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Free Downloads ~ Offerings

We offer the following collection of translations as free downloadable PDF files.

This list includes retranslated prayers and sadhanas, excerpts from our publications, long life prayers and more. Please check back as we add free downloads often.

Swift Rebirth Prayer
for The Superb Terton Yangthang Tulku Rinpoche

by The Fourth Dodrubchen Rinpoche

This Swift Rebirth Prayer was written by Dodrubchen Rinpoche at the request of Yangthang Rinpoche's close family members and attendants including the entire Sangha from the great Monastery Pedma Yangtsei in Sikkim.

This PDF file can be shared widely. Download the PDF file


Prayer of the Six Bardos

This concise aspiration to be free from the six transitional periods known as bardo comes from the profound terma of Karma Lingpa.

Karma Lingpa is famous for his revelations concerning the bardo and this prayer was selected by Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche to teach and transmit to his western disciples. Kyabje Rinpoche taught this on a number of occasions during his final tours in the USA.

Light of Berotsana is pleased to present this to you as a an offering. You may simply read the meaning and contemplate it according to your understanding and/or recite the prayer whenever you wish.

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Auxiliary Prayers for Daily Practice and Sadhana Practice with Ganachakra

Kyabje Jigdral Yeshe Dorje
compiled by Kyabje Thinley Norbu Rinpoche

Created for those attending the annual Troma Nagmo Retreats at Orgyen Dorje Den.

We are happy to offer this free download of auxiliary prayers to be inserted into Daily Practice and Sadhana Practice with Ganachakra for the Dudjom Tersar lineage.

Three of these prayers were revealed by Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche, compiled by Kyabje Thinley Norbu Rinpoche, and translated by Pema Chokyi and Sangye Khandro. An explanation of where to insert each prayer is included.

Two formats are offered. One is 8.5"x11” and the other is an 8.5"x5.5” booklet formatted to print double-sided and folded in the middle. (For the booklet, be sure to choose “print on both sides” in your printer options.)

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The Three Principal Aspects of the Path

(lam gtso rnam gsum)

by Je Tsongkhapa

Light of Berotsana is pleased to offer our translation of this well-known teaching by the great master Je Tsongkhapa, an emanation of Manjushri. Respected by all lineages of Tibetan Buddhism this poetic presentation illuminates the teaching on non-dual emptiness and appearances as well as highlighting the three aspects that lead to liberation namely, renunciation, altruism and the realization of emptiness. 

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HH Dudjom Rinpoche's - Advice for Mountain Retreat

On the auspicious occasion of Saga Dawa 2014, we offer this new translation of H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche's Advice for Mountain Retreat. This essential upadesha covers the preparation involving the severance of compulsive attachment and fixation through purification; severing all doubts concerning view, meditation, and conduct; and maintaining the vows of samaya during post-meditation.

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Excerpt from An Ambrosia Ocean of Sublime Explanations: A Clearly Compiled Commentary Based upon the Close Lineage of Chod

Pema Lungtog Gyatso 

Translated by Light of Berotsana, this excerpt of a spiritual hymn will be included in a book due for publication in 2014 (Dudjom Lingpa's Chod) that will be a compilation of two invaluable chod commentaries: An Ambrosia Ocean of Sublime Explanations by Pema Lungtog Gyatso, and Heart Essence of Saraha (2nd edition) by Dudjom Lingpa, retranslated by Light of Berotsana.

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The Benzar Guru Mantra's Benefits and Syllable Commentary

Terma of Karma Lingpa

At the request of Venerable Gyatrul Rinpoche, this brief commentary on the Benzar Guru mantra was translated into both English and Chinese. Gyatrul Rinpoche expressed that everyone should read and contemplate this teaching, to inspire faith and give a glimpse of the profundity of the mantra's blessing. Please feel free to share with all who might be interested. May they be of benefit!

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An Ambrosia Ocean of Sublime Explanations:
A Clearly Compiled Commentary Based upon the Close Lineage of Chod

An excerpt on generosity from the Chod Commentary
by Pema Lungtog Gyatso

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Offering for Dzogchen Disciples

For those of you who have had Dzogchen empowerment, please feel free to download this new translation by Sangye Khandro of Paltrul Rinpoche’s commentary on Garab Dorje’s last testament called The Three Statements that Strike the Vital Point entitled Commentary on the Exceptional Instruction of the Learned Shri Gyalpo. This was translated on April 18, 2013 for the occasion of Kyabje Yangthang Rinpoche visiting Pema Osal Ling to bestow teachings on this commentary.

**File download for For Dzogchen practitioners only

Longevity Supplication to Khenpo Namdrol Rinpoche
Yeilding Immortality

Sogan Tulku, Pema Lodro, wrote this supplication at the dharma center of Orgyen Dorje Den, on the eighth day of Saga Dawa in the Year of the Water Dragon, May 29, 2012.

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An Ambrosial Ocean of Sublime Explanations

On the festival day of Chotrul Duchen (February 25th, 2013), we offer to you this excerpt from the guru-devotion section of the commentary on chod, or severance, entitled An Ambrosial Ocean of Sublime Explanations by Pema Lungtog Gyatso, rainbow-body disciple of Heruka Dudjom Lingpa. Light of Berotsana is presently editing and preparing for publication this amazing and extensive commentary.

The following excerpt is offered in honor of the imminent visit by the Venerable Yangthang Tulku Rinpoche, who will arrive in Alameda, California on March 12th, 2013 and confer the great empowerments of the Nyingma Kama Tradition beginning on March 15th for three weeks at Orgyen Dorje Den. Translation will be offered by Light of Berotsana Translation Group.

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Song of Kalden Gyatso

From Heart Essence of Saraha -- excerpt: From the collected works of the great terton Dudjom Lingpa, composed by the disciple Pema Lungtog Gyatso.

 This excerpt is a song in verse that is under the section of wandering in fear-provoking environments to practice severance and describes the qualities of the places, the benefits, and the necessary state of mind of the meditator.

English version

Praise to the Twenty-One Taras
entitled Swift Blessings

by Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche with an insert from Ratna Lingpa's terma.

A concise and potent Tara Supplication.
Tibetan/English version

The Gathering of The Mandala of Tara
entitled The Profound Essence Endowed with Eight

revealed by Dudjom Linpa

A concise and potent Tara supplication.
English version

A Supplication Prayer entitled Ornament of Samantabhadra's Wisdom Intent

by Kyabje Thinley Norbu Rinpoche
Translated by Light of Berotsana on the anniversary of Omnicient Longchenpa 

Tibetan/English Version

Prayer to Heruka Dudjom Lingpa: A Chariot of Devotion

As an offering to all, we hope you enjoy this new translation of a supplication prayer to Heruka Dudjom Lingpa written by Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche, entitled: A Chariot of Devotion.

Download the PDF file of the English translation