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Ongoing Vajra Cutter Sutra Recitations

The Vajra Cutter Sutra, also known as the Diamond Sutra, holds great importance in Mahayana Buddhism for its profound teachings on emptiness, cutting through illusions, wisdom, compassion, mind training, and its historical significance. It serves as a transformative guide for practitioners on the path to awakening and liberation.

Recitations were highly encouraged by Lama Zopa and we follow his lead.

15 July 2023

Led by Maniyo, Tara Lanka members recited the sutra at Abhayagiriya after we had performed a 21 Tara Praises puja there.

The team also visited Vijayaramaya in Anuradhapura, an archaeological site where statues of Tara, Avalokiteshvara and six copper plaques of the Vajra Cutter Sutra were found. The plaques have been dated back to between the 8th and 10th century. A short recitation, prayers and an incense offering were followed by a brief explanation given by Maniyo.

25 Feb 2023

On this day, the children of Palugollawa, Gambirisgaswewa, Anuradhapura temple recited the Vajra Cutter Sutra for the first time. The temple monk led the recitation.