The Dalai Lama’s Birthday is tomorrow, July 6, 2011. In his typical style, he’ll be busy at work in Washington DC giving the Kalachakra initiation for world peace, instead of having his own birthday bash. With the events of the past couple months involving Bin Ladin’s death, hopefuly the Kalachakra event will help calm down the energy of the world in general.
In the following video, Tsem Tulku talks about why His Holiness’ needs to live long, what can be done to extend his life, and the long life of teachers in general.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Long Life Prayer
GANG RI RA WE KOR WAI ZHING KHAM DIR
In this pure realm, surrounded by snow moutains,
PEN DANG DE WA MA LU JUNG WAI NE
Is the source of complete happiness and benefit,.
CHEN RE ZIG WA TEN DZIN GYAM TSO YI
Avalokiteshvara, Tendzin Gyamtso.
ZHAB PE SI TAI BAR DU TEN GYUR CHIK
May you stand firm until the end of existence.
You can get a copy of his extended long life prayer here.