Since the beginning of 2020, the world has been struggling against a once-in-a-century public health crisis in COVID-19. Even if the world returns to some degree of normalcy, life will probably never be truly the same again. In fact, the Global South is suffering an ever-worsening resurgence of the pandemic. India has been a particularly awful and tragic case, but Malaysia is also in a perilous situation, suffering thousands of cases each day. To our great fortune, Yayasan Pema Norbu Vihara (YPNV) Malaysia has released a prayer to the Ogyen Menla (an aspect of Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava), chanted by Khenchen Pema Sherab Rinpoche himself. It is my pleasure to share this with you, in collaboration with our friends at YPNV:
An Auspicious Production in Difficult Times
To fully support the spread of the healing and protection by Ogyen Menla, which is none other than Guru Rinpoche in the embodiment of the Medicine Buddha itself, YPNV miraculously co-produced the prayer to Ogyen Menla with popular Buddhist singer and composer, Imee Ooi within just a few days.
Most importantly, the dharmic melody is also blessed by the chants of Khenchen Pema Sherab Rinpoche, one of the most senior and formidable masters of the Nyingma tradition and the English text is narrated by a renowned translator, Khenpo Sonam Tsewang.
semchen gyulü jikpé né jung tsé
When sickness strikes, to destroy the fragile bodies of sentient beings,
mi zö dukngal né kyi nyenpa na
When diseases plunge us into unbearable suffering and agony,
yinyi tetsom mepar solwa deb
With no trace of doubt or hesitation we pray:
orgyen men gyi la dang yermé bé
O Guru Rinpoche, embodiment of the Buddha of Medicine,
tsé zé mayin barché ngepar sel
You will remove the obstacles that bring untimely death!
orgyen pemajungné la solwa deb
To the Lotus-born Guru of Orgyen, we pray!
sampa lhün gyi drubpar jingyi lob
Grant your blessing, so all our wishes be spontaneously fulfilled!
Further to this, we have also received a precious and concise video explanation on the practice of Ogyen Menla by Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche, another luminary and accomplished senior master of the Nyingma school. Both of these treasures have been made public on YPNV’s YouTube account.
A Short Explanation on the Practice of Ogyen Menla with Khenchen Pema Sherab Rinpoche
We highly encourage you to watch the teaching and to listen to the prayer with a strong motivation to pacify all diseases and calamities and for all sentient beings to have the clarity of mind and the strength of heart to go through these trying times with tenacity and compassion.
It will be advantageous if you could recite and listen to this prayer daily and to share the teaching and the song far and wide with your family and friends.
Due to the generosity of our sponsors and students, in addition to organising the Ogyen Menla puja, we will also be offering a lunch meals to the Sangha of Namdroling Monastery. The lamp offering will now be extended to three days instead of one, starting from the 12th of May. We thank you for your kind contributions.
May the merits generated from these beneficial projects and activities alleviate the pain and sickness of all sentient beings. May all obstacles and conflicts be replaced by peace and harmony. May you and your family be safe and healthy. May you find the love, courage and confidence to help yourself and others.