GBM’s 2012 Chinese New Year Events

GBM will have festivities starting from the lunar new year eve until the 7th day of the lunar month. There will be activities and bowing sessions to pray for blessings. We ask the Triple Jewel of the ten directions, the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, dharma protectors and deities and virtuous sages …

Emperor Liang’s Jeweled Repentance

To pray for world peace, countries’ peace and prosperity, favorable weather conditions, proper Dharma to exist and the turning of the Dharma wheel, Gold Buddha Monastery will host the Emperor Liang’s Repentance Ceremony. This is a great Dharma event to pray for the eradication of calamities and an increase in …

Transmission of Three Refuges & Five Precepts

Date: September 5, 2011 (Monday) Time: 1:00pm 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 need to be supplied. Application fee is by donation. Application forms with photos can be returned to Gold …

Guan Yin Session

July 19th is the actual day of Guan Yin Bodhisattva’s  Enlightenment (19th day of the 6th lunar month). This Sunday is the celebration, followed by a week long Guan Yin Session. All are welcome to join this event. Date: July 17 – 23, 2011 Time 8:00am – 4:30pm Details: Recitation of …

2011 Cherishing Youth Day

In keeping the tradition of our annual events, Cherishing Youth Day will be held on June 12 this year. All activities will take place in the parking lot behind GBM’s building. The event is FREE and registration for participation takes place at the Wishing Tree. Schedule is as follows: 10:00 …

Avatamsaka Sutra Recitation

Universally Turning the Great Flower Adornment Dharma Wheel In Memory of the Virtue and Kindness of the Venerable Master Hua “The Flower Adornment (Avatamsaka) Sutra is the Sutra of the Dharma Realm. It is also the Sutra of Empty Space. To the end of empty space and pervading the Dharma …

Commemoration & Gratitude

The Avatamsaka Sutra Assembly & the Ceremony Commemorating the Sixteenth Anniversary of Venerable Master Hua’s Entering Nirvana The Venerable’s vision was vast like the Dharma Realm. For the sake of bringing peace to living beings and promoting mutual harmony between religions, he worked endlessly. The Venerable’s kind and compassionate vows …

Japan Disaster-relief Piano Concert at the Berkeley Monastery

Light From the Darkness The Berkeley Buddhist Monastery and Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation of Northern California warmly invite you to a fund-raising piano concert for disaster relief in Japan, featuring internationally renowned pianist Gwhyneth Chen. Date: Sunday, April 3, 2011 Time: 2:30 pm Venue: Berkeley Buddhist Monastery 2304 …

Guan Yin Session

Guan Yin Bodhisattva’s Birthday is on March 20th this year, we’ll celebrate on this day to begin the week long Guan Yin Session. All are welcome to join this event. Date: March 20 – 26, 2011 Time 8:00am – 4:00pm Details: Recitation of the Universal Door Chapter of the Lotus …