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Shurangama Mantra Recitation Program

Shurangama Mantra Recitation Program

*** 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:

  1. Repay kindness to our nurturing dharma teacher
  2. Wish for world peace
  3. Help the practitioner’s cultivation of the Shurangama Mantra


Resources:
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
 


2018 Chinese New Year Festivities

2018 Chinese New Year Festivities

    • Feb 11 (Sun) 1:00-3:00pm – Copying Sutras
    • Feb 15 (Thu) 8:00pm – Lamp Lighting & Bell Ringing Ceremony on Chinese New Year Eve
    • Feb 16 (Fri) ~ Feb 22 (Thu) – Three Thousand Buddhas Repentance
    • Feb 18 (Sun) 10:00am – Taiko Drumming Performance

Amitabha Recitation Session

Amitabha Recitation Session

Chanting of Amitabha Buddha’s Name Dharma Assembly and the Great Transference will take place
daily from 8:30am – 4pm from December 31 (Sunday) to January 6 (Saturday).
“Following the Sages to the Pure Land” will be lectured during lunchtime.

You’re all cordially invited to join us

Six Syllable Mantra Dharma Assembly

Six Syllable Mantra Dharma Assembly

“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.
— Venerable Master Hsuan Hua

October 15 (Sunday)
* 1:00pm~3:30pm –> SIX​-S​YLLABLE MANTRA DHARMA ASSEMBLY
* 3:30pm~ –> Rebirth Hall Transference

Earth Store Dharma Assembly

Earth Store Dharma Assembly

Earth Store Sutra – a text that gives us an understanding of the causes and effects we create

Why is the Bodhisattva called “Earth Store”? It is because the earth can produce all things and make them grow. “Store” means treasures, all of the treasures are inside the ground. There are endless, boundless treasures in the ground for people to uncover. The Bodhisattva is like the great earth itself in that he can nurture all living things and help them grow.

August 1 – September 2
Daily from 8:30am-3:00pm
There will be lectures during lunch and in the evening by various Dharma Masters.

Ullabama Celebration
September 3 8:00am – 10:00am

Recitation is in Mandarin, sutra texts contain English transliteration.

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

Transmission of the 3 Refuges and 5 Precepts

Transmission of the 3 Refuges and 5 Precepts

July 3 (Sunday) – Transmission of the 3 Refuges and 5 Precepts – 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.

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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.

 

 

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.

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