UPCOMING EVENTS

2022 New Year's Light Offering Dharma Service

February 20, 2022 10:30 AM

Lighting lamps has become a method of making offerings since the Buddha’s time. Among the Ten Offerings (incense, flowers, lamps, ointments, fruit, tea, food, treasures, beads, and clothing), lamps are essential as they symbolize radiance and wisdom.

At the beginning of the year, a special service is held to install the light-offering benefactor names known as the Light Offering Inauguration Service. This is one of many services which mark the start of the Lunar New Year.

《華嚴經》云:「慧燈可以破諸闇」,

點燈,從佛陀時代,就已成為一種供養方式。

燈,是光明與智慧的表徵,

新年點光明燈,為自己點一盞心燈,

也種下一畝功德福田。

慈悲智慧在其中!

美好光明也在其中!