Total Recitations of the Sutra of Golden Light

Shakyamuni Buddha statue at Kachoe Dechen Ling, Aptos, California. Photo by Chris Majors.

“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:  45,550
Recited in 88 countries

Last updated July 1, 2018

2018 Recitations by Country

There have been 455 complete recitations in 2018. Last updated July 1, 2018

Australia25French Polynesia1Reunion1
Costa Rica12Italy6Taiwan1
Croatia1Mexico41United Kingdom18
Cyprus1Netherlands11United States60
Czech Republic1Panama5Venezuela1
Finland1Philippines1Wallis Island1

*Country Unknown 

Recitation Totals in Previous Years

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

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, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, England, 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, Panama, P. R. China, Palestine, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, South Georgia Island, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, United States, Vietnam

Please take a moment to rejoice!