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Month: July 2017

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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