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
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
June 4: Dakini Day, Friday 6-8 PM PST
Dakini Tsok Feast
June 6: Chenrezig, Sunday 10-12 AM PST
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
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To report your mantra accumulation count, please use the following link:
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!!!