order for us to determine the precise latitude and longitude of your
send as much of the following information as you can:
Why report activities?
As it says in the Sanghāta, wherever the Sanghāta has been
present, the Buddha is now present:
The Sanghata is equivalent to a Buddha.
Wherever the Sanghata is,
There the Buddha is, always...
Therefore, the Global Sanghāta Satellite Map of the world not only shows where the Sanghāta has been made present—it also marks the places on our planet where the Buddha has been made continually manifest.
If you wish, you can view the Global Sanghata Satellite Map now.
Why we ask for street addresses and what we do with them
With the street address you provide, we look up the latitude and
longitude for that location, and mark the exact spot that the
recitation took place. That will allow us to mark more than one spot
per city or town. Without a street address, we will only ever be able
to place one tag per city or town. We will not keep or display records
of actual street addresses, ever. If you have the longitudinal
coordinates of the location, you can just send those along and we can
use them instead to input your location. (If you have a GPS system, for
example, in your car, you can simply provide us with the coordinates
from that, or you can look up longitudinal coordinate at www.maporama.com,
which displays coordinates on the lower left side of the map page.) We
will only ever use the street address to generate the longitudinal
coordinates to mark the satellite map, and discard them afterwards.
Incidentally, those who report recitations will then be able to view a satellite image of the area they recited in.
To see an example of what the exact address makes possible, take a look at a map of the first place that the Sanghāta Sūtra was ever recited in English, by clicking here. This map shows the stupa at Deer Park Buddhist Center in Madison, Wisconsin, and you can just make out the circumambulation path around the stupa from the satellite image. The other Deer Park buildings are also clearly visible. (You can use the bar at the left of the map to zoom in or out.)