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Special Event During Emperor Liang’s Repentance 2016

Special Event During Emperor Liang’s Repentance 2016

Lectures on Repentance and Chan Meditation Q&A

“Only through repenting and reforming we can eliminate all enmity and resentment.”

We have invited special guests:
Dharma Master Heng Hing / Cixing Monastery, Lantou Island, Hong Kong
Dharma Master Jin Xiao / Long Beach Monastery, CA, USA

During the Emperor Liang’s Repentance (September 3 – 10), there will be insightful lectures during lunchtime (11:30am – 12:30pm) and in the evenings (7:30pm – 9:00pm).

May all living beings enter the door of compassion, may their bodhi roots grow and may faults be repented of.

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

Emperor Liang’s Jeweled Repentance

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 blessings. All are invited and welcome to join in the event and share in the showering of dharma rain.

Emperor Liang’s Jeweled Repentance
A talk by the Venerable Master Hsuan Hua

Emperor Wu of Liang Dynasty was a Buddhist and always made offerings to the Triple Jewel. One of his wives, Lady Chi didn’t believe in the Triple Jewel – the Buddha, the Dharma or the Sangha. Because of that, she was reborn as a python and came back to ask Emperor Liang to rescue her. She said, “Do you remember who I am? I was your wife, Chi Hui. Because I didn’t believe in nor did I respect the Triple Jewel, I fell to the animal realm and was reborn a python.” Emperor Wu requested Chan Master Bao Zhi to cross her over. Actually, when Lady Chi was alive, she opposed Master Bao Zhi. It wasn’t until after her death and being reborn as a python, did she bow in repentance to him.

Chan Master Bao Zhi complied what we know today as the “Emperor Liang’s Jeweled Repentance”, for Emperor Wu to bow this repentance for his wife. The merit and virtue from bowing this repentance helped Lady Chi attain liberation from her python body and she was reborn in the heavens.