On the 3rd day of the 12th lunar month, February 3, 2022, the living descendant of the Shen lineage of Buddha Tönpa Shenrap Miwo, Shensé Norbu Wangyal Rinpoche, passed into parinirvana in Lhasa, Tibet. Over 18,000 years ago, in the ancient realm of Olmo Lungrik, the founder of the Yungdrung Bön spiritual tradition, Lord Tönpa Shenrap Miwoche, was born into the human realm as a prince. He later adopted the life of a monk in order to display the path of renunciation to his followers. Prior to this however, he was married and had sons and daughters. Shensé Norbu Wangyal Rinpoche was a direct descendants of this Shen lineage.
At this time, it is appropriate to make offerings, prayers of aspiration, and perform spiritual practice and acts of virtue. When one’s spiritual guide passes away, one of the traditional prayers that are recited is the Tsewang Mönlam, Tsewang’s Precious Mala of Beneficial Aspiration Prayers. The English language translation of this prayer is freely available for personal use on the Publication page of this website. Simply click the Publications tab at the top of the page and scroll down to the download link.
You have the body of Gyalwa Shenrap who tamed the three thousand-fold universe.
You have the genuine, speech of the descendants of Yung Wang.
You have the perfected mind of wisdom and compassion of Lachen Drenpa.
I supplicate at the feet of Shensé Wangyal!
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