Over 3,000 years ago, the great compassionate Buddha came to this world to awaken our Buddha nature. To celebrate the Buddha’s Birthday, the Zen Center will hold a "Bathing the Buddha" Ceremony on Sunday, May 12, at 11 a.m. By bathing the baby Buddha, it is meant for us to clean the impurities from our minds so as to manifest the Buddha within.
Also, in gratitude to all parents in this Mother's Day, there will be a recitation of "The Sutra as Spoken by the Buddha on the Profound Kindness of Parents and the Difficulties in Repaying Them" at 9 a.m.
We invite you, your family, and friends to join us in this memorable event and dedicate the merits to peace and harmony in every part of the world. May we all realize our inherent purity and infinite potential.
*09:00-10:45 am Recitation of the Sutra of Profound Kindness of Parents and Difficulties in Repaying Them 恭誦《父母恩重難報經》 (in Chinese with English transliteration and translation of the liturgy)
*11:00-12:30 pm Buddha Bathing Ceremony (English and Chinese bilingual service)
*12:30-02:30 pm Vegetarian Feast & Performance
*12:00-03:00 pm Buddha Bathing & Blessing Lamp Offering (Ongoing)