While sitting in one of his favorite spots at Dagshang Kagyu, the terrace in front of the dining building, Rinpoché , inspired by the magnificence of the view and the heart quality of the Dharma center composed spontaneously a Song of New Year Wishes called “Tashi Deleg”.
Sharing the text with his students, Rinpoché invited them to participate in the musical creation and within 24 hours a few musical versions emerged that deeply touched people in their heart and practice.
Of the two versions we share here the first is an more modern improvisation that Rinpoché spontaneously sang in one try. The second version, more classical, is based on an early melody creation of Rinpoché that was re-worked with Xavier , Dominique and Julia whose voice was chosen by Rinpoché . Rinpoché then made the final improvisation himself.
We would recommend that you listen to Version 1 first and then Version 2.
Rinpoché is happy to offer this Song for the New Year to all of his students world-wide. The lyrics can be found below. You all will be able to download these songs from iTunes once they have been cleaned up in a professional recording studio kindly offered for this purpose. We’ll keep you posted.
Spontaneous Improvisation Version (Sound Track) : Tashi Delek 1
Musical Set Version (Sound Track): Tachi Deleg Ver 2
Tashi Deleg Tashi Deleg
(Khyabjé Kalu Rinpoché’s wishes for tibetan lunar new year 2011)
Tashi Deleg Tashi Deleg,
You are my family,
Standing in front of me.
On this very special day,
in this very special place,
a place called Dagshang Kagyu,
I want to share my heart with you:
In our past lives and in this life
from this impermanent happiness
we have been suffering so much !
I don’t want this to go on ,
I don’t want this to go on ,
I don’t want our future
to be the same as before.
From now on, it will not be the same!
I’ll look for a great teacher ,
A great teacher that can lead me,
Lead me on the path,
Lead me to enlightenment.
A teacher like a doctor,
Like a lion, like a mother,
Like a brother, like a family,
bringing dharma right into our life.
A doctor who can give me the right medicine,
a medicine that can cure my mind.
A lion who will guide me .
guide me with full confidence.
A mother who will hold me,
hold my hand in hard times.
A brother to have fun with,
to have fun with once we know true Dharma.
I want to care, I want to help .
I want to help all beings.
They have suffered for so long.
They are all my family.
All buddhas, all great masters,
deities and protectors,
bless me with your care,
Bless me with your kindness,
bless me with your wisdom,
bless me with your love,
bless me with your heart ,
May I be a mother for all !
When I look at their sadness,
when I look at their pain,
when I look at their misery,
I cannot sit still, I cannot relax .
Bodhisatvas ! I need your help!
In this new year, please please,
let all my family be happy!
Those I know, those I haven’t yet seen,
let them be free, let them be free !
Let love cover the world!
A love without attachment!
Let love cover the world
a love without attachment!
Happy New year, Happy new year,
Even as emptiness,
Still … happy new year, happy new year!
Happy new year from my heart !