The toolkit explains, step by step, how to successfully plan a sutra resounding from start to finish. It is organized in seven simple steps:
- Right occasion for sutra resounding
- Event logistics and resource planning
- Sharing and publicizing the event
- Opening of sutra resounding
- Understanding the significance of sutra resounding
- Next is opening prayers and actual resounding
- Dedication of merits and closing speech
Within the guide are template materials to make planning easier: a schedule to ensure that the event stays on track, social media posts to help spread the word, and emcee talking points for the event itself. A resounding can include a group of less than five or more than five hundred, which makes it the perfect way to start sutra study in any community.
84000 encourages everyone to join communities across the globe to study and recite the sutras. “In the sutras, it is mentioned that by reading, contemplating, even just possessing the material—the sutra itself—creates favorable circumstances, situations, and creates causes and conditions, so that one’s deluded mind will get some sort of habituation to the path of the buddhadharma,” said Dzongsar Kheyntse Rinpoche at a resounding in Bodh Gaya in 2014.
For the full toolkit in PowerPoint format, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Already hosted a resounding? Email to let 84000 know how it went and send photos from the event.Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite