Kirti Tsenshab Rinpoche
 

August 2003
Recorded Live at Land of Medicine Buddha
Soquel, California
English Translation by Voula Zarpani


 

overview

The King of Prayers of Excellent Conduct is the method by which the great saints of the past have dedicated all of their merits most effectively for enlightenment. Often this prayer is recited numerous times to bring benefits to those who are sick or have just passed away, or for the success of a virtuous project. It is a beautifully written aspiration containing the immaculate wishes of holy beings and in itself is a complete practice.

For more information on Advice and Practices for Death and Dying, click here for the Hope Packet from the FPMT, which includes a translation of the King of Prayers.

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bio

Kirti Tsenshab Rinpoche was born in the province of Amdo (Eastern Tibet) in 1926, and at age six was recognized as the reincarnation of the former abbot of the Kirti Gompa. At the age of nine, He was ordained as a monk. Rinpoche received teachings from many high Lamas of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Lama Kirti Tsenshab Rinpoche is one of the holders of the tantra of Kalachakra lineage, having received that empowerment when he was 14 years old. At the age of 32 and having completed his monastic studies he was appointed as the Abbot of Kirti.

After escaping from TÝbet in 1959, Kirti Tsenshab Rinpoche taught Tibetan orphans at the Tibetan Children's Village, Dharamsala, India. At the age of 45 he began a fifteen-year meditation retreat in a small stone hermitage above Dharamsala, "big enough for a bed, prostrations, and a stove". He spent seven years in meditation on Lam Rim, three years on "Seven Point Thought Transformation", and some generation and completion stage tantra. Two years were spent only on generation and completion stages and in the final 3 years, Rinpoche repeated all of the above.

Rinpoche is one of the teachers of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and many other high Lamas. Rinpoche has been giving teachings around the world in many countries included: Australia, Germany, Holland, Hong Kong, Italy, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, and the United States.