Practices Accumulation Dates: Nov 5 - Jan 31

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 

Accumulate 1.8 million long Ksitigarbha mantras

Daily Schedule of Ksitigarbha practice sessions at Land of Medicine Buddha:

  • Monday – Friday: 11:30am to 12:30pm
  • Saturdays and Sundays: 11am to 12 noon

Bonus sessions added for the week of Jan. 25. See full schedule here.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche says of the benefits of Ksitigarbha Practice.

The Ksitigarbha Practice is especially beneficial for those who have heavy problems, serious health problems, big projects, financial difficulties, or are in danger of experiencing natural disasters such as earthquakes.

It is extremely powerful to recite every day for protection, at least four or five times or more, depending on how crucial it is. This practice is effective even to grow crops well and to protect land and crops.

Read here on how Ksitigarbha Practice help avert danger from a hurricane:
http://fpmt.org/mandala/archives/older/mandala-issues-for-1999/may/the-practice-of-ksitigarbha-to-avert-danger-and-purify-obstacles/

Ksitigarbha yellowPeople from all over the world can participate in this and contribute your numbers of mantras recited, and dedicate the merit to the pacification of earthquakes in California, Nepal and all over the world and all the universe.

Please join us. You are able to, please make a pledge to recite a certain number of mantras. It will help us to ensure that we reach the goal.

Click here to view the subtotal of mantras reported

We invite all California residents to join us – especially those living in the Bay Area. We are doing the Ksitigarbha (Earth-Treasure) practice in order to purify negative karma in relation to our environment and our collective karma to experience earthquakes. It is very important that students in the Bay Area take part in these recitations, the practice will be more effective. 

Contribute your offering of mantra count here: (please send in your mantra count every Sunday)

Report Mantra Count

Practice booklets, audio files of the mantra chanting are available here:

Practice Materials

Optional: register here if you are interested in participating in the mantra count:

Register for Mantra Count

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Four Readings of the Tengyur

Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche advises us to get four recitations of the Tengyur done by monks from Sera Je Monastery. If we are able to get this done, then we only need to accumulate 1 million mantras.

UPDATE [Dec 28, 2015]: The first reading of the Tengyur happened on the auspicious day of Lama Tsong Khapa Day – December 5.

UPDATE [Jan 24, 2016]: Monks at Sera Je monastery (Tehor Khamtsen) are almost finised with the 3rd recitation of the Tengyur, the collection of classical Indian Buddhist commentaries (shastra). It takes them about 8 days to complete one recitation of the whole collection, with daily sessions taking about 1.5 hours. The monks have to fit this in with everything else they are doing – classes, debates, and other pujas.

The meaning of “Tengyur” is “the translated treatises”. It is comprised of the Tibetan translations of works written by Indian Buddhist masters, explaining and elaborating on the words of the Buddha.

Funds raised go to the monks who are reciting the scriptures. This sponsors their food and tea for the day as well as a modest donation for each monk.

300 Eight Mahayana Precepts

UPDATE [Dec 28, 2015]: Goal Reached!
These precepts are a set of eight vows that are taken before dawn in a short, simple ceremony and kept for twenty-four hours. Once you have received the transmission, you can take the precepts at any time for as long as you choose. Lama Zopa Rinpoche says:

By living in ordination, whatever prayers we make will be accomplished. It is said in the teachings that generally, by living purely in moral conduct, without doubt all the prayers that we make will be accomplished. Mahayana ordination is just for one day, not a lifetime, so the precepts are easy to keep purely.

By taking precepts and living in ordination, any merit that we accumulate is much greater than that accumulated when not living in ordination. There is a great difference; that is one benefit.”

 

Date(s): Practices Accumulation Dates: Nov 5 - Jan 31
Times: All Day
Instructor/Leader: resident sangha
Type of event: special event
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Level: All levels
Participation: All are welcome
Location: Main Gompa
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