Since the start of the conflict in Ukraine, growing numbers of people have lost their homes or their loved ones. Many others have been injured, and many families have been separated.

Toward world peace, join faith leaders from around the globe for online sessions of prayer and silent contemplation. Beginning Sunday, March 6, 2022, on select dates different faith leaders will introduce and guide one-hour live sessions of prayer according to their religious or spiritual affiliations. See “Schedule of Interfaith Prayer Sessions,” below.

You can view each session here on this page or on the Facebook page of Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche. If the livestream doesn’t appear at the scheduled time, try refreshing the page. A recording of each session will be available in the “Schedule of Interfaith Prayer Sessions” soon after the broadcast ends.

Additional prayer groups and special events are being sponsored by a variety of religious and spiritual traditions. See “Other Online Prayer Groups & Special Events,” below, for information on how and when to join them for prayer and group support.

Schedule of Interfaith Prayer Sessions

Schedule is subject to change, and more prayer events will be added in coming days. Revisit this page for updates.

Thursday, March 10: Nuns of Dolma Ling

Sunday, March 6, 10 a.m. New York time: Bön Buddhist tradition of Tibet. Prayers for world peace with His Holiness Lungtok Dawa Dhargyal Rinpoche, spiritual leader of Bön; nuns of Redna Menling Nunnery, India; and members of the Ligmincha International sangha. Introduced by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche. Session includes the Precious Garland bardo prayer | The Great Mantra.
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Monday, March 7, 12 noon New York time: Catholic religion. Prayers for world peace with Father Francis Tiso, priest of the Diocese of Isernia-Venafro, Italy. Introduced by Rob Patzig of Ligmincha International.
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Tuesday, March 8, 12 noon New York time: Kagyu Order of Tibetan Buddhism. Prayers for world peace with Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, joined by members of the Bodhicharya Berlin community. Introduction by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and Oliver Wirtz. Session includes Prayer to Pacify the Fear of War. Prayer is also available in French and Italian.
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Wednesday, March 9, 10 a.m. New York time: Bön Buddhist tradition of Tibet. Prayers for world peace with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and sangha members of Ligmincha Poland. Session includes the Precious Garland bardo prayer | The Great Mantra.
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Thursday, March 10, 10 a.m. New York time: Sakya Order of Tibetan Buddhism. Prayers for world peace with Khenpo Gyurmey Dorgee, followed by prayers with nuns of the nonsectarian Tibetan Buddhist Dolma Ling Nunnery and Institute of Buddhist Dialectics near Dharamsala, India. Session includes the prayer Seventeen Great Paṇḍitas of Nālandā | Dependent Arising: A Praise of the Buddha.
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* In the United States, daylight saving time begins on Sunday, March 13, so be sure to take this one-hour difference into account when determining the time conversion for Sunday’s events.

Other Online Prayer Groups & Special Events

March 12: Children of Music House Kirtipur

Schedule is subject to change, and more prayer groups and special events may be added over time. For updates, revisit this section in coming days or weeks.

Saturday, March 12, 2022, 8 a.m. New York time (6:45 p.m. Nepal). Special musical presentation dedicated to world peace, with Raman Maharjan, bansuri flute artist from Nepal; and children from Music House Kirtipur, Kathmandu Nepal.
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Mondays at 1:30 p.m. New York time (7:30 p.m. France), ongoing: Online guided practice and prayer group for world peace sponsored by Ligmincha France/Switzerland (Paris group), Bön Buddhist tradition of Tibet. In French language only. Session may include Guru Yoga Prayer | Dedication Prayer | The Great Mantra.
No registration necessary, join the session here

Tuesdays at 12:45 p.m. New York time (18:45 p.m. Switzerland), ongoing: Online guided practice and prayer group for world peace sponsored by Ligmincha France/Switzerland (Bulle-Switzerland group), Bön Buddhist tradition of Tibet. In French language only. Session may include Guru Yoga Prayer | Dedication Prayer | The Great Mantra.
No registration necessary, join the session here

The first Tuesday of each month at 11a.m. New York time (6 p.m. Finland, EET), ongoing: 45-minute online prayer group for world peace sponsored by Ligmincha Finland, Bön Buddhist tradition of Tibet. In Finnish language only. Session includes Ma Gyud prayers | The Great Mantra | Silent meditation.
No registration necessary. (Meeting ID is 812 5969 9609, Passcode is 829841)
Join the session here

Wednesdays at 1 p.m. New York time (7 p.m. Poland, CET), ongoing: Online prayer group for world peace, via Zoom, sponsored by Ligmincha Poland, Tibetan Bön Buddhist tradition. Session is in both English and Polish; Ukrainian translation available on request. Session includes Prayers | Silent meditation.
No registration necessary. Join the session here

Wednesdays at 1 p.m. New York time (7 p.m. Hungary, CET), ongoing: Online prayer group for world peace, via Zoom, sponsored by Ligmincha Hungary Bön Buddhist Association. In Hungarian language only. Session includes the Bardo Prayer | the Great Mantra | Dedication Prayer.
No registration necessary. Meeting ID 897 5881 6872; passcode 419560
Join the session here | More information

Wednesdays at 7 p.m. New York time, ongoing through 2022: One-hour session of meditation, mantra, and prayers for world peace guided by experienced teachers of Ligmincha International, Bön Buddhist tradition of Tibet. In English only. Session will include Guided meditation | Mantra | Prayers .
After registering you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the meeting by Zoom.
Register here

Thursdays at 2 p.m. New York time (8 p.m. France), ongoing: Online guided practice and prayer group for world peace sponsored by Ligmincha France/Switzerland (Thionville group), Bön Buddhist tradition of Tibet. In French language only. Session may include Guru Yoga Prayer | Dedication Prayer | The Great Mantra.
No registration necessary, join the session here

Fridays at 7:10 p.m. New York time (8:10 p.m. Brazil), ongoing: Online guided practices on behalf of victims of war. Session includes (7:10 p.m. N.Y. time) Precious Garland Bardo prayer and (7:30 p.m.) Practice of Sherap Chamma, Mother of Wisdom and Love. No registration necessary (Meeting ID is 876218193, password is 123).
Join the session here

Fridays at 8:30 p.m. New York time (7:30 p.m. CST/Mexico City), ongoing: Online prayer group for world peace, via Zoom, sponsored by Ligmincha Mexico. In Spanish only. Session includes: Guru Yoga prayer | Bardo prayer | The Great Mantra (MA TRI) | Dedication prayer.
No registration necessary. Zoom ID: 857 727 8707 | Passcode: 2148
Join the session here

* In the United States, daylight saving time begins on Sunday, March 13, so be sure to take this one-hour difference into account when determining the time conversion for events.

How to Participate

Viewers are encouraged to participate in any or all interfaith events regardless of personal religious or spiritual affiliation.

To participate in Interfaith Prayer Sessions:

  • The viewing screen will appear near the top of this page at the time of each broadcast. If it doesn’t display at the scheduled time, try refreshing the page. The session can also be viewed on the Facebook page of Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche.
  • For some sessions, viewers will also have the option of joining the session as a featured participant. In that case a link to register for the Zoom session will appear within the listing of the “Schedule of Interfaith Prayer Sessions,”
  • To access the text of any prayers or other materials available for each session, visit the “Schedule of Interfaith Prayer Sessions,” where you can also find links to recordings of each session immediately after the live broadcast ends.
  • Most live sessions are simultaneously translated into multiple languages. Visit the Languages & Translation page for instructions on how to access translations.

To participate in Other Online Prayer Groups:

  • Instructions for participating can be found within each schedule listing of the “Other Online Prayer Groups” section, above.

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The Interfaith Prayers for World Peace series is jointly organized by Ligmincha International and CyberSangha® under the guidance of Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche.