The Time to Engage with the Practices of the Great Lama and his Twin Sons

The Great Lama Drenpa Namkha

Within the Yungdrung Bön religious tradition, the 10th lunar day of each month is dedicated to the practice of the great lama Drenpa Namkha and his two sons, Tséwang Rikdzin and Pema Tongdrol. From now until the Tibetan New Year on March 3rd 2022, these lunar days coincide with the Western dates:

  • November 14th 2021
  • December 13th 2021
  • January 12th 2022
  • February 11th 2022

Namo!

With the yearning, single-pointed devotion of my body, speech, and mind, I and the group of mothers, the other sentient beings who are equal to the far reaches of the sky, go for refuge to the Bönku Küntu Zangpo.

We go for refuge to the Great Lama Drenpa Namkha.

We go for refuge to Nyima Öden Barma.

We go for refuge to the protector of migrating beings, Tséwang Rikdzin.

We go for refuge to the Great Mother Tukjé Kündrol.

We go for refuge to Trogyal Yungdrung Tongdrol.

We go for refuge to the tertön Khyung Gö Tsal.

We for refuge to Patön Gyalwa Shérab.

We go for refuge to Patön Döndrup Bum.

We go for refuge to Nyammé Palden Zangpo.

We go for refuge to Patön Namkha Zangpo.

We go for refuge to Chang Chup Semden Palchok Zangpo.

We go for refuge to Tenzin Rikdzin Namgyal.

We go for refuge to Rikdzin Lhundrup Palzang.

We go for refuge to Drendral Tenpa Özer.

We go for refuge to the protector of migrating beings, Namkha Gyalpo.

We go for refuge to the kind root lama.

We go for refuge to the compassionate guide lama, who has the blessings of the lamas of the lineage.

We go for refuge to the knowledge holders and yungdrung sempa of the male lineage.

We go for refuge to the group of khandro of the female lineage.

We go for refuge to the holy lamas of the lineage of the accomplishment of longevity.

Through your compassion radiating as light from unmanifested space, please bestow the accomplishment of indestructible longevity to me!

— From The Longevity Practice of Drenpa Namkha

Tibetan translation by Raven Cypress Wood

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