A Billion, Zillion Thanks for Circumambulations

A Billion, Zillion Thanks for Circumambulations

Date of Advice:
October 2017
Date Posted:
February 2019

A student with life obstacles had circumambulated a stupa 2,500 times, in accordance with Rinpoche’s advice.  Rinpoche wrote this thank you note and sent it with a box of chocolates.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Kadampa stupa, USA, August 2016. Photo: Ven. Lobsang Sherab.

My most dear, most kind, most precious, wish-fulfilling one,
A billion, zillion thanks for 2,500 circumambulations of the stupa. That is amazing. So many lifetimes of negative karma and obscurations from beginningless rebirths have been purified; so much purification. You should rejoice.

According to my ear you might be the only one who did the most circumambulations among Western people, therefore you should rejoice so much.

I checked and you still have some life obstacles so you need to read the long-life sutra 300 times. You can discuss this with Ven. Sangpo, who recites it once a day, and you can share the number [of recitations] with others. You should recite the sutra as much as possible.

Wow, wow, wow. It’s such great purification.

With much love and prayers ...