2016 Ching Ming Memorial Ceremony
April 23, 2016
— Chapter 1: The Sutra of Bodhisattva Ksitigarbha Fundamental Vows
April 24, 2016

Bodhisattva Kwan Yin’s Birthday:


On the happy occasion of Bodhisattva Kwan Yin’s Birthday, Thanks you and your family come to celebration held on March 30th, 2016 at the both sites of Retreat Mahayana Temple and the Eastern States Buddhist Temple of America. Mahayana Temple is the city campus of Eastern States Buddhist Temple of America. The Kwan Yin Birthday Dharma Assembly will be taken place in the Grand Buddha Hall. All merits are dedicated to members of the Eastern States Buddhist Temple of America and Mahayana Temple and also all sentient beings.
May you grow in happiness, good health, and wisdom, May our country be prosperous and the people at peace and free from disasters and difficulties.

The detail schedule for the 3 times Kwan Yin ceremony of Prayer for Blessing and the Taking of Vows this year are as follows:

  • 19th Day of 2nd Lunar Month Birthday of Kwan Yin 03/30/13 Saturday 10:00am – 12:00pm
  •  19th Day of 6th Lunar Month Enlightenment of Kwan Yin 07/26/13 Friday 10:00am – 12:00pm
  •  19th Day of 9th Lunar Month Renunciation Day of Kwan Yin 10/23/13 Wednesday 10:00am – 12:00pm

During this year’s three-time Kwan Yin Birthday /Enlightenment Day/Renunciation Day Celebration, “Prayer Strips” will be issued to the participants. Everyone is cordially invited to register.

We pray to the Bodhisattva Kwan Yin to spread his Sweet Nectar over the world so that all sentient beings my be free from suffering and attain peace and auspiciousness. Together let us vow to cultivate Kwan Yin’s spirit of compassion, to benefit ourselves and others, and to spread kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity across the world.

The suggested donation for one-time prayer strip is $30, two-time is $60, three-time is $78. You can visit one of the two temples in the city; the temple’s volunteer will help you for your registration. Please let them know if you have any change on you contact information like mailing address or telephone number. If you prefer to send the check, please make the check payable to :“Eastern States Buddhist Temple of America, Inc.”, and please fill out the form below. Mail the registration form and check back to Eastern States Buddhist Temple.
PS. Lunch will be offered each day.