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The Global Prayer Week

The Global Prayer Week

In continuation with the celebrations of the Vesak Day, a Global Prayer Week was observed, commencing from 7th May up to 16th May 2020. The virtual prayer week was dedicated to pray for the victims of Corona virus contagion and honouring the medical professionals and first responders in the frontline of humanity's fight back against the pandemic. Through live streaming we also had an opportunity to listen to invaluable messages, speeches and Dhamma talks from eminent personalities, great spiritual masters, Supreme Sangha members, Venerable monks, nuns and many other honourable lay practitioners, and also had an opportunity to witness presentations by many renowned artists from around the world on the theme of Dhamma and righteous life.

Secretary-General, IBC

Humans for humanity’s sake,
Humans for the mother earth,
Karuna (compassion) for corona victims,
Prayers for safety of frontline corona warriors...

Tibetan Buddhist Scholar

Think of others' happiness and suffering every day. It becomes a habit the more you think about it and at some point, it will become effortless. You will be able to have an uncontrived intention to be of benefit to others.

India (Tibet in Exile), Patron IBC

Today, we are passing through an exceptionally difficult time due to the outbreak of the coronavirus epidemic. I earnestly appeal to all concerned to do everything possible to care for the vulnerable members of our communities.

I offer special gratitude to the medical staff–doctors, nurses & other support personnel–who are working on the frontline to save lives at great personal risk. Their service is indeed compassion in action.

With heartfelt feelings of concern for my brothers & sisters around the world who are passing through these difficult times, I pray for an early end to this pandemic so that your peace & happiness may soon be restored.

Video messages were received for the Global prayer week from:

Sr. No. Name Country
1. Ven. WogumWoneung (Dr. Lee Chi Ran) S. Korea
2. Ven. Okonogi, chief priest of Nipponzan Myohoji Temple India
3. Ven. Sangha from Kadam Choeling Indonesia
4. Most Venerable Ajahn Brahm Australia
5. Ven Dr. Kalyan Priya Bhikkhu India
6. Mr Mohit Chauhan India
7. Venerable Khensur Jangchup Choeden Rinpoche India
8. Bro. Plinio Marcos Tsai and Venerable Lobsang Chogni Brazil
9. Venerable Sangha of Gyudmed Monastery India
10. Ven Kithalagama Hemasara Nayake Thero Sri Lanka
11. Sri Vivekaramaya Buddhist Temple Sri Lanka
12. Most Ven Ceintitar Linkara Myanmar
13. Madhusree Chowdhury India
14. Ven. Geshe Lobsang Samten India
15. Most Venerable Prof. Pallekande Rathanasara Anunayake Thero Sri Lanka
16. HH 12th Chamgon Kenting Tai Situ Rinpoche India
17. Venerable Monks of Gandan Tegchenling Monastery Mongolia
18. Jamyang Choling Institute India
19. Choskorling monastery India
20. Ven. Okonogi India
21. Buddhist Community Centre UK
22. Mr Kaji Sherpa UK
23. Most Ven Eaindanyana Myanmar
24. Most Ven Dr Dhammapiya, Secretary General IBC India
25. Jamyang Choling Institute India
26. Nechung Monastery India
27. Venerable Dr. Ashin Nandaka Myanmar
28. Most Venerable Ve Pon La Myanmar
29. Drikung Kagyu Institute India
30. Ven Bhadant Bodhiratna India
31. Dunhor temple Republic of Buryatia, Russia
32. Hemis Monastery India
33. Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh Vietnam
34. HH Dalai Lama India
35. Phyang Monastery India
36. HE Ling Rinpoche’s Monastery India
37. Gyudmed Monastery India
38. Gyabung Tulku, Rinpoche India
39. Ven. Dr. Kalyan Priya Bhikkhu India
40. Ven. Khenpo Ragdol India
41. Drepung Gomang Monastery India
42. Sakyamuni Dharma Center Malaysia
43. H.H. Drikung Kyabgon Thinley Luhundup India
44. Mr Devnaka Porage Sri Lanka
45. H.E. Ling Rinpoche India

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