"I am heartened to learn of the establishment of Sravasti Abbey in the USA... I am happy to give (it) my support and encourage others who share this interest to do likewise."
- His Holiness the Dalai Lama


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Recent Dedications
Dedicated to all mother sentient beings and to the noble community of Sravasti Abbey.
-Alan

I would like to dedicate . . . to the successful completion of Chenrezig Hall.
-Lawrence

May all beings see Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva & be eventually born in Sukhavati (Amitabha Buddha's Pureland of Peace & Happiness).
-Zheng Xin

With dedications to success of Chenrezig Hall, long and healthy life of gurus, spiritual guides and friends, happiness of sentient beings and my family members - Mr Tan See Tee, Mdm Chin Ah Niah, Tan Wee Geok, Tan Wee Meng, Tango Tan.
-Wee Khiang

May all beings be well blessed and gain wisdom to remove any obstacles in the path towards enlightenment.
-Peck Chong, Neo

May all beings everywhere
Plagued by sufferings of body and mind
Obtain an ocean of happiness and joy
By virtue of my merits.

Dedicate the merits for the well-being and ultimate happiness of all sentient beings for peace in the world, and for building Chenrezig Hall so Sravasti Abbey can grow, continuing to share the Dharma with all who seek it.
-Cheng Cheng Ong

Dedicate to the completion of Chenrezig Hall for the benefit of all sentient beings.
-Claire

May the collective good energy continues to amplify, to bring about all good conditions to build Chenrezig Hall in Sravasti Abbey USA.
-Osel Gan

[I] would like to dedicate [these recitations] for [Ven. Chodron's] long life and good health. In addition, I have also dedicated them to the building of Chenrizig Hall at Sravasti Abbey and may it can be completed soonest possible without any obstacles.
-Jason

May all beings everywhere
Plagued by sufferings of body and mind
Obtain an ocean of happiness and joy
By virtue of my merits.

Dedicate the merits for the well-being and ultimate happiness of all sentient beings for peace in the world, and for building Chenrezig Hall so Sravasti Abbey can grow, continuing to share the Dharma with all who seek it.
-Cheng Cheng

May the collective good energy continues to amplify, to bring about all good conditions to build Chenrezig Hall in Sravasti Abbey USA.
-Osel Gan

May Sravasti Abbey grow, may all be auspicious, may all beings benefit!
-Cheri

In this season of peace, generosity and goodwill among men, I dedicate this mantra recitation to world peace. May all beings be at ease; May all beings be happy. Happy Holidays!
-Tina

Let use now dedicate the merit of chanting the OmMani mantra . . . for the building of Chenrizig Hall. And also dedicate merit to all those Beings who are floundering and suffering out there in all worlds. May we all find Liberation from Samsara
-Chuan Fa

Dedicated to the safe and rapid completion of Chenrezig Hall for the benefit of all sentient beings.
-Claire

I want to dedicate for the benifit of building Chenrezi Hall, and to all the poor beings that are floundering and suffering so in the world in need of the Dharma
-Chuan Fa

Dedicated to the completion of the Chenrezig Hall so that the teachings from this hall may soon flourish to benefit all sentient beings. I also dedicate the merit of my Chenrezig practice this week to all who helped and supported me directly and indirectly in the healing of my body and mind.
-Tina

For peace in world and in all prisons and for the growth of the Dharma by building Chenrezig Hall.
-Chris

I dedicate these 22,788 mantras Chenrezig to abide in the support of Chenrezig Hall for many generations to come so that his great compassion pervades the minds of all living beings, and especially those with the freedom and privilege to aspire to practice the Dharma, to ordain, and to become Buddhas.

Also, peace in the Middle East!

With Love,
Jon

I'd like to dedicate the merit to Ven Thubten Chodron's good health and long life, for all the residents at Sravasti Abbey to be well and happy, and for Sravasti Abbey to continue to flourish.
-Ruby

May all beings see Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva & be eventually born in Sukhavati& Amitabha Buddha's Pureland of Peace & Happiness.
-Zheng Xin

May the Chenrezig Hall can be finished soon, and benefit all sentient beings.
-Brian

May the merit of this generosity adorn the Buddhas' Pure Lands; Repaying the four kinds of kindness above and aiding those suffering in the three paths below. May the merit be shared with all sentient beings to attain the realization of bodhichitta and emptiness. May this merit liberate each of us from all frustrations and suffering, and lead us to lasting peace and happiness - Enlightenment.
- Su Hwei

May the collective good energy continues to amplify, to bring about all good conditions to build Chenrezig Hall in Sravasti Abbey USA.
-Osel Gan

May all beings see Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva & be eventually born in Sukhavati, Amitabha Buddha's Pureland of Peace & Happiness.
-Zheng Xin

Dedicated to the happiness of all sentient beings. Dedicated to the creation and success of Chenrezig Hall.
-Don

I would like to dedicate these mantras to all the people who have served in any war.

May their courage and care to restore peace and end the suffering of others bring them unimaginable opportunities to develop their hearts and minds.

May all beings who lost their lives in violent ways as a result of war never have that experience ever again.

May those who caused others to suffer and die never engage in these acts ever again.

May everyone eventually meet authentic spiritual teachers who can guide them to purify their actions and develop their hearts and minds.

May all beings everywhere pause today and reflect on the acts of courage and selflessness of those who engaged in the war effort to restore peace in the world
-Ven. Samten

When I was chanting the mantra this week, my mind was filled with current political issues, personal challenges, and the choices we made for each other. Then I thought of the Buddha's wisdom and compassion. Immediately, my thoughts shifted to global peace and goodwill among people.

So, I dedicate this recitation to the continued transformation to global peace and happiness for all sentient beings; and to Chenrezig project, may the weather cooperate and the building be completed as planned.
-Tina

I would like to dedicate the mantras towards Sravasti Abbey's wonderful Chenrezig Hall.
-Savannah

May all living beings, be free from temporal and conditioned sufferings.
May they find happiness and its causes.
May all living beings, come together, and abide in equanimity, free of bias, attachment and hatred.
May all sentient beings, throughout the six realms of existence, my kind mothers, my brothers and sisters, may all these beings, truly awaken to the luminous sphere of true existence.
-Lyle

Dedicated to the completion of Chenrezig Hall, world peace, and the well being of all sentient beings. May everyone be happy!
-Tina

I dedicate these mantras to the building of Chenrezig Hall and the long life and good health of Venerable Chodron, Everybody at Sravasti Abbey and all Sentient Beings.
-Dan

For the success of Chenresig Hall
-Kevin

I dedicate my mantras for the benefit of Sravasti Abbey and its projects, which will help so many, and for the benefit of all those who suffer and are in need everywhere.
-Judith

Dedicated to the building of Chenrezig Hall - needed more now than ever!
-Susan

May the collective good energy continues to amplify, to bring about all good conditions to build Chenrezig Hall in Sravasti Abbey USA.
-Osel Gan

I'd like to dedicate the recitation to the completion of Chenrezig Hall and to peace in my country, Mexico.
-Diana

For the benefit and enlightenment of all living beings
-Michael

I dedicate the merit of this recitation to the completion of Chenrezig Hall, to world peace, and to the well being and happiness of all sentient beings.
-Tina

May the Abbey benefit and all beings become enlightened because of the great work there on Chenrezig Hall!
-Michele

I dedicate the merit of this recitation to my family - may all wounds be healed and all conflicts be resolved peacefully. I also dedicate this mantra for the completion of Chenrezig Hall at the Sravasti Abbey, the well being of Ven. Chodron and the staff at Sravasti Abbey, and the happiness of all sentient beings.
-Tina

May all beings feel the blessings of Chenrezig.
-Susan

Many blessing upon Ven. Chodron, the nuns of Sravrasti Abbey, and HHDL!
-Mickey

I dedicate the merit of this practice for the wellbeing of all sentient beings.

May the Dharma flourish [and] may Chenrezig Hall soon be built.
-Carla

I dedicate for the well-being and ultimate happiness of all sentient beings, for peace in the world and for all the conditions to come together to build Chenrezig Hall in Sravasti Abbey.
-Tracey

Dedicated to the completion of Chenrezig Hall, conditions for world peace, and the happiness of all sentient beings.
-Tina

I want dediceate all the merit of my practice today to the building of Chinreze hall at Sravasty Abbey. And to all the manastics there. And to all the floundering and suffering being in all the worlds. May they find peace there.
-Chuan Fa

Dedicated to the completion of Chenrezig Hall for the purpose of spreading the Dharma, for a new world order and world peace, and for the well being and happiness of all sentient beings, including politicians and new world leaders.
-Tina

May the collective good energy continues to amplify, to bring about all good conditions to build Chenrezig Hall in Sravasti Abbey USA.
-Osel Gan

For the benefit of all sentient beings
-Luis

May Chenrezig Hall provide a refuge for those seeking it.
-Jean

I dedicate to the building of Chenrezig hall for the welfare of all sentient beings that are suffering and floundering in this world.
-Chuan Fa

May any merit generated by the recitation and practice of meditation on the Lord of Compassion be profoundly and extensively dedicated to the enlightenment of all others and for the continuity of the creation of the puraland in Sravasti Abbey. May all the projects conceived be fully and easily completed. May they bring liberation to all beings in all realms of existence and immediate relief of any suffering. May all being enjoy temporal and ultimate peace and happiness.
-Konchog

May the suffer of all beings quickly be abolished in all realms!
-Alaya

I dedicate the merit to the happiness and peace of all sentient beings and to the continued growth of Sravasti Abbey so the Dharma will continue to flourish.
-Tara

[Dedicated] . . . to the completion of Chenrezig Hall, for world peace, and for the happiness of all sentient beings.
-Tina

May Sravasti Abbey flourish and greatly contribute to the bringing of the dharma to the west in a long lasting and profound way. May Chenrezig Hall be swiftly completed according to Ven. Thupten Chodron's wishes.
-Jeroen

I dedicate any merit that I have created today to Venerable Thubthen Chrodron, the Monastics and all who have visited Sravasti Abbey. May all beings be safe, happy, healthy, free from all suffering and may sentient beings live with ease.
-Belinda

May the Dharma flourish and liberate all Sentient Beings from suffering. May the construction of Chenrezig Hall proceed swiftly to enable Venerable Thubten Chodron, Monastics and other seekers of truth to enjoy the fruits of their collective merits. I dedicate this message to my parents who are remembered daily.
-Belinda

To the completion of Chenrezig Hall for the purpose of spreading the dharma, to the well-being and happiness of all sentient beings, and to global peace in this life time.
-Tina

Dedicated to the benefit of all beings and the realization of Chenrezig Hall.
-Jennifer

Dedicated to the well-being and happiness of all sentient beings, including my mother and my family, Ven. Thubton Chodron and the Sravasti Staff. This recitation is also dedicated to global peace and the completion of Chenrezig Hall for the purpose of spreading the dharma.
-Tina

May the energy of compassion permeate all beings everywhere.
-Jean

May the dharma flourish and help liberate all beings from suffering.
-Sue

May the merit of this recitation bring peace and happiness to all beings, and may it lead to many blessings for all who live and visit Sravasti Abbey!
-Mickey

Hi, we would like to offer this 45,360 mantras recitations for the peace all around the world and for all the teachers, communities and friends in retreats to be free from obstacles in their practices, and to have the best conditions to develop their minds/hearts so all their wishes and actions can reach, impact and benefit countless sentient beings.
-Mauricio & Lupita

We would like to offer these mantras recitations for peace all around the world and for all the teachers, communities and friends in retreats to be free from obstacles in their practices, and to have the best conditions to develop their minds/hearts so all their wishes and actions can reach, impact and benefit countless sentient beings.
-Mauricio & Lupita

May the merit of this recitation bring peace and happiness to all beings, and may it lead to many blessings for all who live and visit Sravasti Abbey!
-Mickey

Dedicated to the realization of this project and for the benefit of all sentient beings. May peace spread to all corners of the vast universe.
-Jennifer

Dedicated to the rapid realization of Chenrezig Hall.
-Scheele Clair

Dedicated to the building of Chenrezig Hall and everyone at Sravasti Abbey who committed to spread the dharma. This practice is also dedicated to world peace and the happiness of all sentient beings.
-Tina

May ignorance and delusion quickly decline and cease for all beings while compassion and wisdon quickly rise and multiply.
-Alaya

May all beings benefit from our collective efforts. May the opportunities that arise for beings through the existence of Chenresig Hall be a cause and condition for the awakening of infinite hearts and minds.
-Susan

We rejoice! 10.6million Om ManiPadme Hum recitations recitations reached so far! May we continue to persevere on to reach our goal of 21 million recitations soon. May we dedicate this auspicious prayer for world peace and all good conditions to come together to build Chenrezig Hall.
-EngKiang

May all sentient beings be free from stress, enmity and grief.
-Stephanie

May this place become a source of wisdom and compassion and skillful acts in our world.
-Steve

May all beings be well and happy.
-Dermot

May all inner and outer obstacles be purified so that Chenrezig hall may quickly be built in order to benefit all beings!
-Dan

To the building of Chenrezig Hall and for peace in this chaotic world. May all beings find liberation.
-Chuan Fa

May the blessings from this practise connect all beings to the natural compassion that is in each one of us.
-Jean

Dedicated to the development and building of the Chenrezig Hall, world peace, and for the well being and happiness of all sentient beings.
-Tina

May the collective good energy continues to amplify, to bring about all good conditions to build Chenrezig Hall in Sravasti Abbey USA.
-Osel Gan

Due to this merit may Sravasti Abbey be a Dharma beacon of light and may Chenrezig hall quickly and more quickly be built in order to benefit all beings.
-Dan

Through the virtues I collect through the recitation of the 6-letter mantra, the printing of one copy of the Arya Sanghata Sutra, the recitation of the Turning of the Dharma Wheel Sutra and the celebration of this Dharma Wheel Turning Day generally, may all living beings be completely purified of negative karma. May the glorious jewel of Sangha grow -- specifically, may Sravasti Abbey grow in size and deed and may a million monks and nuns abide there in perfect Dharma and Vinaya forever. May I become a Buddha and immediately guide all living beings to that very ground.
-D. Aaron

May the collective good energy continues to amplify, to bring about all good conditions to build Chenrezig Hall in Sravasti Abbey USA.
-Osel Gan

For all sentient beings (for the attainment of enlightenment)
-Lay Ling

I would like to dedicate to the building of Chenrezig Hall and the liberation of all sentient beings.
-Kevin

May it benefit all beings!
-Tom

Dedicated to the manifestation of the Chenrezig Hall, the world peace, and the happiness of all sentient beings.
-Tina

Dedicate all merit to all sentient beings. May my parents benefit from this merit, may they be well and free from suffering
-Jessica

May all beings be well & happy always. May there be peace in the world, and may all the conditions come together for successful building of the Chenrezig Hall. May all beings quickly actualise wisdom & compassion.
-Sze Ing

I dedicate the merit to the bulding of Chenrezig Hall for the good of all the beings and all of you at Sravesti Abbey. May we bring peace to this chaotic world.
-Chuan Fa

With the aspiration for the building of Chenrezig Hall and the liberation of all sentient beings. I hope the summer is bringing blossoms of joy for the whole abbey.
-Susan

Dedicated to all sentient beings.
-Tarek

May the dharma spread to all beings and may they realise their own true nature.
-Jean

I dedicate the merit of reciting these mantras to the well being of all sentient beings, peace in this world and the conditions for Chenrezig Hall to be completed.
-Mike

Dedicated to the manifestation of Chenrezig Hall, world peace, and the happiness of all sentient beings.
-Tina

May all being benefit from our practice.
-Susan

I dedicate the merit to the building of Chenrezig Hall for the benifit of all beings.
-Chuan Fa

Dedicated to all sentient beings.
-Goh TS

Through the virtues I collect reciting the six-letter mantra:
May all living beings be completly purified of all negative karma
May the jewel of sangha grow immeasurably, specifically, may Srivasti Abbey grow in space and produce nuns and monks by the 100,000s to teach the holy Dharma to the western world.
-Douglas

I dedicate the merits of this practice to my Teacher Venerable Chodron, for her skillful teaching and many beautiful ways in which she teaches all of us. For her compassion and wisdom above all. May Chenresig Hall come to fruition soon.
-Alaya

Dedicated to the manifestation of Chenrezig Hall, world peace, and the happiness of all sentient beings.
-Tina

Wishing the end of suffering of all beings--for Chenresig Hall to manifest without obstacles to benefit the minds and hearts of countless beings, who all want happiness.
-Zopa

Through the virtues I collect reciting the six-letter mantra while visualizing avalokiteshvara at my crown, may the jewel of Sangha grow brighter; specifically, may Sravasti Abbey grow and her monks fill the universe to completely extinguish the three poisons.
-Douglas

May the beauty and grace of this practise continue to build positive energy for the building of Chenrezig hall and the realisation of Venerable Thubten Chodron's intention to make the dharma available to all.
-Jean

And I dedicate the merit to the building of the Chinrizig hall for the peace of all beings.
-Chuan Fa

For the building of Chenrezig Hall
-Ruby

Dedicated to the manifestation of Chenrezig Hall, world peace, and the happiness of all sentient beings, including my past, present and future spiritual teachers, gurus and guides. This practice has helped deepen my own spiritual practice. I am grateful for this opportunity to participate and to give as well as to receive.
-Tina

For the benefit of all sentient beings :)
-Luis

I would like to dedicate to the construction of Chenrezig Hall. The Abbey is a special place that I hope will last for many many generations.
-Kevin

I dedicate the merits of this practice to the building of the Chenrezig hall there at Sravasti Abbey for the benefit and awakening of all beings.
-Chuan Fa

I dedicate the merit of this practice to the the growing of the Dharma for all those who will come to Chenrisig Hall in the future for eons to come. I also make a special dedication to Katya and that her committment in robes will bring much happiness for her and all sentient beings for endless life times.
-Alaya

Dedicated for the smooth progress of the Chenrezig Hall for the flourishing of the Buddha's Dharma and the ultimate benefit of mother sentient beings.
-Kim

I dedicate the merit of this practice to the building of Chenrezig Hall. May it help bring peace and awakening to all beings.
-Chuan Fa

May we continue to persevere on to reach our goal of 21 million recitations soon. May we dedicate this auspicious prayer for world peace and all good conditions to come together to build Chenrezig Hall.
-EngKiang

I dedicate the merit of these mantras to the flourishing of Sravasti Abbey, in the West, for eons to come.
-Ven. Jigme

For the benefit of all sentient beings
-Luis

I have offer these mantras towards the success of Chenresig Hall
-Kevin

Dedications to all sentient beings, world peace and Sravati Abbey.
-Teohc Shalley

I dedicate the merit for the well-being and ultimate happiness of all sentient beings including myself, for peace in the world and for building Chenrezig Dharma with all who seek it.
-Claudia

May all beings come to know the true nature of all things. May Ven Thubten Chodron see all her wishes for Chenrezig Hall realised quickly, and my she live a long, healthy and happy life.
-Jean

Sravasti Abbey is an incredible gem of the dharma - a jewel in a snowy and barren land - and a leader in bringing the dharma home to settle in the west. May Ven. Chodron have a long, long life to continue to inspire others to find their inherent goodness through her kindness, patience, soft spoken voice and loving heart. May all monastics at the abbey inherit the gifts of Ven. Chodron's teachings, not only the spoken ones but also the unspoken ones - her thoughts, actions and wonderful example of a dharma life lived fully for the benefit of others. May all those who aspire to train at the abbey find the material/physical conditions and loving support from their families to be able to do so. May all those who attend even just a weekend teaching or a sharing the dharma day plant the seeds of the dharma deeply in their heart and consciousness and thus be reborn life after life in places where the dharma flourishes. May female students in particular find increasing opportunities to live a life of dharma and engage in full-time study and practice of the dharma. May we all achieve enlightenment as quickly as possible so that we may free all beings from suffering and lead them to their own enlightenment.
-Jodi

That Ven Chodron live a long and healthy life and continue to teach for a long time, and that all her wishes be fulfilled as quickly as possible with no abstacles, especially the building of Chenrezig Hall.
-Koh Zi Yen

I dedicate this merit to the successful construction of Chenrezig Hall so that Sravasti Abbey can continue to grow and offer the Dharma to all those who seek it. Also to the long life of all those who are associated with Sravasti Abbey throughout the world. I would also like to dedicate this merit to all those who are suffering because of the financial instability throughout the world. May they use this crisis to realise that happiness is not found within external objects or financial success and turn towards the Dharma for greater happiness for themselves and their families.
-Dermot

May all sentient beings free from stress, enmity and grief.
-Stephanie

May the Dharma spread in the west, may it bring peace to our countries and everlasting happiness to our hearts. May the Chenrezi Hall be soon built and all the positive wishes of Venerable Chodron and the Sravasti community be fulfilled.
-Lupita & Shantideva Dharma Group

May all beings be well and happy! May all the conditions come together for the building of Chenrezig Hall!
-Elsie

I dedicate for world peace, for favorable conditions to manifest the Chenrezig Hall, and for the continued propagation of the Dharma to benefit all sentient beings.
-Tina

I would like to dedicate to Chenrezig Hall and all Sentient Beings.
-Kevin

May all sentient beings be free from sufferings and take birth in Western Paradise.
-Joey

Although it came from negative emotion, I dedicate my merit to Lindsey for inspiring me to seek out a book about Buddhism and to Ven. Chodron for writing "Open heart, Clear Mind" which guided me here a few years later. I also dedicate to all of the venerables at Sravasti Abbey for the wonderful conversations and inspiration which will improve my life ans subsequently the people around me. May all of the residents at the Abbey quickly attain awakening and direct all other sentient beings to the path.
-Kyle

I dedicate this merit to the successful construction of Chenrezig Hall so that Sravasti Abbey can continue to grow and offer the Dharma to all those who seek it. Also to the long life of all those who are associated with Sravasti Abbey throughout the world. I would also like to dedicate this merit to all those who are suffering because of the financial instability throughout the world. May they use this crisis to realise that happiness is not found within external objects or financial success and turn towards the Dharma for greater happiness for themselves and their families.
-Dermot McNevin







We did it!
21 million mantra recitations

om mani padme hum

Hundreds of Friends of Sravasti Abbey world-wide combined their effort to generate the merit needed to build Chenrezig Hall. Together we reached the 21 million goal before the end of 2012. Please continue your Chenrezig practice and keep developing your compassionate heart, dedicating the merit for the benefit of sentient beings. To learn about the Chenrezig practice, click here.

Ven. Chodron's "thank you" message on completing the recitations.

Many individuals and groups from around the world participated. Here are pictures from a few groups from Peru and the United States, and a message from a friend in Singapore! We thank everyone for their support.

Budismo Gelug Peru     Columbus Friends of the Dharma
Budismo Gelug Peru                                   Columbus Friends of the Dharma

Eastside Friends of the Dharma
Eastside Friends of the Dharma

" I'm fortunate to meet up with Ven Chodron and Ven Chonyi in Singapore and happy to learn that they have initiated a 21 Million Mani mantras recitation practice . . . In my own experience, this is a simple practice and very effective way to cultivate our compassion toward others and develop inner peace within ourselves.

Here in Singapore, about slightly more than 1000 of us, usually come together during Christmas to attend the 100 Million Mani recitation over 4 days. It is a wonderful practice to set the motivation and foundation for the following year. I encourage Dharma brothers and sisters from various parts of the world to join us and create sky of merits together. May we dedicate our virtues for world peace and all the auspicious conditions arises to build Chenrezig Hall in Sravasti Abbey"
--Jason Chan

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