Please mark your calendars now for next Sunday, August 3, and if you can, set aside time for our monthly reading of the Sutra of Golden Light. The first Sunday of August brings a new step in our steady evolution: responses to the choice of when to read (setting precise recitation times vs reading at a time convenient for you) were split almost exactly 50-50. So, of course, we will offer both ways to participate. Choose whichever approach works for you on that Sunday, and join once more in our round-the-globe cyber-sangha.
For the any-time-during-the-day readers, choose any time of day that you like on the date August 3; if you are in Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Moscow, Australia, etc, of course, ‘your’ August 3 will begin earlier than dawn on the other side of the world. This is good because you can imagine a beautiful sequence of heartfelt readings of the Golden Light Sutra slowly and steadily circling our globe.
If you wish to read at a set time (when you know others will be sitting to read at exactly the same time), please begin your reading at whatever time in your area matches either 10 am or 9 pm, east coast US time.
I will send an email Friday with the exact chapters for this month, our usual brief list of unusual opportunities to donate help, and reminders about recitation. In the interim, if you have suggestions or questions, please email me (at anitenzinlhamo at msn.com — replace the ‘at’ with an @), would you?
with gratitude and warm regards,
Please contact Tenzin Lhamo at anitenzinlhamo at msn.com
(replace the ‘at’ with an @) if you have not previously participated but would like to.
UPDATE: The group will be reading chapters 12, 13, and 14 of the Golden Light Sutra. Please contact Tenzin Lhamo at anitenzinlhamo at msn.com (replace the ‘at’ with an @) if you have not previously participated but would like to.