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26th Kagyu Monlam Chenmo Rites & Rituals Team Announcement

Monlam Stone Altar Project

In order to bestow blessings and merits to the people of all nations in a literal manner during the upcoming Kagyu Monlam Chenmo near end of the year, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa is requesting a collection of small stones be gathered from each and every country of the seven continents. The stone collections will be used in the construction of a stone altar.  His Holiness will personally perform a blessing ritual during the Kagyu Monlam, and the merits will then be dedicated to every human being in the world so that we all may have peace, safety, and happiness while being free from illness, hunger, disputes, and wars.

The following is a list of countries in which have already contributed to the stone altar:

1. Asia

1. United Arab Emirates, 2. Singapore, 3. Malaysia, 4. Indonesia, 5. Vietnam, 6. Cambodia, 7. Thailand, 8. The Philippines, 9. North Korea, 10. Japan, 11. Taiwan, 12. China, 13. Burma, 14. Turkey, 15. Bhutan, 16. Israel, 17. South Korea, 18. Mongolia, 19. Armenia, 20. Sri Lanka, 21. Inida, 22. Brunei, 23. Afghanistan, 24. Laos, 25. Iraq, 26. India, 27. Belarus, 28. Pakistan

2. Africa

1. South Africa, 2. Burkina Faso, 3. Tunisia, 4. Kenya, 5. Ethiopia, 6. Namibia, 7. Botswana, 8. Zambia, 9. Zimbabwe, 10. Malawi, 11. Swaziland, 12. Tanzania, 13. Lesotho, 14. Senegal, 15. Gambia, 16. Angola, 17. Egypt, 18. Mozambique,

3. Europe

1. Greece, 2. Italy, 3. Germany, 4. Norway, 5. England, 6. Denmark, 7. The Netherlands, 8. Ireland, 9. Spain, 10. France, 11. Finland, 12. Iceland, 13. Poland, 14. Wales, 15. Austria, 16. Romania, 17. Scotland, 18. Belgium, 19. Switzerland, 20. Sweden, 21. Slovenia, 22. Bosnia & Herzegovina, 23. Croatia, 24. Czech Republic, 25. Estonia, 26. Latvia, 27. Hungary, 28. Cyprus, 29. Ukraine, 30. Portugal, 31. Russia, 32. Slovenia, 33. Lithuania, 34. Belgium,

4. North America

1. Mexico, 2. United States of America, 3. Canada, 4. Nicaragua, 5. Puerto Rico, 6. Guatemala, 7. Netherlands Antilles,
8. Bermuda, 9. Netherlands Antilles, 10. U.S. Virgin Islands, 11. British Virgin Islands, 12. Panama, 13. Jamaica, 14. Belize,
15, Belize

5. South America

1. Brazil, 2. Argentina, 3. Venezuela, 4. Chile, 5. Ecuador, 6. Uruguay, 7. Bolivia, 8. Peru, 9. Colombia, 10. Elsalvador,
11. Colombia,

6. Oceania

1. New Zealand, 2. Australia, 3, Polynesia

7. Antarctica


Project Participation Details:

  1. The size of each small stones should be about 1.5 cm (~.59 inch) to 2.5 cm (~1.0 inch) in diameter

  2. Only a single collection of about 0.5 kilogram (~1.1 lb) worth of small stones is needed from each country

  3. Each stone collection must be clearly labeled with the name of the country and the continent of origin in order to facilitate accurate record-keeping.

  4. Project contact person:  
    Ani Shenpen
    - e-mail:  shenpen1@yahoo.com.tw ; English Contact - e-mail: monlamstonealtarproject@gmail.com

  5. Contact/Shipping Address:
    Ani Shenpen 7F., No.83, Xinyi Rd.
    Banqiao City, Taipei County 22061
    Taiwan

  6. If you wish to send in a collection of stones, please contact us via e-mail first so that we're able to announce it first on this website and thus preventing duplication in collection efforts.

Let's all contribute toward the peace and happiness of everyone in the world!  We'd like to express our gratitude to everyone participating in this project!

May these merits be dedicated to us all, so that we may be able participate in the Dharma Activities of His Holiness the Gyalwa Karmapa lifetime after lifetime, and thus speedily reach Enlightenment.

 

 

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