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觀音菩薩聖誕即將來臨。世界佛教總部（W.B.A.H.）、華藏寺 (Hua Zang Si) 及聖格講堂 (Sanger Mission) 將於2018年4月1日（星期日）上午9：30，在舊金山華藏寺大雄寶殿聯合啟建《觀音菩薩聖誕法會》。屆時將誦經並舉行佛前大供。還將設消災祈福祿位，祈請諸佛菩薩加持有情福慧增長，幸福吉祥。歡迎十方善信踴躍參與，共霑法益！
Guan Yin Bodhisattva Dharma Assembly
Guan Yin Bodhisattva (Avalokitesvara) is well known for Her great compassion and loving kindness to save those in times of pain and difficulty. In fact, She attained Buddhahood countless eons ago and is known as Zheng Fa Ming Ru Lai, Correct Dharma Realization Tathagata. Because of Guan Yin Bodhisattva’s bodhicitta and holy vows, She manifests a thousand arms and eyes to save the suffering multitudes of beings in the earthly realm.
The holy birthday of Guan Yin Bodhisattva is approaching. The World Buddhism Association Headquarters, Hua Zang Si, and Sanger Mission will hold the Guan Yin Bodhisattva Dharma Assembly in the Sakyamuni Buddha Hall at Hua Zang Si in San Francisco on Sunday, April 1, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. We will recite the sutra and practice the meal offering to the Buddhas. The names of attendees and donors will be on the prayer list. We will beseech blessing from Buddhas and Bodhisattvas for happiness, auspiciousness and increase in fortune and wisdom. All are cordially invited to join us and share the Dharma joy!
＃藝術 ＃ 正法 ＃第三世多杰羌佛返老回春 ＃第三世多杰羌佛獲世界和平獎 ＃第三世多杰羌佛法音 ＃第三世多杰羌佛佛法
阿彌陀佛 極樂教主 四八弘願 接引渡生
信願力行 莊嚴淨土 一心正念 九品超登
今恭逢阿彌陀佛聖誕，世界佛教總部 (W.B.A.H.) 、華藏寺 (Hua Zang Si)、聖格講堂（Sanger Mission）謹訂於2017年12月31日 (星期日)上午9點30分於舊金山華藏寺聯合啟建阿彌陀佛聖誕法會。是日將誦經念佛，並將法會功德迴向世界和平，民眾安樂，所有有情皆能求生淨土。歡迎十方善信，踴躍參與，增福增慧，共證菩提。
Amitabha Buddha of the western direction is one of the five Dhyani Buddhas. He is a disciple of the primordial Dorje Chang Buddha. When He was a practitioner during past lives, He made 48 great vows. After He became a Buddha, He created a magnificent Buddhist pure land, which is called The Western Paradise of Ultimate Bliss. Amitabha Buddha is the founder of Western Paradise of Ultimate Bliss.
To celebrate the holy birthday of Amitabha Buddha, the World Buddhism Association Headquarters (W.B.A.H.), Hua Zang Si and Sanger Mission will jointly hold The Amitabha Buddha Dharma Assembly at Hua Zang Si in San Francisco on Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 9:30a.m.
During the Dharma assembly, we will recite sutras and chant the holy name of the Buddha. Merit will be dedicated to the attainment of world peace, happiness and harmony of all people. It is our sincere wish that all sentient beings gain rebirth in a Buddhist pure land.
All believers from the ten directions are welcome to join the Dharma assembly. This is a precious opportunity for sincere participants to increase their wisdom and fortune on the path to Bodhi.
＃藝術 ＃第三世多杰羌佛正法 ＃第三世多杰羌佛返老回春 ＃第三世多杰羌佛獲世界和平獎 ＃第三世多杰羌佛法音 ＃第三世多杰羌佛佛法
In the morning of October 9, massive fires broke out in the North Bay wine country counties including Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino, causing severe casualties and wide-spread destructions and damages to residents’ homes. For the cause of benefiting the victims, Hua Zang Si held a Beseeching Blessings Dharma Assembly for the North Bay wildfires on October 15, 2017.
“While enjoying good fortune, we should never forget the misfortunes suffered.”
“Regard all living beings as our families and parents!” Keeping the teaching of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III in mind, 26 volunteers in ten vehicles rushed over to the disaster-stricken area in Santa Rosa to deliver warmth and care on Oct 21, 2017, leaving early in the morning at 7:30 am. The vehicles were packed with cooking materials, propane tanks, and woks, etc. Among the volunteers were a college student and a high school student who joined their mothers. There were also husbands and wives, or whole families. Brother Sun who lived in the northwest of the impacted area provided his large house and backyard to be our preparation area. He also offered two bedrooms for the volunteers to rest. All volunteers have one thing in common: a compassionate heart. They did everything with care and love from beginning to the end, including planning the menu for two meals, where to shop, what to use, to determining the number of people served and meal time, and so on, which you could feel in every dish created and the smiles on their faces. The Spring Hills Community Church in the town kindly provided the facility for serving the dinners.
The solemn church surrounded by red maple trees became shelter to more than 200 victims impacted by the North Bay wildfires. When fleeing from the fires, all they could grab with them was perhaps only a purse or a towel. Some even were in their pajamas. They left with empty hands and lost hope.
At 6 pm on Oct. 21, the quiet church became bustling with people. More than ten volunteering brothers and sisters in red uniforms showed up with abundant food of a scrumptious dinner. They set up the warming trays along the side of the lawn. The chow mein, deep-fried egg rolls and wontons, stir-fry mix vegetables, fried rice and a couple of Chinese vegetarian dishes were all carefully planned and cooked. The line for the dinner, which stretched more than 200 meters, had more than 250 people. The victims were quiet, organized, and polite. When some were served more food, they actually told the servers, “There are more people behind me, take out some food so there will be enough for them.” After the meal, they all came to shake hands and hug the volunteers to express their thanks. They praised the meal as the best Chinese food they have ever had. In more than two hours from the sunset to when the lights turned on, all meals were served. We then saw the open-heart smiles from the faces of the victims who were trying to settle down after the disaster.
They estimated that about 100 people would come the next day. However, more than 200 people showed up. The volunteers still had enough food for the crowd. When the victims learned that that would be the last time to serve such a dinner, they all came to take pictures and say goodbye. A lady there said that this was her first time to taste such delicious egg rolls. Her husband never liked egg rolls, yet, that day for the first time, he ate two.
What is the story behind the delicious food of love? During the two consecutive days, the volunteers stood in the cold in their thick winter jackets in the early morning. They picked, washed, and cut the vegetables and then they started to turn on the wok to steam, boil, and stir fry. At noon, however, in the blazing sun, the sweats poured down their cheeks even when they only wore T-shirts. In the heat, the brothers and sisters did not hesitate at all especially when they were standing by the hot wok deep frying the egg rolls and stir frying the vegetables and noodles. All of them worked together until after 5 pm which was time to load the food in the cars for serving at the church.
The volunteers brought three big woks, four long tables, ingredients and all cooking tools from San Francisco, but not chairs for themselves. They said that they wanted to reserve more space for food and tools. Also, when the brothers went to purchase the cooking ingredients, they experienced a touching moment. When the Chinese owner of Fresh Green Inc. learned that the food would be used to serve the victims, without another thought, he decided to donate several dozens of boxes of cooking ingredients for this cause.
Resolves come from intentions and intentions will grow into faith which will help us to attain accomplishment. When our heart goes out to others, when we feel the pain of the families in disasters, we then learn to appreciate the fortune we have now and will do things that will increase our fortune. Thinking back about the Beseeching Blessings Dharma Assembly for the victims of the North Bay wildfires held by Hua Zang Si on October 15, Abbess Dharma Master Ruo Hui gave a speech at the end of the ceremony: “All should do what they can to help out. Help the victims as if you are helping your own families. Help them to walk out of their grieving. Bring them health, peace, and happiness.” After the event, many attendees made donations. Right there, the Dharma-Protecting Fellowship took the initiative and expressed their intentions to the abbess to put together a project to help the victims.
A week has passed since the disaster-relief effort with love and care. Those touching moments still flash before my eyes. Through the volunteering project, all united together and manifested the teamwork spirit to the utmost. The project was like a big family reunion. There, they worked together and expressed their care for each other and more. They did that with joy in their heart and felt fulfilled.
Wildfires, Houses, Red maple leaves, and the Church, all things in the world are conditional and subject to impermanence. Look up at the birds flying by the church. They passed. Yet, they left no trace behind.
May the compassion of all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas empower all of our parents to leave their sufferings and experience prosperity and auspiciousness!
Beseeching Blessings Dharma Assembly for the North Bay Wildfires by Hua Zang Si on October 15, 2017 / The Dharma-Protecting Fellowship of Hua Zang Si cooked and served warm dinners to the victims on the 21st and 22nd of October.
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