Join in a group recitation of the Sutra of Golden Light , a practice we have done at the Center many times over the years and one that is highly encouraged by Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
There is a page on the FPMT website dedicated to the Sutra of Golden Light where you can learn more about the value of reciting the Sutra, receive the oral transmission, download a copy of the text, etc.
“The most beneficial thing to have peace and to stop the wars is recitation of the Golden Light Sutra. This is the most beneficial thing to bring peace, everyone should try to do this, no matter how busy they are, even to recite one or two pages, even a few lines. When you read the Golden Light Sutra you also read the ‘mantra without attachment’ this practice is within the text. The benefits of reciting just this mantra: Even all the material possessions, all the human wealth, especially all the wealth of the deva realms (asura’s and sura’s) cannot compare to the value of this mantra. It is nothing compared to this mantra. You collect limitless skies of benefit and merit by even just reciting one word of this mantra. So by reciting the whole text is unbelievably beneficial, one collects extensive merits, liberates numberless sentient beings from the oceans of suffering and brings them to enlightenment.” – Lama Zopa Rinpoche
We will dedicate the positive energy (merit) to the long and stable lives of the gurus, and especially to the long and stable life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, for all obstacles to our teachers' projects be eliminated especially obstacles to any of His Holiness’s projects, Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s projects, and Geshe Tenley’s projects. We will dedicate the merits so that all war, violence, terrorism, destructive weather, diseases – especially Covid-19 – and famine be eliminated. May everyone enjoy peace, abundance, good health, and have love and compassion in their hearts.
You are welcome to join for the whole recitation or for any portion as you are able. Even reciting a few lines of the Sutra is very powerful. Here is the schedule of the recitation:
10:00a Settle in and motivation
10:10a Begin sutra recitation, Chapter 1, Preamble
11:30a Break at end of Chapter 7, The Four Great Kings
11:45a Continue, Chapter 8, Sarasvati
12:45p Break at end of Chapter 15, The Prophecy of the Ten Thousand Sons of Gods
12:55p Continue, Chapter 16, Healing Illness
To access the VIRTUAL CHANTING session on your cell phone or computer:
Zoom URL: https://zoom.us/j/99135019478?pwd=T2ZDSmY4STlpRGNlSVl1a1VMZUJaQT09
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