The Short Vajradhara Prayer
Translations | Basics, Training, Awareness

Great Vajradhara, Tilo, and Naro,
Marpa, Mila, and Lord Gampopa,
Dusum Chenpa, totally aware Karmapa,
Holders of the four great and eight lesser lineages,

Masters of the profound path of mahamudra,
The Instruction Lineages of Dakpo, the peerless protector of beings,
Trikung, Taklung, Tsalpa and the glorious Drukpa,
I pray to you. Teachers of the Instruction Lineage,
I follow your lineage. Give me energy to be completely free.

Disgust and disenchantment are the legs of meditation,
it is taught.
To this meditator who does not yearn for comfort and wealth
And has severed ties to this life
Give me energy to stop longing for money or prestige.

Respect and devotion form the head of meditation,
it is taught.
To this meditator who continuously prays
To the teacher who opens the doors to the treasury of pith instructions
Give me energy to discover uncontrived respect and devotion.

Non-distraction is the substance of meditation,it is taught.
To this meditator who lets the essence of any movement
Rest fresh right there, in the moment, not doing anything,
Give me energy to be free from working at meditation.

The essence of thought is what is,it is taught.
To this meditator who arises as an unceasing play,
Being nothing at all, but arising as anything,
Give me energy to know that samsara and nirvana are not separate.

— Bengar Jampal Zangpo