From the All-Encompassing Vajradhatu

With unceasing devotion I prostrate


From the all-encompassing vajradhatu,
Indestructible nonthought beyond description,
From the vast dharmadhatu,
The unceasing play of energy and light,
The dharmakaya Vajradhara takes form
As the incomparable root guru, Chokyi Gyatso.
The five poisons and the eight worldly dharmas
Are tansformed into wisdom and skillful means.
Look! The aspirations and desire of sentient beings are fulfilled.

With unceasing devotion I prostrate to the only father guru.
I offer all that is worthwhile and pleasing,
The wealth of all the universes.
I confess to lingering in the grip of samsara.
I rejoice in your boundless generosity.
Please continue to turn the wheel of the dharma.
Remain with us in your undefiled splendor.
May all sentient beings attain enlightenment,
And may I never rest until samsara is thoroughly emptied.

This doha, originally posted May 22, 200, is excerpted from Letter to the 1980 Seminary by the Vajra Regent.
The Vajra Regent Osel Tendzin was born in Passaic, New Jersey, in 1943. Initially a student of Swami Satchidananda, he met the Vidyadhara in 1971 in Boulder, Colorado. His formal empowerment as Vajra Regent took place on August 22, 1976. The Vajra Regent passed away on August 25, 1990. He is survived by his wife, Lila Rich, and their four children.