all our yearning to know what it must have been like to be in the
presence of the Blessed One, Buddha, the closest we can come is through
acts of imagination. This site now features a
section devoted to educating our imaginations. to visit that
example, the Sanghata tells us that
Buddha had a voice as sweet as the kalavinka. But what is a kalavinka?
What does it sound like? To listen to the sweet voice of the
kalavinka, click here
In the Words of the Sanghata:
Bhaishajya-séna, in the future, at
a time to come, if any sentient being dedicates their mind to
enlightenment, on account of that, should be seen as having great
commitment. Bhaishajya-séna, although they encounter
contempt, they should not be disheartened nor should they be
- Arya Sanghata Sutra
Website of the Arya Sanghata Sutra
Guide to Reciting
Sit for a moment, and mentally direct all the positive potential you
have just created. There are many verses of aspiration that can be
read. You can also specifically dedicate this positive potential to the
health and happiness of anyone you know who may be
health issues or other obstacles in their life.
occasion when sponsoring the photcopying of large numbers of copies of
the sutra, Lama Zopa Rinpoche requested that the following dedication
be made especially to benefit the Maitreya Project.
It has been edited for use on this site:
Please pray for immediate success to get all the funding for the
Maitreya Project, and for the statue to be completed quickly and to be
of the most benefit to sentient beings, to purify their minds, collect
extensive merits and to cause faith in Buddha, Dharma and Sangha and
generate compassion, living kindness and bodhichitta in the hearts of
all living beings and particularly in this world, particularly all the
leaders of the world. Pray for all the terrorists, all those who cause
so much violence to others in this world, to have perfect enjoyments
and peace as well as inner prosperity, to generate the complete path to
enlightenment in their hearts as quickly as possible.
Please dedicate merits to accomplish projects in Tibet as quickly as
possible, and for them to be of most benefit and effective to get total
freedom of religion in Tibet, and to get the country back.
For the monks and nuns in the east and west to have food, education and
For the immediate successes for all the projects, such as building holy
objects of Buddha, statues and stupas, in order to purify sentient
beings' minds and cause them to collect extensive merits
immediately—to soften their hearts, and for them to find
faith in refuge and karma, and generate bodhichitta.
For success immediately for all the social services projects, hospices
for the dying, clinics for sick people, universal education and all the
projects of the FPMT and
other charitable organizations, as well as Dharma centers, to
be successful, most
beneficial for sentient beings and to able to fulfill all His Holiness
the Dalai Lama's wishes now, and in all future lifetimes.