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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GOM PA'I TSÄL CHEN DZOG PA JIN GYI RANG LOB SHIG Grant me your blessings that I perfect great clarity of meditation. 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. you who know. Auspiciousness. KÜN KY'AB RIG TONG JEN PA'I NGO WO RU SHUG PA Present as the naked essence of all-pervading awareness-emptiness. Dechen Dorje ("Adamantine Great Bliss"). DA TA'I SHE PA SANG GYE NGÖN SUM DU 'DUG PE In the awareness of "nowness". RANG ZHIN MA 'GAG ZUNG 'JUG 'Ö SÄL GYI TS'OM BU Self-nature unceasing. you who know. CHÖ KU'I LA MA YE SHE DOR JE DE KY'EN NO Dharmakaya Lama. TRÜL KU'I LA MA 'DRO 'DÜL LING PA DA KY'EN NO Nirmanakaya Lama. Offering. the very actuality of Buddhahood. Yeshe Dorje ("Adamantine Primordial Wisdom"). 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. 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. RANG RIG DÖ MA'I SHI LA 'PO 'GYUR NI MI 'DUG The primordial ground of intrinsic awareness is unmoving and unchanging. primordial wisdom beyond all limitation. present as the Youthful Vase Body. fundamental nature beyond elaboration. 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. 'Drön'dül Lingpa ("He who is from the Continent of Taming Beings"). 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. Page 2 of 14 . T'UG JE CH'OG LHUNG DRÄL WA TA' DRÖL GYI YE SHE Compassion free from bias.Dudjom Tersar Ngondro with Prayers of Invocation. concentration of the radiant luminosity of primordial union. present as the display of the five certainties. you who know. KA DAG TING SÄL SHÖN NU BUM KU RU SHUG PA Primordially pure profound clarity. LHÜN DRUB NGE PA NGA DEN RÖL PA RU SHUG PA Spontaneous realisation. LONG KU'I LA MA DE CHEN DOR JE DE KY'EN NO Sambhogakaya Lama.

Dudjom Tersar Ngondro with Prayers of Invocation. 'Ö SÄL NYI MA 'DRIB ME K'OR YUG TU 'CHAR WA'I The immaculate sun of radiant clarity shines forth day and night. 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. Auspiciousness. SU DANG 'DROG KYANG KYI DO PE 'JUNG GI BU GYÜ Happy in any company. 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! . TE ME GANG SHAR RANG DRÖL CHIN LAB DE T'OB JUNG Without solidifying or holding on. Offering. CHÖ LA DO DA ME DO K'AN 'DRO YI NYING T'IG Teaching beyond compare. '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. the blessing of the self-liberation of whatever arises is obtained. Dön T'amche Drubpa'i-de. GÖN LA 'DREN DA ME DO TER CHEN GYI LA MA Peerless Protector. Trülpa'iku Jigme Chöying Dorje. at the request of my principal vajra disciple. the Lineage-Son of the Lotus Born. Heart-Essence of the Dakinis. 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. Great Tertön Lama. MONG CHEN NYING GI MÜN PA RANG MÄL DU SANG NE Purifying in its own place the great ignorance darkening the heart. the yogin-practitioner of the Great Perfection. 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. 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. this was spoken as so much meaningless chatter by Jigdräl Yeshe Dorje. DA NI 'DZIN TANG SHIG PA'I DO ME KYI NYÖN PA This very instant. (let) mental grasping fall apart with the abandon of a madman.My Lama! I think only of you! Thus. Page 3 of 14 .

train the mind. and Dedication NGÖN TS’E RIG ’DZIN NÜ DEN DOR JE TSÄL To Nüden Dorje. 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. to die. the quintessence and embodiment of three supreme objects of Refuge. reciting this as much as possible. KYE TS’E MI TAG ’CHI WA’I CHÖ CHEN YIN All that is born is impermanent and bound. skilful vidyadhara of the past. GE DIG LE KYI GYU ’DRE LU WA ME The causality of virtuous and unvirtuous karma is infallible. of which the first section is going for Refuge. is actually seated in the space before you in the form Page 4 of 14 . 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. Lama. MA ’ONG DE SHEG MÖ PA TA’ YE SHAB To the feet of Möpa Ta’ye. Offering. you who know. Thus. Firmly believing that your Root Lama. 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. DA TA PE ’JUNG GYÄL TS’AB DROG BEN NO To Drogben Lotsawa. Second comes the actual preliminary practice. present regent of Guru Padmasambhava — ’JIG DRÄL YE SHE DOR JE LA SÖL WA’DEB To ’Jigdräl Yeshe Dorje I pray. DÄL ’JOR ’DI NI SHIN TU NYE PAR KA’ This body of freedoms and favourable conditions is extremely hard to find. Auspiciousness. may my mind turn towards the Dharma. Tathagata of the future. by its very nature.Dudjom Tersar Ngondro with Prayers of Invocation.

MA GYUR SEM CHEN KÜN GYI P’EN DE DRUB I shall work for the benefit and well–being of my mothers.Dudjom Tersar Ngondro with Prayers of Invocation. 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 . and until I attain the very heart of enlightenment. LA MA KÖN CHOG SUM LA KYAB SU CHI I take Refuge in the Lama and the Three Rare and Precious Jewels. Offering. Thus train the mind to generate the Enlightened Attitude. all sentient beings. and Dedication of Guru Rinpoche… ’DI ZUNG CHANG CHUB NYING PO MA T’OB BAR From this day forth. 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. Auspiciousness.

Offering. BENZAR SATTA SAMAYA The Vajrasattva commitments.Dudjom Tersar Ngondro with Prayers of Invocation. Vajrasattva. Auspiciousness. possessions and honour I have known throughout all my lifetimes. OM is the supreme praise. and Dedication The bodies. TENOPA TIKT'A DRI DHO MEBHAWA Remain firm in me Page 6 of 14 . MANU PALAYA BENZAR SATTA Grant me your protection. Thus offer the mandala as much as possible. 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. 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.

Page 7 of 14 . Vajrasattva having gathered into oneself. MAHA SAMAYA SATTO Great Commitment-Being! AH means uniting in non-duality. Thus. 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. ANU RAKTO MEBHAWA Be loving towards me. remain in even–minded meditation. do not abandon me. BHAGAWAN SARWA TATHAGATA All the Lordly Tathagatas in one. the Four Joys and the Four Kayas. SARWA SIDDHIM ME PRA YA TSA Grant me all accomplishments SARWA KARMA SU TSA ME And all the activities. Thus recite the hundred syllables while visualising the nectar descending and purifying. the Four Empowerments. BENZRI BHAWA I pray that I may become a Vajra-Holder. BENZRA MAME MÜN TSA Vajrasattva. HA HA HA HA symbolises the Four Boundless Thoughts. TSITTAM SHIREYAM KURU Make my mind virtuous. Auspiciousness. HUNG is the vital essence seed-syllable.Dudjom Tersar Ngondro with Prayers of Invocation. 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. SUPPO KHAYO MEBHAWA Increase the positive in me. and Dedication SUTTO KHAYO MEBHAWA Make me perfectly satisfied.

etc…. to you I pray — Page 8 of 14 . As many times as possible. KU SUNG T’UG KYI WANG JIN YONG DZOG T’OB The blessings and empowerments of Body. Auspiciousness. GÖN PO ’Ö PA ME LA SÖL WA’DEB Protector Amitabha. Speech and Mind are received in all their perfection. present and future without exception.Dudjom Tersar Ngondro with Prayers of Invocation. hold me with your compassion DÜ SUM GYÜN CHE ME PAR CHIN GYI LOB And grant me unceasing blessing throughout the three times. and Dedication Fifth is the swiftly penetrating blessing of the Guru–yoga. TSA WA’I LA MA CHOG LA SÖL WA ’DEB Most excellent Root Lama. Offering. one thousand times. 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. my future life and in the intermediate state between them. 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. 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. remain in even–minded meditation. all three. to you I pray: ’DI CH’I BAR DO SUM DU T’UG JE ZUNG In this life. the quintessence of awareness–emptiness! Thus absorbing the Lama into your self. The sixth section is the transference. DÜ SUM SANG GYE MA LÜ ’DÜ PA’I KU Embodiment of all the Buddhas of the past. OM AH HUNG BENZAR GURU PEMA SIDDHI HUNG Thus recite one hundred.

Terchen Rinpoche. at the request of ’Gyurme Kündröl. 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. and the sources of my virtue. Thus. appeal for the transference. I. 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. Thus reciting as much as you possibly can. my body. my parents. Thus. Offering.Dudjom Tersar Ngondro with Prayers of Invocation. DA NI LÜ DANG LONG CHÖ GE TSAR CHE This very instant. Page 9 of 14 . ’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. Kat’og Situ. WANG DRAG RIG ’DZIN PE MA’I JIN LAB KYI Embodiment of the Three Jewels. Guru Padmasambhava. wealth. Düd’jom Lingpa. Seventh is the offering of the body and the dedication of merit. all together. 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. composed this prayer for the long life of the incarnation of my Lama. this explicatory text simplifying the essential meaning of the condensed recitation of the preliminaries was composed by ’Jigdräl Yeshe Dorje. Three Roots and all Those Who Course in Bliss. 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. Auspiciousness.

this is by Jñâna. he who glorifies the Doctrine. 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. 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. 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. P’EN DE ’JUNG WA’I NYEN CHIG PU Sole friend teaching the source of benefit and happiness. 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. PE MA’I RING LUG NGA’GYUR DZOG PA CHE Padmasambhava’s tradition is the Great Perfection of the early translation lineage. Offering. be firm and stable. NGE DÖN NYING PO’I SHING TA DÜD ’JOM LING Page 10 of 14 . Auspiciousness. TEN PA YÜN RING NE PA’I TRA SHI SHOG And that the Doctrine endure throughout the ages. be stable and firm. ’CHI ME PE MA KA RA’I T’U CHIN GYI Fearless Heruka of the primordial wisdom of Great Bliss.Dudjom Tersar Ngondro with Prayers of Invocation. Thus. TEN’DZIN KYE BÜ SA TENG YONG LA KY’AB That the noble holders of the Doctrine fill the Earth. at the request of the faithful Dorje Namgyäl. the Holders of the Doctrine. 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. SHEN P’EN DA WA NOR BU TAG TEN NE May the life of Shenphen Dawa Norbu be ever firm and stable. TEN PA YÜN RING NE PA DANG May the Buddhist Teachings abide throughout the ages.

’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. This is by Jñâna. happiness and auspicious circumstances.Dudjom Tersar Ngondro with Prayers of Invocation. GYÄL WE YONG NGAG T’EG CHOG DZOG PA CHE The Supreme Vehicle of the Great Perfection praised by all Conquerors. CHÖ DEN SÖ NAM PÄL’JOR GONG DU ’PEL May the meritorious qualities. 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. bearer of the name Kyentse’i Nyugu. This is by Jñâna. Offering. may his profound treasure–teachings MI NUB SHE DANG DRUB PE ’DZIN GYUR CHIG Never wane but be securely upheld through study and practice. Page 11 of 14 . ’DZAM LING CHI DANG YÜL K’AM ’DI DAG TU In the world at large and in these regions in particular. ‘despair’ and ‘war’ be heard. Auspiciousness. This is by his son. 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. GANG GI ZAB TER TEN PA SI TA’I BAR Until the end of cyclic existence. honour and prosperity of those who act in accord with Dharma greatly increase. NE MUG TS’ÖN SOG DUG NGÄL MING MI DRAG May not even the names ‘sickness’. and Dedication The chariot of the true and essential meaning is that of Düd’jom Lingpa.

Page 12 of 14 . 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. Offering. 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. auspiciously come to pervade all directions. bringing virtue and well-being throughout the three times. TEN PA ’PEL GYE ’DZAM LING KY’AB GYUR CHIG Increase and spread to pervade the entire world. Auspiciousness. 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. 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. TÖN PA’JIG TEN K’AM SU JÖN PA DANG By the coming of the Buddha into this world. ’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. Guru Padmasambhava. the Secret Mantra Teachings of the Early Translation School. This is by Jñâna. 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.Dudjom Tersar Ngondro with Prayers of Invocation. GYÄL TEN CH’OG T’AR KY’AB PA’I TRA SHI SHOG Doctrine of the Victorious Ones.

KA’ KY’AB YE SHE NYING PO DE WA CHE Pervading all of space. Auspiciousness. This is by Jñâna. 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). Tej Hazarika. and "The Lamp of Liberation" (Arthur Mandelbaum. Page 13 of 14 .Dudjom Tersar Ngondro with Prayers of Invocation. 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. 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. ’DRIB ME ’Ö SÄL NYI DA’I NANG ZER ’DZUM May their unobscured and luminous radiance. T’UB PA’I TEN PA CHI DANG KY’E PAR DU The Buddhist Doctrine in general. SI PA’I K’AM ’DIR DZE PA’I PÄL DU SHOG Gloriously adorn this realm of phenomenal existence. The translations above are by Mike Dickman. This is by Jñâna. the primordial quintessence of wisdom is great bliss. Offering. like the smiling rays of the sun and moon. CH’OG DÜ KÜN TU DAR SHING GYE GYUR CHIG Expand and spread throughout all space and time. ’PO DRÄL DOR JE NYING PO NYUG MA’I SHI Unchanging. and Bettyann Lopate). Terry Clifford.

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