2017 Winter Solstice Memorial Ceremony

                      Winter Solstice December 23, 24 (Saturday, Sunday) the temple displays piety for the believers and organizes the “filial piety and gratitude”. With the mercy spirit of merciful and merciful Buddhism, for all sentient beings recover from the suffering of the Three Realms reincarnation, so …Read More

2016 Winter Solstice Memorial Ceremony

photo from 2016 second memorial ceremony, Obon Memorial Ceremony All Dharma Friends: In order to advocate ad promote the virtue of thanksgiving and piety, [Eastern States Buddhist Temple of America] and its city campus [Mahayana Temple] will hold a [Winter Solstice Memrial Ceremony] of Thanksgivin and Piety as well as the [Ceremony of Longevity Blessing] …Read More

Filial gratitude Repentance ceremony 2016

Eastern States Buddhist Temple of America Inc. on July 2 to 9 had a success of “Filial gratitude Repentance ceremony 2016” in upstate Retreat Mahayana Temple. This is the third year will be held every year to lay by president, specially invited six master from Taiwan Buddhist Institute. Many worshipers came from all directions, there …Read More

地藏菩薩本願經
— Chapter 4: The Karmic Retribution of Sentient Beings in Jambudvipa

Chapter 4: The Karmic Retribution of Sentient Beings in Jambudvipa At that time, Bodhisattva Ksitigarbha addressed the Buddha, saying, “O World Honored One, by virtue of Buddha’s majestic, miraculous power I was able to divide myself into many, many forms throughout hundreds, thousands, myriads and millions of worlds to save and deliver all sentient beings …Read More

地藏菩薩本願經
— Chapter 3: Contemplation on the Karmic Connection between Sentient Beings

Chapter 3: Contemplation on the Karmic Connection between Sentient Beings At that time, Lady Maya, the Buddha’s mother, with palms joined, asked Bodhisattva Ksitigarbha respectfully, “O Holy One, what will be the retribution for different karmas created by the sentient beings of Jambudvipa?” Ksitigarbha replied, “Regarding the thousands of myriads of worlds and lands-in some …Read More

地藏菩薩本願經
— Chapter 2: The Assembly of Innumerable Transformational Ksitigarbhas

Chapter 2: The Assembly of Innumerable Transformational Ksitigarbhas At that time, all the separate transformational Ksitigarbha Bodhisattvas came from all the hells in hundreds, thousands, myriads and millions of unthinkable, indiscussible, immeasurable, inexpressible, countless numbers of worlds to assemble in Trayastrimsas Palace. By virtue of the Tathagata’s miraculous power, each came from his realm together …Read More