The Avatamsaka Sutra: A Wholesome Dharma Bringing One Riches and Honour
It is both vast and subtle. Let it go and it fills the whole universe. Roll it up and it secretly hides away.
— The Flower Adornment Sutra
There will be lectures during lunch and in the evening by various Dharma Masters.
The Ceremony Commemorating the 22nd Anniversary of Venerable Master Hua’s Entering Nirvana
June 4 – 24
Avatamsaka Sutra recitation, daily from 8:00am-4:00pm
Recitation is in Mandarin, sutra texts contain English transliteration
Everyone is welcome to join us.
Due to repair work needed on the Master Harbour Floats, our liberation of life ceremony will be cancelled starting from May. Repair work should be completed by the end of summer. We will advise when the liberation of life ceremony resumes, sorry for any inconveniences caused.
We welcome you to join our regular Sunday’s Dharma Assemblies and Avatamsaka Sutra recitation and Emperor Liang Repentance in June.
A Witty Stillness
Investigating Your Mind Through Ch’an Meditation
In a time of uncertainty and hectic everyday life, try experiencing the serenity and self-realization of ch’an meditation. Gold Buddha Monastery will host a one-week sitting meditation retreat starting on the evening of April 30 to the evening of May 6 (schedule).
During this week, everyone will observe silence.
Please register at GBM’s front desk if you’re interested in participating.
Instructor: Dharma Master Heng Xing from Cixing Monastery, Hong Kong
Time: Meditation 4:00am-9:30pm
Lecture and Q&A period 7:15-8:30pm
Being Your Own Doctor
Talks About Maintaining Health by Kevin Chiu, Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Date/Time: Starting every Friday evening in April 7:30-9:00pm
1. Understanding the relationship between the five elements and the human body
2. Describing the functions of the five viscera and six bowels in the human body
3. Inquiring into the meaning of “disease”
4. Learning acupuncture points–beginners’ lessons
5. Exploring acupuncture and moxibustion theory–expanded level
Let’s learn how to improve our own immune system in order to prevent minor illnesses.
Delightfully Receiving Faith
Instilling Faith in Oneself through the “Discourse on Awakening of Faith in the Mahayana”
It opens an entrance into finding faith in ourselves and others. Let’s investigate what Asvaghosa Bodhisattva has to say…
Lecturer: Dharma Master Jin Yu
Dates: April 16, 23 & May 14, 21, 28
Time: Sundays 1:00-3:00pm
Talks are in Mandarin. English, Cantonese and Vietnamese translations will be provided.
You’re all cordially invited to join us in these events…
Venerable Master Hsuan Hua:
“OM MA NI PAD ME HUM” – these six syllables together make up the Six-Syllable Great Bright Mantra; each one individually is able to emit brilliant light. If you are able to constantly recite the Six-Syllable Great Bright Mantra, there will be six paths of light changing the darkness of the six destinies into brightness.
Join us for a one-day retreat on reciting OM MA NI PAD ME HUM on Sunday, March 5 from 8:30am – 5:00pm.
Dharma Master Heng Chih, from The City of Ten Thousand Buddhas will be lecturing on topic of The Merit and Virtue of the Bodhi Resolve. She will be covering the Worthy Leader Chapter of the Avatamsaka Sutra – a teaching for nurturing wholesome Dharmas.
Time: Every Sunday 7:30-9:00pm
Talks are in English. Mandarin, Cantonese and Vietnamese translations will be provided.
Introduction to Mind-Consciousness Study
Shastra on the Door to Understanding the Hundred Dharmas: Understanding Your Habits
Lecturer: Dharma Master Jin Kang
Dates: February 12, 19, 26 & March 19, 26
Time: Sundays 1:00-3:00pm