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, war
And chaos in the elements: the temperatures
Unbalanced, grand snow mountains – hard firm glaciers –
Will melt and disappear. Rivers and lakes
Will become parched, so the primeval forests
And trees of beauty too, will near their deaths.
There is the terrifying danger the world’s reaches
Will become a great wasteland. May these imminent
Dangers be fully extinguished, and sublime
Good fortune and happiness spread all around.
May all beings nurture one another lovingly
And kindly, so their joy may fully blossom.
May all their aims be fulfilled, in accordance with the dharma.
Requested by John Stanley
Composed by Kanchen Thrangu Rinpoche
Translated by David Karma Chopel.
At Thrangu Monastery Kathmandu, Nepal 2006
From ‘When Snow Mountains Wear Black Hats – A Buddhist Response to Global Warming’. J. Stanley D. R. Loy, G.Dorje Prajna Press , Ireland 2008.