Life is fleeting. Wake up to Impermanence. Prayer by Rigdzin Godem
This beautiful prayer was revealed by the great terton Rigdzin Godem and was an important part of his practice, as it was for C.R. Lama. It is a reminder or encouragement to be aware of impermanence and so be focussed on upturning and emptying samsara.
James has translated it into English at various times in various ways, with the titles Encouragement on Impermanence, Wake up!, Call to impermanence and Wake up to Impermanence. In Tibetan its title is Mi Tag Gyud Kul (མི་རྟག་རྒྱད་བསྐུལ).
Translated into English as ‘Life is fleeting’ in Dec 2020
Translated into English as ‘Wake up to impermanence’ in 2021
James has taught the prayer at the Eifel Spring retreat in 2010 and on Zoom, 7-8 May 2022.