The 2016 HeavenDrum 2nd Global 100 day Avalokitesvara Mantra Mass Recitation Notification
1 – Origins of the Event
21st of August 2016 is the celebrated day of Avalokitesvara
Bodhisattva. Due to the coming of this auspicious timing and the compassionate
aspirations of Guru Yeshe Jamtso Rinpoche, he has declared this particular date
as the commencement day for the 2nd Global 100 day Avalokitesvara Mantra Mass
Recitation, and thus calls for the participation of all Buddhists worldwide in
this wondrous event.
Rinpoche said, ‘Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva is the encompassing emanation of the
compassion of the buddhas of the three eons and ten realms – anyone who is able
to visualize his guru as the bodhisattva Avalokitesvara and recite 1 billion
mantras (Om Mani Padme Hung Hri), while maintaining devotion, confidence in the
guru, with renunciation and bodhicitta, he will definitely be able to be reborn
in the realms of Sukhavati (Western Paradise). This was promised by my Guru His
Holiness Lama Achuk Rinpoche.’
Avalokitesvara mantra – Om Mani Padme Hung Hri – is the all emcompassing sound
of compassion of every enlightened buddha and bodhisattva. It contains the
essence of the 84,000 teachings of the buddhadharma, and is able to fulfil the
six paramitas while shutting the doorway to the six realms of samsara.
Avalokitesvara does not exist outside but instead resides within every extant
being regardless of them being enlightened or not.He has never left anyone of
us alone and has been continuously delivering sentient beings from suffering
with great compassion, no matter where and when.Many generations of great
masters have repeatedly emphasized the importance of reciting this mantra for
rebirth in Buddha realms. Kyabje Lama Achuk Rinpoche himself recited this
mantra for his entire lifetime and stated that reciting Om Mani Padme Hung Hri
a billion times will guarantee rebirth in Sukhavati.
the Praise to Avalokitesvara says, ‘Avalokitesvara he who is wondrous beyond
comprehension, has practiced pure dharma for counteless eons.’As a buddhist we
should practice great compassion, love and bodhicitta, to benefit all beings as
the great bodhisattva did. We should pray for world peace, the prosperity of
countries and their people, for calamities and disease epidemics to not arise.
Thus in order to deliver all beings from suffering and to help every one of
them attain Buddhahood, we urge everyone to actively participate in this
wondrous mass recitation of Om Mani Padme hung Hri. May the light of compassion
from Avalokitesvara illuminate all phenomena within the universe and rid all
beings of the darkness of ignorance. May all beings lost in the sea of
suffering find refuge and climb upon the shores of deliverance in Sukhavati!!!
Mani Padme Hung Hri, Om Mani Padme Hung Hri, Om Mani Padme Hung
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Q&A regarding reciting Avalokitesvara mantra
I include previously accumulated mantra counts in to the current mass
Previously accumulated mantra tallies cannot be considered in this event. The
tallying will commence on 21st of August 2016 and run for a hundred
(2). If I am currently participating in Avalokitesvara
mantra recitation organized by other groups, can I tally those numbers into the
Drum of Heaven event this time?
— No they must be separate.
(3). I made an
aspiration to chant the mantra a billion times while I was at Mt Wutai
previously. If I participate in this current event and the mass recitation
tally achieves 1 billion, does this mean that I have completed my aspiration as
— No, personal aspirations and vows needs to be
completed yourself and not through combined effort. However,the number of
mantras accumulated for this event can be counted as part of the 1 billion that
you have vowed to chant.
(4). Do we chant ‘Om Mani Padme Hung’ or ‘Om Mani Padme
—- Please recite ‘Om Mani Padme Hung Hri’
(5). Do I require an empowerment or a lineage oral
transmission to participate in this event?
— None of these are required. Anyone is welcome to
participate in this event regardless of lineage, school or even religious
4. The reporting and notifying of accumulated
mantra counts for the 2016 Avalokitesvara mantra mass recitation will be mainly
carried out through local Aryasiddhi Liberation WeChat groups. In order to facilitate
convenient mantra count reporting when participating in any mantra recitation
event organized by the Drum of Heaven in the future, we would like to urge the
forming of Aryasiddhi liberation groups in regions where conditions allow.
Anyone who would like to initiate the formation of such a group can contact our
principal facilitator Mr Liu – WeChat :lf13306292583，For overseas
participants: Mr Cao – WeChat: lanxue6451 LineID : lanxue651 or Mr Xu:WeChatID : XuJin119.
We rejoice and
praise any of your efforts!
– The Official Website of Yeshe Jamtso Rinpoche