The 2016 HeavenDrum 2nd Global 100 day Avalokitesvara Mantra Mass Recitation Notification
1 – Origins of the Event
The 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.
Yeshe Jamtso 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.’
The 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.
As 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!!!
Om Mani Padme Hung Hri, Om Mani Padme Hung Hri, Om Mani Padme Hung Hri
Download Avalokitesvara mantra recited by guru: http://www.yqsyxjc.org/yp.aspx?c_kind=2&c_kind2=21
2 - Overseas count off address
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3 - Q&A regarding reciting Avalokitesvara mantra
(1). Can I include previously accumulated mantra counts in to the current mass recitation?
— Previously accumulated mantra tallies cannot be considered in this event. The tallying will commence on 21st of August 2016 and run for a hundred days.
(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 well?
— 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 Hung Hri’?
—- 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 affiliation.
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!