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Group Reading Sanghata Sutra

5:30 pm Thursday, March 1, 2018

A sutra is a holy scripture -- the very words of the Buddha, written down so that all can receive the teachings.

The practice of doing group readings of sutras began in the monasteries, where it continues today. The pages of the sutra are divided evenly among all participants, so that each person has a different set of pages than the others. Then all begin reading aloud at the same time, so that the room is filled with the joyful sound of precious teachings. It creates a wonderful current of energy, and everyone in the room hears the entire sutra and gets it on their mindstreams, although of ocurse they are not consciously taking in the words spoken by the others.


From FPMT:  The Sanghata Sutra is a direct teaching by the Buddha that promises to transform all who read or recite it. At, visitors can learn all about this sutra, view stories of how others have been changed by the text, and get tips on reciting the text. The site includes a global satellite map marking places the text has been recited or copied, and a discussion forum devoted to the Sanghata.