Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s personal Kshitigarbha image that he travels with and keeps with him always

The retreatants at the Light of the Path 2017 retreat spent a practice session reciting Kshitigarbha mantras on Tuesday, September 5. Participants did 2,000 recitations of the long Kshitigarbha mantra and 10,000 recitations of the middle-length Kshitigarbha mantra at Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s request. On Wednesday, September 6, they did 13,000 recitations of the middle-length mantra. The practice was dedicated to pacify the harm caused by natural disasters, especially from upcoming hurricanes.

Students concerned about Hurricane Irma, which as of Thursday afternoon is a category 5 hurricane tearing through the Caribbean towards Florida, can recite the middle-length Kshitigarbha mantra:


In the past, Rinpoche has also advised to do Kshitigarbha practice and protector prayers to pacify harm from hurricanes. You can find more advice from Rinpoche on natural disasters on FPMT’s Advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche page.

Watch Light of the Path Recite Kshitigarbha Mantra:

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Middle-length Kshitigarbha mantra:

Kshitigarbha Practice complied by Lama Zopa Rinpoche:

Protector prayers:

Advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche on

Watch Lama Zopa Rinpoche teach LIVE at the Light of the Path 2017 retreat August 20-September 17:

Lama Zopa Rinpoche is the spiritual director of the Foundation for the Preservation of Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), a Tibetan Buddhist organization dedicated to the transmission of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition and values worldwide through teaching, meditation, and community service.