Great Prayer for World Peace

Compiled by Geshe Acharya Thubten Loden


May all living beings be adorned with love,

Compassion, joy and equanimity.

May they possess generosity, ethics,

Patience, effort, concentration and wisdom.


Thus by the virtue collected

Through all that I have done,

May the pain of every living being

Be completely cleared away.



May I be the doctor and the medicine

And may I be the nurse

For all sick beings in the world

Until everyone is healed.


May a rain of food and drink descend

To clear away the pain of thirst and hunger,

And during the aeon of famine

May I myself change into food and drink.


May I become an inexhaustible treasure

For those who are poor and destitute.

May I turn into all things they could need

And may these be placed close beside them.

Without any sense of loss

I shall give up my body and enjoyments

As well as all my virtues of the three times

For the sake of benefiting all.


May I be a protector for those without one,

A guide for all travellers on the way.

May I be a bridge, a boat and a ship

For all who wish to cross the water.


May I be an island for those who seek one

And a lamp for those desiring light,

May I be a bed for all who wish to rest

And a slave for all who want a slave.


Just like space

And the great elements such as earth,

May I always support the life

Of all the boundless creatures.


May the blind see forms,

May the deaf hear sounds,

And just as a rainbow arises naturally from space,

May pregnant women give birth without pain.


May the naked find clothing,

The hungry find food;

May the thirsty find water

And delicious drinks.

May the poor find wealth,

The weak with sorrow find joy.

May the forlorn find new hope,

Constant happiness and prosperity.


May all who are sick and ill

Quickly be freed from their illness,

And may every disease in the world

Never occur again.


May the frightened cease to be afraid

And those bound be freed.

May the powerless find power,

And may people think of benefiting one another.

May all sentient beings have all the stainless powers,

Freedom from all conditions of non-leisure,

Freedom of action

And good livelihood.


May embodied beings have a good complexion,

Good physique, great beauty, a pleasant appearance,

Freedom from disease,

Power and long life.


May I always be an object of enjoyment

For all sentient beings according to their wish

And without interference as are the earth,

Water, fire, wind, medicine and forests.

May I be as dear to sentient beings as their

Own life and may they be very dear to me.

May their negativities ripen for me

And all my virtues for them.


May I give profit and victory to others

And take loss and defeat for myself.

May I abandon selfishly cherishing myself

And continuously practice cherishing others.


As long as any sentient being

Anywhere has not been liberated,

May I remain in the world for their sake

Even though I have attained enlightenment.


May all worldly beings

Never experience war, fighting or conflict

And forever remain without bad conditions,

Such as earthquakes, disease or drought.


May peace pervade the hearts of all

That they ever abide in joy and abundance.


By the merits I have accumulated,

May every living being

Abandon all forms of evil

And continuously engage in virtue.

© Tibetan Buddhist Society

Prayer for the Long Life of

His Holiness the Dalai Lama


Gang ri ra wä kor wä zhing kham dir

Pän dang de wa ma lu jung wä nä

Chen re zig wang ten zin gya tso yi

Zhab pä zi tai bar du tan gyur chik

In the land encircled by snow mountains,

You are the source of all happiness and benefit;

All powerful Chenrezig, Tenzin Gyatso,

Please remain until cyclic existence is ended.



General Dedication


Ge wa di yi kye bo kün

So nam ye she tsog dzog shing

So nam ye she lä jung wä

Dam pa ku nyi tob par shok

By this virtue, may all beings

Complete the collections of wisdom and merit,

And attain the two holy bodies

Arisen from wisdom and merit.


Jang chub sem chog rin po che

Ma kye pa nam kye gyur chig

Kye pa nyam pa me par ye

Gong nä gong du pel bar shok

May the precious superior mind of enlightenment

Be generated in those who have not yet generated it,

And not decrease in those who have developed it,

But increase continuously.