Dharma Lecture: The Meaning of Om Mani Padme Hung

Sunday, March 7 at 1:30 pm
Instructor: Tulku Yeshi Gyatso Rinpoche
Translator: Rigdzin Tingkhye
Suggested Contribution: $25 Public, $20 Members

People call Tibet the “Mani Country” or “Mala Country” because of the recitation of “Om Mani Padme Hung” and the possession of malas. Naturally, Tibetans tried to help others because of the blessing of Om Mani Padme Hung. Today the blessing of Chenrezi is rising in the West; most practitioners know this mantra. However, we have to know the detailed meanings of the mantra to fully achieve its blessings.

This talk will cover:
- The correct pronunciation as you chant;
- How to visualize the mantra
- How to use it in your daily life.
- How to keep the vows (samaya) between Chenrezi and you, between your voice and the mantra, and between your mind and compassion.
- How to practice when you are experiencing difficult times

Ven. Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche is a Dzogchen master and the reincarnation of Dzogchen Gyaltsab Thodo Rinpoche. He was recognized by H.H. Dalai Lama's Nyingmapa teacher Kyabje Trulshig Rinpoche. He received teachings from twenty-five masters representing all five schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Tulku Yeshi has written eight books, seven of which have been published, on the subject of Tibetan Buddhism and culture including A One Thousand Year History of Sakyapa. He also writes novels, poetry for mind training, provides Tibetan astrology readings, and can bestow empowerments. Currently he working on Dharma activities at Sakya Monastery in Seattle and is working on his own biography, Magic and Monk.


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