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H.E. Garchen Rinpoche fresh out of retreat!

On April 15th H.E. Garchen Rinpoche sends this message to each of you.


Many disciples around the world expressed their wish to hold prayer services for my birthday. But what's more important than praying on my birthday is to think about the great difficulties everyone is experiencing in the world due to the pandemic. This is something that we should all pray for.


So all the Buddhists in the world should recite one particular prayer together. Four lines from Shantideva's Way of a Bodhisattva. They are very easy to recite. It's a prayer wishing for all those who are sick to fully recover. So please on my birthday, it's my wish for you to accumulate this 4 line prayer as much as you can. That will help with the healing of this illness in this world and will also benefit my health and my long life. It's also a great accumulation of merit.


As a gift to you on my birthday, I'm offering to you the Bodhisattva vows.

Actually we always have to retake the Bodhisattva vows, throughout the 3 periods of the day and 3 periods of the night. But because many people want to receive the vow, I'm offering it on my birthday.


Regarding my own lineage of the Bodhisattva Vow, it is very precious and I have received it from several of the elder Lamas in Tibet but most importantly I received it twice from His Holiness the Dalai Lama.


I have just completed a month long retreat and actually this is what I've been accumulating in my retreat, these 4 lines. They are very powerful and easy to recite and accumulate. So everyone please recite these 4 lines, many times, as much as you can. And of course we will hold other practices on the birthday but these 4 lines are most important. So on an ongoing basis, in your day to day life, continue to accumulate these 4 lines like a mantra. It would be ideal if you can submit your numbers, via email to the center.


4 LINE PRAYER TO RECITE - (in the blue prayer book, page 64, verse 21)


May every being ailing with disease

Be freed at once from every malady.

May all the sickness that afflicts the living

Be instantly and permanently healed.

grune tara



Message from H.E. Garchen Rinpoche, May 03,2020


This is an excellent opportunity to practice the Dharma. In your homes, practice your own yidam deities, such as Vajrakilaya, Yamantaka, Chenrezig, or Tara. Use this time to pray for things to get better again. And I am not only talking about Buddhist prayers. All prayers of all religions will be very beneficial. If you wish to recite a Buddhist prayer, I have requested disciples to recite four lines from Shantideva’s dedication: “May every being ailing with disease be freed at once from every malady. May all the sickness that afflicts the living be instantly and permanently healed.” When you recite this prayer, the buddhas of the three times pray together with you. All Buddhists in the world join within the words of this prayer, and thereby our minds will merge. In this way, we accumulate great merit together, which will help move the world into a better direction. Of course, if you don’t pray, there won’t be any merit. It is very important to pray at this time. So, aside from meeting in our minds, we will also continue to meet on live-stream. I will join the White Tara practice every Sunday and it will be live-streamed. During the week I will be in retreat and I will be praying and meditating day and night. If you pray and meditate too, we will always be together.


H.E. Garchen Rinpoche
Chino Valley/AZ on May 3, 2020.


Message from H.E. Garchen Rinpoche, October 10,2020

Tashi Delek dear Dharma friends, disciples around the world!

An announcement was sent out by the Gargon Committee mentioning "a year of astrological challenges".

Don't worry, there is nothing wrong with me, I do not have a single sickness, I am extremely well.

If there is one general practice that is important for us all to be concerned with, it is the recitation of the World Peace Prayer. The way the world is becoming corresponds very closely to the words in the World Peace Prayer. Therefore, I am asking everyone to recite the World Peace Prayer and to cultivate love and compassion. You should be concerned with the World Peace Prayer, rather than worrying about me because I am doing very well. So please don't worry about me, worry about the whole world. Many Tashi Deleks!" ~

H.E. Garchen Rinpoche

→ World Peace Prayer


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