Ullambana Celebration / Transmission of Three Refuges & Five Precepts

Ullambana Celebration / Transmission of Three Refuges & Five Precepts

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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June 9 – 29, 2019 – Daily from 8:00-10:00am, 1:00-3:00pm
Recitation of the Avatamsaka Sutra in Mandarin Chinese (with transliteration)

June 9 (Sunday)
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1:00pm – Start of recitation session

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5/12 (Sunday)

* 8:30~10:20am –> Celebration of Shakyamuni Buddha’s Birthday (Bathing the Buddha ceremony)
* 10:20am~ -> Liberation of Life (The event has been changed to May 12. It will resume to the last Sunday of the month in June) 
* 1:00pm~2:30pm –> Bowing the Avatamsaka Repentance