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Thursday 26 May 2011

Karmapa Khyenno global practice

The KARMAPA KHYENNO page on Facebook is inviting people to join the global practice on the recitations of Karmapa Khyenno.  For the full text go to the page, but here is an extract.

GKRA (H.H. Gyalwang Karmapa Remembrance Association) invites you to join the global practice on the recitations of Karmapa Khyenno
At the end of last year, in Tegar Monastery, Bodhgaya, in answer to the devoted request of GKRA, H.H. the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje instructed to recite “Karmapa Khyenno” for the annual puja of 2011, he also compassionately composed a dedication verse in order for all participants in this global Dharma practice to dedicate the merit in a perfectly beneficial way!
In order to contribute to the celebration of Karmapa 900, GKRA would like to invite all Dharma friends and all other friends worldwide to join us in this profound puja of recitation practice, so we may contribute to bringing about the greater benefit for HHK’s enlightened activities which will lead to greater benefit for all beings!!  The annual puja of 2011 will initiate in Rumtek Monastery, D.C.C, Sikkim on May 17th, 2011, which is the same date when Buddha attained enlightenment and passed into Nirvana in Saga Dawa in Tibetan Tsurphu Calendar. This Tibetan Calendar has been adapted by Rumtek Monastery since the time of H.H.16th Karmapa. The puja will last for about one month or until at least 100 million times of recitations are accomplished.  There will be a special dedication ceremony for a perfect completion of this profound puja. 
As what has been done for years, we will dedicate all merit of this puja to the long life and well-being of the spiritual leader of Tibet, H.H. Dalai Lama, the genuine masters of all four Tibetan Buddhism lineages, and all holy beings in the world; may they continue to turn the wheel of Dharma. We will also dedicate the merit to world peace, may all beings be free from wars, famines, droughts, and especially the natural calamities caused by human destruction to the nature.  May the timely rain descend so that the farmers and all beings will get the abundant harvest.  May all beings have happy and satisfied lives, and especially, may the harmony and auspiciousness in all sanghas and dharma communities increase and increase!    
We sincerely invite all of you from different parts of the world to join us in this recitation practice of Karmapa Khyenno!  You’re more than welcome to join us in Rumtek, to immerse yourself in the profound energy of sangha blessing, and contribute your wonderful power of aspiration to the puja!  You can also start now, wherever you are, to accumulate the numbers of recitations, and report your final numbers of recitation to gkra.karmapa@gmail.com together with your name.  We’ll  present all participants’ names for the special completion dedication ceremony, may all your obstacles be pacified, may you live long and healthy, may your life is successful and meaningful! 
The final date of reporting your name and the numbers of recitations will be posted at our facebook account as well as on Rimey Mandala of Buddhism blog: http://hk.myblog.yahoo.com/rewunewyork-usa, and Gyaltsab Rinpoche Taiwan blog: http://www.wretch.cc/blog/ralangattw .

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