During a solar eclipse, the effects of positive and negative actions are multiplied one hundred million times whether or not the eclipse is visible. H.E. Chhoje
During a solar eclipse, the effects of positive and negative actions are multiplied one hundred million times whether or not the eclipse is visible. H.E. Chhoje Tulku Rinpoche reminds us that it is tremendously beneficial to do practice during this time.
You can offer your own daily practice during this time, recite mantras–Chhoje Rinpoche specifically mentions Vajrasattva and Vajra Guru mantras–and/or practice meditation to receive the benefit.
If you have the transmissions for the following practices, they are also wonderful to offer during the eclipse times: riwo sangcho, tsok, and your own practices, including the preliminary practices (ngondro) or whichever sadhana practice on which you are working. It is also beneficial to recite Samantabhadra’s Aspiration to Good Actions.
Chhoje Rinpoche also mentions the importance of abstaining from harmful, violent actions on the day of an eclipse, for example, being vegetarian for the day (no eggs either), refraining from alcohol and drugs that alter the mind, smoking cigarettes, and instead, offering beneficial acts like donating to a food bank or homeless shelter.
You can support the purchase of COVID-19 vaccines for 108 monks and five nuns in residence at Chhoje Rinpoche’s monastery in Korseong, India.
To reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 and to keep the community safe during this time of crisis, we are purchasing the vaccines and delivering them directly to Korseong.
One vaccine costs INR 800 which is equivalent to US$10.99.
We’ll need a total of $1,242 to vaccinate everyone.
Thank you to those who have donated! We’ve exceeded our goal and the extra funds will be put toward the second vaccination dose. The monastics will receive the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covidshield vaccine thanks to your generosity. Chhoje Rinpoche sends his thanks, love, and blessings for your help!
Remember the three sacrednesses/noble principles to structure your practice: set your intention (take refuge and arouse bodhicitta) at the beginning of the session, maintain the view during the main part, and dedicate the merit at the end of your session.
Best wishes for your practice!
The times below are actual times (in UTC) when the eclipse occurs:
|Event||UTC Time||Time in Denver*|
|First location to see the partial eclipse begin||Jun 10 at 08:12:20||Jun 10 at 2:12:20 am|
|First location to see the full eclipse begin||Jun 10 at 09:49:50||Jun 10 at 3:49:50 am|
|Maximum Eclipse||Jun 10 at 10:41:54||Jun 10 at 4:41:54 am|
|Last location to see the full eclipse end||Jun 10 at 11:33:43||Jun 10 at 5:33:43 am|
|Last location to see the partial eclipse end||Jun 10 at 13:11:19||Jun 10 at 7:11:19 am|
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