Global Warming Prayer
by Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche


       May the blessings of the exalted sources of refuge,

       The Buddha, Dharma and Sangha, the Three Jewels,

        And the Lama, Yidam and Protectors, the Three Roots,

        Pacify the terrors of illness, famine and war,

        And chaos in the elements. The temperatures

        Unbalanced, grand snow mountains " hard, firm glaciers "

        Will melt and disappear. Rivers and lakes

        Becoming scarce, the forests of the ancients

       And trees of beauty, too, will near their deaths.

       There is a frightful danger the world’s reaches

       Will become a great wasteland. May these coming

       Dangers be fully pacified, and sublime

      Good fortune and happiness spread all round.

      May all beings nurture one another lovingly

      And kindly, so their joy may fully blossom;

      May all their aims be fulfilled, like the Dharma.

The Thrangu Tulku made this prayer

at the request of the scientist John Stanley, a student of the Lord of Refuge Dudjom Rinpoche.

Translated by David Karma Choephel.