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IMI Prayerathon for the Coronavirus Pandemic

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IMI Prayerathon for the Coronavirus Pandemic

This event is organized by our FPMT friends at the International Mahayana Institute.
This event requires a passcode, it is 907424

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 Lama Zopa 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 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. The 24-hour prayerathon has continued weekly since then.

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 and following along with their own copy of the text. (Download The Vajra Speech of Mahasiddha Thangtong Gyalpo: The Blessed Prayer Known as “Liberating Sakya from Disease” in EnglishFrenchItalian, or Spanish.)

Ven. Katy Cole will be reciting this practice at this time for the next several weeks, If you wish to recite along with her, you can join the zoom meeting and use the link to the text below.

English/Tibetan sadhana text 

The English dedication prayers with Tibetan phonetics

Image of Mahasiddha Thangtong Gyalpo

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