Prayers for the Pandemic to Subside – April 18th to 24th, 14:00 GMT (PDF)

Led by Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje

Live webcast on Facebook and YouTube

April 18: The Heart Sutra with the Repulsion of Maras
April 19: The Noble Aspiration for Excellent Conduct & the Sutra in Three Sections
April 20: Sutras of the Dharani of Akshobhya
April 21: Praises of the Twenty-One Taras with the Benefits
April 22: Supplications to Guru Rinpoche
April 23: A Prayer for Rebirth in the Pure Realm of Sukhavati
April 24: Selected Dharani Mantras, The Prayer That Saved Sakya from Illness, and Appeasing the Discord of the Mamos

A prayer book compiled by Gyalwang Karmapa including these prayers can be downloaded as PDF for free.

All prayer sessions will be at 14:00 GMT. You can use the following link to see the current GMT time and by that the time difference to your local time:

The following notes are from the original post on

Regarding the Live-streamed Prayers for a Time of Pandemic:

Over the next week, as we recite prayers together with the Gyalwang Karmapa for the pandemic to subside, please follow the rules and regulations of the country where you are staying. Instead of gathering in large groups, please remain in your own homes and pray as fervently as you can:

• That the sick may recover swiftly,
• That doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals continue to find new treatments and medicines,
• That those who have passed away move on to a happy rebirth,
• That the pandemic may swiftly end everywhere in the world,
• And that health, happiness, and prosperity may flourish.

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