Welcome to this cyber-gathering of Vajra Mantra accumulation of Guru Rinpoche. Khen Rinpoche hopes that with your participation, we can achieve 10 million recitations by the end of 2021. We will be starting May 12th, marking the first day of the holy month of Saga Dawa.
In this moment of pandemic and strife plaguing the world, Khen Rinpoche emphasizes the importance to call upon Guru Rinpoche to liberate humanity, animals and all sentient beings. If one has time, Khen Rinpoche recommends that we complete recitation sessions by following this digital prayer booklet.
During practice sessions, Khen Rinpoche says to be mindful of generating compassion for all sentient beings and generating devotion to Guru Rinpoche to liberate all sentient beings. At the end of each practice session, it is essential not to forget or leave out the dedication of merit for the benefit of all sentient beings. The incredible benefits of the Vajra Mantra are explained in many tantra texts. Khen Rinpoche has no doubts that your recitations will bring tremendous positive transformation.
Due to the pandemic and concern for public health, Riwoche Temple will remain closed to the public during Losar, the celebration of the Tibetan New Year for 2148, the Year of the Iron Ox.
On the first day of new year, it is important to invite all good and auspicious things into our lives. It is customary for everyone to wear something new and visit the temple to make aspirations and receive blessings for a great year. This year, we encourage everyone to do aspiration prayers at home. The temple is monitoring the pandemic closely and will make subsequent announcements on a reopening date when appropriate.
Riwoche Temple has made the decision that in order to protect our community and prevent the spread of Covid-19, we will continue to remain closed to the public. We will continue to reassess as the world continues to collectively overcome this difficult situation together.