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Emperor Liang’s Jeweled Repentance

Emperor Liang’s Jeweled Repentance

To pray for world peace, the nation’s peace and prosperity, favorable weather conditions, proper Dharma to exist, and the turning of the Dharma wheel…

An Emperor Liang’s Jeweled Repentance and The Ritual of Offering to the Heavens will be held at the Gold Buddha Monastery from Aug.25th to Sept.2nd. There will be daily instructional talks by the Dharma Masters. We cordially invite you to attend these great events and together we can be showered by the Dharma Rain.

8/25 – 9/1
08:30 am – 10:10 am Emperor Liang’s Jeweled Repentance
10:30 am – 11:00 am Meal Offering
11:40 am – 12:10 pm Dharma talk by Bhikshu (Lunch time)
01:00 pm – 05:00 pm Emperor Liang’s Jeweled Repentance
06:00 pm – 07:00 pm Evening Ceremony
07:00 pm – 08:30 pm Dharma talk by Bhikshu
08:30 pm – 09:00 pm Shurangama Heart Mantra and Transference

8/31 (Sunday) 10:00 am Liberation of Life

9/2 (Tuesday)
07:00 am – 10:00 am The Ritual of Offering to the Heavens
10:20 am – 10:50 am Meal Offering
01:00 pm – 02:15 pm Great Compassion Repentance
06:00 pm – 07:00 pm Evening Ceremony
08:30 pm – 09:00 pm Shurangama Heart Mantra and Transference

Earth Store Dharma Assembly

Earth Store Dharma Assembly

Gold Buddha Monastery will hold an Earth Store Sutra Recitation Session from July 27, 2014 to August 22, 2014.
We will recite the entire Earth Store Sutra twice daily.
During the Earth Store Dharma Assembly the Dharma Masters will give daily instructional talks, we cordially invite you to attend and together we can be showered by the Dharma rains.

The Avatamsaka Sutra Assembly and the Ceremony for Commemorating

The Avatamsaka Sutra Assembly and the Ceremony for Commemorating

Remembering the Venerable Master’s virtue, Universally turn the Flower Adornment Great Dharma

The Flower Adornment (Avatamsaka) Sutra is the sutra of the Dharma Realm. It is also the sutra of Infinite Space. To the ends of infinity space and pervading the Dharma Realm, there is not a single place where the Flower Adornment Sutra is not present. Any place where the Flower Adornment Sutra is found is also a place where the Buddha is, a place where the Dharma is, and a place where the Sangha of worthy sages are.
──Venerable Master Hua

The Venerable Master Hua deeply understood this inconceivable state of the Great Flower Adornment Dharma and wanted his disciples to begin at the most basic level. He constantly, not just on a daily basis, exhorted his disciples to recite the Flower Adornment Sutra and even to memorize it. In his final instructions, the Venerable Master also clearly said, “After I leave, you can recite the Flower Adornment Sutra and recite the Buddha’s name.” Therefore starting on June 1st, GBM will host a 21-day Flower Adornment Dharma recitation session, hoping to offer everyone the opportunity to steep themselves in the Great Flower Adornment Dharma, understand a little bit of its flavor, and plant limitless good roots.

The Venerable Master has said, “The Flower Adornment Sutra is just like an auspicious cloud in empty space, everywhere illuminating the three thousand great thousand worlds, and like the dharma rain of sweet dew moistening all living beings. Therefore, the disciples with an utmost respectful mind and proper deportment sincerely recite four rolls of the Flower Adornment Sutra daily, in order to cleanse their bodies and minds of defilement and purify the three karmas of the body, speech, and thought with the dharma rain of the Flower Adornment. This is what the Venerable Master had hoped his disciples would do.

2014 Chinese New Year Events

2014 Chinese New Year Events

Dear Dharma friends,

The old year has passed and we welcome the new year,
Thousands of auspicious clouds gather many delighted crowds.

With joy we welcome the auspiciousness of spring,
Gold Buddha Monastery Celebrates the Lunar New Year

We sincerely invite you to take part in the following Dharma Assemblies:

  1. Recite the Shurangama Mantra – Sunday, January 26, 8:30 am
  2. Liberating Life – Sunday, January 26, 10:00 am   [ more info ] / [ poster ]
  3. Sutra Copying – Sunday, January 26, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm [ notes ] / [ poster ]
  4. Praying for Blessings by Lighting Lamps and Hitting the Bell – Thursday, January 30 (Lunar New Year’s eve), 8:00 pm
    [ notes ] / [ poster ]
  5. Compose and write wishes for the New Year – January 31~February 6, 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
  6. Bowing the Three Thousand Buddha Repentance – January 31~February 6 (1st to 7th days of the lunar New Year), 8:30 am – 4:00 pm   [ poster ]

During the festivities, plaques may be written to pray for blessings or for crossing over the deceased. Lamps can also be lit to pray for blessings. Registration must be done in person.

We welcome all to join us, in praying for the world, our country, the society and our families.

Everyone is welcome to join in our festivities.