The collective Buddhist Service AT HOME

Welcome to join the collective Buddhist Service AT HOME

(no virtual service)
When the mind is pure, the land is pure.”
During the pandemic, all Shifus at Zen Center will have the services as follows. Sincerely invite you join the collective practice at home:

5/08 (Saturday)
   10 am “The Medicine Buddha Sutra”
   2 pm  “The Medicine Buddha Sutra”
   Dedication of Merits

 

Lamp offering

“The eternal lamp represents perfect awareness. Likening the illumination of awareness to that of a lamp, those who seek liberation see their body as the lamp, their mind as its wick, the addition of discipline(precepts) as its oil, and the power of wisdom as its flame. By lighting this lamp of perfect awareness they dispel all darkness and delusion. And by passing this Dharma on to others they’re able to use one lamp to light thousands of lamps. And because these lamps likewise light countless other lamps, their light lasts forever.”

According to Buddhist scriptures, one can obtain many benefits by making a lamp offering to the Three Jewels:

  • Good Health
  • Clarity of Vision
  • Purity of Mind
  • Freedom from Fear and Worries
  • Patience and Gentleness
  • Extinction of Ignorance
  • Attainment of Wisdom
  • Supreme Enlightenment