All Dharma Friends are welcome to Chinese Lunar New Year Program

“Shining Dharma on the New Year”

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Chinese new year 2013Please bring your family and friends to join us in our annual Chinese Lunar New Year program at Bodhi Monastery. You are welcome to come and participate in any part of the program or in its entirety. In the morning starting from ten o’clock, we will have a special devotional service, a candlelight and chanting Buddha’s name (“Namo Ben-Shi Shi-Jia Mo-Ni Fo” which means paying homage to Sakyamuni Buddha). In the early afternoon, the Three Refuges and Five Precepts* will be administered for those who would like to take then follow a memory show of our monastery found, Masrer Renjun.

Lunch is usually eaten in silence at the monastery, but on this occasion we drop the rule of “Noble Silence” so that we can socialize. We look forward to seeing you.

Program Schedule:
09:30 AM – 09:50 AM Arriving and Reception
09:50 AM – 11:00 AM Devotional Service and Candlelight Resolution Vow (Buddha Hall)
Recite the Heart Sutra Three Times
Praise of Buddha
Homage to Sakyamuni Buddha (Chanting 30 minutes)
Resolution Vow (With Candlelight)
Three Refuge
Transference of Merit
Launch offering liturgy
11:15 AM – 12:15 AM Chinese New Year Gathering Lunch
12:30 AM – 01:30 AM Three Refuges and Five Precepts*

* For those who want to formally undertake them (Buddha Hall) by appointment only
** We welcome you to bring a dessert, fruit, your favorite goodies or… supplement the meal.