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 …

Liberating Life in Vancouver Harbor

— Respecting Life, Benefiting Living Beings Gold Buddha Monastery Verse of Merit and Virtue by Great Master Han Shan : Just as people love to live long, All beings love their life. Liberating life is heaven’s wish; Liberating life fulfills Buddha’s teaching. Liberating life averts the three disasters; Liberating life …

Liberation of Life Ceremony

Gold Buddha Monastery’s Liberation of Life Ceremony takes place on the last Sunday of every month. Please note the ceremony has been changed to start at 9:30am. The most precious thing in the world is life. Any type of life should be respected. Why liberate life? The Ten Grounds Chapter …