1.2 Million Guru Mantra Prayer Retreat Aug 2-8

1.2 Million Guru Mantra Prayer Retreat Aug 2-8

Postby phantom59 » Sun Jul 31, 2011 5:08 pm

Event : 1.2 Million Guru Mantra Prayer Retreat
Date : August 2-8
Venue :
Website : http://www.palyulsg.org/newsletter.htm
Venue : Palyul Nyingma Buddhist Assosiation
Address : 721 Geylang Road
Map :
http://www.streetdirectory.com/asia_tra ... ite_50798/

Programme :
August 2
8.00pm - 9.30pm Guru Rinpoche Puja & Group Accumulation

August 3, 5, 6
2.00pm - 4.30pm Guru Rinpoche Puja & Mahakala Puja
8.00pm - 9.30pm Guru Rinpoche Puja & Group Accumulation

August 7
10.00am - 11.30am Guru Rinpoche Puja & Group Accumulation
2.00pm - 4.30pm Guru Rinpoche Puja & Mahakala Puja

August 8
10.00am - 12.00pm Guru Rinpoche Puja & Group Accumulation
2.00pm - 4.30pm Guru Rinpoche Puja & Mahakala Puja
8.00pm - 9.30pm Marme Monlam, Dedication of Merits & Blessing

The tenth day of the sixth Tibetan month, which falls on 8th August 2011, is the anniversary of Guru Padmasambhava’s birth from a lotus at Dhanakhosha Lake amid wondrous signs. Also known as Guru Rinpoche and the second Buddha, he was the emanation of Buddha Amitabha, and whose coming was prophesised by Lord Buddha in the Sutras and Tantras. It is said that the more delusions and difficulties there are, the swifter and more powerful he is. When the Tibetans need blessings or protection, their natural reflex is to invoke Guru Rinpoche, and when great masters face crises, even they call out to him as their ultimate source of refuge.

Chokhor Duchen (on 15th July) is known as the Anniversary of Lord Buddha’s Turning of the Dharma Wheel for the first time. It is one of the four great Duchens of the year during which the effects of positive or negative actions are multiplied by 10 million times.Devotees are strongly encouraged to engage in this wholesome activity with us!

The core objectives of this program are to pray for the longevity of all the great masters of Buddhism.

The general objectives of this program are to pray for:
1 Buddha Dharma to be ever-flourishing even during this degenerate age,
2 Peace, happiness and harmony to prevail in this world,
3 Elimination of Warfare, famines and sicknesses

Benefits and Advantages of the Vajra Guru Mantra

In the future, sentient beings will have very short attention spans and a great many things will clutter and occupy their minds. Their characters will be rough and difficult to tame. They will develop many wrong views towards the sacred Dharma. In particular, a time will come when people will cast dispersions on the Secret Mantra teaching of the unsurpassable levels of tantra. At that time, all sentient beings will suffer heavily from disease, famine, and war. Because of the spread of these three calamities, in particular, China, Tibet and Mongolia will experience the same kind of turmoil as an ant's nest when it is destroyed, and the time will come for the people of Tibet to suffer greatly.

Though you have spoken at length of many skillful means to salvage what is possible from that situation, sentient beings in the future will not have the time to practice. Even though they may have some slight inclination to practice, they will encounter many great obstacles. Sentient beings will experience a great deal of disharmony. They won't be able to get along or reach any kind of accord, and in the wake of this, their behavior will become very impure. Bad times such as this will be very difficult to avert. That being the case, what kinds of benefits and advantages would there be for those beings in the future were they to rely solely upon the Vajra Guru Mantra as their practice? I ask you to relate this for the benefit of individuals in the future who are not able to perceive this and therefore have to have it explained to them.

Then the great master, Pema Jungne replied:

Oh faithful lady, what you have said is so very true. In the future, such times will befall sentient beings and both in a temporary and in a long term sense, the benefits of the Vajra Guru mantra can be definitely be felt. Since my spiritual instructions and the methods of practice that I offer are immeasurable, I have hidden a great number of treasure teachings in the water, rocks, the sky and so forth. In these evil times, even individuals with fortunate karma will find it difficult to encounter these teachings. It will be difficult to bring together the necessary circumstances for these teachings to be revealed. This is a sign that the collective merit of beings is on the wane.

However, at such times, if this essence mantra, the Vajra Guru mantra, is repeated as much as possible, a hundred times, a thousand times, ten thousand times, a hundred thousand times, a million, ten million, a hundred million times and so forth, if it is repeated in holy places, in temples, next to great rivers, in areas where gods and demons abound, if it is recited in these places by tantric practitioners with pure samaya, by people with monastic ordination who maintain their vows purely, by men and women who possess faith in the teachings, if they give rise to bodhicitta on a grand scale and recite this mantra, then the benefits and advantages and energy of such practice are truly inconceivable.

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