His Eminence Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche the Third, entitled “Calling the Lama from Afar” that was written by Jamgon Kongtrul Lodrö Thaye the Great. (English); Calling the Guru from Afar by Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye. (English); Guru Yoga for Bokar Rinpoche by His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa. Its name is Calling the Guru from Afar, and it was written by Jamgon Kongtrul, one of the greatest masters of recent times. His name was also.

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Jamgon Kongtrul was an incredible master. Yet, we put down others and broadcast their shortcomings, though they be minute as a sesame seed. All our previous actions have become the cause of suffering.


For Mahayana practitioners, the spiritual friend should be at least a Bodhisattva, a noble being who can be a role model in every situation. This is a major feature of Mantrayana. Inspire us so our path is never blocked by hindrance.

Inspire us to make this life be truly meaningful. Preceded by monks carrying incense, he walked down the central aisle towards a throne luminous as liquid gold and shaped like the rising sun. Nagarjuna compared life with a flash of lightening and with a bubble, illustrating how brief and consuming life really is. Death is imminent and the time one meets it is indefinite.


Tulku Urgyen used to sing Calling the Guru with his father and mother at retreat centres when he was a young child. Please bless me in this very session! Teaching delivered in Frankfurt, Germany transcribed and edited At death, everyone parts and nobody can accompany anyone. His name was also Boundless Wisdom, Lodro Thaye, and that is the name by which he was foretold by the Buddha: Help us feel an authentic devotion, The vast, simultaneous insight and freedom.

May the life of the Glorious Lama remain steadfast and firm.

Bad friends cast over us the shadow of their negative actions. They think they can change Lamas like they do clothes and receive new instructions, new inspiration, and so forth.

Padma Gargyi Wangchuk, please hear us. Calm from their root the pains of the six beings, Churn from their depths the three realms of samsara.

Let us be one with you, lord of four kayas, Most sublime wakefulness of all the buddhas. We should therefore not be indulgent in our relationships during this life and develop no animosity towards enemies or attachment to friends. Whichever is most easy for you, do that. One remains confused and consequently continues experiencing the futile results conditionality always entails.

When it comes to accomplishing the great goal of liberation, we are overcome by laziness And return empty-handed from a land filled with jewels. Bless us that we develop certainty in the laws of karma.


A confused mind apprehends dualistically by distinguishing an apprehending self in opposition to apprehended objects.

Calling the Guru from Afar

Everyone has faults that are as huge as a mountain. Yama, the horrendous messenger of death, drags one through the entire process. In fact, if one has pure faith and devotion in the teacher, it is possible to receive the blessings by just being in the room in which the teachings of Lord Buddha are being presented. When we practice meditation, one jamon focus the mind on different objects.


The root guru is the source of all inspiration; everything else is simply the manifestation and activity of his teaching. We pray to him acar all aspects and request him to kindly look upon us with compassion.

I wish to mention a few problems I have noticed concerning the outer and inner Lama. People pass away right now, like standing in a line.