July 6th is the birthday of the one born as Lhamo Döndrup, recognized at the age of two, and formally installed at the age of fifteen, as the head of the Geluk school of Tibetan Buddhism and therefore also the spiritual leader of Tibet and its people. Upon his enthronement, he was renamed Jetsun Jampel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso, Holy Lord, Gentle Glory, Compassionate Defender of the Faith who is an Ocean of Wisdom. He is referred to as Yizhin Norbu Rinpoche, the Precious Wish-fulfilling Jewel. He is known around the world as His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.
Especially on this day, it is beneficial to make offerings and to offer many prayers for the long life of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, the Precious Wish-fulfilling Jewel.
Prayer for the Long Life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Gang ri ra wé kor wé zhing kham su
In a heavenly realm, surrounded by a chain of snow mountains,
Pen dang dé wa ma lü jung wé né
The source of all happiness and help for beings
Chenrezik wang Tenzin Gyatso yi
Is Tenzin Gyatso, Chenrezik in person.
Shyap pé kal gyé bar du ten gyur chik
May his life be secure for hundreds of kalpas!