The foremost mother of all buddhas, branch of the Vajra (Vajravārahi),
Swift and noble accomplisher marked with wish-fulfilling wheels (White Tara1),
She who bestows abundance, the deathless Uṣṇīṣavijayā
And all supreme long-life deities, bestow virtue and goodness2!
You are a field of perfectly pure morality
Laden with bountiful fruits of hearing, contemplating and meditating,
Who wondrously brings forth happiness for all in the three worlds.
Please remain forever as a spiritual friend at the heart of the Practice Lineage!
Utterly stainless and noble vase4 of sacred lineage teachings
Holding the pith of Rechungpa’s lineage of oral instructions,
You who heals the weaknesses in the teachings and in beings,
Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, may your lotus feet firmly remain!
By the blessings of the infallible truth of the Three Jewels,
Dusol Lhamo, the Five Tseringma Sisters5 and others,
And by the ocean of activities of the samaya-bound Dharmapālas,
May the unfolding of your excellent deeds shine in the ten directions!
May the great Nunnery of the ultimate lineage, Dongyu Gatsal Ling,
A deep wellspring of the study and practice of Sutra and Tantra,
Flourish for as long as the sky remains
As a sacred tree of offering for sentient beings throughout the three worlds!
This supplication prayer for the long life of Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo was sincerely composed by the one called Chökyi Wangchuk, who wears the crown title of Druk Shabdrung Chökyi Gonpo, on the auspicious day of the new year of the iron ox at his monastery of Dechen Chökor Ling. May this aspiration be realized!
Translation from Tibetan: Elizabeth McDougal (Tenzin Chozom)