Thanks to Buddha for having 84,000 ways to cultivate. This is the beauty of Buddhism! Be it rich or poor, tall or short, stout or slim, educated or not, young or of age, Buddha’s compassionate way can lead us to the path of ultimate happiness for all sentient beings.
One of the ways is chanting the mantra and name of the Buddhas.
In this month, BW Monastery is organising the Medicine Buddha Gratitude Project.
We are encouraged to chant the Buddha’s name, mantra or sutra. Medicine Buddha, also known as the supreme healer, being compassionate towards sentient beings’ mental and physical sufferings, made twelve great vows so that all sentient beings may attain peace and happiness in current and future lifetimes.
To my surprise, when I shared with my 85 year old aunt about the project, she was keen to do the chanting too.
Grateful to the venerables for creating a chanting MP4 which my aunt can play on her handphone and listen to the mantra.
She too wants to chant the Medicine Buddha’s name in Cantonese.
Today, while at our early lunch get together, my 82 year old Primary 5 form teacher who is attending Lamrim class in Woodlands BW Monastery, spoke of the gratitude project.
My teacher is so grateful to her class monitor, Sister Susan, care co-ordinators and IT savvy classmates like Richard who helped to load the MP4 into her hand phone and all in the class are encouraged to participate in this auspicious combined puja project. My teacher is also keen to participate in the gratitude project.
Both these seniors have found a delightful and joyous way to cultivate at this golden phase of their lives.
These ladies are now connected by a common practice of Buddhism. Practitioners on the path.
Thanks to the Buddha, the Sangha and virtuous friends! These ladies have a certain glow in their eyes which is so joyful for me to see!
8-day Medicine Buddha of Pure Crystal Radiance Puja
Chanting the Medicine Buddha Sutra
Date: 28th October to 3rd November 2018 (7 days)
Time: 7.45pm – 9.15pm
Medicine Buddha Grand Repentance Puja (Completion Day)
Date: 4th November 2018 (Sunday)
9.30am – 11.00am Medicine Buddha Grand Repentance (Part 1)
1.30pm – 2.30pm Medicine Buddha Grand Repentance (Part II)
3.00pm – 4.00pm Medicine Buddha Grand Repentance (Part III)
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