Global Live Resounding 2015

On December 5, 2015, over 800 people from 32 cities and countries connected online to recite the Words of the Buddha together. A joint effort of 84000 and Siddhartha’s Intent, this was the first time that a sutra resounding had been organized using an online platform.

After a welcome speech by Sarah Wilkinson, North America team lead for 84000, Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, chair of 84000, gave a short opening speech before beginning the resounding. He reminded us that the only way to peace and harmony comes through the recognition of our inherent inner strength. After stressing the importance of liberating not just our selves but also others from the knot of delusion, Rinpoche advised that the way to do that is through listening to the words of the Buddha.

We would like to thank all of the coordinators for all of the hard work that was involved in making this happen. With the success of this resounding, we hope that this will be the first of many.

Origin of the Global Live Resounding

This online resounding is the brainchild of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche. It was first suggested in October 2013 when Rinpoche was in Bodh Gaya. He thought it would be good for the resounding to take place in different parts of the world, with people connecting online and doing it together.

An event planning team was formed in February to explore the possibility of making Rinpoche’s idea a reality. As there had been no prior experience in conducting a resounding of any magnitude online, the team decided it would be best to keep it somewhat small and manageable for a trial run.

With the help of coordinators from Siddhartha’s Intent, the first ever Global Live Resounding was born.

Please find below the transcripts of the opening speeches and a short video capturing the highlights of the event:

More videos available on our Youtube and Vimeo channels.

Audio recording of opening speech by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche:

Please click on the links below to read the speech transcripts:

Posted: 9 Dec 2015