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Avalokiteshvara Empowerment

February 24 @ 10:00 am 12:30 pm EST

bestowed by
His Holiness the 37th Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang


At Gar Drolma Temple AND Online

Saturday, February 24, 2024
9‌:0‌0‌am-9‌:‌40‌‌am E‌ST – D‌ai‌ly Practice
10:00am – 12:30pm EST

Join us on this auspicious day of Chötrul Düchen, “great day of miraculous manifestations”. It is believed that the effects of both positive and negative actions are multiplied ten million times. 

Avalokiteshvara, the face of enlightened compassion, shows us how to model new ways of acting that enable us to skillfully help other beings and shine the light of compassion on the darkness of suffering in samsara. 

The mani retreat is centered on the boundless love, compassion, and wisdom of Avalokiteshvara, whose mantra is OM MANI PADME HUNG HRIH. When we recite OM MANI PADME HUNG with the mind to benefit all beings, we are engaging in a profound method that transforms our impure body, speech, and mind to a pure state of body, speech, and mind. Reciting each syllable of the Mani mantra with a mind of Bodhicitta closes the doors to the six realms of samsara and liberates sentient beings from suffering. 

H.E. Garchen Rinpoche

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