Buddhist Teachings

His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa
Ogyen Trinley Dorje


A Sense of Lamp Offering by H.H. the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa- Ogyen Trinley Dorje


A Feast for the Fortunate, a Lamp Aspiration

Om Svasti Dharmakaya, unchanging unity of appearance and emptiness,

Vast expanse of youthful, great bliss,

Sky of spontaneously present joy free of defilement,

Bestow a feast of unchanging goodness upon us.

Through the seeds of inherently pure virtue

That arise from even a bit of glorious goodness

And the bright smile of virtue revealed

By offering the light of these lamps to the three jewels,

May the well-being of a golden age arise

In this realm of the thousand-petalled lotus.

May this time of warfare and disputation be pacified.

May auspicious excellence, prosperity and goodness flourish.

Especially, in South East Asia,

May the youthful lotus of teaching and practice bloom.

May innumerable oceans of realms be filled

With the melodious roar of the profound secret.

In response to the request of Tenzin Chonyi, whose good intentions are pearless, this was written by Ugyen Trinley, who nears the crown of the name Karmapa, on the 16th of August 1999. May it be auspicious.