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12 Hour Prayerathon for Rinpoche’s Long Life Begins Saturday July 9th 11:30am Delhi Time!

(7 AM to 7 PM London time)

 

Dear all,

As you may well know by now, Rinpoche travelled to Singapore for a medical procedure.

I appreciate that it is somewhat of a short notice but Ven. Tendar and I plus the Chenrezig Institute Media & Office Team and already some of the Media Volunteer Crew are happy to rise to this challenge when it comes to our precious Guru, Lama Zopa Rinpoche!

Watch on Youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLd1JYJ7CaI

Send any questions to Ven Damchoe, prayerathon@imisangha.org.

Link to Nalanda’s prayers on the moment that Rinpoche’s procedure is taking place.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rziH0Hg3IH8

Dear all,

As you may well know by now, Rinpoche travelled to Singapore for a medical procedure.

Ven. Roger contacted us with the following request:

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We are in Singapore and Rinpoche is having a small medical procedure on Monday afternoon (Singapore time) and Khadro Rinpoche has advised for these specific prayers to be done for Rinpoche’s health and long life, as well as the upcoming medical procedure and recovery from that.

1.       Tara mantra and praises
2.       Vajrasattva mantras, as much as possible
3.       Recitations of Sampa Lhundrupma and Barchey Lamsel

Below are the links to these actual practices.
Khadro Rinpoche also wanted us to keep count of the numbers of mantras and prayers recited. So to mention that and for the final amounts to be sent to Claire.

I will be sending out a CPMT message soon to the whole organization about this (in addition there is animal liberation practice, but that wouldn’t work via the prayerathon), but I wanted get this to you as soon as possible, so if at all possible, the IMI prayerathon prayers could still happen in this period (from the present time for the next 14 days).

Links to the practices:

1.       Tara mantra and Tara praises

Tara Praise Mantra

Abbreviated Praise to the Twenty-One Taras

2.       Vajrasattva Mantra – as much as possible


3.       Recitations of Sampa Lhundrupma and Barchey Lamsel

§  Padmasambhava -The Prayer to Guru Rinpoche that Spontaneously Fulfills All Wishes       (Sampa Lhundrupma

§  Padmasambhava -The Supplication to Guru Rinpoche Clearing the Obstacles on the Path (Barchey Lamsel
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I appreciate that it is somewhat of a short notice but Ven. Tendar and I plus the Media & Office Team and already some of the Media Volunteer Crew are happy to rise to this challenge when it comes to our precious Guru, Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

We have opened the diary for 12 hours and hopefully with your help we will have it filled in no time. Some of you are still in time slots from earlier sessions, so I will contact you separately to see whether you are still available for those before offering them to others.

En Français ici.

Thank you all for your support.

Much happiness.

Damchoe

 

 

Donate here to support the Prayerathon!In Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Advice to Protect Yourself and Others from the Coronavirus, Rinpoche instructs students on practices to counter the virus, including Thangtong Gyalpo’s prayer The Vajra Speech of Mahasiddha Thangtong Gyalpo: The Blessed Prayer Known as “Liberating Sakya from Disease.The International Mahayana Institute (IMI), FPMT’s community of monks and nuns, is organizing a weekly online Thangtong Gyalpo Prayerathon to recite this prayer, hosted by FPMT center Chenrezig Institute in Eudlo, Queensland, Australia. IMI director Ven. Losang Tendar explains about this special opportunity.

I would like to thank all of you who have contributed to the success of the big Heart Sutrathon on International Sangha Day. We received a lot of positive responses and were able to offer our teachers His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche more than 6,200 recitations of the Heart Sutra

Thangtong Gyalpo

The great yogi Thangtong Gyalpo, a thangka in Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s house, Aptos, California, US, 2020.

Ven. Joan Nicell—who is the Foundational Program Coordinator for FPMT International Office and who lives at Kopan Monastery, where she is currently creating the transcripts for Rinpoche’s thought transformation teachings—told Rinpoche about the Heart Sutrathon. Rinpoche took the opportunity to suggest that we do something similar once a week, reciting The Vajra Speech of Mahasiddha Thangtong Gyalpo: The Blessed Prayer Known as “Liberating Sakya from Disease” until the COVID-19 pandemic declines. Rinpoche suggested Saturday. His main point was that we recite Thangtong Gyalpo’s prayer with OM MANI PADME HUM recitation for a period of twenty-four hours once per week.

The IMI sangha immediately implemented this suggestion, organizing the first full day of prayers on Saturday August 1, 2020. 

TEXTS:

Everyone—including Dharma centers and individuals—is welcome to join the Thangtong Gyalpo Prayerathon by watching the weekly livestream on the Chenrezig Institute YouTube channel and following along with their own copy of the text. (Download The Vajra Speech of Mahasiddha Thangtong Gyalpo: The Blessed Prayer Known as “Liberating Sakya from Disease” in English/TibetanFrenchItalian, or Spanish.)

Thank you in advance for visiting and reciting these prayers and mantras with us on this and many Saturdays to come! I am grateful to everyone who is helping to make this activity a success, especially our guru Lama Zopa Rinpoche and the Chenrezig Institute multimedia team.


*The Vajra Speech of Mahasiddha Thangtong Gyalpo: The Blessed Prayer Known as “Liberating Sakya from Disease”comes from the great yogi Thangtong Gyalpo (1385–1464) and is for protecting and healing from diseases and epidemics. Lama Zopa Rinpoche advises that while doing this prayer, students should look at an image of Thangtong Gyalpo. Students can also choose to receive the oral transmission of the prayer from Rinpoche online.

To learn more about the International Mahayana Institute visit the website:
http://imisangha.org

To learn more about Chenrezig Institute visit their website:
https://www.chenrezig.com.au/

For more detailed advice on the practices recommended by Rinpoche and links to Rinpoche’s current thought transformation video teachings, please visit the page “Advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche for Coronavirus.”