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HH 14th Dalai Lama with HH 34th Menri Trizen. Photo credit: Unknown.

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 leader of the Geluk school of Tibetan Buddhism and therefore also the spiritual leader of Tibet.  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 prayers for his long life.

Prayer for the Long Life of His Holiness the 14th 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 eons!

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In honor of HH the Dalai Lama's 84th Birthday

In this world encircled by blue sky and decorated by sparkling stars,
You, repository of greatest goodness sharing that without regret
Tenzin Gyatso, focus of the power of compassion from Chenrizik
Please remain in your compassionate vow until all are free. ...


Composed by Domo Geshe Rinpoche
I changed elements of his long life prayer to acknowledge His Holiness world wide activities. ~

His Holiness the Dalai Lama on his 84th birthday, after prayers, with family members--including his sister Jetsun Pema, to the right of HH Dalai Lama, and Namgyal Taklha to the left.

Prayer that Spontaneously Fulfills All Wishes

Tong nyi nying je zung du jug päi lam
Savior of the Land of Snow teachings and transmigratory
beings,

Chhe chher säl dzä gang chän tän dröi gön
Who extensively clarifies the path that unifies emptiness and
compassion,

Chhag na pä mo tän dzin gya tsho la
To the Lotus Holder, Tenzin Gyatso, I beseech:

Söl wa deb so zhe dön lhün drub shog
May all your holy wishes be spontaneously fulfilled

The Best Birthday Gift

His Holiness the Dalai Lama speaks about the best gift for his 84th birthday during a live teleconference with groups in Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia from his residence in Dharamsala, HP, India on July 6, 2019.

"So here, my friends, if you truly love me then keep in your mind my three commitments…that’s the best gift for my birthday."

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Quote of the moment:

"PEACE
NOT WAR
GENEROSITY
NOT GREED
EMPATHY
NOT HATE
CREATIVITY
NOT DESTRUCTION
EVERYBODY
NOT JUST US"

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