- Indestructible: The Longevity Practice of Lama Tséwang Rikdzin.
In the Yungdrung Bön tradition, the longevity practice of Lama Tséwang Rikdzin is foremost among the many longevity practices within the religious tradition. Indestructible: The Longevity Practice of Lama Tséwang Rikdzin by Raven Cypress Wood contains the English translation of the longevity practice of Lama Tséwang Rikdzin from the Tséwang Jarima Chok Dü scripture. From the foreword written by Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche:
“The wisdom of Tséwang Rikdzin and the practices associated with this teaching can help us retrieve, extend, and enhance our life force: healing environmental, physical, emotional, and energetic imbalances in our lives. Strengthening and extending our lifespan provides more time for our spiritual development and for serving and benefiting other sentient beings.”
Lama Tséwang Rikdzin is the embodiment of the Five Buddha Families and can therefore bestow any quality or wisdom that is needed. In this particular practice, the attainment of longevity, physical health, vitality, and a complete and healthy soul are emphasized.
This book is suitable for both those familiar and those unfamiliar with the practice. It includes information regarding the Yungdrung Bön religious tradition, Lama Tséwang Rikdzin, and the root text which contains the longevity practice. The book is available as a hardback edition with color images and text, or a black and white paperback edition. It can purchased through the Sacred Sky Press online store at: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/SacredSky
“We pray for the mending of all of our lifespan that has been torn.
We pray to be reunited with all of our lifespan that has been separated from us.
We pray for all of our lifespan that has been dispersed to be gathered back together.
May our prosperity and our lifespan be deathless and indestructible!”
~Excerpt from ‘Indestructible: The Longevity Practice of Lama Tséwang Rikdzin”
Freely Offered Translations: These translations are offered freely for the personal use of Yungdrung Bön practitioners. No publication or digital distribution is allowed, in part or in whole. For recitation and receiving benefit and blessings, it is not necessary to have received the oral transmission of these prayers. Through their recitation, the practitioner is automatically engaging in the two accumulations of virtue and wisdom, and performing one of the thirteen activities of the Yungdrung Bön. (See post: https://ravencypresswood.com/2018/01/14/the-thirteen-bon-activities/) However, in order to receive the full benefit and power of the prayers, it is necessary to receive the oral transmission from a qualified Yungdrung Bön lama.
A pdf of these translations can be accessed through their respective Google Doc links.
- The Tséwang Mönlam, Tséwang’s Precious Mala of Beneficial Aspiration Prayers: This translation was offered to the Yungdrung Bön community upon the passing into parinirvana of the 33rd Menri Trizin in 2018. (See post: https://ravencypresswood.com/2017/09/14/tsewangs-precious-mala-of-meaningful-aspiration-prayers/) This prayer can be practiced daily, on auspicious days, upon the passing of one’s parents, or one’s root lama. Traditionally, it is also recited for those who have recently passed away during the forty-nine day period after death known as the bardo of death. Download link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1G_Shzw3C9ub7Fdf3yNpHx8f4wL3fjTa2
- The Bar Che Lam Sel, Removing Obstacles from the Path: Within the Yungdrung Bön tradition, the practice of the Bar Che Lam Sel, or Removing Obstacles from the Path, is a powerful method for removing any kind of obstacle being experienced by the practitioner. This prayer can be recited at any time, but especially during any experience of problems or obstacles, when starting a business or important endeavor, and during an astrologically calculated “obstacle year” which, according to Tibetan astrology, occurs during the ages of 1, 9, 13, 25, 37, 49, 61, 73 and 81. The prayer can also be taken as a daily practice, or recited for the benefit of others and dedicated to their release from obstacles. Download link to the English translation: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1k65MU4_CAr1cTYE6ULizZd8dLKMqUcHV Download link to the Spanish translation: https://drive.google.com/open?id=16RCSkoPKPx6MRur1HTvAsW-pdrPXhnHC
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