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Chinese New Year Blessing Ceremony 2020


2020 Ocean Sky Chan Monastery

On January 25, 2020, 9:00am-1:00pm, Ocean Sky Chan Monastery will hold Chinese New Year Blessing Ceremony to celebrate the Lunar New Year.

The Universal Gateway of Guanyin Bodhisattva will be chanted in the ceremony, followed by Grand Meal Offering, Blessing Ceremony, and the Striking of the Monastic Drum and the Bodhi Bell. We shall dedicate all merits towards the attainment of blessings and longevity. We shall also pray for world peace and prosperity for all nations.

From 1:00-5:00pm, the monastery shall open Ten Auspicious Gateways to the Mind ~ Find the Precious Jewel of One’s True Nature. This activity will go on for 1 week (1/25-2/1), allowing people to broadly cultivate merits. We pray that everyone finds their own precious jewel of inherent nature.

We welcome everyone to visit the monastery to pay respect to the Buddhas, make offerings to the Three Jewels, and cultivate both blessings and wisdom. At the same time, we also pray that all of our undertakings for the coming year be favorable and that all our loved ones be spared from harm.

The blessing activities are as follows:

Date/Time Blessing Activities
Jan. 25
Chinese New Year Blessing Ceremony
Vegetarian lunch is offered for all participants.
Jan. 25 – Feb. 1


Ten Auspicious Gateways to the Mind ~ Find the Precious Jewel of One’s True Nature

  • Auspicious Draw — Get the Jewel map.
  • Incense Offering —A sincere mind is the most auspicious.
  • Repentance and Making Vows — Cleansing the mind of all impurities.
  • Lamp Offering — The lamp of wisdom forever shines.
  • Flower Offering—When the mind flower blooms, one sees the Buddha.
  • Wishing Wall — The power of a sincere wish can ensure success.
  • Offering to Enlightened Sages — A clear mind brings blessings.
  • Buddhist Images — Mind-transforming Treasures.
  • Bell Striking—The bodhi enlightened mind lives for eternity.
  • Blessing Pouches —Dharma Joy in the Zen Mind.

Buddha Bathing Ceremony for Buddha’s 3045th Birthday, Summer Retreat Medicine Buddha Gratitude Ceremony & Mothers’ Day Gratitude Ceremony

To commemorate the birth of the Fundamental Teacher, Shakyamuni Buddha, Ocean Sky Chan Monastery will hold the Buddha Bathing Ceremony on May 20, 2018(Sunday) at 9:00 am. The Buddha Bathing activity will continue for the whole week until May 27 (Sunday).

Buddha was born to this world 3045 years ago, on the 8th day of the 4th month of the lunar calendar. From birth to nirvana, his life story transpired in eight stages and Buddha used pure Dharma water to wash away the suffering and vexations of sentient beings, in order to help them manifest their original pure nature.

The Sutra states: “By bathing the Buddha statue as if he was still living in this world, one can obtain limitless blessings, the amount of which cannot be quantified.” All virtues of the Buddha are perfect and pure. By offering flowers, incense, banners, and by bathing the Buddha statue with fragrant water, we gain limitless blessings and merits.

We urge all devotees to take this auspicious opportunity to bathe the Buddha statue. By outwardly bathing the Buddha statue, we inwardly wash away all polluted thoughts and purify our own mind; that is the true meaning of bathing the Buddha statue.

To celebrate Mothers’ Day, we will also chant The Sutra on the Profound Kindness of Parents, and will dedicate the blessings and merits attained to our parents and teachers, to the Three Jewels, to all sentient beings, and to our country. We will also offer the blessings and merits towards the liberation of all suffering beings in the three miserable realms.

On the same day, after the Buddha Bathing Ceremony, the Monastery will also begin the yearly tradition of summer retreat with the Medicine Buddha Gratitude Ceremony. Afterwards, starting on May 21, lasting a period of three months, the daily chanting of Medicine Buddha Sutra shall take place Mondays thru Fridays, at 7:00–8:00pm.We pray for prosperity for all the people of the world, the attainment of world peace, and the enlightenment of all sentient beings. We welcome your whole family to join in this auspicious triple-event ceremony, and share in Dharma joy.

Time Sequence of Ceremony
08:30 Registration                   Check in
09:00 First Incense Buddha Bathing Incense Praise /Lamp & Flower Offering/ Chant The Sutra on the Profound Kindness of Parents / Buddha Bathing Ceremony
10:30 Second Incense Chant Medicine Buddha Sutra / Grand Meal Offering/

Dharma Talk / Offering to the Sangha

12:30 Lunch Mothers’ Day Thankfulness Lunch
14:00 Ride the Ox Home Clean up & Restoration

2018 Qing Ming Memorial Ceremony of The Practices and Vows of Samantabhadra Bodhisattva of The Avatamsaka Sutra

In upholding the Buddhist spirit of compassion and alleviating all sufferings of sentient beings, Ocean Sky Chan Monastery has constantly promoted the spirit of filial piety and the virtue of thankfulness.

Towards this goal, on March 25, 2018, Sunday, at 9:00 am, the Monastery is holding the Qing Ming Memorial Ceremony. During the ceremony, The Practices and Vows of Samantabhadra Bodhisattva of The Avatamsaka Sutra will be chanted, followed by the Grand Meal Offering, Blessing and Memorial Prayers, Dharma talk, and Offering to the Sangha.

At the conclusion of the ceremony, we will dedicate all merits towards attainment of world peace and prosperity for all the people. May our deceased ancestors, loved ones and foes, be able to transcend suffering and get reborn in the higher realms. May all members of our family, friends and all living beings be replete with blessings and wisdom. May all sentient beings across ten Dharma realms be liberated from suffering and enter the sea of true nature. We therefore invite all lay devotees and families to attend this auspicious ceremony to listen to the Dharma teachings and be replete in Dharma Joy.


Time Sequence of Ceremony
8:30 Registration Sign in
9:00~10:10 First Incense
  • Incense Praise
  • Lamp & Flower Offering
  • Chant The Practices and Vows of Samantabhadra Bodhisattva of The Avatamsaka Sutra
10:40~12:30 Second Incense
  • Grand Meal Offering
  • Blessing and Memorial Ceremony
  • Dharma Talk
  • Offering to the Sangha
12:30~13:30 Lunch Vegetarian Meal
13:30 Ride the Ox Home Clean up & Restoration

Ocean Sky Chan Monastery

716 Jose Abad Santos St., San Juan, M.M. Tel: (02) 723-6132, 942-7525

Ocean Sky Chan Monastery 15th Anniversary Celebration and Liang Huang Precious Repentance Ceremony

▍11/19-11/26 – Liang Huang Precious Repentance Ceremony
Liang Huang Precious Repentance Liturgy is the earliest and the longest repentance liturgy in China. It is also known as the “king of all repentance liturgies.” There are 1,275 names of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas listed in the liturgy. The merits derived from the practice of this liturgy are very auspicious and powerful, especially when we sincerely repent and resolve to eradicate our sins and to dedicate the merits to the deceased for their liberation.

The liturgy was compiled by Venerable Baozhi when Emperor Liang requested his help to liberate his wife, Empress Chi, from suffering in her rebirth as a python. From that inception until today, this liturgy has been in circulation for more than a thousand years. When we sincerely repent and prostrate in accordance with the liturgy, the Dharma water of compassion and wisdom can cleanse all our sins and wrongdoings, unlock all enmities and grievances, purify our bodies and minds, and eventually lead us to the attainment of Supreme Enlightenment.

▍11/ 30 15 Anniversary Ceremony
In upholding the great vows and compassion of Grand Master Wei Chueh, the Founding Patriach of Chung Tai Chan Monastery in Taiwan, Ocean Sky Chan Monastery has propagated Dharma for 15 years. We are greatly honored to have Venerable Jiandeng, the Abbot of Chung Tai Chan Monastery, to preside over the 15 Anniversary Ceremony of our monastery and conduct the Transmission of Three Refuges and Five Precepts. The public is welcome to attend this grand celebration, to listen to Dharma Talk, and share our Dharma joy.