The annual Sangha Day is also approaching. According to the Buddhist tradition, one may cultivate tremendous merits by making offerings to the Sangha, and practice filial piety by dedicating the merits to their parents and ancestors, and to all the sentient beings. The best way to make offerings to the Triple Gem and support the monastery is to make offerings to the monastic community rather than to just one person or a small number of people; to make offerings for the entire year rather than for only one meal; to make offering consistently rather than just for the present. In this way, one is supporting the Sangha and helping them practice and spread Buddhism, and therefore make this practice with deepened meaning. In order to thank all the devotees and Dharma friends for their kind support, Hsi Lai Temple will conduct a Amitabha Triple Contemplation service in the afternoon of the Sangha Day (Sunday, Aug 23 at 1:30 pm), and a Yogacara Offering Service (Wednesday, September 16 at 2:00 pm, will not on live streaming) to dedicate merits for all the Sangha.
In addition, during the entire seventh lunar month (from August 19 to September 16), the monastics will lead devotees to chant the Ksitigarbha Sutra every morning and evening in the Main Shrine, and transfer all merits to the devotees and benefactors’ parents, ancestors, and loved ones. You and your family are most welcome to attend the services and share in the Dharma joy.
May the Triple Gem bless you and your family!
7/19(Sun), 10am: Dedication of Merits Dharma Service for the Offering to the Sangha
7/19(Sun), 1:30pm: Amitabha Triple Contemplation Service
8/19 to 9/16，every morning and evening will chant the Ksitigarbha Sutra
8/23(Sun), 1:30pm: Amitabha Triple Contemplation Service
9/16(Wed), 2pm: Yogacara Offering Service(No live broadcast)