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Da Mong Sun Ceremony

This ceremony is called “Da Mong Sun” and is presided by the Venerable Master Ru-Sun. It aims to transfer one’s merits to his or her living parents to prolong their life; or to this or her deceased parents to free them from suffering in the endless kalpas and attain happiness.

The seventh month of the Chinese lunar calendar is the month to show gratitude to our forefathers. Dharma activities are held at the temple to provide an opportunity for all devotees to transfer merits and show gratitude to their ancestors and all sentient beings. Activities include chanting sutra, lighting Jixiang Lamps (Peace Lamps).

This function originated from the Song Dynasty. The contemporary Venerable Master Xin Chi greatly promotes this “Da Mong Sun” ceremony and added six Dharmas onto it.

During the ceremony, a Dharma platform stands in the middle of the hall. Flowers, fruits, incense, white rice and clean water are placed onto it to make offerings to all homeless souls in the ten Dharma worlds and six realms. Opposite the Dharma platform, another platform is placed for the homeless souls. It allows the ghosts to come forward to pay respect to the Buddha, listen to the Dharma and accept the offerings. Thus, they can get rid of the obstructions in ending their kalpas and gain great benefits.

This is a superb opportunity and all are welcome to take part.