Ksitigarbha Practice for Pacifying Earthquakes

Wednesday, Nov 11

Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche advised a few things that need to be done as soon as possible in order to pacify a devastating and catastrophic earthquake from happening in California and next year. These things needs to be completed by February 2016. more info

One of the things to do is the accumulation 1,8 million long Ksitigarbha mantra. At Land of Medicine Buddha, we are doing retreat sessions from Nov 5 – Nov 19.

Session time for Wednesday, Nov 11:

  • 11:30am – 12:30pm

Please check the dates and times carefully.  We are able to do three 1-hr sessions on some days and only one session on others.

Please join us as much as you can at Land of Medicine Buddha. We are doing the Ksitigarbha (Earth-Treasure) practice in order to purify negative karma in relation to our environment. It is in general more powerful to do practices in a group. It will also give you a taste of what it is like to do a mantra retreat and keep to mantra recitation discipline!

See Retreat Session date and times here.

Who can participate

Anyone – from all over the over the world – can participate in this and send us numbers of mantras recited.

Please email if you are interested in pariticipating in this mantra count from home. Or regster below.

Practice materials

Practice booklets and audio files of the recitation of mantra are available here.

See more information here


Motivation: Please motivate at the beginning that your Ksitigarbha practice is not just for the pacification of the earthquake but to free all sentient beings from oceans of samsaric suffering, to bring the numberless sentient beings from each realm to full enlightenment. To do this, you need to achieve enlightenment. Therefore you need to purify negative karma and especially the two obscurations and collect extensive merits, in order to have all the realizations on the path to enlightenment. Therefore you are going to do the practice and do it not only for the earthquakes in California and Nepal but for all earthquakes in the world.

How to do the mantra recitation:

  • Double vowels in the mantra (e.g. KAA, PHAA) indicate that the syllable should have a longer sound. The effect is similar to the stress falling on that syllable.
  • Mantras should be recited and not just read with the eyes or mind. Your mantra recitation should be loud enough for you to hear but not so loud that others can hear you.
Date(s): Wednesday, Nov 11
Times: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Instructor/Leader: Venerable Steve Carlier
Type of event: retreat
Number of sessions: 1
Level: All levels
Participation: All are welcome
Location: Main Gompa
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