Published on 18 June 2018


On June 18, 1961, 57 years ago today, Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche was born in Bhutan. On this occasion, we reflect on Rinpoche's life and his vast and boundless activity to spread the Buddhadharma and keep it flourishing across all Buddhist traditions around the world. As inspiration, here is the latest episode of "Mugwort-Born," Rinpoche's memoir-in-progress:

Thank you, Rinpoche for your tireless efforts and unending compassion. We wish you a very long life and good health for this coming year and many, many more.

Long Life Supplication for Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche


Skull-Garland Lotus Heruka, conqueror of maras,
Whose deathless natural wisdom mind has transformed
The root of existence into great vajra bliss,
Subjugator of apparent phenomena, please shower the blessings of immortality.

Fearless lord of speech,
You are the vajra-holder of the profound secret treasures of wisdom and compassion;
Victorious one of all-pervading activity,
May your three secrets remain indestructible and everlasting.

As vowed by Vimalamitra and King Trisong Detsen
To constantly manifest out of compassion,
You came as a warrior to protect the doctrine and all beings in this dark age;
May you remain forever as the unchanging vajra essence.

May the virtuous seed of this supplication,
Warmed and moistened by the undeceiving two truths,
Ripen into a splendid fruit
That beautifies the three worlds with utmost auspiciousness.

Written by H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche and requested by Drukchen Dungse Rinpoche, Mipham Ngawang Dechen Gyume, and Chadral Sangye Dorje.

(Photo credit:  ©2017 John Solomon)