Thangtong Gyalpo Prayerathon
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Fridays at 4:30pm (PDT) with Venerable Yönten
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ABOUT THE PRAYERATHON
The International Mahayana Institute (IMI), FPMT’s community of monks and nuns, is organizing a weekly 24-hour online Thangtong Gyalpo Prayerathon to recite this prayer, hosted by FPMT center Chenrezig Institute in Eudlo, Queensland, Australia. Venerable Yönten will be leading the prayers from Land of Medicine Buddha for 1 hour of the 24 hour Prayerathon weekly.
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.
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.
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 (or on Land of Medicine Buddha’s Facebook page Live each week) and following along with your own copy of the text. (Download The Vajra Speech of Mahasiddha Thangtong Gyalpo: The Blessed Prayer Known as “Liberating Sakya from Disease” in English, French, Italian, or Spanish.)
Thank you in advance for visiting and reciting these prayers and mantras with us on this and many Saturdays to come! We are especially grateful to the IMI for organizing this event, and to Chenrezig Institute for sponsoring this event, and to everyone who is helping to make this activity a success, especially our guru Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
NO REGISTRATION NEEDED TO JOIN – SIMPLY CLICK ON THIS LINK AT THE BEGINNING OF THE PRAYER SESSION TO JOIN US ON FACEBOOK LIVE
|Date(s):||Fridays 4:30pm - 5:30pm PDT|
|Times:||4:30 pm - 5:30 pm|
|Type of event:||community|
|Number of sessions:||Ongoing|
|Location:||Online via Facebook Live|
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