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Prostration Challenge

The Prostration Pledge for the 2019 Annual Appeal

Prostrate to benefit all beings!

Begin with setting your intention to purify your negative karma for the benefit of all sentient beings.

Advice for Prostrations from Lama Zopa Rinpoche

When you are doing prostrations, recite the mantra below before each prostration to multiply the effect one thousand times.


The Benefits of Making Prostrations

Rinpoche described the huge merit to be gained from making prostrations to holy objects.

“For every pore of your body that touches the ground, the merit is thousands of times more than the sand grains found on the Ganges River. Making prostrations is also an excellent antidote for slicing through our false pride.”

“One of the general benefits of prostration is that in the future you will achieve a good rebirth with a perfect body, golden in color like Buddha’s holy body, with a beautiful shape and complete sense faculties. Having a beautiful body attracts many sentient beings. It draws sentient beings, hundreds, thousands, hundred thousands, millions of sentient beings. Then, because they like you, if you say something or explain something easy for them to listen to and do, it is very easy to bring them to the Dharma, the path to enlightenment, the unmistaken path to happiness.”

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You may enter your prostration count on the 2019 Annual Appeal page (upper right-hand corner) so we can report our total to Geshe-la at next year’s appeal!