Chung Mei Temple News

2014 Ancestors Memorial Service

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.

Dharma Function Time
Water Repentance Service (Part 1) 10:30am
Offering Ceremony 12:00am
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

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Chung Mei Buddhist Temple April ~ August 2014 Calendar

DateDayActivities / EventsVenueTime
4/6SunAncestors Memorial ServiceChung Mei Temple10:30am-4:00pm
4/20SunEarth Day10:30am
5/11SunBathing the Buddha Celebration & Mother’s Day FestivalBathing the Buddha Celebration
10:30am-5:00pm
Festival
12:00pm-3:00pm
6/15Sun“Different perspectives to an issue” by Mrs. Lydia Chao2:00pm-4:00pm
7/6SunDharma Lecture by Ven. Hsin Pei2:00pm-4:00pm
7/13SunAmerica Ullambana Dharma ServiceHsi Lai Temple
7/20SunDharma Lecture by Ven. Long XiangChung Mei Temple
8/2Sat“You are the Key to Change” by Stanley C. Yen10:00pm-12:00pm

Regular Activities
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


2014 Chinese New Year Dharma Function

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!

Dharma Function Date Time Remarks
Light Offering Completion Service Jan. 19
(Sun)
10:30am-12:00pm 2013 Light Offering Completion Service
Chinese New Year Eve Prayer & Peace Lantern Festival Jan. 30
(Thu)
9:00pm-10:30pm Temple open from 10:00am to 12:00am
Chinese New Year Dharma Service Jan. 31
(Fri)
11:00am-11:30am Maitreya Buddha’s Birthday
Homage to Thousand Buddhas
Ceremony
Feb. 2
(Sun)
10:30am-12:00pm Homage to the Buddhas & transferring merits to all sentient beings
Light Offering Dharma Service Feb. 16
(Sun)
10:30am-12:00pm Register for making Light offering
for brighter future

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2014 Light Offering Dharma Service

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!

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2014 Praying for World Peace and 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

Download: 2014 Praying for World Peace and Dharma Service

October 2013 ~ February 2014 Calendar

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
1/26(Sun) Volunteer Day 10:30am-2:00pm
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

English Buddhism Course - āgama

Course Content  :  āgama
Fee  :  Free of charge
Start Date  :  2013.10.06(Sun.) 1:30~3:30pm
Location  :  Chung Mei Buddhist Temple
Download  :  English Buddhism Course - āgama

2013 Triple Gem Refuge Ceremony

Host  :  Ven. Hui Fu
Date  :  Sunday, August 4, 2013
Time  :  12:30
Location  :  Chung Mei Buddhist Temple

2013 Celebration of Buddha's Birthday & Mother's Day Charity Fair

Date  :  Sunday, May 12, 2013
Time  :  Buddha Bathing Ceremony 10:30am - 12:00pm
Vegetarian Festivity 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Location  :  Chung Mei Buddhist Temple

FGS Chung Mei English Buddhist Reading Class

Gain a deeper understanding of the teaching of the Buddha and expand your knowledge, wisdom, and compassion.

Start Date  :  April 6 (Saturday) 1:30 – 3:00 pm
Location  :  Chung Mei Buddhist Temple
Download  :  English Buddhist Reading Class