"Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche) is perhaps the most universally cherished realized being in all of Tibetan Buddhism. Padmasambhava came to Tibet from India in the 8th century and helped establish a pure lineage which is still practiced today by all four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism around the world." - FPMT Padmasambhava Project for Peace

“Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche) is perhaps the most universally cherished realized being in all of Tibetan Buddhism. Padmasambhava came to Tibet from India in the 8th century and helped establish a pure lineage which is still practiced today by all four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism around the world.” – FPMT Padmasambhava Project for Peace

A fairly simple mantra to memorize and recite, but has powerful benefits is the Guru Rinpoche mantra, which is:

OM AH HUNG VAJRA GURU PADMA SIDDHI HUNG

Benefits of reciting the mantra

Such an easy to recite mantra has various benefits, and an excerpt of its benefits is found here:

Even one hundred recitations per day without interruption will make you attractive to others, and food, wealth and enjoyments will appear effortlessly. If you recite the mantra one thousand, ten thousand, or more times per day, you will bring others under your influence with your brilliance, and blessings and powers will be continuously and unobstructedly obtained. If you perform one hundred thousand, ten million or more recitations, the three worlds will come under your power, the three levels of existence will fall under your glorious sway, gods and spirits will be at your bidding, the four modes of enlightened activity will be accomplished without hindrance, and you will be able to bring immeasurable benefit to all sentient beings in whatever ways are needed. If you can do thirty million, seventy million or more recitations, you will never be separate from the Buddhas of the three times nor ever apart from me; thus, the eight classes of gods and spirits will obey your orders, praise your words, and accomplish whatever tasks you entrust to them.

“At best, practitioners will attain the rainbow body; failing that, at the time of death, mother and child luminosities will meet; and at the very least, they will see me in the bardo and all their perceptions having been liberated into their essential nature, they will be reborn in Ngayab Ling and accomplish immeasurable benefit for sentient beings.

Supporting the Padmasambhava Project for Peace

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6.5 ft statue of Guru Rinpoche in Osel Ling, Spain

 

The FPMT is undertaking a project of building several large Padmasambahava (also known as Guru Rinpoche) statues all over the world. The benefits of building such large statues is that it creates peace in the surrounding areas and helps the spread of the Buddha’s teachings. To date, 19 large statues have been created. To learn more about this interesting project, click here.

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