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Prayer Marathon on Chokhor Duchen 

Chokhor Duchen on July 9th was a great success! If you missed Ven. Tendar, director of the IMI, leading the session at Nalanda Monastery, you can watch it here! https://youtu.be/lzbryYHtrbw

On this special day, ordained Sangha of the IMI took turns all day to lead Zoom sessions of
recitations for Rinpoche’s quick return.

 

 

Join us this Saturday!

A 24/7 prayer circle to amplify the causes for Rinpoche’s quick return!

On Lhabab Duchen, the IMI initiated a continual recitation of Chanting the Names of Manjushri (Jampal Tshan Jo) for the quick and auspicious return of Lama Zopa Rinpoche—an activity where all students of Rinpoche worldwide can participate!

His Holiness had advised “Please recite Names of Manjushri (Jampal Tshan Jo) continuously for now…”  If we take the word “continuously” literally, it could mean a twenty-four hour relay seven days a week! It could be quite powerful to have the recitation going all the time, and collectively from the whole of IMI and FPMT.

Over 160 verses comprise the text, which is categorized as a tantra, but can be read by anyone without restrictions. This praise of Manjushri was taught by Buddha Shakyamuni at the request of Vajrapani. It is a central text in all Tibetan traditions and is often recited and memorized by students.

New Advice From His Holiness the Dalai Lama!

  • Perform rituals invoking the four activities of the Dharma protectors Mahakala, Kalarupa (i.e. Dharmaraja), and Shri Devi (i.e. Palden Lhamo)

Do the Palden Lhamo kangso and Mahakala kangso if you are able to and have received an appropriate highest yoga tantra initiation, preferably Yamantaka. Kangso is a “fulfillment and amendment” ritual. Copies of the relevant texts, based on self-generation as Yamantaka, are available on request. 

As these elaborate rituals may be more difficult to perform, students can recite the following prayers to the three protectors:

  • Praise to Six-Armed Protector Mahakala
  • Praise to Achieve the Inner Kalarupa (Dharmaraja)
  • Torma Offering to Palden Lhamo
  • Praise to Palden Lhamo: Requesting the Four Activities

These prayers can be found in the following booklets:

Additional Kalarupa ritual:

Additional prayers to Palden Lhamo:

 

Here is the New Complete Booklet:

Sign up on this google spreadsheet.

 

We invite all students to participate joyfully!

  • For six days a week, you can sign up for a time slot and simply start your recitation at your designated time.
  • On Saturdays, the recitation will be done via Zoom where other students can join you for the recitation to enhance the family feeling.

Some advantages of such a practice are:

  • Signing up to be part of a roster contributes to a worldwide family feeling and harmony.
  • Specifically, we will feel connected to fellow disciples of Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
  • It can support your practice discipline.
  • We can rejoice in each other’s efforts. Reading each others’ names on the sign-up sheet is so heartwarming. It also creates familiarity with one another.

Sign up on this google spreadsheet.

 

Transmissions and Commentaries on Chanting the Names of Manjushri

 

Transmission of Chanting the Names of Manjushri | Ganden Tri Rinpoche

 

Commentaries on the Names of Manjushri by Geshe Legtsok:

 

Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive also offers Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s own commentary and oral transmission of Chanting the Names of Noble Manjushri which is available to all.