RESOUNDING 2019 | As we enter the auspicious lunar month of Saga Dawa, during which Buddhists around the world celebrate the birth, enlightenment, and passing of the historical Buddha, Shakyamuni, 84000—together with Siddhartha’s Intent, Chökyi Gyatso Institute (Bhutan), Dzongsar Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö Institute (Chauntra, India), and Dzongsar Khamje Shedra (Derge, Tibet)—will also be celebrating the birthday of 84000 founding chair, Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche!
So, taking a page from the sūtras, we welcome our friends around the world to resound the words of the Buddha together, individually or in groups, over three consecutive days from June 16 – 18, 2019, at the time and place of your choosing.
We will be reading a recently translated sūtra, The Jewel Cloud
Dates: June 16 – 18, 2019
Time: Whenever you feel the inspiration to read aloud!
Where: Your home, shrine room, study, or centre
How: Sign up here!
Text: The Jewel Cloud
*A ‘Resounding’ is the term that 84000 uses to express an activity that emulates the traditional monastic practice of reading aloud the entire Kangyur. In the monastic practice, each participant selects a sūtra or section of a sūtra and reads it aloud – until the entire Kangyur has been collectively read aloud. The 84000 version of this practice is the activity of collectively reading aloud translated sūtra(s) or sections of a sūtra that have been published in the 84000 Reading Room. The idea is to have as much of the sūtra(s) as possible read aloud by any number of people in the given amount of time. Reading the words of the Buddha aloud is said to benefit oneself and all those who can hear them.