The 100 million Mani Mantra retreat

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The 100 million Mani Mantra retreat

Postby Dave The Seeker » Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:41 pm

This is being sponsored by FPMT, as I understand it, in Mongolia.
The retreat started yesterday and is until the end of the month.
I know many of us can not attend this retreat, but I was thinking to be "part of it", for lack of a better term, we could recite the Mani Mantra "x" times a day.
I'm going to recite a mala (108x) of it twice a day, one in the morning and one in evening, and dedicate the benefits of this action to the compassion of all practitioners and the enlightenment of all universal living beings.

Just putting this out there if anyone would be interested.

:namaste:

Dave
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Re: The 100 million Mani Mantra retreat

Postby Ayu » Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:10 pm

Here is the link: http://www.fpmtmongolia.org/mani-retreat-2013/

It is a nice suggestion. Suits me fine, 'cause I just startet the Avalokiteshvara-Sadhana daily. I donate 3 Malas (324x) from yesterday. :D
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What can we do with (just) our own happiness?
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Re: The 100 million Mani Mantra retreat

Postby Ayu » Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:47 pm

Plus 4 Malas. :smile:
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Re: The 100 million Mani Mantra retreat

Postby zerwe » Sat Aug 03, 2013 1:07 am

Dave and Ayu.
There is also an annual FPMT Mani Retreat for World Peace that runs from November to May.
It is done per Rinpoche's request, organized through a center in Australia, and is conducted worldwide with at-home participants.
Participants practice the sadhana daily and a monthly mala count is submitted for the duration of the retreat. The at-home retreat
coordinator is Caroline Crossman and you might consider contacting her at carolinecrossman@gmail.com as the next retreat approaches to participate
and obtain a copy of the sadhana.
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Re: The 100 million Mani Mantra retreat

Postby Dave The Seeker » Sat Aug 03, 2013 11:16 am

That is great Ayu! :anjali:

Shaun thank you very much. I will send her an email shortly.

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They teach us that life is what life is; flawed.
Yet with tremendous potential for joy and fulfillment.
~Lama Surya Das~

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~Lama Thubten Yeshe~

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