Prayers For World Peace
"Without inner peace outer peace is impossible." Geshe Kelsang Gyasto
Prayers for World Peace
Prayers for World Peace is a short series of prayers extracted from texts by Shantideva and Geshe Langri Tangpa by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Learning to cherish others is the best method for establishing world peace in general and for our own peace of mind in particular. If everyone sincerely prays to be able to cherish other living beings, then gradually through the power of this prayer, everyone will actually cherish each other. The world will then be permanently at peace, and pure and everlasting happiness will pervade the entire world. With this understanding we recite these prayers while concentrating on their meaning. In these Sunday morning prayers we create the causes to experience internal and external peace through chanting, mantra recitation, and meditition. The "Puja", or chanted prayer that will be done will be Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of compassion.
The session starts at 10am and lasts about a half an hour. You can sit in a chair during the session or on a meditation cushion if you wish.
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