Birthday of Guan Shi Yin Pusa April 4, 2018

April 4, 2018, the 19th day of the second month of the Lunar calendar, we celebrate the Birthday of Guan Shi Yin Pusa.

We suggest reciting the Universal Gateway of Guan Shi Yin Bodhisattva chapter from the Lotus Sutra. Here is a PDF of the chapter for convenient download: Universal Gateway of Guanyin Bodhisattva Sutra

Namo Guan Shi Yin Pusa

 

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Old Master Ren Jun’s Memorial Day

Old Master Ren Jun

In memory of, and gratefulness for,

Venerable Old Master Ren Jun

(仁俊法師 1919 – February 9, 2011)

Planting seeds of Bodhichitta

Seedlings sprout

Strong roots establish

Saplings gradually develop

Flowers bud

Protecting kindheartedly with virtue and wisdom

Upholding faith with great compassionate actions

Your lotus flowers blossom

Continuing the lineages of the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas

Benefiting sentient beings

Kong Hu Shi (空護法師)

2016 YSF Annual Dharma Retreat

The Yin Shun Foundation will be hosting a Dharma Retreat at Bodhi Monastery in English from July 2 – July 5, 2016. Please consider participating in this wonderful Dharma Activity. Selected Mahayana Sutras will be elaborated. This is a wonderful opportunity to Hear the Dharma, Contemplate the Dharma, and Meditate.

For relevant information please click here. Or you may also go directly to

http://yinshun.org/Retreat/2016_DR_Announcement_en.php

Bodhi Monastery

Saka Dawa Duchen – Birth, Enlightenment, and Parinirvana of Shakyamuni Buddha

Overlooking Lotus Pond

Honoring and Practicing for the benefit of all:

5/21/2016 (Saturday)

Anniversary of Buddha Shakyamuni’s Birth, Enlightenment & Parinirvana (the 15th of the 4th month)

On May 21st, 2016, it is the anniversary of Buddha Shakyamuni’s Birth, Enlightenment and Parinirvana.   (known in Tibetan as Saka Dawa Duchen)

We would like to suggest you to recite Buddha Shakyamuni’s mantra and ‘The Praising of Buddha’s Twelve Deeds‘.

It is said that the effects of positive or negative actions are multiplied 100 million times on this special day, so practice is strongly advised.

6/22/2016 (Wednesday)

The first day of Summer

We would like to suggest you to read The Prayer of Kuntuzangpo-The Primordial Buddha Samantabhadra” .

We thank Gampopa Vajrayana Buddhist Center for sharing this information.

May all sentient beings benefit!