Ngondro with Prayers of Invocation. Thus offer the mandala as much as possible. Fourth is the meditation on and recitation of Vajrasattva to purify obscuration — Remaining in your ordinary state… CHI WOR LA MA DOR SEM YER ME PA’I From the body of the Lama and Dorje Sempa’ inseparably one above the crown of my head KU LE DÜ TS’I GYÜN BAB DRIB JANG GYUR Streams a downpour of nectar purifying all my obscurations. Offering. Vajrasattva. BENZAR SATTA SAMAYA The Vajrasattva commitments. OM is the supreme praise. TENOPA TIKT'A DRI DHO MEBHAWA Remain firm in me Page 6 of 14 .

Thus. HA HA HA HA symbolises the Four Boundless Thoughts. and Dedication SUTTO KHAYO MEBHAWA Make me perfectly satisfied. Auspiciousness. do not abandon me. SARWA SIDDHIM ME PRA YA TSA Grant me all accomplishments SARWA KARMA SU TSA ME And all the activities. remain in even–minded meditation. the Four Empowerments. Thus recite the hundred syllables while visualising the nectar descending and purifying. HO is the sound of laughter in these. Offering. and (then)… OM BENZAR SATTO HUNG … recite the six–syllable mantra as much as you can. BENZRA MAME MÜN TSA Vajrasattva. Page 7 of 14 . MAHA SAMAYA SATTO Great Commitment-Being! AH means uniting in non-duality. ANU RAKTO MEBHAWA Be loving towards me. HUNG is the vital essence seed-syllable. TSITTAM SHIREYAM KURU Make my mind virtuous.Dudjom Tersar Ngondro with Prayers of Invocation. the Four Joys and the Four Kayas. and when you have completed this… ’Ö SHU DAG NANG DANG ’DRE RO CHIG GYUR He dissolves into light and merges in one taste with one’s own phenomena. SUPPO KHAYO MEBHAWA Increase the positive in me. BHAGAWAN SARWA TATHAGATA All the Lordly Tathagatas in one. BENZRI BHAWA I pray that I may become a Vajra-Holder. Vajrasattva having gathered into oneself.

OM AH HUNG BENZAR GURU PEMA SIDDHI HUNG Thus recite one hundred. to you I pray — Page 8 of 14 . RANG NYI DOR JE NÄL ’JOR DÜN KA’ RU I am the Vajrayogini and in the sky in front of me TSA WA’I LA MA PE MA’I KUR SHENG GYUR Is the Root Lama in the form of Padmasambhava. KU SUNG T’UG KYI WANG JIN YONG DZOG T’OB The blessings and empowerments of Body. to you I pray: ’DI CH’I BAR DO SUM DU T’UG JE ZUNG In this life. DÜ SUM SANG GYE MA LÜ ’DÜ PA’I KU Embodiment of all the Buddhas of the past. etc….Dudjom Tersar Ngondro with Prayers of Invocation. BENZAR GURU KAYA WAKA TSITTA SIDDHI HUNG Thus take the four empowerments and then… LA MA ’Ö SHU RANG T’IM YER ME NGANG The Lama dissolves into light. present and future without exception. one thousand times. Speech and Mind are received in all their perfection. remain in even–minded meditation. The sixth section is the transference. TSA WA’I LA MA CHOG LA SÖL WA ’DEB Most excellent Root Lama. all three. Offering. GÖN PO ’Ö PA ME LA SÖL WA’DEB Protector Amitabha. hold me with your compassion DÜ SUM GYÜN CHE ME PAR CHIN GYI LOB And grant me unceasing blessing throughout the three times. merges inseparably with me and in this state I remain: RIG TONG DÖN GYI LA MA’I RANG SHÄL TA See the real face of the Lama. the quintessence of awareness–emptiness! Thus absorbing the Lama into your self. and Dedication Fifth is the swiftly penetrating blessing of the Guru–yoga. my future life and in the intermediate state between them. Auspiciousness. As many times as possible.

at the request of ’Gyurme Kündröl. Kat’og Situ. ’DRO DÖN LAB CHEN GEG ME’DRUB PAR SHOG May I unobstructedly attain great benefit for the well–being of all living beings Thus earnestly make prayers of aspiration. Offering. DA NI LÜ DANG LONG CHÖ GE TSAR CHE This very instant. Seventh is the offering of the body and the dedication of merit. Page 9 of 14 . Three Roots and all Those Who Course in Bliss. A Selection of Prayers of Auspiciousness Long–life Prayer of His Holiness Düd’jom Rinpoche KÖN CHOG TSA SUM SDE SHEG KÜN’DÜ PA By the blessings of puissant and wrathful vidyadhara. in order to benefit those who do not know or who are unable to practice The Extensive Recitation–Practice of the Preliminaries Connected with the New Treasures. and the sources of my virtue. my body. composed this prayer for the long life of the incarnation of my Lama. I. Terchen Rinpoche. Düd’jom Lingpa. Thus. MA GYUR’DRO LA P’ANG PA ME PAR TANG I give without attachment to all beings. and Dedication ZAB LAM P’O WA ’JONG WAR CHIN GYI LOB Bless me that I perfect the profound path of transference of consciousness. DÜ ’JOM YE SHE DOR JE’I KU TS’E TEN May the life–force of Düd’jom Yeshe Dorje be firm and long–lasting TEN DRO’I DÖN CHEN TA’ RU CH’IN PAR SHOG For the realisation of the great goals of the Teachings and of all living beings. Guru Padmasambhava. appeal for the transference. Auspiciousness. this explicatory text simplifying the essential meaning of the condensed recitation of the preliminaries was composed by ’Jigdräl Yeshe Dorje. my parents.Dudjom Tersar Ngondro with Prayers of Invocation. all together. wealth. WANG DRAG RIG ’DZIN PE MA’I JIN LAB KYI Embodiment of the Three Jewels. Thus reciting as much as you possibly can. Thus.

and Dedication Long–life Prayer of His Holiness Shenphen Dawa Norbu Rinpoche ’JIG ME DE CHEN YE SHE HE RU KA By the power and blessings of the Immortal Lotus–Born. Offering. TEN PA’I PÄL GYUR LA MA’I SHAB PE TEN May auspiciousness arise as follows: that lotus feet — the life–force — of the Lama. TEN PA YÜN RING NE PA DANG May the Buddhist Teachings abide throughout the ages. TEN PA ’DZIN PA’I KYE BU NAM And may the victory banner of the lives KU TSE’I GYÄL TS’EN TEN GYUR CHIG Of the Noble Ones. TEN PA YÜN RING NE PA’I TRA SHI SHOG And that the Doctrine endure throughout the ages. TEN’DZIN KYE BÜ SA TENG YONG LA KY’AB That the noble holders of the Doctrine fill the Earth. this is by Jñâna. the Holders of the Doctrine. ’CHI ME PE MA KA RA’I T’U CHIN GYI Fearless Heruka of the primordial wisdom of Great Bliss. Thus. be firm and stable. TEN PA’I JIN DAG NGA’ T’ANG’JOR PA GYE That the prosperity and influence of all patrons of the Doctrine expand and increase. PE MA’I RING LUG NGA’GYUR DZOG PA CHE Padmasambhava’s tradition is the Great Perfection of the early translation lineage. P’EN DE ’JUNG WA’I NYEN CHIG PU Sole friend teaching the source of benefit and happiness. be stable and firm. Auspiciousness. NGE DÖN NYING PO’I SHING TA DÜD ’JOM LING Page 10 of 14 . at the request of the faithful Dorje Namgyäl. SHEN P’EN DA WA NOR BU TAG TEN NE May the life of Shenphen Dawa Norbu be ever firm and stable.Dudjom Tersar Ngondro with Prayers of Invocation. he who glorifies the Doctrine. TEN 'DROR MEN PA’I TR’IN LE KA’ KY’AB SHOG And may his medicine–like activities for the benefit of the Teachings and of living beings fill all of space.

This is by his son. TAG TU TRA SHI DE LEG P’ÜN TS’OG SHOG And may there always be an absolute perfection of good fortune. GYÄL WA KÜN GYI NYE LAM CHIG PU RU May the sole short path of all Victorious Ones. This is by Jñâna. NE MUG TS’ÖN SOG DUG NGÄL MING MI DRAG May not even the names ‘sickness’. CHÖ DEN SÖ NAM PÄL’JOR GONG DU ’PEL May the meritorious qualities. GANG GI ZAB TER TEN PA SI TA’I BAR Until the end of cyclic existence. ’DZAM LING CHI DANG YÜL K’AM ’DI DAG TU In the world at large and in these regions in particular. This is by Jñâna. GYÄL WE YONG NGAG T’EG CHOG DZOG PA CHE The Supreme Vehicle of the Great Perfection praised by all Conquerors. and Dedication The chariot of the true and essential meaning is that of Düd’jom Lingpa. Offering. bearer of the name Kyentse’i Nyugu. ‘despair’ and ‘war’ be heard. Page 11 of 14 . Auspiciousness. may his profound treasure–teachings MI NUB SHE DANG DRUB PE ’DZIN GYUR CHIG Never wane but be securely upheld through study and practice. T’EG CHOG SER GYI ’KOR LO TSIB TONG CHEN The thousand–spoked golden wheel of the supreme vehicle T’UB TEN LING SHI’I KA’ LA YONG P’AG TE Is absolutely foremost in the skies above the four continents of the teachings of the Muni. honour and prosperity of those who act in accord with Dharma greatly increase. ’JIG DRÄL CHÖ KYI GYÄL SI ’JOR WA’I PUNG May the heaped abundance of the sovereignty of the Doctrine Beyond All Fear CH’OG LE NAM GYÄL TRA SHI PÄL’BAR SHOG Gloriously blaze up as auspicious victory over all directions. happiness and auspicious circumstances.Dudjom Tersar Ngondro with Prayers of Invocation.

auspiciously come to pervade all directions. K’E SHING DRUB NYE RIG ’DZIN GYÜ PA’I SÖL Practice–path of the vidyadhara lineage of the learned and realised. Acharya Padmasambhava and Dharma King Tr’isong De’utsen ’DZAM LING SA SUM KY’AB PAR’PEL Increase to pervade the three realms of Jambudvipa. TEN PA YÜN RING NE PA’I TRA SHI SHOG May it auspiciously come about that the Teachings endure for a long time K’EN LOB CHÖ SUM RING LUG CHE May the great tradition of Bodhisattva–Abot Shantarakshita. the Secret Mantra Teachings of the Early Translation School. Offering. Guru Padmasambhava. This is by Jñâna. TÖN PA’JIG TEN K’AM SU JÖN PA DANG By the coming of the Buddha into this world. Auspiciousness. Page 12 of 14 .Dudjom Tersar Ngondro with Prayers of Invocation. ’DRO GYÜ CHOG SUM NANG WA DANG May the Three Supreme Jewels and the mindstreams of living beings MI ’DRÄL DÜ SUM GE LEG SHOG Remain inseparable. GYÄL TEN CH’OG T’AR KY’AB PA’I TRA SHI SHOG Doctrine of the Victorious Ones. TEN PA ’PEL GYE ’DZAM LING KY’AB GYUR CHIG Increase and spread to pervade the entire world. and Dedication GYÄL WANG PE MA’I RING LUG NGA’GYUR WA’I The tradition of the School of Earlier Translations of the Lord of Conquerors. TEN PA NYI ’Ö SHIN DU SÄL WA DANG The illumination of the sun–like Doctrine TEN ’DZIN P’U NU SHIN DU T’ÜN PA YI And the brotherly harmony of the Lineage-Holders. T’UB TEN NYING PO SANG NGAG NGA ’GYUR WA’I May the quintessence of the Teachings of the Awakened One. DO NGAG CHÖ TS’ÜL TS’ANG LA MA NOR WA Unerring in its pure Dharma–tradition of Sutra and Mantra. bringing virtue and well-being throughout the three times.

and "The Lamp of Liberation" (Arthur Mandelbaum. CH’OG DÜ KÜN TU DAR SHING GYE GYUR CHIG Expand and spread throughout all space and time. T’UB PA’I TEN PA CHI DANG KY’E PAR DU The Buddhist Doctrine in general. JI NYE P’EN DE MA LÜ ’JUNG WA’I NE May the source of all well–being and happiness without exception. and Dedication This is by Mipham. KA’ KY’AB YE SHE NYING PO DE WA CHE Pervading all of space. They are provided here as alternative versions to the very fine translations available from Yeshe Melong in wider circulation such as the "Dudjom Tersar Ngondro" (Arthur Mandelbaum in collaboration with Lama Rinchen). ’DRIB ME ’Ö SÄL NYI DA’I NANG ZER ’DZUM May their unobscured and luminous radiance. The translations above are by Mike Dickman. This is by Jñâna. and Bettyann Lopate). This is by Jñâna. Auspiciousness. the primordial quintessence of wisdom is great bliss. Tej Hazarika. Page 13 of 14 . ’PO DRÄL DOR JE NYING PO NYUG MA’I SHI Unchanging. Terry Clifford. like the smiling rays of the sun and moon.Dudjom Tersar Ngondro with Prayers of Invocation. SI PA’I K’AM ’DIR DZE PA’I PÄL DU SHOG Gloriously adorn this realm of phenomenal existence. Offering. and particularly NGA ’GYUR ’Ö SÄL DOR JE NYING PO’I SÖL The Early Translation School tradition of the Brilliant Radiance of the Indestructible Essence. the indestructible essence is the very ground of the innate nature.

and Dedication BACK TO CONTENTS Page 14 of 14 . Offering. Auspiciousness.Dudjom Tersar Ngondro with Prayers of Invocation.

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