ABLS 2023 歲末法會通啟(Year-End Dharma Service Notice)

美國華嚴蓮社 2023 歲末法會通啟

ABLS Year-End Dharma Service Notice



後疫情期,本社「2023歲末華嚴誦經會」仍維持一個月精進修持的方案(詳見日程表),自國曆 12/3/2023 日起至 12/31/2023 日止(12/31/2023 圓滿日:總迴向&化牌位)。詳情請洽 “華嚴蓮社事務處” 辦理。

華嚴蓮社週日共修會 (9:00 – 15:30) ,普羅大眾均可進入大殿,參與共修,無需事先預約。午供後將繼續參加下午共修會的信眾,可在齋堂取餐,請自備餐具,於室外或個人車上用餐。

每週二至週六 (9:30 – 16:00) ,大眾均可進入大殿,禮佛祭祀。日常每天早晚課誦,採預約申請方式,參加早晚課共修迴向,名額不限。

國際華嚴研究中心 (ICAS) 開設之佛法課程及系列講座,如:《華嚴經》講座、《維摩詰經》導讀等,仍維持 Zoom 線上授課。五觀堂、圖書館等殿堂,暫時不對外開放。

如有相關供養三寶、護持道場、燃燈供佛、消災祈福或超度亡靈等佛事需求,請於日常辦公時段 (週二至週日 9:30 – 16:00) 來寺登記,或電洽蓮社事務處辦理 (408-942-0874);或者,請以郵寄信件、電子郵件 info@huayenusa.org 、官網聯繫 https://www.huayenusa.org/contact-us ,乃至投遞報名等方式,我們都將誠摯地為您服務。

另外,新年度 2024 全年供養三寶、消災祈福、光明燈、安太歲(生肖:龍、狗、牛、羊、兔),以及全年聽經蓮位等功德項目,現已開始受理報名。詳情請洽華嚴蓮社事務處辦理。各類報名表單,請見蓮社官網 http://www.huayenusa.org/intro-abls/app-forms ,可自行下載回傳。


Year End Avatamsaka Sutra Recitation and Cultivation Dharma Service

The Avatamsaka Sutra, or the Flower Adornment Sutra demonstrates the Buddha’s endless virtues and wisdom through Samantabhadra, Manjushri and other Bodhisattvas in Nine Assemblies and Seven Places. Huayen Lotus Society has been hosting the Avatamsaka Sutra chanting ceremony biannually, without fail, since 1957, following the direction of Master Nan Ting, the Abbot at the time.

In the post-pandemic era, the “2023 Year End Avatamsaka Sutra Recitation and Cultivation Dharma Service” will remain as a One-Month Intensive Practice (please refer to the attached timetable for details), commencing from 12/3/2023 and concluding on 12/31/2023 (the last day will feature the Dedication of Merits and the Burning of Name Plates). Please contact our office for more detailed information.

On Sunday (9:00 – 15:30), all are cordially invited to join us inside the Buddha Hall without the need for prior appointments. For those planning to stay for the afternoon service, we offer a complimentary lunch. Please bring your lunch box and utensils and savor your meal in the tranquil courtyard or your own vehicle.

From Tuesday to Saturday (9:30 – 16:00), people can also come inside the Buddha Hall on their own. Additionally, from Monday to Saturday, we welcome everyone to partake in the Morning and Evening Liturgy by scheduling an appointment. 

Please note that Lectures such as Expounding the Avatamsaka Sutra, Introduction to the Vimalakīrti Sutra continue to be hosted on ZOOM, as before. The Dining Hall, Library, and other areas remain closed to the public at this time.

Should you wish to make offerings to the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha, support the temple, make light offerings, or set up blessing plates for the living or the deceased, you can register in person or call the office (408-942-0874) during our regular hours (9:30 – 16:00 Tuesday to Sunday). Alternatively, you can send your requests by mail, email at info@huayenusa.org ,or reach out to us through our official website at https://www.huayenusa.org/contact-us. We will be glad to be of further assistance.

In addition, registration is now open for the upcoming year of 2024, which includes year-long offering to the Triple Gem, blessing plates for the living, light offerings to Buddhas, pacifying Tai Sui (for the birth year of the Dragon, Dog, Ox, Goat, Rabbit) and blessing plates for the deceased. To download application forms, please visit: http://www.huayenusa.org/intro-abls/app-forms.





Bodhi Day Dharma Service

On Sunday, January 14th, 2024 (December 4th, 2023 Lunar Calendar), ABLS will celebrate Bodhi Day, which commemorates the day when Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha, attained enlightenment. The program will commence at 9:00AM and will include the Liturgy of Shakyamuni Buddha, the recitation of the Shurangama Mantra (incantation) and the Heart Sutra, as well as vigorous prostration practice. Abbess Tian He will then offer an insightful introduction to Shakyamuni Buddha’s practice and aspirations. At noon, the Food Offering Ceremony will take place. 

The afternoon program, beginning at 1:30 PM, will involve the congregation reciting the Aspiration of Bodhisattva Samantabhadra and the Avatamsaka Syllabary. In the evening, there will be the Eighty-Eight Buddha Repentance, the Meng Shan Food Bestowal Ceremony (offering food for the deceased), and the dedication of merits to all.