Dear Dharma Students,

This letter is in support of the "Billion Mantra Initiative" (BMI) which was started by a member of my study group in Los Angeles. The initiative is to accumulate one billion recitations of HH Gyalwa Karmapa's mantra: "Karmapa Chenno".

The purpose is to help smooth the way for HH Karmapa, Urgyen Thinley Dorje, to take his seat at Rumtek Monastery, Sikkim and also to be allowed to travel.

I would like to encourage everyone concerned to chant the mantra to help with the BMI and also to have the benefit received from the recitation of this mantra.

Yours in Dharma,
Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche


The initiative is being coordinated by Simhananda (
and KhandroNet (

Accumulations of the mantra can be sent to:
Anthony Bruno: E-mail: