Emerging from Nekhor’s core mission to revitalize the holy sites of Guru Rinpoche, our translation group focuses on making traditional prayers and compositions honoring Guru Rinpoche and his activities available to all. Our name derives from the title with which Padmasambhava is invoked in the famous Seven Line Prayer — Pema Jungne, Tibetan for “The Lotus-Born”.
Our team of translators especially looks for prayers, guides, histories connected to the places he visited, the interactions he had there with his disciples, and the practices he accomplished there. We have been steadily translating this precious material and making it freely available on Lotsawa House. (For the full list see below.)
Now today’s practitioners can access these sacred works and make them part of their path.
Revealing the Stories Behind Sites
Following in Your Footsteps – The Lotus-Born Guru in Nepal
Coming in Fall 2019
It is with joyful hearts and great honor that we announce Following in Your Footsteps – The Lotus-Born Guru in Nepal, the first of a three-part series of books dedicated to the sacred sites of Padmasambhava in India, Nepal, and Tibet!
This series will trace the full arch of the journey of the Guru, who, beyond being a historical personage, is known as the very embodiment and personification of the tantric Buddhism.
In this, the first of this three part series of books, we will present Guru Rinpoche’s life and deeds in Nepal. The mountains and valleys of Nepal played a unique role in the life of Guru Rinpoche. It is here that Guru Rinpoche went on extensive retreat, gave countless teachings to disciples, hid terma treasures and blessed the hills and valleys. In these pages we will encounter the stories behind the sites, learning how these miraculous events unfolded, and how masters throughout the ages have drawn upon their inspiration.
The first part of this book presents an introduction to sacred sites, an introduction to Guru Rinpoche, traditional literature surrounding Guru Rinpoche, and an overview of Guru Rinpoche’s time in Nepal. The second part, the main body of the book, tells of Guru Rinpoche’s life in Nepal through the places where he practiced and accomplished the path, taming hosts of humans and spirits all along the way. Finally, the third part presents an essential selection of prayers for invoking Guru Padmasambhava.
Why focus this first book on Nepal? It is because generations ago, a certain devoted young man made the aspiration to be reborn as a realised master in the land of Nepal, before the great Jarung Kashor Stupa – this devoted son later became known as Padmasambhava. Aspirations hold power, and it is our aspiration that this guide serve as a catalyst for your own journey, to follow in the footsteps of the one renowned as the Lotus-Born.
Look forward the release of the Nepal edition in the Fall of 2019!
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Now Freely Available To All
Every Guru Rinpoche Day, Pema Jungne Translations releases a brand-new prayer, guide, or life story connected with the Lotus-Born Guru, his disciples, and the places where they accomplished the Dharma. For the latest updates, check out What’s New. In the meantime, please enjoy this ever-expanding treasury of Guru Rinpoche’s blessings.
Our latest translation: A Garland of Vajra Gems: The Life and Liberation of the Guru by Jamgön Kongtrul
Sacred Sites of the Guru
History of the Great Stupa - Ngakchang Shakya Zangpo
A Prayer to the Three Stupas in Nepal - Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö
A Short Guide to Yangleshö in Nepal - Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö
Upon Arriving at Yangleshö - Khenchen Jigme Phuntsok
The Sadhana of the Five Self-Arisen Noble Brothers - Shikpo Lingpa
A Guide to Glorious Samye Chimphu - Jikme Lingpa
In Praise of Kyimolung - Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche
Melodious Tambura of Delight - Chatral Rinpoche
A Guide to Uddiyana - Chatral Rinpoche
Guru RinpochE and his REtinue
NEW: A Garland of Vajra Gems: The Life and Liberation of the Guru by Jamgön Kongtrul
A Joyful Chariot for the Fortunate - Dudjom Rinpoche
A Short Prayer to the Abbot, the Master and the King - Dudjom Rinpoche
A Brief Offering to the Local Protectress of the Jarung Kashor Stupa - Dudjom Rinpoche
Explanation of the Tenth Day - Gönpo Tseten Rinpoche
Zangdokpalri Mönlam - Dudjom Rinpoche
Orgyen Padma’s Enlightened Deeds - Orgyen Lingpa
Prayer Recalling the Life and Liberation - Nyangral Nyima Özer
A Beautiful and Wondrous Udumbara Garland - Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo
The Biography of Great Orgyen - Dudjom Lingpa
The Wish-Fulfilling Tree - Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa
Life and Liberation of Padmākara - Jamgön Kongtrul
Cloud Banks of Blessings - Ratna Lingpa
Cloud Banks of Blessings - Fifth Dalai Lama
A Prayer of Yeshe Tsogyal’s Life and Liberation - Jamgön Kongtrul
Praise to the Abbot – Khen - Mipham Rinpoche
Praise to the Master – Lob - Mipham Rinpoche
Praise to the King – Chö - Mipham Rinpoche
Light Offering Prayer - Mipham Rinpoche
Prayer to the King and Twenty-Five Disciples - Tashi Tobgyal
Lives and Liberation of Mandarava - Samten Lingpa
An Extremely Concise Barche Lamsel - Tertön Rangrik Dorje
An Extremely Concise Sampa Lhundrup - Tertön Rangrik Dorje
The Seven Lines - Tertön Rangrik Dorje
Spontaneous Fulfillment of All Wishes - Tertön Rangrik Dorje
The Wish-Fulfilling Tree - Tertön Rangrik Dorje
Victor Over All Adversity - Tertön Rangrik Dorje
A Concise Guru Yoga - Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa
Zangdokpalri Mönlam - Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa