Prayer Gathering for World Peace
From 19 to 21 August 2022, Phuntsok Chö Ling will organize a prayer ceremony, or Mönlam, dedicated to world peace. We have recently been facing times of great conflict and volatility. Many people are dying and going through untold suffering due to the war in Ukraine. This war comes right after the Covid pandemic, which is not over yet and which has caused numerous deaths and tremendous upheaval throughout the world. We will dedicate the merit of the prayer ceremony to those who have died, to those who are ill and to those in anguish, so as to alleviate their pain.
The ceremony is held to commemorate the death anniversary of Lama Jigme’s own teacher, Akyong Siddhi Tulku, who was an extraordinary master and yogin of the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism and a holder of the treasures of the lineage of Dudjom Lingpa. Lama Jigme especially received the phowa teachings from him; these are precious instructions regarding the transference of consciousness for the moment of death. During this prayer gathering, we will also honour two other great Nyingma masters who have recently passed away, Dodrupchen Rinpoche and the Dudjom Yangsi Sangye Pema Shepa.
Gathering to pray and to practise together with a single-minded intention is a cause of great spiritual merit, both for those directly present and for those who participate from afar. Everyone is wholeheartedly invited to join. Whatever our individual cultures, religions or beliefs might be, praying for peace is something that can unite us all in a spirit of compassion and kindness.
You can participate by joining us directly for this unique prayer gathering and/or by making a donation for specific persons (e.g. family members, loved ones, friends) who have passed away or who are facing painful circumstances. Even those who have passed away long ago can still benefit from the merit which we dedicate to them and the positive connection which we thereby establish. By sharing in this aspiration for peace, we can sow the seeds of inner and outer peace in our own and others’ minds.
Registration: There will be a limited amount of seats available. Until 6 June PCL and CCT members and friends will have priority in registration
Location: The event can only be attended live in the PCL temple and not online.
Dates and time:
Friday 19/8/2022 12:30 – 18:00,
Saturday 20/8/2022 08:30 – 13:30,
Sunday 21/8/2022 08:30 – 13:30
Register directly here: https://my.phuntsokcholing.org/shop/event?wsID=163