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Ceremonies

Throughout the year, many Buddhist ceremonies are held to commemorate and celebrate key events. Through attending these events and chanting sutras, we learn to accumulate wisdom and merit. We dedicate these merits to bring peace and prosperity to all sentient beings. Events include Buddha’s Birthday, Mother’s Day celebrations, Medicine Buddha ceremony and many more. All are welcome to attend.

Five Precepts

The Way is practiced in this alluring world and busy city.
It relies on the Five Precepts as its foundation.
The Five Precepts are guidelines to a correct and moral way of life that will free us from future suffering and lead us to ...
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Three Refuges

The difficult-to-attain human form has been attained.
The difficult-to-encounter Dharma has been encountered.
If this delusive form is not liberated in this lifetime,
until which lifetime must this delusive form wait to be liberated?
Taking the Three Refuges means to return to, and to ...
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The Buddha’s Birthday Celebration Ceremony

The Buddha’s Birthday Celebration Ceremony is an annual celebration held on the eighth of April in the Chinese lunar calendar to commemorate the birth of the Buddha. About 3000 years ago, Queen Maya had a dream in which she saw a six-tusked elephant entering ...
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Guan Yin Ceremony

Bodhisattva Guan Yin, which means the “observer of sounds,” is also known as Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara. A Bodhisattva is someone who aims to become a Buddha and at the same time vows to help all other beings reach Buddhahood. Guan Yin Bodhisattva has actually attained ...
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Medicine Buddha Ceremony

The path to enlightenment consists of many ways of practice. These different practices serve to accommodate people with different dispositions, needs, and issues in their lives. The Medicine Buddha Ceremony is a practice that is especially good for those who are seeking relief from ...
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The Meaning of Repentance

The principle of causality, which states that all worldly phenomena, including our thoughts and actions, are subject to the law of cause and consequence, is a fundamental teaching in Buddhism. The wrongs and harms we committed in the past bring the obstacles we face ...
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Blessing Ceremony

There are two types of Blessing Ceremonies: one is to bring blessings to one’s family and relatives who are still living; the other is dedicated to the deceased. In both services, the participants chant sutras and mantras to pay respect and homage to the ...
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88 Buddhas Repentance Ceremony

In the 88 Buddhas Repentance Ceremony, participants repent by chanting the names of 88 Buddhas, which is an excellent way to clear our karmic obstacles and draw out our inner wisdom. The sources of the names of the 88 Buddhas were not recorded in ...
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Liang Huang Jeweled Repentance Ceremony

The Liang Huang Jeweled Repentance liturgy was written and compiled in the Southern Liang Dynasty (502-557) in China by the famous Chan Master Zhi Gong at the request of Emperor Wu. One night, a few months after the death of his Queen Chishi, Emperor ...
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Compassionate Water Repentance Ceremony

The Water Repentance liturgy was written in the Tang Dynasty by the Imperial Dharma Master, Wu Da, who found out first hand that karmic retributions and consequences may remain invisible through many ages and reincarnations, but can never be escaped and must be repaid ...
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