December 6: Sūtra Resounding in Lumbini
Sūtra Resounding in Lumbini,
Led by H.H. Sakya Trizin
84000 is honored to be jointly hosting a sūtra resounding event with the Sakya Monlam Organizing Committee on December 6 (Saturday), 2014, (fifteenth day of the tenth month of the Tibetan calendar), 8am-9am, at the holy site of Lumbini, Nepal.
The event will be presided by His Holiness Sakya Trizin, who will first give a short teaching, and then lead the monlam participants to read the sūtra known as Lalitavistara (Sanskrit) / རྒྱ་ཆེར་རོལ་པའི་མདོ། (Tibetan) / The Play in Full (English) / 方廣大莊嚴經 (Chinese). The resounding will be done in several languages, including Tibetan, English, and Chinese.
This is the first time that a sūtra resounding will be held in Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha. The sūtra that we will be reading, The Play in Full is one of the most extensive Mahāyāna sūtras on the Buddha’s life story. It has recently been translated into English by 84000.
This event is free for all to come. We welcome everyone to join us at Lumbini on December 6, 2014, to read and remember the life and teachings of the Buddha.
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This is the second time that His Holiness Sakya Trizin is presiding over a sūtra resounding. During the first sūtra resounding held in New York on April 3, 2014, His Holiness shared his aspirations for 84000:
“The Buddha’s teaching is not just the temple or statues or offering objects. But they are in every individual’s mind and how we develop. If our mind becomes more pacified and more tamed, and we are able to control and not be controlled by our negative emotions, then we are making progress, then we are spreading the buddhadharma, then the dharma is progressing. Otherwise even though there are lots of people doing lots of practicing, but the dharma is not progressing.
The progress of the dharma means the individual – we – must make progress in the practice of dharma. To do that, we need the texts. So therefore this project is very, very important. Of course it’s a very big project, but it’s an absolutely essential project. We wish this project to meet with complete success. I’m sure with the great blessing of the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha that it will be done in great success.”