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Avatamsaka Sutra Recitation

Avatamsaka Sutra Recitation

June 17 – July 7 – Daily from 8:00am – 4:00pm 
Recitation of the Avatamsaka Sutra in Mandarin Chinese (with transliteration)
Dharma Masters will lecture during lunch hour

June 17 (Sunday) – 8:00am
23rd Anniversary of Venerable Master Hsuan Hua Entering Nirvana
Passing Special Offerings
Start of recitation session

Avatamsaka Sutra Recitation Session

Avatamsaka Sutra Recitation Session

The Avatamsaka Sutra: A Wholesome Dharma Bringing One Riches and Honour

It is both vast and subtle. Let it go and it fills the whole universe. Roll it up and it secretly hides away.

— The Flower Adornment Sutra

There will be lectures during lunch and in the evening by various Dharma Masters.

June 4
The Ceremony Commemorating the 22nd Anniversary of Venerable Master Hua’s Entering Nirvana

June 4 – 24
Avatamsaka Sutra recitation, daily from 8:00am-4:00pm
Recitation is in Mandarin, sutra texts contain English transliteration

Everyone is welcome to join us.

 

 

Worthy Leader Chapter of the Avatamsaka Sutra

Worthy Leader Chapter of the Avatamsaka Sutra

Dharma Master Heng Chih, from The City of Ten Thousand Buddhas will be lecturing on topic of The Merit and Virtue of the Bodhi Resolve. She will be covering the Worthy Leader Chapter of the Avatamsaka Sutra – a teaching for nurturing wholesome Dharmas.

Time: Every Sunday 7:30-9:00pm

Talks are in English. Mandarin, Cantonese and Vietnamese translations will be provided.

2016 Year End Dharma Feast

2016 Year End Dharma Feast

Year End Dharma Feast
Sutra Lectures & Buddha Recitation Dharma Assemblies

On December 19-24 from 7:30-9:00pm, Gold Buddha Monastery has invited senior Bhikshuni Heng Chih from the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas to lecture on the Worthy Leader Chapter of the Avatamsaka Sutra.

From December 25-31, Gold Buddha Monastery will host an Amitabha Buddha Recitation Session.
Daily lectures during lunch time will introduce the dharma door of reciting the Buddha’s name.
Dharma Master Heng Chih will lecture on Master Ou Yi’s Key Explanation of Amitabha in the evenings from 7:30-9:00pm.

Everyone is welcome to join us, please help spread the word.

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.

Avatamsaka Sutra: Ten Unending Treasury of Precepts Chapter

Avatamsaka Sutra: Ten Unending Treasury of Precepts Chapter

Before the end of 2012, Gold Buddha Monastery wishes to invite you to a Dharma talk on the Avatamsaka Sutra, Ten Unending Treasury of Precepts Chapter by Dharma Master Heng Chih. All talks are in English with Mandarin Chinese translation.

Sutra text:

Bodhisattva Mahasattvas have ten kinds of treasuries which all the Buddhas of the past have spoken about, all the Buddhas of the future will speak about, and all the Buddhas of the present are speaking about. What are the ten?  They are the Treasury of Trust, the Treasury of Precepts, the Treasury of Shame, the Treasury of Remorse, the Treasury of Learning, the Treasury of Giving, the Treasury of Wisdom, the Treasury of Mindfulness, the Treasury of Upholding, and the Treasury of Eloquence.  Those are the ten.

Commentary by the Venerable Master Hsuan Hua:

What are the ten Dharma Treasuries? They are as follows: the Treasury of Belief, the Treasury of Precepts, the Treasury of Shame, the Treasury of Remorse, the Treasury of Learning, the Treasury of Giving, the Treasury of Wisdom, the Treasury of Mindfulness, the Treasury of Upholding, and the Treasury of Eloquence. At present, I’ll just name the ten Dharma Treasuries and then afterwards I’ll speak about them in detail. Those are the ten Dharma Treasury Dharma doors. From out of these ten Dharma Treasuries come all the Buddhas of the past, future, and present. These Ten Dharma Treasuries are their mother.

Gold Buddha Monastery
Date:Dec. 29, 2012 to Jan. 10, 2013
Time:Every Tuesday,Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Address:248 East 11th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C., V5T 2C3 Canada
Tel:(604) 709-0248

Avatamsaka Sutra Recitation

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 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 assembly of sages are.” ── Venerable Master Hua

Because the Venerable Master Hua deeply understood the inconceivable state of the great Flower Adornment Dharma and wanted his disciples to begin at the most basic level, he frequently exhorted his disciples to recite the Flower Adornment Sutra and even to memorize it. In his final instructions, the Master also said, “After I leave, you can recite the Flower Adornment Sutra.” Therefore starting on June 5th, 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 often said, “The Flower Adornment Sutra is just like an auspicious cloud in empty space, pervading the three thousand great thousand worlds and giving moisture to all living beings. Once a week, the disciples solemnly and with proper deportment performed the Flower Adornment Repentance, in which they universally bowed in homage to the infinitely infinite Triple Jewel of the Flower Adornment Sealike Assembly. Cleansing the body and mind with the Flower Adornment Dharma rain, they sincerely repented and reformed themselves, began anew, and purified their actions, speech, and thought. This is what the Venerable Master had hoped his disciples would do.

Avatamsaka Sealike Assembly
Avatamsaka Sealike Assembly
Nagarjuna Bodhisattva
Nagarjuna Bodhisattva
 National Master Qing Liang of the Tang Dynast
National Master Qing Liang of the Tang Dynasty