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Om Mani Peme Hung
Celebration of Saga Dawa Month
May 12th to June 10th, 2021
Special Dharma Programs
Odiyana Institute Online
11th Annual Mantra-thon

We welcome you and your friends to join our events in the month of Saga Dawa. 

May 12th will mark the beginning of Saga Dawa month. Saga Dawa commemorates several important events in the life of Lord Buddha Shakyamuni, as his birth, Enlightenment and Parinirvana are all celebrated. It is also a time when the power of our virtue is multiplied many thousands of times over. For this reason, group spiritual practice is emphasized.

 

This Saga Dawa, we are pleased to announce our 11th Annual Mantra-Thon for World Peace and Healing! Due to the devastating impacts of the past year's COVID-19 pandemic on the physical, mental, social and economic health of countless people around the world, as well as the suffering caused by violence in all its forms, profound compassionate methods of spiritual practice are needed more than ever.

 

As Chenrezig (Avalokiteshvara) is the very embodiment of the enlightened compassion of all the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas of the Three Times, this year we will focus our efforts on accumulating 1,000,000 or more of the sacred Six-Syllable Mantra of the The Great Compassionate One - OM MANI PEME HUNG.

11th Mantra-Thon 2021

Practice and Teaching Online Schedule

May 12: Wednesday 6-8 PM PST   

Teaching on Bodhicitta,

Bodhisattva vow ceremony and Teaching on Mantra

Begin mantra recitation. 

 

May 15: Saturday 6-8 PM PST

Practice of Chenrezig Sadhana

Mani Kulwa (mantra recitation in tune) 

 

May 16: Sunday 9 AM- 5 PM PST

9-10 AM Nyung Ney vow ceremony

10-Noon / 2-5 PM PST - Teaching and practice of Nyung Ney

(Fasting Ritual of 11-Faced Chenrezig vegetarian diet)

May 19: Buddha’s Birthday, Friday from 6-8pm PST

Buddha Puja

Teaching on Aspiration to Generate Bodhicitta by Patrul Rinpoche

Mani Mantra Recitation. 

May 21: Guru Rinpoche Day, Friday 6-8 PM PST

Guru Rinpoche Tsok Feast

Mani Mantra Recitation

May 23: Chenrezig, Sunday 10-12 AM PST

Chenrezig Practice and Mani Mantra Recitation

May 26: Full Moon Day, Wednesday 6-8 PM PST

Buddha Puja, Mantra Recitation

Dedication, Closing Ceremony

May 30: Chenrezig, Sunday 10-12 AM PST

Chenrezig Practice

June 4: Dakini Day, Friday 6-8 PM PST

Dakini Tsok Feast

June 6: Chenrezig, Sunday 10-12 AM PST

Chenrezig Practice

If you want to download your own copy of the texts you can find them here.

Zoom link is good for all events during Saga Dawa Month

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85311641932?pwd=ZTRzT2pTTDBRbXJlZWsranBKK0dmZz09

 

Meeting ID: 853 1164 1932

Passcode: Buddha

One tap mobile

+16699009128,,85311641932# US (San Jose)

+12532158782,,85311641932# US (Tacoma)

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbs0a5Yrw7

To report your mantra accumulation count, please use the following link:

Mantra Accumulation Form

Your count needs to be sent before the Dedication and closing ceremony. We need to receive it by May 26th 10 AM PST at the very latest. The earlier the better.

All events are free and open to the public. As a non-profit organization we rely on donations to fund all our activities, we do welcome offerings. 

May this benefit all beings!!!