In Rinpoche’s words:
“We are truly taking Hurricane Sandy seriously at Pema Osel Ling and I am requesting everyone to pray with us.
If we all make the same prayers together, wherever we are, then they will have more power.
Please do the following practices whenever you can during this time ---
Sa Chu Me Lung
Seven Line Prayer
Vajra Guru Mantra
Please make these prayers for the weather elements’ problems."
The prayers have also been posted on the website’s homepage (http://www.vajrayana.org
) for easy access.
Today [Tuesday] Rinpoche followed up by saying:
"We are all thinking of and praying for the people, animals and environment on the East Coast that have been harmed by Hurricane Sandy. I have great appreciation for everyone stepping in to help, for their loving intention and efforts and bodhisattva activity towards those beings who are suffering and need help. Buddha's teachings of wisdom and compassion guide us to benefit other beings as the source of our own and others' true happiness that will last forever. We can offer our strong prayers of aspiration to relieve beings' suffering, and can also make offerings of our time and help or material offerings of any amount. For instance, the Red Cross is doing a wonderful job of helping and can use our support. When we contribute to other people helping those in need, whatever the size, we do it along with our prayers and dedication of merit and rejoicing for the merit of those who are helping. In this way it is like putting our own little drop of water in the vast ocean. Until the ocean itself is exhausted, that little drop will never dry up. In this way, we add to the positive actions of others, increasing our own merit forever, until all beings are liberated into the state of ultimate enlightenment." - Lama Tharchin Rinpoche