Refuge Prayer

Sang gye cho dang tsok kyi chok nam la

Jang chup bar du dak ni khap su chi

Dak gi jin sok gyi pay so nam kyi

Dro la phen chir sang gye drup par shok

Palden Lama dampa  nam la khap su chhio

Yidam kyil khor gi lha tsok nam la kyap su chhio

Sang gye chom den de nam la kyap su chhio

Dam pay chho nam la kyap su chhio

Phak pay gendun nam la kyap su chhio

Pa wo khan dro chhokyong sung may tsok

Ye shey kyi chen dang den pa nam la khap su chhio.

English:

Until I reach enlightenment, I take refuge in all the buddhas

and in the dharma and all the noble sangha.

By the merit of accomplishing the six perfections

may I achieve buddhahood for the benefit of all sentient beings.

I take refuge in the glorious holy lamas.

I take refuge in all yidams and deities gathered in the mandala.

I take refuge in all the buddhas.

I take refuge in all the holy dharma.

I take refuge in all the noble sangha.

I take refuge in the assembly of the dakas, dakinis, and dharmapalas –

those who have the all-seeing eye of wisdom.