“Huayen Offerings to Buddhas and Celestial Beings Dharma Event and Chinese New Year Cundī Blessing Service”
ABLS will host Huayen Offerings to Buddhas and Celestial Beings Dharma event and Chinese New Year Cundī Blessing service from February 6th, 2022 (Sunday) through February 13th, 2022 (Sunday). Through the repentance and mantra recitation, we will start the New Year’s accumulation of merit and wisdom by settling the defiled and deluded mind while awakening the state of mind corresponding to Cundī Bodhisattva’s wisdom and compassion.
On February 6th starting at 9 AM, there will be the Cundī Repentance in the morning; the Chinese New Year Prayer and Food Offering Ceremony at noon; Cundī Sutra, Cundī Mantra, Eighty-Eight Buddha Repentance, and Meng Shan Food Bestowal Ceremony in the afternoon.
On each day from February 7th (Monday) through February 12th (Saturday), the assembly will chant the Cundī Sutra and Cundī Mantra (Incantation) from 4:30 to 6 PM.
On the last day of February 13th starting at 9 AM, there will be the ceremony of Huayen Offerings to Buddhas and Celestial Beings. The afternoon session will include the Medicine Buddha Honoring service, Eighty-Eight Buddha Repentance, and Meng Shan Food Bestowal Ceremony.
The south-facing doors of the Main Hall are open on weekends so that visitors can make offerings and pay respect to the deceased in the courtyard south of the Main Hall. The opening hours are Saturdays (9:30 – 16:00) and Sundays (11:15 – 12:00). Be sure to wear Face Masks when coming here. Please note that on each Sunday during the weekly Dharma Practice, the Main Hall doors facing the South courtyard will only be opened during the Offering Ceremony at noon (11:15 – 12:00) since the weather is still cold.
In addition, registration has begun for the following 2022 yearlong services: offerings to the Triple Gem, blessing plates for the living, light offerings to Buddha, pacifying Tai Sui (for the birth year of the Tiger, Monkey, Rooster, Pig, Snake) and blessing plates for the deceased. To download application forms, please visit: http://www.huayenusa.org/intro-abls/app-forms . For more details, please contact the office at (408) 942-0874.