“Kong Hee Fatt Chai”
Happy Chinese New Year 2014
There will be celebration of Chinese New Year at Prashanti Nilayam. The 1st and 2nd day of Chinese New Year 2014 fall on 31st January 2014 and 1st February 2014. Om Mani Padme Hung Retreat For World Peace will be conducted over 1 – 2- 3 February in Prashanti Nilayam.
The Om Mani Padme Hung Retreat is a recitation retreat where participants gather to recite the six syllable mantra OM MANI PADME HUNG, which is the heart mantra of Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (Guan Yin). This event is usually organised annually by many Buddhist organisations around the world, with the common goal of reciting and offering 100 million Om Mani Padme Hung mantras for universal peace and for the benefit of all sentient beings.
During the past many Chinese New Year celebrations since 2007 Sathya Sai Baba has encouraged the chanting of ‘Om Mani Padme Hung’. You may view the video of a short chanting of ‘Om Mani Padme Hung’ during the Chinese New Year celebration in 2010 in Sai Kulwant Hall