Khandro Tsering Chödrön* 1929-May 30, 2011

The Supplication to the Mother Lineage

We pay homage to the Mother Lineage.
Your robe is soaked in water,
Your hair is elegant and airy,
Your perfume is exquisite.
From a grain of barley dropped on the ground by seeming accident,
Great prosperity has sprung.
Your milk feeds the nation.
We like the crescent moon on your hair.
We emulate your openness and bounty.
You speak softly but your command carries weight.
Please do not stop loving us!
We bathe within a grove of bamboo.
Please help us to become gentle and tough!

—Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

*Check out this amazing, beautiful recording of Khandro Tsering Chödrön doing the Vajrasattva mantra. Wow-wee.