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Emperor Liang’s Jewelled Repentance / Transmission of 3 Refuges & 5 Precepts / Offering to Heaven

Emperor Liang’s Jewelled Repentance / Transmission of 3 Refuges & 5 Precepts / Offering to Heaven

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
*Registration required

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.

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Avatamsaka Sutra Recitation

Avatamsaka Sutra Recitation

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

Path of Meditation — A Vigorous 7-Day Retreat

Path of Meditation — A Vigorous 7-Day Retreat

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.

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

2016 Year End Dharma Feast

2016 Year End Dharma Feast

Year End Dharma Feast
Sutra Lectures & Buddha Recitation Dharma Assemblies

On December 19-24 from 7:30-9:00pm, Gold Buddha Monastery has invited senior Bhikshuni Heng Chih from the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas to lecture on the Worthy Leader Chapter of the Avatamsaka Sutra.

From December 25-31, Gold Buddha Monastery will host an Amitabha Buddha Recitation Session.
Daily lectures during lunch time will introduce the dharma door of reciting the Buddha’s name.
Dharma Master Heng Chih will lecture on Master Ou Yi’s Key Explanation of Amitabha in the evenings from 7:30-9:00pm.

Everyone is welcome to join us, please help spread the word.

Earth Store Session, Emperor Liang’s Repentance & Offerings to Heaven

Earth Store Session, Emperor Liang’s Repentance & Offerings to Heaven

During the Earth Store Session (August 3 – September 2, 8:00am – 3:30pm), there will be lectures during lunchtime. The monastics will introduce 4 Great Monks from the Ming Dynasty in detail – Masters Lian Chi, Ze Bo, Han Shan & Ou Yi. May all living beings bring forth the bodhi mind and advance forward together.

During the Emperor Liang’s Repentance (September 3 – 10, 8:30am – 5:00pm), there will be insightful lectures during lunch and evenings. May all living beings enter the door of compassion, may their bodhi roots grow and may faults be repented.

Offerings to Heaven will take place on September 11, 7:00-10:00am.

You’re all cordially invited to join us in these events.

Meditation Retreat

Meditation Retreat

Let’s have a taste of ch’an
An interesting stillness and quietness

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 May 9 to the evening of May 16. 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 (detailed schedule
Lecture and Q&A period 7:15-8:30pm

2016 Chinese New Year Events

2016 Chinese New Year Events

Chinese Sutra Copying
February 7 (Sunday)
1:00-3:00pm

Lamp Lighting Ceremony
February 7 (Sunday)
Starting at 8:00pm

Three Thousand Buddhas Repentance
February 8 – 14 (1st to the 7th of the lunar month)
8:30am – 4:00pm daily