Bathing the Buddha Ceremony Held at Hua Zang Si Fresno Mission

Dharma Master Ruo Hui, the Abbot of Hua Zang Si, a Buddhist Temple in San Francisco,  conducted a formal Bathing the Buddha Dharma Assembly at the Hua Zang Si Fresno Mission on 4836 North Cedar Avenue, Fresno, California, to celebrate the birthday of Shakyamuni Buddha who lived over 2,500 years ago in what is now northern India.

Dharma Master Ruo Hui gave a short talk on the significance of the ceremony and explained the recently installed photos of Elder Holy Monk ...

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New Family Arrives at The Holy Vajrasana Temple

A pair of Canadian Geese showed off their three newly hatched babies bringing them up to the temple and walking around and swimming on the pond. Before the drought, there was a pair of geese who nested every year on the small island in the pond, but they left when the pond dried up. Maybe they have now returned? Another pair of ducks also have ducklings on the lake and the Red-Wing Blackbirds are everywhere. Yellow Monkey Flowers and other ...

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Kuan Yin Bodhisattva Great Compassion Empowerment Ceremony held in Salt Lake City, Utah

The Xuanfa Dharma Center of Utah sponsored a Kuan Yin Bodhisattva Great Compassion Empowerment ceremony at the First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake City on May 6. Click for more information on these ceremonies.

At the Xuanfa Dharma Center the following day Zhaxi Zhuoma Rinpoche read the preliminary translation of “Are Supernatural Powers Necessary to Become Greatly Accomplished? The Difference between Buddha-Dharma and Qigong,” a discourse given by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III that comments on the Kuan Yin Bodhisattva Great Compassion ...

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Kuan Yin Bodhisattva Great Compassion Empowerment Ceremony Held in North Carolina

A Kuan Yin Bodhisattva Great Compassion Empowerment was recently held at the Heartwood Retreat Center in Hendersonville, North Carolina. This is the second time this empowerment has been given in English. Many of those participating experienced profound encounters from the Great Compassionate One and found old illnesses and pains disappear and emotional blockages released. Some had immediate relief, and others only noticed that long-standing aches and pains were gone after the ceremony.

People came from all over the United States as ...

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The “Wheel of Life” is installed at the Holy Vajrasana Temple

A large representation of the Wheel of Life (Bravachakra) has just been painted and installed in the Holy Vajrasana Temple and Retreat Center in Sanger, Califronia. This image is a symbolic representation of samsara or cyclic existence, dating to the time of Shakyamuni Buddha.

More information on this painting can be found in the pilgrimage section of this website as this is now one of many wonderful sites to see when you visit the temple. When the artist and his friend arrived with ...

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Meditation Retreat and Seminar on Supernormal Powers & Qi-Gong Held at Temple

Steam rises from the food being served for lunch at a very short retreat and seminar held at the Holy Vajrasana Temple and Retreat Center on February 3-5. Those attending participated in both the regular morning and evening service at the temple, chanting in English, Chinese, and Tibetan.  The meals were held in the formal Oryoki style.

Those who understood Chinese listened to several dharma discourses by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III including one on how supernormal powers relate to ending ...

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The Holy Vajrasana Temple of Sanger Conducts Kuan Yin Bodhisattva Great Compassion Empowerment Dharma Assembly in Clovis, CA

Buddhist and non-Buddhists from the Fresno, Sacramento, San Francisco, Los Angeles areas as well as from New York City, Salt Lake City, Sri Lanka, Germany, Cambodia, Taiwan, Thailand, and Shanghai and other parts of China attended a Kuan Yin Bodhisattva Great Compassion Empowerment Dharma Assembly conducted by the Holy Vajrasana Temple at the Clovis Veterans Memorial Building in downtown Clovis, California on January 8, 2017.

Zhaxi Zhuoma Xuan De, the Abbot of the Holy Vajrasana Temple and president of the Xuanfa Institute ...

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Rohatsu Retreat Ends

Shakyamuni Buddha, Manjurshri Bodhisattva, and Kuan Yin Bodhisattva look down on morning chanting during the Rohatsu Retreat held at the Holy Vajrasana Temple from December 30, 2016 through January 6, 2017. Suonan Ciren Zeng De translated a number of dharma discourses given by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III as part of a Xuanfa Seminary sponsored  “Learning from Buddha” seminar during the first part of the retreat that ended with a debate among all present on January second. During the remainder of the retreat, ...

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Traditional American Vegetarian Thanksgiving Dinner–Oryoki Style

Not what you’d find in most Zen monasteries, but the Holy Vajrasana Temple served a more-or-less traditional vegetarian version of a Thanksgiving feast as an Oryoki  dinner during its recent month-long retreat–real mashed potatoes and onion gravy, pecan loaf and cornbread muffins, roasted Brussels sprouts, and–of course–cranberry relish. In the spirit of gratitude for all our many blessings and the gifts of so many, we reflect on the innumerable labors that brought us this food and whether our virtue and ...

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