Bodhichitta Prayer

This is the Bodhichitta aspiration prayer recited after many Tibetan Buddhist liturgies.

Bodhichitta is the altruistic intention to free oneself and all others from suffering, to attain liberation for the sake of oneself and all others.

Bodhichitta is also the guiding motivation in the Tibetan Buddhist’s life, one’s fuel for the path. One cultivates and sparks the flame of bodhichitta again and again. In Dzogchen, bodhichitta also refers to the natural intrinsic wisdom and the enlightened state.






Chang chub sem chog rin po che

Ma kay pa nam kay gyur chig

Kay pa nyam pa may pa dang

Gong nay gong du pal war shog


Precious and Sublime Bodhichitta
May it arise in those in whom it has never arisen,
Where it has arisen, may it never decline,
But go on increasing further and further!