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:  50,083
Recited in 97 countries

Last updated July 27, 2020

Recent Recitations by Country

We began tracking the counts by country in 2018. Last updated July 27, 2020


Argentina 
2Denmark81Nepal437Wallis Island
1
Aruba1Finland19Panama5Ecuador
11
Australia171France37Philippines1Malaysia
34
Austria
2
French Polynesia
1
Portugal
11New Zealand
8
Belgium8Germany206Reunion1
Scotland
2
Brazil31Hong Kong
2Russia47Switzerland
24
Canada19Hungary5 Singapore191
Greece
18
Chile1India126 Slovakia1
Vietnam2
Colombia4Indonesia5 Spain11
Thailand1
Costa Rica12Ireland7 Taiwan1
Egypt1
Croatia1Italy166 UK
78Sri Lanka540
Cyprus11
Mexico149 United States
241Curaçao1
Czech Republic4Netherlands284 Venezuela1

Turkey

1

Estonia1Slovenia1Poland1

Sweden

2

Wales21



 



*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.

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, 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, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, United States, Vietnam, Wales


Please take a moment to rejoice!

 

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