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Welcome to join the completion of Medicine Sutra Recitation AT HOME

(no virtual service)

When the mind is pure, the land is pure.”

We are going to complete the Medicine Sutra Recitation. Sincerely invite you join the collective practice at home:

10/3 (Sunday)  2 pm  “The Medicine Buddha Sutra”

Detailed Flow

  • Bow to the Buddha (3 times)
  • Namo Shakyamuni Buddha (3 times)
  • Opening Gatha
  • Read “The medicine Buddha Sutra”
  • Dedication of Merits

“May I remove the three obstructions and all afflictions.

May I have the wisdom to perceive the truth.

May all beings be free of transgression and suffering.

I vow to practice the bodhisattva way, life after life.

  • Bow to the Buddha (3 times)

 

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