Mark the Date! Sūtra Resounding on October 27

Please note:

We have just received news that smartphones (e.g. iPhone), tablets (e.g. iPad) and laptops are not allowed in the premises of the Mahabodhi Temple. As such, we will be providing printed copies of the sūtra for participants of the resounding event.

As “The Play in Full” is a very long sūtra, we will be assigning 1-2 chapters for each participant to read. Upon the completion of the resounding, we request your kind assistance in returning the printed copies for our future use.

If you wish to print your own copy, we suggest you pre-select the chapter(s) that you would like to read, and print only what you need.

We look forward to a memorable time with you in the holy land of Bodhgaya.

Remembering the Buddha:
Sūtra Resounding Under the Bodhi Tree


The sūtra resounding will be held under the Bodhi tree on October 27, 2014. Photo: Toto Iwantoro

On October 27, 2014, Monday, 84000: Translating the Words of the Buddha and Dzongsar Khyentse Chokyi Lodro Institute (DKCLI) will be jointly hosting a sūtra resounding under the Bodhi tree in Bodhgaya, India.

With “Remembering the Buddha” as its theme, the one-hour program will commence at 5:15 p.m. with a short teaching by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, followed by a resounding of the sūtra The Play in Full (English) / Lalitavistara (Sanskrit) / རྒྱ་ཆེར་རོལ་པའི་མདོ།  (Tibetan) /​ 方廣大莊嚴經 ​(Chinese).

Recently translated by 84000 into English, The Play in Full is one of the most extensive Mahāyāna sūtras on the Buddha’s life story. Read it online or download the PDF: The Play In Full. ​

The resounding will be done in several languages, including Tibetan, English, and Chinese. ​​

Click here to download The Play in Full in English.
Click here to download 方廣大莊嚴經 in Chinese.

This event is free for all to come. We welcome everyone to join us in remembering and commemorating the life and teachings of the Buddha, at the very place where the Buddha attained enlightenment.

During the 2012 sūtra resounding in Bodhgaya, Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche explained the significance of reading the words of the Buddha:

Click here to view the sūtra resounding at Bodhgaya in 2012.
Click here to learn about how sūtra resounding is practiced traditionally.

Posted: 27 Sep 2014