Prayers for His Holiness, the 33rd Menri Trizin

His Holiness, the Menri Trizen, peacefully passed beyond this body at Menri Monastery in Dolanji. India, at 6:25PM on September 14, 2017. We are asked to light a candle to remember him and his great kindness as an emanation of Nyamme Sherab Gyaltsen, the First Abbot of Menri Monastrry, to be born as a human in our lifetime to help us and show us impermanence.

His Holiness is already enlightened and takes his place with the Menri Abbots in the Refuge Tree, so he will not remain in the Bardo. He is higher than we are, so we do not pray the bardo prayer (the Precious Garland). We should ask that his emanation return soon to help us.12

There are three prayers we can pray at this time. They are provided below.

  • the Prayer for His Holiness 33rd Menri Trizin
  • the Prayer of Nyamme Sherab Gyaltsen
  • the Heart Mantra Om Ma Tri Du Yé Sa Lé Du

Prayer for His Holiness 33rd  Menri Trizin

(4 Line Prayer)
རབ་འབྱམས་ཕྱོགས་བཅུའི་རྒྱལ་བ་སྲས་བཅས་ཀྱི།
མཁྱེན་བརྩེ་ཡེ་ཤེས་ངོ་བོ་གཅིག་བསྡུས་པ།
ཟབ་རྒྱས་གཤེན་བསྟན་སྤེལ་བའི་འཕྲིན་ལས་ཅན།
ལུང་རྟོགས་བསྟན་པའི་ཉི་མར་གསོལ་བ་འདེབས།
RAB JAM CHOG CHÜ GYAL WA SE CHE KYI
KHYEN TSE YE SHE NGO WO CHIG DÜ PA
ZAB GYE SHEN TEN PEL WE TRIN LE CHEN
LUNG TOK TEN PE NYI MAR SOL WA DEB

The Omniscient wisdom of the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas of the ten directions is condensed in a single essence in you, Highest one. Possessor of the of the enlightened activity of the profound, expanded, increasing teaching of Tonpa Shenrab. I pay homage to Lungtok Tenpa’i Nyima.

Prayer to Nyamme Sherab Gyaltsen (Guru Yoga)

བདེ་ཆེན་རྒྱལ་པོ་ཀུན་བཟང་རྒྱལ་བ་འདུས།
མི་བརྗེད་གཟུངས་ལྡན་ཤེས་རབ་སྨྲ་བའི་སེང་།
འཛམ་གླིང་བོན་གྱི་གཙུག་རྒྱན་མཉམ་མེད་པ།
ཤེས་རབ་རྒྱལ་མཚན་ཞབས་ལ་གསོལ་བ་འདེབས།
DE-CHEN GYAL-PO KUN-ZANG GYAL-WA DU
MI-JE ZUNG-DEN SHE-RAB MA-WE SENG
DZAM-LING BÖN-GYI TSUG-GYEN NYAM-ME PA
SHE-RAB GYAL-TSEN ZHAB-LA  SOL-WA DEB

Oh, king of great bliss who is in the form of Kun Zang Gyalwa Du pa,
You are the wisdom deity, the lion of speech, endowed with omniscience.
You are the matchless crown ornament of the Bön World,
To Sherab Gyaltsen, I pray and pay homage.

The Heart Mantra

ཨཱོྃ་མ་ཏྲི་མུ་ཡེ་ས་ལེ་འདུ།
Om Ma Tri Mu Yé Sa Lé Du