10 September 2019
After a relatively busy month-long Ullambana Festival, it’s a good time to continue to reflect on our thoughts. I like to share this:
Medicine Buddha (aka The Buddha of Healing) Blessing Ceremony
Medicine Buddha made a vow to relieve all who call upon him from the troubles of the world. Apart from curing illness and warding calamites, the practice of the Medicine Buddha will help to overcome inner sickness and sufferings caused by greed, hatred and delusion. While Amitabha Buddha is the Buddha of the Pure Land of the Western Paradise, the Medicine Buddha is the Buddha of the Pure Land of the Eastern Paradise.
Through his devotion, we learn to practise compassion and loving kindness to the less fortunate and extend happiness to all sentient beings.
We will commemorate this event with a special ceremony of Sunday, 27 October 2019.
The Amitabha Buddha Birthday’ Celebration
Amitabha Buddha has made 48 great vows to save all sentient beings. The 18th vow is most significant. It says:
“If upon attainment of Buddhahood, all sentient beings in the ten quarters who aspire in sincerity and faith to be reborn in my land, recite my name up to 10 times and fail to be born there, then may I not attain the Perfect Enlightenment…”
As Medicine Buddha is the Buddha of the Pure Land of the Eastern Paradise, the Amitabha Buddha is the Buddha of the Pure Land of the Western Paradise.
We will commemorate this event by reciting the ‘San Shi Xi Nian’ Sutra and the 8-precept retreat. AmitabhaBuddha2019(1), AmitabhaBuddha2019(2)
If you wish to dedicate merits to your loved ones and or participate in the above two events, kindly call 6253 3532.