Chung Mei Temple News

2016 Filial Piety Memorial Dharma Assembly

During this time of spring renewal, Chung Mei Temple will hold a “Ching Ming Dharma Assembly” to advocate the virtues of filial piety and commemoration of ancestors on Sunday, April 10. Venerable Hui Fu will conduct and preside over the Water Repentance Service. The dedication of the merits from this service will bless living parents with good health and longevity, family with auspiciousness and good life, society with prosperity and harmony, the whole world with peace, and deceased beloved ones with rebirth in the pure land.

The merit of the Water Repentance is so profound and beneficial to the living and the deceased, therefore you are cordially invited to join us in this service.

We wish you auspiciousness in life.


Date of Dharma Function: April, 10th (SUN)
Water Repentance Service (Part 1)  :  10:30am
Offering Ceremony  :  12:00noon
Water Repentance Service (Part 2)  :  1:30pm
Water Repentance Service (Part 3)  :  2:30pm


Download: 2016 Filial Piety Memorial Dharma Assembly

Chung Mei Buddhist Temple March ~ December 2016 Calendar

Date Day Activities/Events Venue Time
3/6 Sun Great Compassion Repentance Service
Birthday Prayer Service
Chung Mei Temple 10:30am-12:30pm
3/13 Sun [Future and Hope] Lecture #8
"Listen to Your Pet" by Zhong Shan Ying, veterinary physician DVM, PHD.
11:20am-12:30pm
4/3 Sun [Chung Mei Cultural Forum] Nai-Yuan Hu Violin Concert Rice Stude Hall 3:00pm
4/7~4/8 Thur~Fri “Buddhism Lecture” Avatamsaka Sutra by Venerable Hui Fu Chung Mei Temple 7:30pm-9:00pm
4/10 Sun Qing Ming Ancestors Memorial Service 10:30am-4:30pm
4/17 Sun [Future and Hope] Lecture # 9
"The Experience of Simple Life After Retirement" by Dr. Jin Xiang Wu
11:20am-12:30pm
4/22-29 Fri-Fri Hsi Lai Temple 7-day Meditation Retreat Hsi Lai Temple
5/8 Sun Buddha’s Birthday Celebration & Mother’s Day Festival Chung Mei Temple 10:30am-3:00pm
6/5 Sun Birthday Prayer Service 10:30am-12:30pm
6/5 Sun [Future and Hope] Lecture # 10
“How I am living a vigorous live with cancer “ by Ms. Sherry Ku
11:20am-12:30pm
6/11-12 Sat-Sun “Three Acts of Goodness” summer camp Two days one night
6/25-26 Sat-Sun BLIA USA Central Region Executive Seminar Two days one night
7/3 Sun Birthday Prayer Service 10:00am-12:30pm
7/3 Sun Ullambana Gratitude and Filial Peity Dharma Function 10:30am-12:30pm
9/4 Sun Birthday Prayer Service 10:00am-12:30pm
11/6 Sun Birthday Prayer Service 10:00am-12:30pm

Chung Mei Buddhist Temple March ~ December 2016 Calendar

Date Day Activities/Events Venue Time
March Sun Chung Mei Cultural Forum Chung Mei Temple 2:00pm
3/6 Sun Great Compassion Repentance Service

Birthday Prayer Service
10:30am-12:30pm
3/13 Sun "Listen to Your Pet" by Zhong Shan Ying, veterinary physician DVM, PHD. 11:30am-12:30pm
4/3 Sun Qing Ming Ancestors Memorial Service 10:30am-12:30pm
4/17 Sun "The Experience of Simple Life After Retirement" by Dr. Jin Xiang Wu 11:30am-12:30pm
5/8 Sun Bathing the Buddha Celebration & Mother’s Day Festival 10:30am
6/5 Sun Birthday Prayer Service 10:30am-12:30pm
Jun Sun Chung Mei Cultural Forum
7/3 Sun Birthday Prayer Service 10:00am-12:30pm
8/14 Sun The Diamond Sutra Repentance Dharma Service 10:00am-12:30pm
9/4 Sun Birthday Prayer Service 10:00am-12:30pm
11/6 Sun Birthday Prayer Service 10:00am-12:30pm
11/13 Sun Medicine Buddha Dharma Service 1:30pm~5:00pm
Dec Sun Chung Mei Cultural Forum
Dec Sun Amithabha Dharma Service 10:30am-12:30pm

2015 Future and Hope Lectures

2015/9/6 (Sunday) "How to Prepare for SAT and Apply to colleges"
by Princeton Review
2015/10/4 (Sunday) "Immigrant Investor Programs and Work Visa"
by Becky Yu, immigration lawyer
2015/11/8 (Sunday) "The Profound Insight of Medicine and Buddhism"
by Dr. Peggy Chao, Dean of Indiana First Medical Group
2015/12/6 (Sunday) "End of Life Care"
by Daisy Wong, Former Social Worker
2016/1/3 (Sunday) "Equal Opportunity"
by Heidi Kahle, representative of United Nation Children's Fund
2016/3/13 (Sunday) "Listen to Your Pet"
by Zhong Shan Ying, veterinary physician DVM, PHD.
2016/4/17 (Sunday) "The Experience of Simple Life After Retirement"
by Dr. Jin Xiang Wu

Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm

Location: F.G.S Chung Mei Temple

Chung Mei Buddhist Temple June ~ July 2015 Calendar

DateDayActivities/EventsVenueTime
6/6~6/13 Sat~Sat 2015 Seven-Day Intensive Meditation Retreat Website: www.hsilai.org/en/retreat FGS Deer Park, Upstate of New York Registration through website
6/21 Sun Fo Guang Shan Belgium Opening Ceremony Belgium FGS
6/27~6/28 Sat~Sun Fo Guang Shan Paris Opening Ceremony Series Activities Fo Guang Shan Paris
6/28 Sun Filial Piety Service & Mrs. Wei Fong Chu Chao’s Memorial Service Chung Mei Temple 1:30pm – 5:00pm
6/29 Mon “Buddhism Lecture” Avatamsaka Sutra by Ven. HuiFu 7:30pm – 9:00pm
7/11 Sat “Buddhism Lecture” by Venerable Long Xiang 2:00pm – 4:00pm
7/11 ~ 7/19 Sat~Sun Hsi Lai Temple Short Term Monastic Retreat Hsi Lai Temple
7/15~7/19 Wed~Sun Hsi Lai Temple Youth Short Term Monastic Retreat
7/19 Sun 2015 Hsi Lai Temple America Ullambana Dharma Service
7/16~7/29 Thu~Sat 2015 Taiwan International Youth Seminar on Life andChan Taiwan FGS
7/20~7/23 Mon~Thur Hsi Lai Temple America Followers Conference Hsi Lai Temple
7/31~8/3 Fri~Mon 2015 North America Buddha’s Light Young Adult Regional Conference Dallas FGS
8/2 Sun 2015 Ullambana Dharma Service Chung Mei Temple 10:00am

Fo Guang Shan Chung Mei Buddhist Temple Regular Activities
Sunday 10:30AM - 12:30PM 10:30AM ~ 11:30AM Chanting Service
11:30AM ~12:30PM Venerable Dharma Talk
1:30PM - 3:00PM “Humanistic Buddhism Study Group” Study Guidance by Mr. James Chao

Download: 2015 June to July Calendar


2015 The Three Refuges and Five Precepts Ceremony

Taking refuge (in the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha) is the foundation of having faith in the Buddha and learning the Buddhism. Holding five precepts and achieving ten good are the fundamental of the disciplines. Taking refuge and five precepts with blessing of triple gem (the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha) is to purify body and mind, to understand oneself pure nature and to find the value of life. Fo Guang Shan Chung Mei Buddhist Temple delightedly invites Venerable Hui Dong to preside the ceremony of Three Refuges Five Precepts with Abhiseka since Venerable Hui Dong, Abbot of Hsi Lai Buddhist Temple, will arrive in Houston. Everyone is welcome to participate.

Downloads: 2015 The Three Refuges and Five Precepts Ceremony
2015 Three Refuges and Five Precepts Registration Form

2015 Ancestors Memorial Service

According to Chinese tradition, spring is the time for us to memorialize our ancestors and departed loved ones. For the 2015 Ancestors Memorial Service, the Water Repentance Service will be conducted on Sunday, April, 5th. 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.


Date Dharma Function Time
4/5 (SUN) Water Repentance Service (Part 1) 10:30am
Offering Ceremony 12:00noon
Water Repentance Service (Part 2) 1:30pm
Water Repentance Service (Part 3) 2:30 pm


Download: 2015 Ancestors Memorial Service

2015 Fo Guang Shan [Chung Mei Cultural Forum] & Chung Mei Buddhist Temple April to June Events

Date Time Subject Speaker Description
April 5
(Sunday)
10:30AM - 4:30PM Qin Ming Filial Piety & Ancestors Memorial Service Ven. Hui Fu To promote the virtue of filial piety and ancestors’ memorial – Ven. Hui Fu will preside the Memorial Service with chanting “The Compassionate Samadhi Water Repentance.”
April 7 – April 8
(Tue. & Wed.)
7:30PM - 9:00PM “Buddhism Lecture” Avatamsaka Sutra “Avatamsaka Sutra“ (Hua Yan Jing) is the king of sutras. Ven. Hui Fu from Costa Rica will have a Dharma talk. Please take advantage of this opportunity to learn essence of sutras and benefit from dharma.
April 19
(Sunday)
8:30AM - 12:00PM Ceremony of Three Refuges & Five Precepts Ven. Hui Dong Respectfully invite Ven. Hui Dong, Abbot of Hsi Lai Buddhist Temple, to preside the ceremony – by taking Three Refuges & Five Precepts with blessing of Triple Gem is to purify body and mind, to understand oneself pure nature and to find the value of life.
2:00PM - 4:00PM “Buddhism Lecture” Understand Oneself Reveal the purpose and path of learning Buddhism – The most important thing of learning Buddhism is to search oneself to really understand the conscious mind for not recognizing wrong from truth by mistake and not worrying constantly.
April 25
(Saturday)
10:30AM - 4:00PM Hu Shih Biographical Exhibition – Opening Ceremony and Presentations Mr. Jiang Yongzhen, Professor and Ms. Qin Suyin, Research Associate In memory of Hu Shih’s modern history of cultural and academic, educational outstanding contribution, and the modern Chinese literary movement advocate and leader, the special exhibition has been organized to take everyone back in time to pay tribute to the sages of refined elegance.
April 26 – May 24
(Tuesday through Sunday)
10:00AM - 5:00PM Hu Shih Biographical Exhibition Special Exhibition
May 10
(Sunday)
10:30AM - 3:00PM Buddha's Birthday and Mother's Day Festival BLIA Houston On the Buddha's Birthday and Mother's Day, bathing the Buddha and Mother’s Day chanting service have been scheduled. The festival will have special live performances and great prize drawing in the afternoon.
June 21
(Sunday)
Belgium Fo Guang Shan Opening Ceremony BLIA Members, who are interested, are welcome to contact the front desk of BLIA Houston about "Trip to Europe."
June 27 & 28
(Sat. & Sun.)
Paris Fo Guang Shan Opening Activities


Fo Guang Shan Chung Mei Buddhist Temple Regular Activities
Sunday 10:30AM - 12:30PM 10:30AM ~ 11:30AM Chanting Service
11:30AM ~12:30PM Venerable Dharma Talk
1:30PM - 3:00PM “Humanistic Buddhism Study Group” Study Guidance by Mr. James Chao

Chung Mei Temple January ~ May 2015 Calendar

Date Day Activities/Events Venue Time
1/4 Sun Amitabha Birthday Chanting Service Columbarium 10:30am-12:30pm
1/25 Sun Dharma Day Chung Mei Temple 12:30pm
2/8 Sun 2014 Light Offering Completion Service 10:30am-12:30pm
2/15 Sun Volunteer Chore’s Day 10:30am-2:30pm
2/18 Wed Chinese New Year Eve Prayer & Peace Lantern Festival (Temple open to 12:00am)
2/19 Thu Maitreya Buddha’s Birthday – Dharma Service 11:00am
2/22 Sun Homage to Thousand Buddhas Ceremony 10:30am-12:30pm
3/1 Sun 2015 Light Offering Dharma Service 10:30am-12:30pm
3/15 Sun United Human Trafficking Documentary: “Not My Life” 11:30am-12:30pm
3/29 Sun Chung Mei Cultural Forum – Mr. Nai-Yuan Hu’s Concert Rice Univ. 3:00pm-5:00pm
4/5 Sun Qing Ming Ancestors Memorial Service Chung Mei Temple 10:00am-12:30pm
4/19 Sun Chung Mei Cultural Forum – By Venerable Hui Dong
4/25~5/24 Chung Mei Cultural Forum – Hu Shih’s Exhibition and Presentations 10:30am-4:30pm
5/10 Sun Bathing the Buddha Celebration & Mother’s Day Festival 10:30am

Download: January~May 2015 Calendar

2015 Light Offering Dharma Service

The yearly Light Completion Dharma Service is approaching, it will be schedule on the February 8, 2015 (Sunday) at 10:30a.m. The New Year Light Offering Dharma Service is scheduled on March 1 (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: 2015 Light Offering Dharma Service