SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT - SATURDAY MAY 25, 2013 ACTIVITIES
FIFTEEN DAY LAMP OFFERING –May 10 - 25, 2013 (DAY OF VESAK DAY)
On this day, we celebrate the birth, enlightenment and Parinirvana of Buddha Sakyamuni. It is said that actions, whether positive or negative are multiplied into ten million folds. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to collect merits for yourselves, your families, your communities and most of all, for the benefit of the all the suffering beings in this world of which in one of our past lifetimes might be our parents.
In the Samadhiraja Sutra it is said: Those who, while walking, sitting, standing, or sleeping, recollect the moon-like Buddha, will always be in Buddha’s presence, and will attain the vast nirvana. And: His pure body is the colour of gold, beautiful is the Protector of the World. Whoever visualizes him like this, practises the meditation of the bodhisattvas. In keeping with this, we should practise remembering our incomparable teacher, the Lord of Sages, in the following way of prayer.
Please come and do not miss this once-in-a-year event! Buddha Bathing Ceremony and a Sakyamuni Buddha Puja will cap off the day’s auspiciousness starting 6:00 pm.
For those who cannot physically attend the ceremonies, you may contact 715-2090 for the opportunity to offer oil lamps (Php 70.00), flowers or as part of the collective offering during the puja. Any amount heartily given will be accepted.
All members are advised to make light offerings, recite mantras and prayers for fifteen days in order to help overcome obstacles and to generate favorable conditions for academic excellence, material gains, wisdom, compassion and wealth of dharma.
|Registration Fee for:
||Cost Per Lamp Per Name: |
| Lamp Offering 70 pesos
|| (*For 15 days = 1,050 pesos per name) |
Mantra of Buddha Shakya Muni
THADYATHA OM MUNI MUNI MAHA MUNI YE SOVA HA
WEEKLY BUDDHISM (BEGINNER'S) CLASSES, EVERY SATURDAY, 4PM
Our new resident adviser, Khenpo Tashi Dhondup Rinpoche teaches beginner's Buddhism classes in English every Saturday at 4 pm. As Buddha Dharma is deep and vast, the guidance of a spiritual teacher is very important. Please come and join us. Listen to the Buddha Dharma intently and then study, reflect and apply it to your daily lives. You shall gain innumerable benefits.
SUPPORT TO PALYUL MONASTERY, INDIA
We would also like to inform everyone that we are raising funds for our Palyul Monastery in South India to help support the 4000 plus monks studying and serving Dharma (Buddha's teachings). For those who would like to join this merit-making endeavor, please call the lamas at 715-2090 for your donations.
Once again, we thank you for your continued support
For those interested in sponsoring/buying Buddhist items like prayer malas, amulets and pendants, we invite you to please visit http://sunyata0.multiply.com/. Proceeds from the sale of all items will be donated to our center.