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Three Revised Nyingma Prayer Texts Available Online

To commemorate the Diamond Jubilee 60 year Anniversary of Namdroling Monastery and the 30 year Anniversary of Tsogyal Shedrub Dargyeling Nunnery, three Nyingma Prayer Texts first published at Namdroling Monastery over three years from 2005 to 2009 have been newly revised by Lama Dondrup Dorje Rinpoche and made available online. These three Nyingma Prayer Texts were the result of request made by Lama Dondrup Dorje Rinpoche to His Holiness Pema Norbu Rinpoche for the sole purpose to assist foreign students to develop better understanding of Tibetan prayers.

All three prayer texts were a collaboration between Ngagyur Nyingma Institute and Pathgate Institute. Proof-reading of the texts were made by Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche, Khenpo Tenzin Norgay Rinpoche and Khenpo Sangay Wangdi Rinpoche and editing by Lama Dondrup Dorje Rinpoche.  

For the revised editions, over 130 pages newly translated by Lama Dondrup Dorje Rinpoche have been added to the texts. These latest revised texts included the entire 167 verses of The Manjushri Nama Sangiti Tantra as taught by Buddha Shakyamuni. Also included are tantra, commentary and prayers, composed originally by Padmasambhava, Rinchen Zangpo, Smritijnana, Choying Tobden Dorje, Candragomin, Vimalamitra, Vilasavajra, Jetsun Dragpa Gyaltshen, Vasubandhu, Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, Chökyi Wangchuk, Yeshe Tsogyal, Dzongsar Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö, Chatral Sangye Dorje, Jigme Tenpai Nyima, Paltrul Ogen Jigme Choeki Wangpo, Minling Terchen Gyurme Dorje, Taklung Tsetrul Shedrup Trinlé Nyinjé Zangpo, Mipham Jamyang Namgyal Gyatsho, Chogyal Terdak Lingpa, Nagarjuna, Longchen Rabjam Drimé Özer, Dilgo Khyentse Gyurme Thegchog Tenpai Gyaltsen, Dudjom Jigdral Yeshe Dorje, Lhodrak Namkha Gyaltsen, Jigdrel Yeshé Dorje, in addition to extracts from Words of the Buddha (Kangyur), Songs of Glorious Realization and Jataka Sutra.

The first of these prayer texts is Wish-Granting Attainments - Daily Prayers of Namdroling Monastery - as used by the ordained sangha for the morning and evening practices at the monastery.

The second prayer text is The Wish-Granting Tree of Enlightenment - the Prayer book of the Annual Prayer Assembly of Ngagyur Tradition. His Holiness Pema Norbu Rinpoche was so delighted at the publication of this prayer text that he gave the advice that this prayer book should be recited each day and not merely during the annual Ngagyur Nyingma Prayer Festival for World Peace - Monlam Chenmo - at Bodhgaya.

The third prayer text is The Stairway to the Pure Lands - A Prayer of the Palyul Tradition. This prayer book is compiled in accordance to the lineage of Khedrub Karma Chagme and included the recitation manual for the annual Mountain Retreat - Ngondro Preliminary Practices - at Namdroling Monastery.

These prayer texts are listed under Prayer Collections. Click here to read any one of these texts.