Emaho is welcoming 2018 with our annual mantrathon. Especially given the violent events we have recently witnessed, natural disasters, people displaced from home and sometimes country, and global unrest, we can contribute to peaceful intentions by spending a day joining with our dharma brother sisters and friends in a mindful day of mantra recitation. Our annual mantrathon will be held with wishes for a peaceful year, a year of benefical resolution to world problems, a year of healing and happiness.
The mantrathon will be a worldwide community event, with practitioners from Tashi Gaden Chopeling monastery in Tibet, nuns in Tehor, the people in Rinpoche's region in Tibet, residents of Drepung Loseling in India, Rinpoche's students in New Zealand, friends from Japan, the sangha from Yakima, friends in New Mexico, and of course, our Emaho Phoenix sangha.
We will send out a stream of Avalokiteshvara's mantra, Om Mani Padme Hum, to surround ourselves and the world with loving kindness. Avalokiteshvara, or Chenrezig, is the embodiment of the compassion of all Buddhas.
You are welcome to stay all day, drop in when your schedule permits, or join us from home.
- 6:45am bagels, juice, coffee and tea
- First session 7:30am-9:30am
- Break 9:30am -10:00am
- Second session 10:00am-noon
- Lunch: soup and bread Noon - 1:30pm
- Third session 1:30pm -3:30pm
- Break 3:30 pm - 4:30pm
- Fourth session 4:30pm - 5:40pm
GOAL AND MANTRA COLLECTION
Most importantly, Emaho's Mantrathon welcomes the new year with friendship and our wishes for a peaceful year.
The mantrathon is also a global fundraiser in which we raise money to continue the work of ZaChoeje Rinpoche, Geshe Lobsang and Geshe Namgyal to support Emaho's three-fold mission.
The mantrathon will begin at sunrise and end at sunset.
In Phoenix sunrise is 7:33 am, sunset 5:40.
Gather friends and family to help your effort, having them pledge an amount for each mantra recited, each hundred or thousand mantras.
We suggest a donation of $108. Please know that, with or without donation, all are always welcome.
Please keep track of your mantra collection and email your numbers to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will tally and announce the number of Om Mani Pade Hums chanted globally, posting the number we have collected for the sake of all.
2017 over 5 million mantra were collected.