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Emperor Liang’s Jewelled Repentance

Emperor Liang’s Jewelled Repentance

Bowing this “Compassionate Way-Place Repentance Dharma” brings powerful purification of our karma.

May all living beings enter the door of compassion, may their bodhi grow and may faults be repented of.

There will be lectures during lunch and in the evening by various Dharma Masters.

June 25 – July 2
Daily from 8:30am-5:00pm

Making Offerings to Heaven Ceremony
July 3 – 7:00am-10:00am

Recitation is in Mandarin, sutra texts contain English transliteration.

Everyone is welcome to join us.

Avatamsaka Sutra Recitation Session

Avatamsaka Sutra Recitation Session

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.

June 4
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.

 

 

Liberation of Life Ceremony Cancellation

Liberation of Life Ceremony Cancellation

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.

2017 Ch’an Meditation Session

2017 Ch’an Meditation Session

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

Talks About Maintaining Health by Kevin Chiu, Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Talks About Maintaining Health by Kevin Chiu, Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine

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

Topics covered:
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.

Discourse on Awakening of Faith in the Mahayana

Discourse on Awakening of Faith in the Mahayana

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…

Six​-S​yllable Mantra Dharma Assembly

Six​-S​yllable Mantra Dharma Assembly

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.

Worthy Leader Chapter of the Avatamsaka Sutra

Worthy Leader Chapter of the Avatamsaka Sutra

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.

2017 Chinese New Year Festivities

2017 Chinese New Year Festivities

  • Jan 15 (Sun) 1:00-3:00pm – Couplet Writing
  • Jan 22 (Sun) 1:00-3:00pm – Copying Sutras
  • Jan 27 (Fri) 8:00pm – Lamp Lighting & Bell Ringing Ceremony on Chinese New Year Eve
  • Jan 28 (Sat) ~ Feb 3 (Fri) – Three Thousand Buddhas Repentance
  • Jan 29 (Sun) 10:00am – GBM Taiko Drumming Performance
  • Feb 5 (Sun) 11:30am – Riddle Guessing