Chung Mei Temple News
|10/3 ~ 10/8||Fri~Wed||2014 BLIA World Headquarters General Conference||Fo Guang Shan|
|10/26||Sun||Medicine Buddha Dharma Service||Chung Mei Temple||1:30pm~5:00pm|
|11/16||Sun||Chung Mei Cultural Forum – Mercury Orchestra||Chung Mei Temple||3:00pm~5:00pm|
|11/30 ~ 12/6||Sun ~ Sat||Fo Guang Shan Water Land Dharma Function||Fo Guang Shan||Please call for details|
2:00pm - 4:00pm
|Tai Chi Class|
Download: October ~ December 2014 Calendar
|Date||Day||Activities / Events||Venue||Time|
|6/15||Sun||Chung Mei Cultural Forum-"Different Perspectives to An Issue" by Mrs. Lydia Chao||Chung Mei Temple||2:00pm-4:00pm|
|7/6||Sun||"Chan in Daily Life" by Venerable Hsin Pei|
|7/8||Tue||Meditation Class by Venerable Hsin Pei||7:00pm-9:00pm|
|7/10-12||Thu-Sat||2014 FGS Hsi Lai Temple Five Precepts and Bodhisattva Precepts Retreat||Hsi Lai Temple||3 days|
|7/13||Sun||2014 America Ullambana Dharma Service||10:00am-12:00noon|
|7/20||Sun||Dharma Lecture by Venerable Long Xiang||Chung Mei Temple||2:00pm-4:00pm|
|8/2||Sat||Chung Mei Cultural Forum-"You Are the Key to Change" by Mr. Stanley C. Yen||10:00am-12:00noon|
|8/10||Sun||The Eighty Eight Buddha Repentance Dharma Service||10:00am-12:30pm|
|2:00pm-3:30pm||Science of Cosmo & Planet|
|Sat.||2:00pm-4:00pm||Tai Chi Class|
Download: 2014 June ~ August Calendar
According to Chinese tradition, spring is the time for us to memorialize our ancestors and departed loved ones. For the 2014 Ancestors Memorial Service, the Water Repentance Service will be conducted on Sunday, April, 6st. Merits will be transferred for the good health and prosperity of our loved ones who are still with us and for rebirth in the Pure Land for those who have departed. Everyone is welcome to participate and share in the Dharma joy.
|Water Repentance Service (Part 1)||10:30am|
|Water Repentance Service (Part 2)||1:30pm|
|Water Repentance Service (Part 3)||2:30pm|
Address: 12550 Jebbia Lane, Stafford, TX 77477
Tel: (281) 495-3100 Fax: (281) 495-6622
Download: 2014 Ancestors Memorial Service
|Date||Day||Activities / Events||Venue||Time|
|4/6||Sun||Ancestors Memorial Service||Chung Mei Temple||10:30am-4:00pm|
|5/11||Sun||Bathing the Buddha Celebration & Mother’s Day Festival||Bathing the Buddha Celebration|
|6/15||Sun||“Different perspectives to an issue” by Mrs. Lydia Chao||2:00pm-4:00pm|
|7/6||Sun||Dharma Lecture by Ven. Hsin Pei||2:00pm-4:00pm|
|7/13||Sun||America Ullambana Dharma Service||Hsi Lai Temple|
|7/20||Sun||Dharma Lecture by Ven. Long Xiang||Chung Mei Temple|
|8/2||Sat||“You are the Key to Change” by Stanley C. Yen||10:00pm-12:00pm|
|Sunday Chanting Service & Dharma Talk
Every Sunday 10:30am-12:30pm
|Sunday English Buddhism Course - āgama|
Every Sunday 1:30pm-3:00pm
Download: April~August 2014 Calendar
Lunar New Year is approaching! Chung Mei Buddhist Temple has scheduled special Dharma functions to be held on Feburary 2, 2014 to pray for world peace, blessings, and good fortune in the coming year. You and your family are cordially invited to attend the service and share in the Dharma joy. We sincerely wish you a happy New Year, and may you and yours be blessed with joy and prosperity!
|Light Offering Completion Service||Jan. 19
|10:30am-12:00pm||2013 Light Offering Completion Service|
|Chinese New Year Eve Prayer & Peace Lantern Festival||Jan. 30
|9:00pm-10:30pm||Temple open from 10:00am to 12:00am|
|Chinese New Year Dharma Service||Jan. 31
|11:00am-11:30am||Maitreya Buddha’s Birthday|
|Homage to Thousand Buddhas
|10:30am-12:00pm||Homage to the Buddhas & transferring merits to all sentient beings|
|Light Offering Dharma Service||Feb. 16
|10:30am-12:00pm||Register for making Light offering
for brighter future
Download : 2014 Chinese New Year Dharma Function
Lamp offering provide practitioners opportunities to offer light. Lighting one lamp is cultivating a merit-field, and thus, gaining endless merits. On the fifteenth of the first lunar month, the temple conducts a Light Offering Ceremony and on the fifteenth of the last lunar month, a completion Dharma service. In addition, we chant sutras and make offerings to the Buddha every day. The merits accrued are transferred to the families of all Dharma protectors and devotees, blessing them with peace and harmony.
According to the Sutra of Giving, Sutra of Difference in Retribution, and the Sutra on Merits of Lamp Lighting, the merits of offering lamps to the Buddha in stupas and temples are endless, which are listed as follows:
- 1. Physical condition: clear eyesight, fine physical appearance, good health and energy.
- 2. Wisdom: clear mind unaffected by ignorance, ability to uphold wholesomeness.
- 3. Career: often blessed with benevolent friends, accomplishments, and fortune.
- 4. Retribution: born of noble family, seeing the Buddha at end of life, and rebirth in the realms of heavens.
The yearly Light Completion Dharma Service is approaching, it will be schedule on the January 19, 2014 (Sunday) at 10:30a.m. The New Year Light offering Dharma Service is scheduled on February 16 (Sunday) at 10:30a.m. We will have the chanting service and prayer at the Main Shrine of Chung Mei Temple. You and your family are cordially invited to attend the service and share in the Dharma joy. We sincerely wish you a happy New Year, and may you and yours be blessed with joy and prosperity!
Download: 2014 Light Offering Dharma Service
In view of the chaos, violence, poverty, racism and disasters that exist in our society today, Chung-Mei Temple will host the “2014 Praying for World Peace and Dharma Services” on Sunday January 5, 2014 at 10:30am, in hope to purify our minds, harmonize our communities and promote world peace. Venerable Master Hsing Yun said: “It will be such a wonderful blessing to see world peace, harmony, friendliness, happiness and joy among all of us.”
You are cordially invited to participate and support this event. It is our wish to engage the public to strive for world peace and human welfare by having the mutual understanding, caring and respect. May we see and enjoy peace all around the world!
It is our honor to have your presence. Please join us to kick off year 2014 and pray for world peace together.
- 1. Date of Activity: Sunday January 5, 2014
- 2. Activities Including:
- 2014 Praying for World Peace and Dharma Services from 10:30a.m.-12:00p.m.
- Buddha Name Chanting Service from: 1:00-2:00p.m. 2:00-3:00p.m 3:00-4:00p.m.
- 3. Location of Activities： Fo Guang Shan Chung Mei Temple
|Date||Activities / Events||Venue||Time|
|10/27(Sun)||Dr. C.H.Wu – Birth of the earth||Chung Mei Temple||11:30am-12:30pm|
|11/17(Sun)||[Chung Mei Cultural Forum] Mercury Orchestra||3:00pm-5:00pm|
|11/24(Sun)||Medicine Buddha's Birthday - Dharma Service||1:30pm-5:00pm|
|11/30-12/7||Fo Guang Shan Water Land Dharma Function||Fo Guang Shan Temple, Taiwan||Please call for details|
|1/4(Sat)||World Coffee House Study Group||Chung Mei Temple||1:00pm-4:00pm|
|1/5(Sun)||Pray for world peace - Dharma Service||10:30am-12:30pm|
|1/12(Sun)||BLIA Houston Chapter Annual Conference||11:00am-12:30pm|
|1/19(Sun)||2013 Light Offering Completion Service||10:30am-12:00pm|
|1/30(Thu)||Chinese New Year Eve Prayer & Peace Lantern Festival||(Temple open to 12:00am)|
|1/31(Fri)||Maitreya Buddha’s Birthday – Dharma Service||11:00am-11:30am|
|2/2(Sun)||Homage to Thousand Buddhas Ceremony||10:30am-12:00pm|
|2/16(Sun)||2014 Light Offering Dharma Service||10:30am-12:00pm|
Download : October 2013 ~ February 2014 Calendar
|Host||:||Ven. Hui Fu|
|Date||:||Sunday, August 4, 2013|
|Location||:||Chung Mei Buddhist Temple|