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Dear Dharma Friends,

The 2018 Ullambana Festival (the month of filial piety) is approaching soon. To emulate the Arhat Maudgalyayana’s memorialization of his mother and promote the virtue of filial piety and repaying kindness, Hsi Lai Temple will be conducting the Emperor Liang’s Repentance Service from August 12–19, and the Yoga Flaming Mouth Offering Service on July 15. Merits gained from these Dharma services will be dedicated to the ancestors and departed loved ones so that they may be reborn in the Buddha’s pure land. This is also a good opportunity to repent transgressions, purify the minds, and nurture the wisdom.

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 even to all the sentient beings. The right way to making offerings to the Triple Gem and supporting the monastery, is to offer to the monastic community rather than to just one person or a small number of people; to offer for the entire year rather than for only one meal; to offer 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 Yoga Flaming Mouth Offering Service in the afternoon of the Sangha Day (Sunday, July 15 and Aug 19 at 2:00 pm).

In addition, during the entire seventh lunar month (from August 11 to September 9), the monastics will lead devotees to chant the Ksitigarbha Sutra every morning and evening in the Main Shrine, and transfer all merits the devotees and patrons’ 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!

Yours in the Dharma,      
Venerable Abbot Hui Dong      


Emperor Liang Repentance Service: 8/12 – 8/19
Tel: 626 - 961-9697
Venue: Main Shrine, Hsi Lai Temple

Download Emperor Liang's Repentance Service Registration Form

Emperor Liang’s Repentance Service:
  1. Patron, Sponsor, Co-sponsor
  2. Large Plaque, Small Plaque, Open Donation Plaque
  3. Flower, Fruit, and Universal Offering: $Open donation
  4. Food Offering

Offering to the Sangha:

  1. Initiator
  2. Robe
  3. Food
  4. Medicine
  5. Open donation

Emperor Liang’s Repentance Service Form

Emperor Liang’s Repentance Service Schedule

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DateDayTimeEvent
8/12Sunday10:00amPurification
11:00amNoon Offering
2:00pmEmperor Liang Repentance Service (Scroll 1)
7:30pmEmperor Liang Repentance Service (Scroll 2)
8/13Monday11:00amNoon Offering
7:30pmEmperor Liang Repentance Service (Scroll 3)
8/14Tuesday11:00amNoon Offering
7:30pmEmperor Liang Repentance Service (Scroll 4)
8/15Wednesday11:00amNoon Offering
7:30pmEmperor Liang Repentance Service (Scroll 5)
8/16Thurday11:00amNoon Offering
7:30pmEmperor Liang Repentance Service (Scroll 6)
8/17Friday11:00amNoon Offering
7:30pmEmperor Liang Repentance Service (Scroll 7)
8/18Saturday9:00amEmperor Liang Repentance Service (Scroll 8)
11:20amNoon Offering
2:00pmEmperor Liang Repentance Service (Scroll 9)
7:30pmEmperor Liang Repentance Service (Scroll 10)
8/19Sunday10:00amDedication of Merits
2:00pmYoga Flaming Mouth Offering Service

Yogacara Offering: 8/19
Time: 2:00pm
Tel: (626) 961-9697
Venue: Main Shrine, Hsi Lai Temple