To celebrate the Pavarana Day and the holy birthday of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva, the World Buddhism Association Headquarters, Hua Zang Si, and Sanger Mission will jointly hold a Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva Dharma Assembly, in which the consciousness of the deceased will be transmigrated to higher realms, on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. in the Sakyamuni Buddha Hall at Hua Zang Si in San Francisco. We will chant sutras, perform the Buddhist ritual of transmigrating the consciousness of the deceased, and make offerings to Buddhas.
The practice of the transmigration of the consciousness will be dedicated to the deceased listed in Form A. Prayers for fortune and elimination of disasters will be dedicated to the ones listed in Form B. We welcome all good believers in ten directions to join us and share the Dharma benefit.
The eighth day of the April of the Chinese lunar calendar is the holy birthday of Sakyamuni Buddha. Before the Buddha renounced and reached enlightenment, he was known as Prince Siddhartha. According to Buddhist sutras, right after the Prince was born, He said, with one hand pointing to the sky and the other pointing to the ground, “From heaven to earth, I alone am the world-honored one.” Nine dragons in the sky then poured streams of fragrant water from their mouths to bathe the prince’s body. Ever since, Buddhists hold the Bathing the Buddha Dharma Assembly to celebrate the holy birth of the Buddha.
The Sutra on the Merits Accrued from Bathing the Buddha states many of the benefits of bathing the Buddha: The practitioners will experience wealth and well-being in this life time. They will have great health and long life. Their wishes will be granted. Families and friends will live in harmony, be far away from the eight difficulties, and be free from all karmic conditions that will result in sufferings.
To celebrate the holy birthday of Sakyamuni Buddha, the World Buddhism Association Headquarters (W.B.A.H.), Hua Zang Si, and Sanger Mission will hold the Bathing the Buddha Dharma Assembly on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. in the Sakyamuni Buddha Hall at Hua Zang Si in San Francisco. We will bathe the Buddha with the most wonderful fragrant water.
You are cordially invited to experience the Dharma joy.
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 United International 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, March 12, 2017 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!
Maitreya Bodhisattva will attain Buddhahood in this Saha world to become, after Sakyamuni Buddha, the fifth Buddha in the era of the Bhadra Kalpa and, thus, has been respectfully referred to as “Maitreya Buddha”. The Bodhisattva appeals to the public for his generosity, contentment, and benevolent smiles.
To celebrate the holy birthday of Maitreya Bodhisattva, the United International World Buddhism Association Headquarters, Hua Zang Si, and Sanger Mission will jointly hold a Dharma Assembly to chant The Precious Litany of 88 Grand-Name Buddhason Sunday, January22, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. at Hua Zang Si in San Francisco. The monastics will lead the attendees in a ritual to pay reverence and make repentance to the Buddhas. The Beseeching Blessings Lamps will be lit and offerings will be made before the Buddhas. The merit accrued from the dharma assembly will be dedicated to increasing the good fortune and wisdom and eradicating the karmic hindrances and disasters of all living beings. We will also pray for world peace, the safety of our country and happiness of our people. Everyone is cordially invited to join us and receive benefits from this event!