Chung Mei Temple News

Amitabha Buddha Dharma Service

Fo Guang Shan founder Master Hsing Yun states that the phrase of “Amitabha Buddha” represents immense merits, virtues and brightness which can accomplish all the wonderful things. Master Hsing Yun also states “There are no terms in the world like “Amitabha Buddha”, which is widely used and full of merits and virtues. The term of “Amitabha Buddha” can resolve all of being good, bad, joyful, angry, sorrow and happy.” Chung Mei Buddhist Temple will conduct Amitabha Buddha Service at 10:30 AM on December 17 (Sunday) at Columbarium to commemorate the prayer due to the birthday anniversary of Amitabha Buddha. The merits will contribute to everyone’s joy, family harmony, mutual respect, community unity and world peace. In addition, merits will be transferred to those relatives who have departed.

  • 1. Service Date: December 17, 2017 (Sunday)
    • First Incense: 10:30AM Sutra Chanting
    • Second Incense: 11:30AM Offering Ceremony
    • Third Incense: 1:30PM Sutra Chanting
    • Fourth Incense: 2:30PM Sutra Chanting
  • 2. Merit/ Offering
    • I. Memorial tablet
      • IA. Liberation for the ancestors and/or the deceased relatives
      • IB. Redemption to the creditors of many kalpas
    • II. Special Offering
    • III. Food, flower, fruit, longevity rice peach offering
  • 3. Contact Information
    • Address: 12550 Jebbia Lane, Stafford, TX 77477
    • Tel: 281-495-3100
    • Fax: 281-495-6622

Download: Amitabha Buddha Dharma Service Form

FGS Houston Buddhist Academy

一、 開辦宗旨  :  使佛法融入生活,提昇生活品質,是佛光山「人間佛教」的宗旨。在此前提下,星雲大師主張「佛教,就是教育」,以佛陀本懷來教化人心,培養佛教人才,續佛慧命,使佛法成為生活的加油站、精神的補給站,依此因緣,特設立書院,為社會普羅大眾提供進修培福的機會。
二、 主辦單位  :  佛光山人間佛教研究院
承辦單位  :  佛光山別分院
三、 招生對象  :  1. 青年及一般大眾。
2. 身心健全,有無佛教信仰者皆可。
四、 招收名額  :  25名,額滿為止。
五、 上課時間  :  2018年3月3至5月19日,每星期六 1:30pm~03:30pm
六、 上課地點  :  佛光山中美寺
七、 學費  :  教育費 60元 (全程參加者全額退還)
八、 課程特色  :  經論導讀、佛法概論、人間音緣、佛教藝術美學、學佛行儀、禪修靜心、抄經養心、戶外參學
九、 報名日期  :  即日起,受理報名
報名電話  :  281-495-3100
報名傳真  :  281-495-6622
聯絡人  :  如悟法師

Download:Application Form for FGS Houston Buddhist Academy

The Ceremony of Three Refuges and Five Precepts

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 Hsing Ting to preside the ceremony of Three Refuges Five Precepts with Abhiseka since Venerable Hsing Ting, Abbot of Fo Guang Shan Thaihua Temple, will arrive in Houston. Everyone is welcome to participate.

  • 一、參加資格: Male or female who is willing to take refuge in triple gem and five precepts to become a genuine Buddhist. (For renewing precepts, please bring your own precept robe.)
  • 二、典禮日期︰ Aug 12, 2017 (Sat) 2:00pm
  • 三、三皈五戒講習: Aug 5, 2017 (Sun) 2:00pm
  • 四、報名方式 Registration:
    • (1) Please fill out the registration form obtained from Temple’s front desk or from Temple’s website then e-mail to us.
    • (2) Please submit two passport-size photos taken within three months.
  • 五、費用 Fee: Food offering and please bring your own precept robes. Or (Purchase at Temple)
  • 六、五戒報名截止日期 Deadline for Five Precepts: Aug 5, 2017
  • 七、典禮地點: Chung Mei Buddhist Temple
  • * People who had taken refuge and five precepts are welcome to observe the ceremony

Download: Triple Gem Refuge and Five Precepts Ceremony Registration

2017 Filial Piety Memorial Dharma Service

In the month of Ullambana also known as the month of joy and merit, Chung Mei Temple honors the Buddha’s doctrine of advocating filial piety and holds an assembly to commemorate the ancestors on Sunday, July 2nd at the main shrine. We will chant “Eighty-Eight Buddha-Name Treasure Repentance” to pay homage to all Buddha. With the inconceivable merits from this Dharma service and the practices of “Three Acts of Goodness” not only can one enhance their own good fortune, one can dedicate the merits toward blessing their ancestors as well. We sincerely invite you and your family to join us in this special festival.

  • Service Date/time: Sunday, July 2 2017 10:00a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Service including:
    • (1) Liberation for the ancestors and/or the deceased relatives
    • (2) Redemption to the creditors of many kalpas
    • (3) Offering of flowers, fruits, and meals
  • Contact:
    • 12550 Jebbia Lane, Stafford, TX 77477
    • Tel: (281)495-3100
    • Fax: (281)495-6622

Download: 2017 Filial Piety Month Eighty-Eight Buddha Dharma Service Registration Form

Chung Mei Buddhist Temple Jun - July 2017 Calendar

活動 Activities/Events 時間
6/10 Sat 星雲大師墨寶展
One-Stroke Calligraphy Exhibition
2:00pm - 4:00pm Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Sat [佛教與藝術]-星雲大師與墨寶
Art of Buddhism "One Stroke Calligraphy"
Speech by Fo Guang Shan Dallas Abbess Ven Man Kuang
2:00pm - 4:00pm
7/2 Sun 盂蘭盆孝道月孝親報恩法會
Ullambana - Filial piety memorial Dharma service
10:00pm - 12:30pm 中美寺
Chung Mei Temple
7/07-7/09 Fri-Sun 2017年國際佛光會北美洲聯誼會
BLIA North America Fellowship Meeting
BLIA Vancouver
Fo Guan Shan
7/11-7/15 Tue-Sun 國際佛光青年幹部會議
International Buddha's Light Young Adult Executive Conference
Fo Guang Shan Hsi Lai Temple
7/17-7/21 Mon-Fri 西來寺青少年短期出家修道會
Hsi Lai Temple Youth Short-Term Monastic Retreat
7/23 Sun-Fri 2017年佛光山西來寺供僧法會
2017 Fo Guang Shan Hsi Lai Temple Sangha Day
8/12 Sat 甘露灌頂三皈五戒
Triple Gem Refuge and Five Precepts Ceremony
Chung Mei Temple
例行活動 Regular Activities
禪修班 Meditation Class 10:30am - 12:00pm 中美寺
Chung Mei Temple
太極班 Tai Chi Class 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Humanistic Buddhism Reading Class
10:30am - 12:00pm
Fo Guang Three Acts of Goodness Children Classes
10:30am - 12:30pm
Diamond Stutra/Amitabha Stura/Medicine Buddha Stura/
The Universal Door Chapter/Eight-eight Buddhist Repentance
10:30am - 11:40pm
Dharma Lecture By Venerable
11:40am - 12:50pm

下載: 2017佛光山中美寺6 -7月行事曆

Download: Chung Mei Buddhist Temple Jun - July 2017 Calendar

2017 Buddha's Day & Mother's Day Multicultural Festival


活動日期  :  5月14日(週日)
10:30-11:30 浴佛祈福暨母親節祈願法會
11:30-15:00 素食園遊會
Noon-15:00 才藝表演
活動內容  :  浴佛祈福法會 / 素食園遊會 / 才藝表演 / 兒童遊戲
活動地點  :  12550 Jebbia Lane, Stafford, TX 77477
Tel  :  281-495-3100
Email  :  [email protected]

2017 Filial Piety Memorial Dharma Assembly

To advocate the virtues of filial Piety and commemorate our ancestors, Chung Mei Temple will held the “Ching Ming Dharma Assembly” on Sunday, April 2. We will chant the Diamond Sutra Repentance and dedicate its profound merits to our parents, family, society, and the whole world. Since the merits of Diamond Sutra Repentance is beneficial to the living as well the deceased, you are cordially invited to join us in this assembly.

  • Date of Dharma Function: April 2(SUN) 10:30am- 12:30pm The Diamond Sutra Repentance
  • Address: 12550 Jebbia Lane, Stafford, TX 77477
  • Tel: (281) 495-3100 Fax: (281) 495-6622

Download: 2017 Filial Piety Memorial Dharma Assembly

2017 Chung Mei Buddhist Temple Calendar

Date Day Activities/Events Time Venue
12/4 Sun 【Chung Mei Cultural Forum】
“Encountering Your True Self” by Mrs. Lydia Chao, Executive Supervisor
1:30pm-3:00pm Chung Mei Temple
12/11 Sun Community Care –Winter Donation Drive Youth Group
12/17 Sat BLIA-Houston Annual Conference 10:30am-12:30pm Chung Mei Temple
Dharma Lecture by Ven. Hui Fu 1:30pm-3:00pm
12/18 Sun Amitabha Buddha Dharma Service 10:30am-3:30pm Columbarium
Sun 2016 Light Offering Completion Service 10:30am-12:30pm Chung Mei Temple
1/5 Thur Dharma Day (Buddha’s Attainment of Enlightenment Day) - Laba Rice Porridge 11:00am-12:00noon
1/8 Sun Volunteer Chore’s Day 10:30am-12:30pm
1/27 Fri Peace Lantern Festival (Chanting Service) 9:00pm-11:00pm
Transmission of the Light of Wisdom
First Incense Offering for New Year
1/28 Sat Offering to the Buddha 10:30am-12:30pm
1/29 Sun Homage to Thousand Buddha’s Ceremony
2/12 Sun Light Offering Dharma Service
3/11 Sat Youth Represent the World 【Hope & Respect】
Hosted by BLIA & Co-Sponsored by The City of Stafford
7:30pm-10:00pm Stafford Centre

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.
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
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
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