The Importance of the Seven Line Prayer

“Of all the devotional prayers used as a support for Dharma practice, the Seven-Line Prayer is the most essential, often repeated many thousands of times by practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism. This concise prayer invokes the blessings of Padmasambhava, also called Guru Rinpoche (“Precious Teacher”) and known as the Buddha of our time.” ~ Khaybje Thinley Norbu Rinpoche, SolePanacea

Lama Sonam Rinpoche has requested (but not required) that those who are wanting to start their Ngondro practice begin by accumulating 10,000 recitations of the 7 Line Prayer. This is very important because these recitations can remove obstacles to accomplishing  Ngondro and are a way of making a deeper connection to Guru Rinpoche.

We are offering the text of the prayer (see below), recommended reading and video teachings to support you in your accumulations.

The Importance of the Seven Line Prayer
Mini-Series Teachings Video
with Lama Sonam Rinpoche
11 min runtime

Here is the link for the Bero Jeydren Publication of the
Seven Line Prayer

as previewed above.

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Here is the Amazon link for Mipham Rinpoche’s commentary
on the Seven Line Prayer:
White Lotus ,
translated by the Padmakara Translation Group.

Here is the Dharma Treasures link for Thinley Norbu’s commentary
on the Seven Line Prayer
Sole Panacea 
Shambhala Publications

Here is the link for Lama Tharchin Rinpoche chanting the
Seven Line Prayer

NOTE:  Clinking on any of the above links will open a new webpage.


Happy Guru Rinpoche Day

On Guru Rinpoche Day, November 2021, Lama Gyaltsen Rinpoche gave a concise teaching to the Ngondro Program on the 7 Line Prayer of Guru Rinpoche with his son, Venerable Dongak Nima, who translated from the Tibetan to English.

The Seven Line Prayer of Guru Rinpoche is not merely a prayer, but it is a method to awaken one’s own primordial wisdom-mind according to the profound path of Ati Yoga.

Lama Gyaltsen Rinpoche is a  lifelong Buddhist practitioner of the Dudjom Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism and a learned Buddhist scholar. Rinpoche is also very connected to the Vajrayana Foundation and one of Saraha’s Buddhist Institute Founding Teachers along with Lama Tharchin Rinpoche and Lama Sonam Rinpoche.

Sunday Nov 14 @ 4pm Pacific ~ 7 Line Prayer Teaching

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