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.

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2017 All Souls’ Day Memorial Ceremony

The annual commemoration of All Souls’ Day in the Philippines is synonymous with the celebration of Qing Ming Festival in Chinese culture. This is the time of year when people give honor to their departed loved ones with respect and gratitude.

With the goal of upholding the teaching of compassion in Buddhism and of promoting the spirit of filial piety and the virtue of honoring our departed loved ones with proper memorial rites, Ocean Sky Chan Monastery has scheduled the holding of All Souls’ Day Memorial Ceremony on October 22, 2017, Sunday, 9am-2pm.

In the ceremony, the Amitahba Buddha Memorial Liturgy will be chanted. People will have the opportunity to make lamp and flower offerings to the Three Jewels. Included in the ceremony are the Grand Meal Offering and Memorial Ceremony. We will also respectfully invite the Abbess, Venerable Jianshu, to give the Dharma talk, after which Offering to the Sangha will be held.

With the help from the compassionate Three Jewels, pure auspicious merits will surely be generated through chanting, making pure vows and offerings by all participants. At the conclusion of the ceremony, these merits shall then be dedicated towards the attainment of world peace and prosperity for all the people. For our deceased relatives, whether loved ones or foes alike, may they transcend suffering and get reborn in the Pure Land. May all our loved ones be replete with blessings and wisdom. May all sentient beings across ten Dharma Realms be liberated from suffering and attain enlightenment.

Schedule

Time Sequence of Ceremony
8:30 Registration Sign up
9:00 First Incense Incense Praise/Lamp & Flower Offering/ Chant the Amitahba Buddha Memorial Liturgy
10:30 Second Incense Grand Meal Offering/Memorial Prayer/Dharma Talk/Offering to the Sangha
12:00 Lunch Vegetarian Meal
14:00 Ride the Ox Home Clean up & Restoration

Venue: Ocean Sky Chan Monastery

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

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