Total Recitations of the Sutra of Golden Light

“I would like to make this request with my two palms together,
to please recite the Sutra of Golden Light for world peace as much as you can.”
– Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Latest Count

Complete sutra recitations: 56,339
Recited in more than 90 countries

Last updated  Dec 31, 2023

Recent Recitations by Country

Between 2008-2017 45,095 recitations of the Golden Light Sutra were completed. We began tracking the counts by country in 2018. 

Recitation Totals in Previous Years

Note: reporting did not tally specific counts by country until March 2018. Below are the total numbers of complete recitations worldwide per year. 

Countries Where Recitations Have Been Completed

Below the map is a list of every country where sutra recitations were completed.

“[The Sutra of Golden Light is] extremely powerful for world peace, for your own protection and for the protection of the country and the world. Also it has great healing power for people in the country.”  – Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Albania, Antarctica, Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Belorussia, Bhutan, Bosnia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Republic of Buryatia, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Curaçao, Cyprus, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, England, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana, Norway, Oman, Panama, P. R. China, Palestine, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, South Africa, South Georgia Island, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, United States, Vietnam, Wales

In 2023 we were happy to receive a recitation report from a new country – Azerbaijan!  

Please take a moment to rejoice!