Out of vast compassion, the Bodhisattva Ksitigarbha famously made a sacred commitment to help all beings out of suffering, vowing:
“Until the hells are empty, I vow not to become a Buddha. Only after all living beings are saved, will I myself attain Bodhi.”
This special annual prayer and offerings event takes place in the upper area of the Center (near the giant gold statue and the adjacent Ksitigarbha shrine room). It commemorates and celebrates the sacred, vast and compassionate vows of Ksitigarbha.
We are delighted to invite you to come join us to make prayers and offerings.
Our revered Guru, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, named this special area of LMB Ksitigarbha Pure Land and attended this prayer event here at Land of Medicine Buddha back in 2012. “Rinpoche shone with delight at all of the offerings, food, light, gold to the statue, water bowl and prayer … so, so beautiful,” shared Denice Macy, LMB’s director at that time. Although Rinpoche will not be in attendance this year, we are thrilled to be marking this special occasion and we hope you can come to the land, connect with the great Bodhisattva Ksitigarbha in prayer, bring food offerings for the altar, and receive many blessings.
A WARM INVITATION TO YOU, YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS, & PETS!
We sincerely invite you to join us in creating positive merit by offering foods, candy, and cookies to Ksitigarbha on September 5th and/or 6th. After your offerings have received the special blessing you may bring it home afterwards to share with your family and friends. Simply offering bottles of drinking water can become purification nectar! Bring all of your family members with you, even your dog, cat, or beloved pet! We look forward to seeing you for this meritorious occasion.
A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO ADOPT A KSITIGARBHA STATUE
In the Pure Land there are 108 Ksitigarbha statues for people to individually adopt. Lama Zopa Rinpoche suggested a $1,080 donation request to adopt one. These statues are all surrounding the White Tara Thangka, which emanates good health, wealth, and increased wisdom. -Dr. Angela Wang
Ksitigarbha Pure Land & the new Ksitigarbha Temple building – the upper area of the Center, where there is a huge golden statue of Ksitigarbha donated by members of the Chinese community over 18 year ago.
Wish Fulfilling Temple – the top area, above the Ksitigarbha Pure Land.
*Sunday September 5th, 2021, 11 to 11.30 AM:
Opening Prayers to Ksitigarbha, led by LMB’s senior monk, Ven. Steve Carlier at Ksitigarbha Pure Land
*Sunday & Monday, September 5th & 6th, 11AM to 5PM:
We invite you to bring offerings and to make your own personal prayers to Ksitigarbha, and to Maitreya Buddha at the Wish-fulfilling Temple. Both the Ksitigarbha temple and the Wish-fulfilling temple will be open during these hours for everyone to receive the blessings.
Make offerings to Ksitigarbha:
Make offerings to Maitreya (the temple will be open from 11am – 5pm, both days):
We dedicate for people to have a peaceful, prosperous and healthy life. During the annual Ksitigarbha Prayer Event, extensive food offerings are made and are particularly dedicated for all the stupas in the Wishfulfilling Temple.
Parking: Additional parking at the Wish Fulfilling Temple parking lot or in the upper area of the center.
All are Welcome! No Registration Required. Simply Show Up!
Prayers to Ksitgarbha are said to be particularly effective for heavy problems, serious health problems, big projects, financial difficulties, those who are are in danger or those experiencing natural disasters suchas earthquakes. A Ksitgarbha Practice composed by Lama Zopa Rinpoche may be downloaded from the FPMT website via the following link:
WOULD YOU LIKE TO MAKE AN OFFERING ONLINE?
If you aren’t able to come to Land of Medicine Buddha in person, but you would like to make an offering online, please click here to make a donation: DONATE
|Date(s):||Sunday 5 Sept, Monday 6 Sept 2021|
|Times:||11:00 am - 5:00 pm|
|Type of event:||community|
|Number of sessions:||2 consecutive days, 11AM to 2PM|
|Location:||Ksitigarbha Pure Land|
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