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:  52,562
Recited in 99 countries

Last updated July 8, 2021

Recent Recitations by Country

We began tracking the counts by country in 2018. Last updated July 8, 2021


Argentina  2 Denmark 92 Nepal 618 Wallis Island 1
Aruba 1 Finland 19 Panama 113 Ecuador 11
Australia 273 France 110 Philippines 10 Malaysia 109
Austria 4 French Polynesia 1
Portugal 35 New Zealand
10
Belgium 36 Germany 221 Reunion 1 Scotland
4
Brazil 32 Hong Kong 2 Russia 83 Switzerland
32
Canada 33 Hungary 7  Singapore 285 Greece
20
Chile 1 India 131  Slovakia 1
Vietnam 3
Colombia 4 Indonesia 19  Spain 30 Thailand 2
Costa Rica 12 Ireland 10  Taiwan 1 Egypt 1
Croatia 1 Italy 661  UK 91 Sri Lanka 665
Cyprus 11 Mexico 151  United States 447 Curaçao 1
Czech Republic 4
Netherlands 599
Venezuela 1
Turkey 1
Estonia 1
Slovenia 1
Poland 1
Sweden 6
Wales 21
Uganda 5
Malta 4
Romania 151
Oman 100
Japan 111
Israel 4

*Country Unknown = 1,389


Recitation Totals in Previous Years

Note: reporting did not tally specific counts by country until March 2018, so below are only the total numbers of complete recitations worldwide.

2020 – 4,696
2019 – 2,106
2018 – 1,146
2017 – 2,840
2016 – 9,731
2015 – 5,105
2014 – 4,502
2013 – 3,807
2012 – 4,635
2011 – 3,352
2010 – 1,606
2009 – 3,400
Up to Dec. 31, 2008 – 6,117

Countries Where Recitations Have Been Completed

Below the map is a list of every country that a completed sutra recitation has been reported.

“[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, 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, (U.S. Territory of) Guam, 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

Please take a moment to rejoice!

 

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