Emperor Liang’s Jewelled Repentance
September 10 – 16
8:30am – 5:00pm
Offerings to Heaven
September 17 – 7:00am – 10:00am
Transmission of 3 Refuges & 5 Precepts
September 8 – 1:00pm
Universal Bowing will take place at 12:30pm
Taking refuge: going through a formal ceremony to become a Buddhist. The Triple Jewels or Three Refuges are the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha.
Taking the five precepts: to refrain from killing, from stealing, from sexual misconduct, from lying, and from taking intoxicants.
For those who are interested in taking refuge or taking the five precepts, an application form must be filled out and two passport size photos are needed. Application fee is by donation. Application forms with photos can be returned to Gold Buddha Monastery. Download PDF application form. For further info, please contact Gold Buddha Monastery.
Earth Store Sutra Recitation Session
August 11 – September 9
8:00am – 3:30pm
8:00am – 10:00am
June 17 – July 7 – Daily from 8:00am – 4:00pm
Recitation of the Avatamsaka Sutra in Mandarin Chinese (with transliteration)
Dharma Masters will lecture during lunch hour
June 17 (Sunday) – 8:00am
23rd Anniversary of Venerable Master Hsuan Hua Entering Nirvana
Passing Special Offerings
Start of recitation session
Lecture Series by Kevin Chiu,
Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Series 1: How to Eat Healthy
How do we respond to what our body tells us?
Learn how to apply the use of acupuncture points and meridians to communicate with our body.
Dr. Kevin Chiu will start lecturing on practical applications of Traditional Chinese Medicine on the first Sunday of every month, 7:30-9:00pm.
* 8:30~10:20am –> Ceremony for Shakyamuni Buddha’s Birthday (Bathing the Buddha)
＊1:00pm~2:30pm –> Avatamsaka Repentance
*** UPDATE (May 7, 2018):
The purpose of reciting the Shurangama Mantra is to dedicate our efforts to world peace and to keeping proper dharma in the world. We are also grateful to our late teacher, Venerable Master Hsuan Hua for guiding us in this practice.
The 7-day Shurangama Mantra recitation dharma assembly finished on May 5. We have recited the mantra 21,014 times since April 16 – a combined total from all online and in house participants at GBM.
It was wonderful to see everyone participate, whether it was the first time you encountered the mantra or are already familiar with it. Although the dharma assembly has ended, may everyone continue to recite the Shurangama Mantra, be vigorous in cultivation, grow in wisdom and be filled with dharma joy!
May 1, 2018 is the centennial birthday of Venerable Master Hsuan Hua. Gold Buddha Monastery (GBM) will have a 7-day recitation of the Shurangama Mantra, from April 29 – May 5, 8:30am – 9:00pm. The purpose is to:
- Repay kindness to our nurturing dharma teacher
- Wish for world peace
- Help the practitioner’s cultivation of the Shurangama Mantra
＊ Shurangama Mantra – Learning Version (MP3)
＊Shurangama Mantra – Fast Version (MP3)
＊Shurangama Mantra – Romanized PDF
＊Shurangama Mantra: The Efficacious Language of Heaven and Earth – Lectures by the Venerable Master Hsuan Hua
By maintaining inner clarity and purity
Our lives naturally become stable and peaceful
Gold Buddha Monastery will host a one-week sitting meditation retreat starting on the evening of April 6 and ending on the evening of April 13.
Instructor: Dharma Master Heng Hing from Cixing Monastery, Hong Kong.
Time: Daily 4:00am-9:30pm
Lecture and Q&A period – 7:15-8:30pm
*** Retreat Schedule | Meditation Hall Rules ***
During this week, everyone will observe silence.
Please register at GBM’s front desk if you’re interested in participating.
Passing On A Song of Eternal Wisdom —
Every Sunday from 1:00-2:30pm, except the first Sunday of each month.
Lecturer: Dharma Master Jin Cang
Our Liberation of Life Ceremony will resume on Sunday, February 25 – 10:20am.
Please note, as the number of people allowed on dock is limited, only volunteers will be allowed to release fish back into the ocean. Participants must stay in the parking lot area.