We hope you are enjoying a colorful fall season in the northern hemisphere or a fruitful spring season in the southern hemisphere!
We want to remind everyone that Garchen Institute’s annual Amitabha Million Mantra Accumulation starts tomorrow morning, October 19, at 9:00 am and ends at 5:00 pm on October 21 at 5:00 pm. The counter is at the website, www.garchen.net
, and we have a great headstart of almost 200,000 mantras. Thank you, worldwide sangha! Together we will meet the million mark by Monday!
It is H.E. Garchen Rinpoche’s and Drubwang Rinpoche’s wish that we conduct this practice of the Buddha of Infinite Light each year, participating as much as our schedules permit. Through Amitabha practice, our self-grasping and attachment are transmuted into the clear-sighted warmth of true loving compassion.
You can add your mantras directly to the counter at the website, or you can call us at 928-925-1237 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you would like for us to add your mantras for you. We love hearing from you!
Rinpoche says that everyone who participates receives the merit for the full accumulation, and no prior experience is necessary.
BUDDHA AMITABHA’S MANTRA:
OM AMI DEWA HRI
(pronounced OHM AH MEE DAY WAH HREE)
May all be auspicious!
If the thought of demons
Never rises in your mind,
You need not fear the demon hosts around you.
It is most important to tame your mind within....
In so far as the Ultimate, or the true nature of being is concerned,
there are neither buddhas or demons.
He who frees himself from fear and hope, evil and virtue,
will realize the insubstantial and groundless nature of confusion.
Samsara will then appear as the mahamudra itself….