Lunar and solar eclipses are auspicious days for practice and provide opportunities for accumulating increased merit. Lama Zopa Rinpoche advises that the merit generated on lunar eclipses is multiplied by 700,000 and on solar eclipses is multiplied by 100 million.
On these multiplying days, any beneficial practices can be done. In particular, Rinpoche recommends:
Any other meritorious activities advised by Lama Zopa Rinpoche are also good to do on these days, such as recitations of the Vajra Cutter Sutra, Sutra of Golden Light, and Sanghata Sutra, with extensive dedications. These texts are available on our sutras page.
This Sunday, February 26, is a solar eclipse and all are invited to participate in generating 100 million times the merit than what would be accumulated on a non-multiplying day.
You can read more about practices specifically recommended by Rinpoche for this and other Buddha Multiplying Days and check the Liberation Prison Project calendar for information on auspicious days for practice.
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