His Eminence Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche the Third, entitled “Calling the Lama from Afar” that was written by Jamgon Kongtrul Lodrö Thaye the Great. (English); Calling the Guru from Afar by Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye. (English); Guru Yoga for Bokar Rinpoche by His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa. Its name is Calling the Guru from Afar, and it was written by Jamgon Kongtrul, one of the greatest masters of recent times. His name was also.

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Only ultimate happiness lasts. Enable us to attain the supreme siddhi of Mahamudra — bliss and emptiness inseparable; Awaken the dharmakaya in our heart of hearts. We have not been fortunate enough to meet the Buddha, but the lama embodies all the buddhas, so we supplicate. Sooner or later one forgets and ignores the fact that this also applies to hhe.

Naropa, through his abilities, manifested forth the meditation deity Hevajra. Look from the realm of sublime, perfect action. This is not a good approach and is very western, in which case trust in reincarnation is still missing.

Then manifests out the Sambhogakayaits nature of clarity continuously is expressed. If you do this, it is important to see xfar Karmapa as Vajradhara, the primordial Buddha and perfect source of the Oral Transmission Lineage in the Kagyu Tradition. Marpa, Mila, Gampopa, please hear us. Glorious Lama, please bless me to dwell in isolation in one-pointed practice. The prayer continues with a supplication to the Lamas of the eight main Lineages of teachings.

Should a practitioner have tamed his mind, he has accomplished the aim of the teachings that Lord Buddha presented. Kahma and Terma lineage masters, please hear us. This is accomplished through years of meticulous study, so that an extensive understanding is acquired.


Finally, he gave thanks and his wishes that all be auspicious for everyone. Kind one, Lord of Dharma, we call out to fgom with longing. Bless us that from the depth of our heart, we remember death. Look from your fivefold light-sphere of self-presence.

capling At the moment Hevajra appeared, true conviction and respect spontaneously arose out of Marpa. The slightest praise or blame can cause us so much joy or sorrow. One is hardly critical with oneself and thinks one is the best. It is then through meditation practice and actual experience that one develops all the inner understanding and knowledge of the dharma.

May peace and tthe fully arise for beings as limitless in number as space is vast in its extent.

Calling the Lama from Afar by Jamgon Kongtrul

This is really what a Lamaor Guru in Sanskrit, is. Since one believes in and is fixated upon a self, one falsely concludes one will live forever. We also soon must die, But like a fool, we plan to live long.

We pray to the lama and ask for the blessing froj our minds become inseparable, and we do this because the lama is our only hope. Therefore it is necessary to gradually develop sincere devotion and trust. Such behavior is of no benefit to anyone. Bless sfar that our path is free of obstacles. The holder of this Lineage is the Gyalwa Ffrom.

Inspire us to keep an undistracted mindfulness. Look from your realm, the divine Mahasukha. One will recognize the truth behind such an action. The point is what develops out of this single-pointed concentration of the mind, which is the basis of awareness integrated into our own experience. Westerners think that when their Lama died, he is gone and lost forever and they only need a new one.


Photo courtesy of Lee Chin Yun in Taiwan. As each laka arrives, our mind gets more and more rigid. All phenomena are impermanent; all living beings die. We call on you, precious guru. They both aim at enabling the practitioner to understand the Buddhist view of the world and reality; this view is that the mind should react properly and develop true awareness.

This means one is not ignorant, as one must understand the teachings accurately.


Help to make dawn in our minds, bodhichitta, Emptiness filled with the heart of compassion. With a few harsh words, we loose the armor of our patience. Actually, everybody has good and bad sides, but one sees the more evident faults in others, which is only an excuse.

Meditation which callingg us to liberate our thee is not something one learns in some special way, one achieves through a special efforts or becomes. Yet, we put down others and broadcast their shortcomings, though they be minute as a sesame seed. Anything done with self-centeredness destroys any goodness one may have been able to develop.

Yet when difficult situations arise, the hidden faults of a poor practitioner come to light. Beginners may be proud to have gone on board the ship leading to mental refinement, falsely assume to have reached the goal, and think they have attained qualities of worth that help others. This is the meaning of the beginning of the supplication, which is: