Like a swiftly approaching sunrise, the reincarnation of the all-knowing holder of the Red Crown, Mipham Chökyi Lodrö, is soon to appear. With the fervent aspiration that he may live long, that his activity may flourish, and that by the power of this, the teachings of the Practice Lineage of the Karma Kamtsang may be united, the two of us, known as Ogyen Trinley and Thaye Dorje, have written this prayer together. We have concluded it with the true words of Gyalwang Mikyö Dorje adorning it as the final stanza. May this work aid in spreading the teachings and bringing happiness to beings, and may the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas make it so.
A Long Life Prayer for Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche’s reincarnation.
In the dharma expanse, the broad sky
of unchanging bliss and emptiness,
She grants the glory of life,
the pure essence of peace and existence,
Through the display of the unceasing
May the Bhagavati Tara Wish-Fulfilling Wheel
You possess the trove of secrets
of body, speech, and mind
Of the Karmapa, who embodies
the activity of all victors.
You are the nirmanakaya
Mipham Gargyi Wangchuk,
The teacher and student inseparable –
may you live long!
May the pith instructions of the true lineage
of realization flow into your mind.
May you be rich in the ocean of qualities
of both study and practice.
May you ripen and liberate beings
who see, hear, or remember you.
May you live long as the guru,
meaningful to all who make a connection.
May I, in this birth and in all my lives,
Follow the Karmapa and his heart sons inseparably,
Accomplish all my intentions according to the dharma,
And ultimately merge my mind with theirs as one.