Long Life Mantra Accumulations Requested for His Holiness Lungtok Tenpai Nyima Rinpoche

Everyone is encouraged to recite the Long Life Prayer and Long Life Mantra for the health of His Holiness Lungtok Tenpai Nyima Rinpoche, spiritual leader of the Tibetan Bon Buddhist tradition. Read a letter from Rob Patzig, chair of the Ligmincha International Board, for details.

Dear Dharma Friends:

hh lungtok tenpai nyima At the age of 88, His Holiness Lungtok Tenpai Nyima Rinpoche, the 33rd Menri Trizin, serves not only as the spiritual leader of the Bon religion worldwide, but he continues to travel and teach around the world. Recently he has experienced some health issues.

Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche encourages all of us to accumulate both the Long Life Prayer and Long Life Mantra for His Holiness. Prayer is a powerful healing tool, especially when supported by the collective efforts of many practitioners. Many Yungdrung Bon Centers and practitioners around the world are joining together in this activity.

One can begin a practice session with recitation of the Long Life Prayer three times in Tibetan or your native language, or both. Following the prayer, one can then accumulate the Long Life Mantra. And, of course, at the end of each practice session dedicate the merit to the benefit of all sentient beings. Video of prayer/mantra recitation

We are asking each sangha to designate one individual to keep count of its members' mantra recitations.That person can then submit the sangha’s total count at the end of each month to Ligmincha International’s main office. Soon we will post the email addresses for these designated sangha members. Each month, the Ligmincha International office will then forward this count to Menri Monastery.

If you are unaffiliated with a sangha in a specific location, please submit your monthly Long Life Mantra accumulation count to: http://goo.gl/forms/hwCzDkZrqP.

We ask that this practice be continued through the end of this year. With our collective efforts we should be able to offer several million Long Life Mantras during this time!

And, as we collect mantras, Ligmincha is also seeking donations to support several animal release efforts, known as Tsé Tar. In the Yungdrung Bon tradition, the practice of Tsé Tar, or Saving the Life of Beings, is a powerful method to protect and extend the lifespan of both the beings that are freed and those who perform or sponsor the practice. We intend to offer the Tsé Tar dedicated to the long life of His Holiness in the United States, India and Nepal. You can provide financial support to the project here: http://serenityridge.ligmincha.org/donations.html.

Rob Patzig
President, Ligmincha International

Long Life Prayer His Holiness