Events

 Announcement of the 2017 Intensive Zen-7 Retreat

 To encourage practitioners to progress unremittingly on the path of cultivation, clearly see their minds, and peacefully reside in the Buddhist practice, Vairocana Zen Monastery will hold an intensive Seven-Day Zen (Chan) Retreat at the end of 2017.

Zen-7 Retreat:

  1. Date: December 25th, 2017 (Monday) to January 1st, 2018 (Monday)
  2. Place: Vairocana Zen Monastery, Garden Grove, California, USA
  3. Qualifications: Participants are required to have experience in studying Buddhism and practicing Zen meditation. Participants should be physically and mentally healthy; participants need to provide personal health insurance cards in order to register.

※ During the Zen-7 retreat, the daily schedule will start early in the morning and finish late in the evening. The physical requirements for sitting and walking meditation will be challenging, and the training of the mind will be very strict. Thus practitioners with the following conditions are not suitable to register and will not be able to attend:

  • A. People older than 65, or younger than 15 years of age
  • B. Ladies who are pregnant
  • C. People diagnosed with mental illnesses
  • D. People with major systematic diseases (such as: cancer, severe chronic diseases, etc.)
  • E. People with recent major surgeries
  • F. People with contagious diseases

※ In accordance with the monastery’s daily operating schedule, during the Chan 7 retreat, the rule of not eating after noon will continue to be observed.

  1. Registration: Applications will be accepted beginning today
  2. Deadline: November 15st, 2017
  3. Registration requirements: A. Applicants should be very familiar with the Diamond Sutra and the Sixth Patriarch’s Platform Sutra, having read/chanted each at least 7 times. Native Chinese speakers are required to chant the Diamond Sutra an additional 21 times. B. All applicants should be able to do 3 continuous meditation sessions without physical or mental difficulty (each meditation session includes sitting meditation for one hour and walking meditation for 15 minutes). Practitioners should utilize any opportunity to increase their own sitting meditation times and cultivation, in order to make the most out of their time and effort during the retreat and to ultimately achieve the purpose and goals of the Zen-7 retreat.
  4. Participation requirements: A. Applicants should submit the registration form to Vairocana Zen Monastery. All applications are subject to review and approval by the Monastery; a notification letter will be sent to the applicants who are accepted. Participants of the seven-day retreat are required to check-in with the notification letter. B. On check-in day, participants will be required to recite from memory the Heart Sutra; only after passing this oral examination may the practitioner attend the Zen-7 retreat.

Volunteers: Volunteers are urgently needed during the Zen-7 retreat. If you are able and would like to provide help for the retreat, please fill out the “Zen-7 Volunteer Registration Form.” (People over the age of 65 or younger than 15 years of age, pregnant, or those that have been diagnosed with mental illnesses or have major systematic diseases, or have undergone major surgery or have contagious diseases will not be accepted as volunteers).

Three Refuges: A Three Refuges Ceremony will be held at the conclusion of the Zen-7 retreat. For those who wish to receive the Three Refuges, please fill out an application form in advance.

毗盧禪寺 Vairocana Zen Monastery

13735 Yockey St., Garden Grove, CA 92844, U.S.A.

Tel:(714)894-3658; Fax:(714)894-9966

Contact:zen@vzmla.org; vairocanala@gmail.com

Website:www.miaotsan.com; www.vzmla.org

General Announcement: Commemoration Ceremony On

The Thirteen Hundred and Fourth Anniversary Of The Parinirvana Of Da-Jian Master,

The Sixth Patriarch Of Zen

Chinese Zen began with Bodhidharma, was passed down from master to master until the Sixth Patriarch Hui-Neng, who then transmitted the dharma in southern China. He explained the Mind, revealed the true essence, and uncovered the priority of sudden enlightenment and direct achievement — spreading the Buddha’s most important Mind principles. He spent his whole life teaching countless disciples, each changing a region, which eventually resulted in the Five Schools and Seven Sects of Zen Buddhism. Today the dharma river of Hui-Neng is not only blossoming and bearing fruit in China an Asia, it is being propagated all over the world – universally soothing the restless agitations of practitioners’ thoughts, and guiding them to enlighten to their original Minds. In addition, the ideology of Zen has become a significant part of Chinese culture and has given rise to far-reaching and indelible influences on Eastern and Western philosophy, arts, academic learning and thinking. Hence, the Sixth Patriarch, along with Confucius and Lao-Tzu, have been jointly named, “The Three Great Saints of the East.” The Sixth Patriarch also enjoys the majestic status of having been classified by Europe’s academic world as one of the “World’s Top Ten Thinkers.”

This year is the thirteen hundred and fourth anniversary of the parinirvana of the Sixth Patriarch of Zen. In recalling fondly his dedication to all living beings and his vow to propagate the dharma to benefit all life, this monastery will conduct, with sincere gratefulness, a Commemoration Ceremony on The Thirteen Hundred and Fourth Anniversary Of The Parinirvana Of Da-Jian Master, The Sixth Patriarch Of Zen. The ceremony will take place on September 17,2017 (Sunday) at 9:30am. During the ceremony, Venerable Master Miao Tsan, the abbot of Vairocana Zen Monastery, will lead all participants in the chanting of the Sixth Patriarch’s Dharma Jewel Platform Sutra, as well as conducting offering to the Buddha and alms for the monastic community. May all practitioners and donors participate in this ceremony, partake the joy of the sublime dharma, and dedicate all merits toward world peace, the prosperity and harmony of nations and all citizens and the elimination of disasters. May all dharma supporters and donors enjoy auspiciousness at all times, with ever increasing merit and wisdom, leading to the ultimate attainment of Bodhi.

In the Dharma,
Vairocana Zen Monastery

毗盧禪寺 Vairocana Zen Monastery
13735 Yockey Street, Garden Grove, CA 92844
Tel:(714) 894-3658; Fax:(714) 894-9966
Websites: www.vzmla.org, www.miaotsan.com,
Contact: vairocanala@gmail.com, zen@vzmla.org

Announcement of Vairocana Zen Monastery

2017 Lunar Month of July Puja Service for the Deceased

On Sunday, September 03, 2017, the Vairocana Zen Monastery will commence the Dharma Ceremony of Lunar Month of July Puja Service for the Deceased. Venerable Master Miao Tsan will preside over the ceremony, leading the recitation of the “Amida Buddha Sutra”, performing food offering and the deliverance ceremony for the deceased.

This dharma ceremony is open to the public, and registrations for memorial tablets are being accepted. Through the sincere intention of the assemblage, by the Buddha’s vow to enlighten all beings, and the positive influence of the Three Jewels, this ceremony imparts merits to all beings and dissolves the three obstacles for the living. Furthermore it helps the deceased ancestors and adversaries attain a wholesome rebirth and reach the pure land. It benefits the participants and their families by eliminating karmas, and accumulating peace, merits and wisdom. Finally, all merits accrued through this practice are dedicated to alleviate worldly suffering and bring forth health and peace to the society.

The Monastery cordially invites friends and families to participate in this dharma ceremony, attend the reception that follows, and receive the merits from this event.

Program:

15:30 Recitation of “Amida Buddha Sutra”, food offering and deliverance

17:15 Dedication of Merits

17:30 Completion

** Participants could bring food offerings such as fruits, cookies, candies, and drinks.

【All items must be vegetarian and free of egg, green onions, garlic, and other spices】

** Those who wish to register for memorial tablets, please send (via fax) to monastery the following information as soon as possible: your name, the name(s) of the deceased, and your relationship to the deceased.

 毗盧禪寺 Vairocana Zen Monastery

13735 Yockey St., Garden Grove, CA 92844

Tel:714-8943658, Fax:714-8949966

Website:www.miaotsan.com; www.vzmla.org

Contact:vairocanala@gmail.com

 

Vairocana Zen Monastery Event Announcement

Buddha Bathing Ceremony for Buddhist Calendar Year of 3044  (A.D. 2017)

The Wise One born on the eighth day of the forth month

Supreme in the Three Realms, the Tranquil One emerged according to the needs of all beings

Praise the Buddha while contemplate where he truly resides

Embodiment of Hua-Yen manifests in the boundless Vairocana Realm

In the past, when the Buddha was born, heavenly beings scattered flowers from the sky, water flowed out of the mouths of nine dragons to bath his golden body. Giving up earthly possessions to fulfill his vow, he attained enlightenment in order to liberate all sentient beings. All beings in the cycle of reincarnation, whether in the realm of desire, form, or formlessness, have been blessed by his great compassion, and many successfully attained the deathless state of Nirvana. Every year, Buddha’s disciples celebrate his birthday with a symbolic gesture of bathing a golden statue with fragrant water of purity, in appreciation of his compassionate vow and wisdom that liberates all beings.

The Sutra on the Virtue of Bathing Buddha states: ‘Bathing Buddha’s statue is the foremost among all offerings; it surpasses even the offering of the seven treasures that equals to the amount of sands in the Ganges River.’ All sons of the Buddha should, through the occasion of this ceremony, reflect inwardly and generate great aspiration for the Path that clears away the defilements of the mind and resonates with the purity, compassion, and wisdom of the Tathagata until this inner transformation extends to the Infinite, as a tribute to the Buddha’s blessing. This is the true meaning of Buddha Bathing.

The Buddha seemed to have enjoyed a dazzling life but to those whose eyes have opened, that was nothing more than a futile exercise in the realm of form. In truth the Tathagata is beyond the coming and going of phenomena; there were no birth and death while playing his role in the affairs of the world! Even then, for the sake of those with covered eyes, monastic and layperson alike shall sing along with the popular tune and keep the drama going. Thus is the condition that leads to this ceremony.

The Monastery will host the “Buddha Bathing Ceremony for Buddhist Calendar Year of 3044” at 10:00 am, on Sunday April 30th, 2017. The abbot, Venerable Master Miao Tsan, will lead the ceremony. The Monastery cordially invites all practitioners and their friends and families to participate in this event, experience the joy of Dharma, and dedicate the merits of this practice to world peace, harmony and prosperity of all nations and citizens, and the end of all suffering. May all supporters and donors experience auspiciousness, ever- increasing merit and wisdom, and attain Awakening together.

Sincerely in the Dharma,

Vairocana Zen Monastery

 毗盧禪寺 Vairocana Zen Monastery

13735 Yockey St.,

Garden Grove, CA 92844, U.S.A.

Tel:(714)894-3658 Fax:(714)894-9966

Contact:zen@vzmla.org; vairocanala@gmail.com

Website:www.miaotsan.com; www.vzmla.org

Vairocana Zen Monastery Service Announcement

2017 Dharma Ceremony of Qingming Offering & the Deliverance of the Deceased

Qingming paying respect to ancestors benefits the deceased and the living

Light up the spiritual platform brings auspiciousness to both friends and foes

Life originally borne through the Ying and Yang

Sweep up all the weeds from the fragrant Source

On Sunday, April 2, 2017, the monastery will commence the “Dharma Ceremony of Qingming Offering & the Deliverance of the Deceased”.  Venerable Master Miao Tsan will preside over the ceremony, leading the recitation of the “Amida Buddha Sutra”, performing food offering and the deliverance ceremony for the deceased.

This dharma ceremony is open to the public to register memorial tablets.   Through the sincere intention of the assemblage, by the Buddha’s vow to enlighten all beings, and the positive influence of the Three Jewels, this ceremony imparts merits to all beings and dissolves the three obstacles for the living.  Furthermore it helps the deceased ancestors and adversaries attain a wholesome rebirth and reach the pure land.   It benefits the participants and their families by eliminating karmas, and accumulating peace, merits and wisdom.  Finally, all merits accrued through this practice are dedicated to alleviate worldly suffering and bring forth health and peace to the society.

The Monastery cordially invites friends and families to participate in this dharma ceremony, attend the reception that follows, and receive the merits from this event.

Program:

15:30   Recitation of “Amida Buddha Sutra”, food offering and deliverance

16:45   Dharma Talk by Venerable Master Miao Tsan

17:15   Dedication of Merits

17:30   Completion

** Participants could bring food offerings such as fruits, cookies, candies, and drinks.    All items must be vegetarian.

** Those who wish to register for memorial tablets, please send (via fax) information to monastery as soon as possible.

 

毗盧禪寺 Vairocana Zen Monastery

13735 Yockey St., Garden Grove, CA 92844, U.S.A.

Tel:(714)894-3658; Fax:(714)894-9966

Contact:zen@vzmla.org; vairocanala@gmail.com

Website:www.miaotsan.com;; www.vzmla.org

Vairocana Zen Monastery

Announcement of the 2016 Intensive Zen-7 Retreat

To encourage practitioners to progress unremittingly on the path of cultivation, clearly see their minds, and peacefully reside in the Buddhist practice, Vairocana Zen Monastery will hold an intensive Seven-Day Zen (Chan) Retreat at the end of 2016.

Zen-7 Retreat:

1. DateDecember 25th, 2016 (Sunday) to January 1st, 2017 (Sunday)

2. PlaceVairocana Zen Monastery, Garden Grove, California, USA

3. QualificationsParticipants are required to have experience in studying Buddhism and practicing Zen meditation. Participants should be physically and mentally healthy; participants need to provide personal health insurance cards in order to register.

※ During the Zen-7 retreat, the daily schedule will start early in the morning and finish late in the evening. The physical requirements for sitting and walking meditation will be challenging, and the training of the mind will be very strict.

Thus practitioners with the following conditions are not suitable to register and will not be able to attend:

A. People older than 65, or younger than 15 years of age

B. Ladies who are pregnan

C. People diagnosed with mental illnesses

D. People with major systematic diseases (such as: cancer, severe chronic diseases, etc.)

E. People with recent major surgeries

F. People with contagious diseases

4. RegistrationApplications will be accepted beginning today

5. DeadlineNovember 15, 2016

6. Registration requirements

A. Applicants should be very familiar with the Diamond Sutra and the Sixth Patriarch’s Platform Sutra, having read/chanted each at least 7 times. Native Chinese speakers are required to chant the Diamond Sutra an additional 21 times.

B. All applicants should be able to do 3 continuous meditation sessions without physical or mental difficulty (each meditation session includes sitting meditation for one hour and walking meditation for 15 minutes). Practitioners should utilize any opportunity to increase their own sitting meditation times and cultivation, in order to make the most out of their time and effort during the Zen-7 and to ultimately achieve the purpose and goals of the Zen-7 retreat.

7. Participation requirements

A. Applicants should submit the registration form to Vairocana Zen Monastery. All applications are subject to review and approval from the Monastery; a notification letter will be sent to the applicants who are accepted. Participants of the seven-day retreat are required to check-in with the notification letter.

B. On the check-in day, participants will be required to recite from memory the Heart Sutra; only after passing this oral examination may the practitioner attend the Zen-7 retreat.

Volunteers: Volunteers are urgently needed during the Zen-7 retreat. If you are able and would like to provide help for the retreat, please fill out the “Zen-7 Volunteer Registration Form.” (People over the age of 65 or younger than 15 years of age, pregnant, or those that have been diagnosed with mental illnesses or have major systematic diseases, or have undergone major surgery or have contagious diseases will not be accepted as volunteers).

Three Refuges: A Three Refuges Ceremony will be held at the conclusion of the Zen-7 retreat. For those who wish to receive the Three Refuges, please fill out an application form in advance.

 

毗盧禪寺 Vairocana Zen Monastery

13735 Yockey St.,Garden Grove, CA 92844, USA

Tel:(714)894-3658;Fax:(714)894-9966

Contact:zen@vzmla.org; vairocanala@gmail.com

Website:www.miaotsan.com; www.vzmla.org

General Announcement: Commemoration Ceremony On The 

Thirteen Hundred and Third Anniversary Of The Parinirvana Of

Da-Jian Master,

The Sixth Patriarch Of Zen

Chinese Zen began with Bodhidharma, was passed down from master to master until the Sixth Patriarch Hui-Neng, who then transmitted the dharma in southern China. He explained the Mind, revealed the true essence, and uncovered the priority of sudden enlightenment and direct achievement — spreading the Buddha’s most important Mind principles. He spent his whole life teaching countless disciples, each changing a region, which eventually resulted in the Five Schools and Seven Sects of Zen Buddhism. Today the dharma river of Hui-Neng is not only blossoming and bearing fruit in China an Asia, it is being propagated all over the world – universally soothing the restless agitations of practitioners’ thoughts, and guiding them to enlighten to their original Minds. In addition, the ideology of Zen has become a significant part of Chinese culture and has given rise to far-reaching and indelible influences on Eastern and Western philosophy, arts, academic learning and thinking. Hence, the Sixth Patriarch, along with Confucius and Lao-Tzu, have been jointly named, “The Three Great Saints of the East.” The Sixth Patriarch also enjoys the majestic status of having been classified by Europe’s academic world as one of the “World’s Top Ten Thinkers.”

This year is the thirteen hundred and third anniversary of the parinirvana of the Sixth Patriarch of Zen. In recalling fondly his dedication to all living beings and his vow to propagate the dharma to benefit all life, this monastery will conduct, with sincere gratefulness, a Commemoration Ceremony on The Thirteen Hundred and Third Anniversary Of The Parinirvana Of Da-Jian Master, The Sixth Patriarch Of Zen. The ceremony will take place on September 03,2016 (Saturday) at 9:30am. During the ceremony, Venerable Master Miao Tsan, the abbot of Vairocana Zen Monastery, will lead all participants in the chanting of the Sixth Patriarch’s Dharma Jewel Platform Sutra, as well as conducting offering to the Buddha and alms for the monastic community. May all practitioners and donors participate in this ceremony, partake the joy of the sublime dharma, and dedicate all merits toward world peace, the prosperity and harmony of nations and all citizens and the elimination of disasters. May all dharma supporters and donors enjoy auspiciousness at all times, with ever increasing merit and wisdom, leading to the ultimate attainment of Bodhi.

In the Dharma,

Vairocana Zen Monastery

毗盧禪寺 Vairocana Zen Monastery

13735 Yockey Street, Garden Grove, CA 92844

Tel:(714) 894-3658; Fax:(714) 894-9966

Websites: www.vzmla.org, www.miaotsan.com,

Contact: vairocanala@gmail.com, zen@vzmla.org

Announcement of Vairocana Zen Monastery

2016 Lunar Month of July Puja Service for the Deceased

 

On Sunday, August 14, 2016, the Vairocana Zen Monastery will commence the Dharma Ceremony of Lunar Month of July Puja Service for the Deceased. Venerable Master Miao Tsan will preside over the ceremony, leading the recitation of the “Amida Buddha Sutra”, performing food offering and the deliverance ceremony for the deceased.

This dharma ceremony is open to the public, and registrations for memorial tablets are being accepted. Through the sincere intention of the assemblage, by the Buddha’s vow to enlighten all beings, and the positive influence of the Three Jewels, this ceremony imparts merits to all beings and dissolves the three obstacles for the living. Furthermore it helps the deceased ancestors and adversaries attain a wholesome rebirth and reach the pure land. It benefits the participants and their families by eliminating karmas, and accumulating peace, merits and wisdom. Finally, all merits accrued through this practice are dedicated to alleviate worldly suffering and bring forth health and peace to the society.

The Monastery cordially invites friends and families to participate in this dharma ceremony, attend the reception that follows, and receive the merits from this event.

Program:

15:30 Recitation of “Amida Buddha Sutra”, food offering and deliverance

17:15 Dedication of Merits

17:30 Completion

** Participants could bring food offerings such as fruits, cookies, candies, and drinks.

【All items must be vegetarian and free of egg, green onions, garlic, and other spices】

** Those who wish to register for memorial tablets, please send (via fax) to monastery the following information as soon as possible: your name, the name(s) of the deceased, and your relationship to the deceased.

 

毗盧禪寺 Vairocana Zen Monastery

13735 Yockey St., Garden Grove, CA 92844

Tel:714-8943658, Fax:714-8949966

Website:www.miaotsan.com; www.vzmla.org

Contact:vairocanala@gmail.com

 

Vairocana Zen Monastery Event Announcement

Buddha Bathing Ceremony for Buddhist Calendar Year of 3043

(A.D. 2016)

The Wise One born on the eighth day of the forth month

Supreme in the Three Realms, the Tranquil One emerged according to the needs of all beings

Praise the Buddha while contemplate where he truly resides

Embodiment of Hua-Yen manifests in the boundless Vairocana Realm

In the past, when the Buddha was born, heavenly beings scattered flowers from the sky, water flowed out of the mouths of nine dragons to bath his golden body. Giving up earthly possessions to fulfill his vow, he attained enlightenment in order to liberate all sentient beings. All beings in the cycle of reincarnation, whether in the realm of desire, form, or formlessness, have been blessed by his great compassion, and many successfully attained the deathless state of Nirvana. Every year, Buddha’s disciples celebrate his birthday with a symbolic gesture of bathing a golden statue with fragrant water of purity, in appreciation of his compassionate vow and wisdom that liberates all beings.

The Sutra on the Virtue of Bathing Buddha states: ‘Bathing Buddha’s statue is the foremost among all offerings; it surpasses even the offering of the seven treasures that equals to the amount of sands in the Ganges River.’ All sons of the Buddha should, through the occasion of this ceremony, reflect inwardly and generate great aspiration for the Path that clears away the defilements of the mind and resonates with the purity, compassion, and wisdom of the Tathagata until this inner transformation extends to the Infinite, as a tribute to the Buddha’s blessing. This is the true meaning of Buddha Bathing. The Buddha seemed to have enjoyed a dazzling life but to those whose eyes have opened, that was nothing more than a futile exercise in the realm of form. In truth the Tathagata is beyond the coming and going of phenomena; there were no birth and death while playing his role in the affairs of the world! Even then, for the sake of those with covered eyes, monastic and layperson alike shall sing along with the popular tune and keep the drama going. Thus is the condition that leads to this ceremony.

The Monastery will host the “Buddha Bathing Ceremony for Buddhist Calendar Year of 3043” at 10:00 am, on Saturday May 14th, 2016. The abbot, Venerable Master Miao Tsan, will lead the ceremony. The Monastery cordially invites all practitioners and their friends and families to participate in this event, experience the joy of Dharma, and dedicate the merits of this practice to world peace, harmony and prosperity of all nations and citizens, and the end of all suffering. May all supporters and donors experience auspiciousness, ever- increasing merit and wisdom, and attain Awakening together.

Sincerely in the Dharma,

Vairocana Zen Monastery

毗盧禪寺 Vairocana Zen Monastery

13735 Yockey St.,Garden Grove, CA 92844

Tel: (714)894-3658; Fax: (714)894-9966

Contact: vairocanala@gmail.com; zen@vzmla.org

Website: www.vzmla.org; www.miaotsan.com

2016 Dharma Ceremony of Qingming Offering & the Deliverance of the Deceased

Qingming paying respect to ancestors benefits the deceased and the living

Light up the spiritual platform brings auspiciousness to both friends and foes

Life originally borne through the Ying and Yang

Sweep up all the weeds from the fragrant Source

On Sunday, April 3, 2016, the monastery will commence the “Dharma Ceremony of Qingming Offering & the Deliverance of the Deceased”. Venerable Master Miao Tsan will preside over the ceremony, leading the recitation of the “Amida Buddha Sutra”, performing food offering and the deliverance ceremony for the deceased.

This dharma ceremony is open to the public to register memorial tablets. Through the sincere intention of the assemblage, by the Buddha’s vow to enlighten all beings, and the positive influence of the Three Jewels, this ceremony imparts merits to all beings and dissolves the three obstacles for the living. Furthermore it helps the deceased ancestors and adversaries attain a wholesome rebirth and reach the pure land. It benefits the participants and their families by eliminating karmas, and accumulating peace, merits and wisdom. Finally, all merits accrued through this practice are dedicated to alleviate worldly suffering and bring forth health and peace to the society.

The Monastery cordially invites friends and families to participate in this dharma ceremony, attend the reception that follows, and receive the merits from this event.

Program: 

15:30 Recitation of “Amida Buddha Sutra”, food offering and deliverance

16:45 Dharma Talk by Venerable Master Miao Tsan

17:15 Dedication of Merits

17:30 Completion

** Participants could bring food offerings such as fruits, cookies, candies, and drinks. All items must be vegetarian.

** Those who wish to register for memorial tablets, please send (via fax) information to monastery as soon as possible.

毗盧禪寺 Vairocana Zen Monastery

13735 Yockey St., Garden Grove, CA 92844, U.S.A.

Tel:(714)894-3658; Fax:(714)894-9966

Contact:zen@vzmla.org; vairocanala@gmail.com

Website:www.miaotsan.com;; www.vzmla.org

Vairocana Zen Monastery
Announcement of the 2015 Intensive Zen-7 Retreat

To encourage practitioners to progress unremittingly on the path of cultivation, clearly see their minds, and peacefully reside in the Buddhist practice, Vairocana Zen Monastery will hold an intensive Seven-Day Zen (Chan) Retreat at the end of 2015.

Zen-7 Retreat:
1. Date:December 25, 2015 (Friday) to January 1, 2016 (Friday)

2. Place:Vairocana Zen Monastery, Garden Grove, California, USA

3. Qualifications:Participants are required to have experience in studying Buddhism and practicing Zen meditation. Participants should be physically and mentally healthy; participants need to provide personal health insurance cards in order to register.

※ During the Zen-7 retreat, the daily schedule will start early in the morning and finish late in the evening. The physical requirements for sitting and walking meditation will be challenging, and the training of the mind will be very strict. Thus practitioners with the following conditions are not suitable to register and will not be able to attend:
A. People older than 65, or younger than 15 years of age
B. Ladies who are pregnant
C. People diagnosed with mental illnesses
D. People with major systematic diseases (such as: cancer, severe chronic diseases, etc.)
E. People with recent major surgeries
F. People with contagious diseases

4. Registration:Applications will be accepted beginning today

5. Deadline:November 15, 2015

6. Registration requirements:
A. Applicants should be very familiar with the Diamond Sutra and the Sixth Patriarch’s Platform Sutra, having read/chanted each at least 7 times. Native Chinese speakers are required to chant the Diamond Sutra an additional 21 times.
B. All applicants should be able to do 3 continuous meditation sessions without physical or mental difficulty (each meditation session includes sitting meditation for one hour and walking meditation for 15 minutes). Practitioners should increase their own sitting meditation times and Cultivation, in order to make the most out of their time and effort during the Zen-7 retreat.

7. Participation requirements:
A. Applicants should submit the registration form to Vairocana Zen Monastery. All applications are subject to review and approval from the Monastery; a notification letter will be sent to the applicants who are accepted. Participants of the seven-day retreat are required to check-in with the notification letter.
B. On the check-in day, participants will be required to recite from memory the Heart Sutra; only after passing this oral examination may the practitioner attend the Zen-7 retreat.

Volunteers: Volunteers are urgently needed during the Zen-7 retreat. If you are able and would like to provide help for the retreat, please fill out the “Zen-7 Volunteer Registration Form.” (People over the age of 65 or younger than 15 years of age, pregnant, or those that have been diagnosed with mental illnesses or have major systematic diseases, or have undergone major surgery or have contagious diseases will not be accepted as volunteers).

Three Refuges: A Three Refuges Ceremony will be held at the conclusion of the Zen-7 retreat. For those who wish to receive the Three Refuges, please fill out an application form in advance.

毗盧禪寺 Vairocana Zen Monastery
13735 Yockey St.,
Garden Grove, CA 92844, U.S. A.
Tel:(714)894-3658
Fax:(714)894-9966
Contact:zen@vzmla.org; vairocanala@gmail.com
Website:www.miaotsan.com; www.vzmla.org

General Announcement: Commemoration Ceremony On The 

Thirteen Hundred and Second Anniversary Of The Parinirvana Of

Da-Jian Master,

The Sixth Patriarch Of Zen

Chinese Zen began with Bodhidharma, was passed down from master to master until the Sixth Patriarch Hui-Neng, who then transmitted the dharma in southern China. He explained the Mind, revealed the true essence, and uncovered the priority of sudden enlightenment and direct achievement — spreading the Buddha’s most important Mind principles. He spent his whole life teaching countless disciples, each changing a region, which eventually resulted in the Five Schools and Seven Sects of Zen Buddhism. Today the dharma river of Hui-Neng is not only blossoming and bearing fruit in China an Asia, it is being propagated all over the world – universally soothing the restless agitations of practitioners’ thoughts, and guiding them to enlighten to their original Minds. In addition, the ideology of Zen has become a significant part of Chinese culture and has given rise to far-reaching and indelible influences on Eastern and Western philosophy, arts, academic learning and thinking. Hence, the Sixth Patriarch, along with Confucius and Lao-Tzu, have been jointly named, “The Three Great Saints of the East.” The Sixth Patriarch also enjoys the majestic status of having been classified by Europe’s academic world as one of the “World’s Top Ten Thinkers.”

This year is the thirteen hundred and second anniversary of the parinirvana of the Sixth Patriarch of Zen. In recalling fondly his dedication to all living beings and his vow to propagate the dharma to benefit all life, this monastery will conduct, with sincere gratefulness, a Commemoration Ceremony on The Thirteen Hundred and Second Anniversary Of The Parinirvana Of Da-Jian Master, The Sixth Patriarch Of Zen.

The ceremony will take place on September 13,2015 (Sunday) at 9:30am. During the ceremony, Venerable Master Miao Tsan, the abbot of Vairocana Zen Monastery, will lead all participants in the chanting of the Sixth Patriarch’s Dharma Jewel Platform Sutra, as well as conducting offering to the Buddha and alms for the monastic community. May all practitioners and donors participate in this ceremony, partake the joy of the sublime dharma, and dedicate all merits toward world peace, the prosperity and harmony of nations and all citizens and the elimination of disasters. May all dharma supporters and donors enjoy auspiciousness at all times, with ever increasing merit and wisdom, leading to the ultimate attainment of Bodhi.

In the Dharma,

Vairocana Zen Monastery

毗盧禪寺 Vairocana Zen Monastery

13735 Yockey Street, Garden Grove, CA 92844

Tel: (714) 894-3658; Fax: (714) 894-9966

Websites: www.vzmla.org, www.miaotsan.com,

Contact:  vairocanala@gmail.com, zen@vzmla.org

Announcement of Vairocana Zen Monastery

2015 Lunar Month of July Puja Service for the Deceased

On Sunday, August 23, 2015, the Vairocana Zen Monastery will commence the Dharma Ceremony of Qingming  Offering & the Deliverance of the Deceased . Venerable Master Miao Tsan will preside over the ceremony, leading the recitation of the “Amida Buddha Sutra”, performing food offering and the deliverance ceremony for the deceased.

This dharma ceremony is open to the public, and registrations for memorial tablets are being accepted. Through the sincere intention of the assemblage, by the Buddha’s vow to enlighten all beings, and the positive influence of the Three Jewels, this ceremony imparts merits to all beings and dissolves the three obstacles for the living.  Furthermore it helps the deceased ancestors and adversaries attain a wholesome rebirth and reach the pure land. It benefits the participants and their families by eliminating karmas, and accumulating peace, merits and wisdom. Finally, all merits accrued through this practice are dedicated to alleviate worldly suffering and bring forth health and peace to the society.

The Monastery cordially invites friends and families to participate in this dharma ceremony, attend the reception that follows, and receive the merits from this event.

Program:

15:30 Recitation of “Amida Buddha Sutra”, food offering and deliverance

16:45 Dharma Talk by Venerable Master Miao Tsan

17:15 Dedication of Merits

17:30 Completion

** Participants could bring food offerings such as fruits, cookies, candies, and drinks.

【All items must be vegetarian and free of egg, green onions, garlic, and other spices】

** Those who wish to register for memorial tablets, please send (via fax) to monastery the following information as soon as possible: your name, the name(s) of the deceased, and your relationship to the deceased.

毗盧禪寺

Vairocana Zen Monastery

13735 Yockey St., Garden Grove, CA 92844

Tel :714-8943658; Fax:714-8949966

Website:www.miaotsan.com; www.vzmla.org

Contact:vairocanala@gmail.com; zen@vzmla.org

Vairocana Zen Monastery Event Announcement

Buddha Bathing Ceremony for Buddhist Calendar Year of 3042

(A.D. 2015)

The Wise One born on the eighth day of the forth month

Supreme in the Three Realms, the Tranquil One emerged according to the needs of all beings

Praise the Buddha while contemplate where he truly resides

Embodiment of Hua-Yen manifests in the boundless Vairocana Realm

In the past, when the Buddha was born, heavenly beings scattered flowers from the sky, water flowed out of the mouths of nine dragons to bath his golden body. Giving up earthly possessions to fulfill his vow, he attained enlightenment in order to liberate all sentient beings. All beings in the cycle of reincarnation, whether in the realm of desire, form, or formlessness, have been blessed by his great compassion, and many successfully attained the deathless state of Nirvana. Every year, Buddha’s disciples celebrate his birthday with a symbolic gesture of bathing a golden statue with fragrant water of purity, in appreciation of his compassionate vow and wisdom that liberates all beings.

The Sutra on the Virtue of Bathing Buddha states‘Bathing Buddha’s statue is the foremost among all offerings; it surpasses even the offering of the seven treasures that equals to the amount of sands in the Ganges River.’ All sons of the Buddha should, through the occasion of this ceremony, reflect inwardly and generate great aspiration for the Path that clears away the defilements of the mind and resonates with the purity, compassion, and wisdom of the Tathagata until this inner transformation extends to the Infinite, as a tribute to the Buddha’s blessing. This is the true meaning of Buddha Bathing. The Buddha seemed to have enjoyed a dazzling life but to those whose eyes have opened, that was nothing more than a futile exercise in the realm of form. In truth the Tathagata is beyond the coming and going of phenomena; there were no birth and death while playing his role in the affairs of the world! Even then, for the sake of those with covered eyes, monastic and layperson alike shall sing along with the popular tune and keep the drama going. Thus is the condition that leads to this ceremony.

The Monastery will host the “Buddha Bathing Ceremony for Buddhist Calendar Year of 3042” at 10:00 am, on Sunday May 24th, 2015. The abbot, Venerable Master Miao Tsan, will lead the ceremony. The Monastery cordially invites all practitioners and their friends and families to participate in this event, experience the joy of Dharma, and dedicate the merits of this practice to world peace, harmony and prosperity of all nations and citizens, and the end of all suffering. May all supporters and donors experience auspiciousness, ever- increasing merit and wisdom, and attain Awakening together.

Sincerely in the Dharma,

Vairocana Zen Monastery

毗盧禪寺 Vairocana Zen Monastery

13735 Yockey St.,Garden Grove, CA 92844

Tel: (714)894-3658; Fax: (714)894-9966

Contact: vairocanala@gmail.com; zen@vzmla.org

Website: www.miaotsan.com; www.vzmla.org


Vairocana Zen Monastery Service Announcement

2015 Dharma Ceremony of Qingming Offering & the Deliverance of the Deceased

Qingming paying respect to ancestors benefits the deceased and the living

Light up the spiritual platform brings auspiciousness to both friends and foes

Life originally borne through the Ying and Yang

Sweep up all the weeds from the fragrant Source

 

On Sunday, April 5, 2015, the monastery will commence the “Dharma Ceremony of Qingming

Offering & the Deliverance of the Deceased”. Venerable Master Miao Tsan will preside over the

ceremony, leading the recitation of the “Amida Buddha Sutra”, performing food offering and the

deliverance ceremony for the deceased.

This dharma ceremony is open to the public to register memorial tablets. Through the sincere

intention of the assemblage, by the Buddha’s vow to enlighten all beings, and the positive

influence of the Three Jewels, this ceremony imparts merits to all beings and dissolves the three

obstacles for the living. Furthermore it helps the deceased ancestors and adversaries attain a

wholesome rebirth and reach the pure land. It benefits the participants and their families by

eliminating karmas, and accumulating peace, merits and wisdom. Finally, all merits accrued

through this practice are dedicated to alleviate worldly suffering and bring forth health and peace.

The Monastery cordially invites friends and families to participate in this dharma ceremony, attend

the reception that follows, and receive the merits from this event.

Program:

15:30 Recitation of “Amida Buddha Sutra”, food offering and deliverance

16:45 Dharma Talk by Venerable Master Miao Tsan

17:15 Dedication of Merits

** Participants could bring food offerings such as fruits, cookies, candies, and drinks.

All items must be vegetarian.

** Those who wish to register for memorial tablets, please send (via fax) information to

monastery as soon as possible.

 

毗盧禪寺 Vairocana Zen Monastery

13735 Yockey St.,

 Garden Grove, CA 92844, U.S.A.

Tel:(714)894-3658 / Fax:(714)894-9966

Contact:zen@vzmla.org / vairocanala@gmail.com

Website:www.miaotsan.com / www.vzmla.org

Announcement of Vairocana Zen Monastery

2014 Lunar Month of July Puja Service for the Deceased

On Sunday, August 10, 2014, the Vairocana Zen Monastery will commence the Dharma Ceremony of Qingming  Offering & the Deliverance of the Deceased . Venerable Master Miao Tsan will preside over the ceremony, leading the recitation of the “Amida Buddha Sutra”, performing food offering and the deliverance ceremony for the deceased.

This dharma ceremony is open to the public, and registrations for memorial tablets are being accepted. Through the sincere intention of the assemblage, by the Buddha’s vow to enlighten all beings, and the positive influence of the Three Jewels, this ceremony imparts merits to all beings and dissolves the three obstacles for the living.  Furthermore it helps the deceased ancestors and adversaries attain a wholesome rebirth and reach the pure land. It benefits the participants and their families by eliminating karmas, and accumulating peace, merits and wisdom. Finally, all merits accrued through this practice are dedicated to alleviate worldly suffering and bring forth health and peace to the society.

The Monastery cordially invites friends and families to participate in this dharma ceremony, attend the reception that follows, and receive the merits from this event.

Program:

15:30 Recitation of “Amida Buddha Sutra”, food offering and deliverance

16:45 Dharma Talk by Venerable Master Miao Tsan

17:15 Dedication of Merits

17:30 Completion

** Participants could bring food offerings such as fruits, cookies, candies, and drinks.

【All items must be vegetarian and free of egg, green onions, garlic, and other spices】

** Those who wish to register for memorial tablets, please send (via fax) to monastery the following information as soon as possible: your name, the name(s) of the deceased, and your relationship to the deceased.

毗盧禪寺

Vairocana Zen Monastery

13735 Yockey St., Garden Grove, CA 92844

Tel :714-8943658; Fax:714-8949966

Website:www.miaotsan.com; www.vzmla.org

Contact:vairocanala@gmail.com; zen@vzmla.org

Vairocana Zen Monastery Event Announcement

Buddha Bathing Ceremony for Buddhist Calendar Year of 3041

(A.D. 2014)

The Wise One born on the eighth day of the forth month

Supreme in the Three Realms, the Tranquil One emerged according to the needs of all beings

Praise the Buddha while contemplate where he truly resides

Embodiment of Hua-Yen manifests in the boundless Vairocana Realm

In the past, when the Buddha was born, heavenly beings scattered flowers from the sky, water flowed out of the mouths of nine dragons to bath his golden body. Giving up earthly possessions to fulfill his vow, he attained enlightenment in order to liberate all sentient beings. All beings in the cycle of reincarnation, whether in the realm of desire, form, or formlessness, have been blessed by his great compassion, and many successfully attained the deathless state of Nirvana. Every year, Buddha’s disciples celebrate his birthday with a symbolic gesture of bathing a golden statue with fragrant water of purity, in appreciation of his compassionate vow and wisdom that liberates all beings.

The Sutra on the Virtue of Bathing Buddha states‘Bathing Buddha’s statue is the foremost among all offerings; it surpasses even the offering of the seven treasures that equals to the amount of sands in the Ganges River.’ All sons of the Buddha should, through the occasion of this ceremony, reflect inwardly and generate great aspiration for the Path that clears away the defilements of the mind and resonates with the purity, compassion, and wisdom of the Tathagata until this inner transformation extends to the Infinite,  as a tribute to the Buddha’s blessing. This is the true meaning of Buddha Bathing. The Buddha seemed to have enjoyed a dazzling life but to those whose eyes have opened, that was nothing more than a futile exercise in the realm of form. In truth the Tathagata is beyond the coming and going of phenomena; there were no birth and death while playing his role in the affairs of the world! Even then, for the sake of those with covered eyes, monastic and layperson alike shall sing along with the popular tune and keep the drama going. Thus is the condition that leads to this ceremony.

The Monastery will host the “Buddha Bathing Ceremony for Buddhist Calendar Year of 3041” at 10:00 am, on Sunday May 4th, 2014. The abbot, Venerable Master Miao Tsan, will lead the ceremony. The Monastery cordially invites all practitioners and their friends and families to participate in this event, experience the joy of Dharma, and dedicate the merits of this practice to world peace, harmony and prosperity of all nations and citizens, and the end of all suffering. May all supporters and donors experience auspiciousness, ever- increasing merit and wisdom, and attain Awakening together.

Sincerely in the Dharma,

Vairocana Zen Monastery

毗盧禪寺 Vairocana Zen Monastery

13735 Yockey St.,Garden Grove, CA 92844

Tel: (714)894-3658; Fax: (714)894-9966

Contact: vairocanala@gmail.com; zen@vzmla.org

Website: www.miaotsan.com; www.vzmla.org

Memorial Ceremony On The Thirteen Hundredth Anniversary Of The Parinirvana Of Da-Jian Master, The Sixth Patriarch Of Zen

From the inception of Chinese Zen, since the time of Bodhi Dharma, the teaching had been handed down from master to master, until the Sixth Patriarch Hui-Neng, who expounded the Dharma in Southern China, explained the Mind Principle, revealed the Truth, opened the doors of Sudden Enlightenment by pointing out the essence, and therefore planted the Mind essence of Buddha’s teaching in China. The Sixth Patriarch taught the dharma to countless disciples who then spread the teachings throughout China, resulting in the flowering of the Five Schools and Seven Lineages of Zen. Even today the dharma stream of Hui-Neng continues to prosper in China, throughout Asia and around the globe, soothing and nurturing the restless spirit of humanity, pointing the way toward the true Mind. In addition, the philosophy of Zen has become a critical part of the Chinese cultural heritage through its profound and indelible impact on the philosophical, artistic, social development in both the East and the West. Therefore, the Sixth Patriarch, along with Confucius and Lao-Tzu, is now regarded as among the Three Great Saints of the Orient, and also highly regarded by modern thinkers to be one of the top ten thinkers of the world.

This year is the thirteen hundredth anniversary of the parinirvana of the Sixth Patriarch of Zen. In gratitude of his compassion and dedication to benefit all beings through the dharma, a Memorial Ceremony on The Thirteen Hundredth Anniversary Of The Parinirvana Of Da-Jian Master, The Sixth Patriarch Of Zen will be conducted. Both male and female practitioners, lay and monastic, shall commit to daily recitation of the Sixth Patriarch’s Dharma Jewel Platform Sutra, and the Monastery calls upon all practitioners to join together in sponsoring the printing of the Sixth Patriarch’s Dharma Jewel Platform Sutra. Through the joyful sponsorship of the printing and distribution of this Sutra, as an act of altruism, we remember the compassion, wisdom, aspiration, and great conduct of the Patriarchs and also remind ourselves to make energetic effort in our own practice. Please take advantage of this auspicious occasion and participate.

The ceremony will take place on September 7th,2013 (Saturday/August 3rd of the lunar calendar), the day of the parinirvana of the Sixth Patriarch, at 9:30am. During the ceremony, Venerable Master Miao Tsan, the abbot of Vairocana Zen Monastery, will lead all participants in the chanting of the Sixth Patriarch’s Dharma Jewel Platform Sutra, as well as conducting offering to the Buddha and alms for the monastic community. May all practitioners and donors participate in this ceremony, partake the joy of the sublime dharma, and dedicate all merits toward world peace, the prosperity and harmony of nations and all citizens and the elimination of disasters. May all dharma supporters and donors enjoy auspiciousness at all times, with ever increasing merit and wisdom, leading to the ultimate attainment of Bodhi.

In the Dharma,

Vairocana Zen Monastery

Vairocana Zen Monastery

13735 Yockey St.

        Garden Grove, CA 92844

714-894-3658

2013 Lunar Month of July Puja Service for the Deceased

On Sunday, August 18, 2013, the Vairocana Zen Monastery will commence the Dharma Ceremony of Qingming Offering & the Deliverance of the Deceased. Venerable Master Miao Tsan will preside over the ceremony, leading the recitation of the “Amida Buddha Sutra”, performing food offering and the deliverance ceremony for the deceased.

This dharma ceremony is open to the public, and registrations for memorial tablets are being accepted.   Through the sincere intention of the assemblage, by the Buddha’s vow to enlighten all beings, and the positive influence of the Three Jewels, this ceremony imparts merits to all beings and dissolves the three obstacles for the living.  Furthermore it helps the deceased ancestors and adversaries attain a wholesome rebirth and reach the pure land.   It benefits the participants and their families by eliminating karmas, and accumulating peace, merits and wisdom.  Finally, all merits accrued through this practice are dedicated to alleviate worldly suffering and bring forth health and peace to the society.

The Monastery cordially invites friends and families to participate in this dharma ceremony, attend the reception that follows, and receive the merits from this event.

Program:

15:30   Recitation of “Amida Buddha Sutra”, food offering and deliverance

16:45   Dharma Talk by Venerable Master Miao Tsan

17:15   Dedication of Merits

17:30   Completion

** Participants could bring food offerings such as fruits, cookies, candies, and drinks.

【All items must be vegetarian and free of egg, green onions, garlic, and other spices】

** Those who wish to register for memorial tablets, please send (via fax) to monastery the following information as soon as possible: your name, the name(s) of the deceased, and your relationship to the deceased.

 Vairocana Zen Monastery

                       13735 Yockey St. Garden   Grove, CA 92844

                             Tel: 714-894-3658    FAX: 714-8949966

2012 Bathing  Ceremony for Buddhist Calendar Year of 3040

The Wise One born on the eighth day of the forth month

Supreme in the Three Realms, the Tranquil One emerged according to the needs of all beings

Praise the Buddha while contemplate where he truly resides

Embodiment of Hua-Yen manifests in the boundless Vairocana Realm

In the past, when the Buddha was born, heavenly beings scattered flowers from the sky, water flowed out of the mouths of nine dragons to bath his golden body. Giving up earthly possessions to fulfill his vow, he attained enlightenment in order to liberate all sentient beings. All beings in the cycle of reincarnation, whether in the realm of desire, form, or formlessness, have been blessed by his great compassion, and many successfully attained the deathless state of Nirvana. Every year, Buddha’s disciples celebrate his birthday with a symbolic gesture of bathing a golden statue with fragrant water of purity, in appreciation of his compassionate vow and wisdom that liberates all beings.

The Sutra on the Virtue of Bathing Buddha states: ‘Bathing Buddha’s statue is the foremost among all offerings; it surpasses even the offering of the seven treasures that equals to the amount of sands in theGangesRiver.’ All sons of the Buddha should, through the occasion of this ceremony, reflect inwardly and generate great aspiration for the Path that clears away the defilements of the mind and resonates with the purity, compassion, and wisdom of the Tathagata until this inner transformation extends to the Infinite, as a tribute to the Buddha’s blessing. This is the true meaning of Buddha Bathing.

The Buddha seemed to have enjoyed a dazzling life but to those whose eyes have opened, that was nothing more than a futile exercise in the realm of form. In truth the Tathagata is beyond the coming and going of phenomena; there were no birth and death while playing his role in the affairs of the world! Even then, for the sake of those with covered eyes, monastic and layperson alike shall sing along with the popular tune and keep the drama going. Thus is the condition that leads to this ceremony.

The Monastery will host the “Buddha Bathing Ceremony for Buddhist Calendar Year of 3040”at 9:00 am, on Friday May 17th, 2013. The abbot, Venerable Master Miao Tsan, will lead the ceremony. The Monastery cordially invites all practitioners and their friends and families to participate in this event, experience the joy of Dharma, and dedicate the merits of this practice to world peace, harmony and prosperity of all nations and citizens, and the end of all suffering. May all supporters and donors experience auspiciousness, ever- increasing merit and wisdom, and attain Awakening together.

Sincerely in the Dharma,

Vairocana Zen Monastery

13735 Yockey St.

Garden Grove, CA 92844

714-894-3658

2012 Seven-Day Chan (Zen) Retreat

To encourage practitioners to devote themselves in practice and diligently

make progress on the path, Vairocana Zen Monastery will hold Seven-Day Chan (Zen)

Retreat at year end of 2012.

Date: December 25th, 2012 (Tuesday) to January 1st, 2013(Tuesday)

Place: Vairocana Zen Monastery, Garden Grove, California, USA

Qualification: Participants are required to have experience in Buddhism study and

Seven-Day Chan (Zen) Retreat, at age between 15 to 65, and physically and mentally

healthy. (People at pregnancy or diagnosed with mental illness, major systematic disease

or contagious disease are not accepted to attend the seven-day retreat).

Registration date: application starts from now.

Deadline: October 30th, 2012

Registration process: Applicants should submit the registration form to Vairocana Zen

Monastery. All applications are subject to review and approval from Abbot; a notification

letter will be send to the applicants who are accepted. Participants of the seven-day

retreat are required to check in with the notification letter.

 

Volunteers: Volunteers are urgently needed during the Chan-7 retreat. Whoever is

interested with offering help for the retreat, please fill out the “Chan-7 Volunteer

Registration Form”. (People age over 65 or younger than 15, at pregnancy or diagnosed with

mental illness, major systematic disease or contagious disease are not accepted as volunteer).

 

Three Refuges – A three refuges ceremony will be held at the conclusion of Chan-7

retreat. For all who wishes to pledge for receiving the three refuges, please fill out the

application form in advance.

 

Vairocana Zen Monastery

13735 Yockey St., Garden Grove, CA 92844

Tel: (714) 894-3658 Fax: (714) 894-9966

www.miaotsan.com; www.vzmla.org;  zen@vzmla.org

2012 Lunar Month of July Puja Service for the Deceased

On Sunday, August 26, 2012, the Vairocana Zen Monastery will commence the Dharma Ceremony of Qingming Offering & the Deliverance of the Deceased. Venerable Master Miao Tsan will preside over the ceremony, leading the recitation of the “Amida Buddha Sutra”, performing food offering and the deliverance ceremony for the deceased.

This dharma ceremony is open to the public, and registrations for memorial tablets are being accepted. Through the sincere intention of the assemblage, by the Buddha’s vow to enlighten all beings, and the positive influence of the Three Jewels, this ceremony imparts merits to all beings and dissolves the three obstacles for the living. Furthermore it helps the deceased ancestors and adversaries attain a wholesome rebirth and reach the pure land. It benefits the participants and their families by eliminating karmas, and accumulating peace, merits and wisdom. Finally, all merits accrued through this practice are dedicated to alleviate worldly suffering and bring forth health and peace to the society.

The Monastery cordially invites friends and families to participate in this dharma ceremony, attend the reception that follows, and receive the merits from this event.

Program:
15:30 Recitation of “Amida Buddha Sutra”, food offering and deliverance
16:45 Dharma Talk by Venerable Master Miao Tsan
17:15 Dedication of Merits
17:30 Completion

** Participants could bring food offerings such as fruits, cookies, candies, and drinks.
【All items must be vegetarian and free of egg, green onions, garlic, and other spices】

** Those who wish to register for memorial tablets, please send (via fax) to monastery the following information as soon as possible: your name, the name(s) of the deceased, and your relationship to the deceased.

Vairocana Zen Monastery
Address: 13735 Yockey St. Garden Grove, CA 92844
Tel: 714-894-3658 FAX: 714-8949966