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In this blog post, I shared some of my understanding of the bodhisattva path. Although this may be a huge topic for some of us, we can understand them easily through the actions and habits we are doing each day. As long as we think of giving others hope, confidence, convenience, and joy all the time, we are walking the same path. The bodhisattva path is not something far out of reach like the stories we hear in Buddhism, but it is in fact in every action that we do. If it is to relieve people of their suffering, and promoting a harmonious community, we are walking this path. It does not matter how far we have traveled. The only question is, have you taken the first step?
Though of the month: Personal growth is in your mundane chores. Growth, or another word I wish to substitute cultivation, is in our mundane chores. If we seek growth outside, in others, we will not find it. Only within our daily life, and in our chores, can we find room to grow. Attending courses will only give you knowledge of the method. without personally attending to the method and the chores, we will only wish for imaginary outcomes.
Building connections with people is one of the most important things we can do. All our relationships are based on connections with them, be it family, friends, or co-workers. Breaking this bond between may result in a difficult path for us in future.
In this post, I share my reflection on lesson learned after an unfortunate event that happened to me. Situations like this are meant to keep us in check on our practice, rather than to mock us. If we pass, we move forward. If we fail, we start over, pick ourselves up, and move forward again.
Thought of the month: Sometimes we fall, hard. But more importantly, get back up, with or without help, and keep moving forward.

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09/23/2021

There are people of many cultures living in America. Some may be minorities born in America while others immigrated when they were young or during college. While our family or friends identify with one culture, we may identify ourselves with another or neither culture. Hence, what and how do we identify our culture? Join us and Venerable Man Kuang for our third “Dear Venerable…” episode to find out more!

Date: 26th September 2021
Time: 2-4pm PST
Sign-up: bit.ly/DearVen3
Post your Qs here: sli.do/dearVen3

Zoom link: http://bit.ly/sfyadzoom
Zoom ID: 953 0506 3101 Zoom
Password: 446265

There are people of many cultures living in America. Some may be minorities born in America while others immigrated when they were young or during college. While our family or friends identify with one culture, we may identify ourselves with another or neither culture. Hence, what and how do we identify our culture? Join us and Venerable Man Kuang for our third “Dear Venerable…” episode to find out more!

Date: 26th September 2021
Time: 2-4pm PST
Sign-up: bit.ly/DearVen3
Post your Qs here: sli.do/dearVen3

Zoom link: http://bit.ly/sfyadzoom
Zoom ID: 953 0506 3101 Zoom
Password: 446265

Newsletter — September September Buzz "Annual General Meeting" Don't be nervous, relax. There is no problem that cannot be resolved. ― Venerable Master Hsing Yun 09/09/2021

Newsletter — September September Buzz "Annual General Meeting" Don't be nervous, relax. There is no problem that cannot be resolved. ― Venerable Master Hsing Yun

Please check out our September newsletter - big announcement - time to vote for the next SFYAD committee!

Newsletter — September September Buzz "Annual General Meeting" Don't be nervous, relax. There is no problem that cannot be resolved. ― Venerable Master Hsing Yun 2021 BLIA-YAD San Francisco Election Now - 9/14 To all members! This year is the time where we elect the committee for the next 2 years. Nomination for election candidates has started and will end on Sep 14th. Please nominate up to 5 SFYAD members to be potential candidates for committee!

[09/07/21]   Hi all,

SFYAD’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Oct 16th, 2-5pm, Online. This year is also the time where we elect the committee for the next 2 years. For the meeting and election to be valid, we need at least 50% of the members to attend the meeting. Please sign up for the meeting here: https://www.sfyad.org/events/2021-annual-general-meeting-election

Nomination for election candidates starts today and will end on Sep 14th. Please nominate up to 5 SFYAD members to be potential candidates for committee for the next 2 years.

Nomination form: https://forms.gle/pif27MPetYcshM3x8

More info about election: https://sites.google.com/bliayad.org/2021-sfyad-agm-election/home?authuser=3

Thanks!

Newsletter — August August Monthly Gathering "Coastal Clean Up" Opportunity seldom knocks twice; seize the moment. ― Venerable Master Hsing Yun 08/05/2021

Newsletter — August August Monthly Gathering "Coastal Clean Up" Opportunity seldom knocks twice; seize the moment. ― Venerable Master Hsing Yun

Good afternoon everyone, please check out our August newsletter where we have a bunch of exciting in-person and virtual events coming up! Check it out in the link below:

https://shoutout.wix.com/so/86NgZ-ico?languageTag=en#/main

Newsletter — August August Monthly Gathering "Coastal Clean Up" Opportunity seldom knocks twice; seize the moment. ― Venerable Master Hsing Yun Upcoming Events

07/20/2021

Hello all,
Are you interested in learning how to make event posters, videos and websites for your YAD? The 2021 Digital Media Creation Workshop series is here for you! For more info, visit bit.ly/2021dmcworkshop

Hello all,
Are you interested in learning how to make event posters, videos and websites for your YAD? The 2021 Digital Media Creation Workshop series is here for you! For more info, visit bit.ly/2021dmcworkshop

07/03/2021

Happy July everyone! SFYAD will be hosting a July monthly gathering online movie night on 7/18 (Sunday) at 7pm PT. We will be watching “Soul” together over zoom! Join us if you’re interested: https://www.sfyad.org/events/july-monthly-gathering-movie-night-soul

Happy July everyone! SFYAD will be hosting a July monthly gathering online movie night on 7/18 (Sunday) at 7pm PT. We will be watching “Soul” together over zoom! Join us if you’re interested: https://www.sfyad.org/events/july-monthly-gathering-movie-night-soul

Newsletter — June Dear Venerable...I want to ask about "Purpose of Life" Help others succeed through your service and dedication. Realize the self through diligence and hard work. ― Venerable Master Hsing Yun 06/06/2021

Newsletter — June Dear Venerable...I want to ask about "Purpose of Life" Help others succeed through your service and dedication. Realize the self through diligence and hard work. ― Venerable Master Hsing Yun

Check out our June Newsletter, covering upcoming events such as Dear Venerable Q&A Series 2, Global YAD Conference, Sutra Transcription for Filial Piety, and Volunteer Seminar!

https://shoutout.wix.com/so/80NdGfVh0?languageTag=en&cid=56f97b70-4e9e-49a6-8b70-fda58e677165#/main

Newsletter — June Dear Venerable...I want to ask about "Purpose of Life" Help others succeed through your service and dedication. Realize the self through diligence and hard work. ― Venerable Master Hsing Yun Upcoming Events

05/28/2021

The meaning of life is a big question for all of us. What do we live for? COVID‐19 has impacted the way we live and work. Some may find themselves losing purpose being at home for a very long time. Join us together with our guest Venerables, Venerable Miao Hsi, and Venerable Zhi Xing from Hsi Lai Temple for our second Dear Venerable Live Q&A on the topic “Purpose of Life!”

Date: 13th June 2021
Time: 3-5pm PST
Sign-up: http://bit.ly/dearVen2
Post your Qs here: sli.do/dearven2

The meaning of life is a big question for all of us. What do we live for? COVID‐19 has impacted the way we live and work. Some may find themselves losing purpose being at home for a very long time. Join us together with our guest Venerables, Venerable Miao Hsi, and Venerable Zhi Xing from Hsi Lai Temple for our second Dear Venerable Live Q&A on the topic “Purpose of Life!”

Date: 13th June 2021
Time: 3-5pm PST
Sign-up: http://bit.ly/dearVen2
Post your Qs here: sli.do/dearven2

Newsletter — May Show Gratitude for Parents When someone benefits us even a little, we should repay them with all our hearts. Even if someone is angry with us, we should always treat them well. ― Venerable Master Hsing Yun 05/06/2021

Newsletter — May Show Gratitude for Parents When someone benefits us even a little, we should repay them with all our hearts. Even if someone is angry with us, we should always treat them well. ― Venerable Master Hsing Yun

Check out our May Newsletter, covering upcoming events such as Gratitude is Virtuous Forum, Global Simultaneous Sutra Transcription, and Dear Venerable Q&A Series 2!
https://shoutout.wix.com/so/02Nb09ZeP?languageTag=en&cid=b5fc680b-6285-4922-82a0-9d1857c400ab

Newsletter — May Show Gratitude for Parents When someone benefits us even a little, we should repay them with all our hearts. Even if someone is angry with us, we should always treat them well. ― Venerable Master Hsing Yun Upcoming Events

Gratitude for Parents | SFYAD 05/06/2021

Gratitude for Parents | SFYAD

Are you curious about how Buddhism influenced parent/child relationships? SFYAD is hosting a forum where we invite three families to share their experiences. In this event, you will also get an opportunity to write a post-it note to your loved family members to express gratitude. At the end of the event, we will read A Prayer for Our Parents, Relatives, and Friends by Venerable Master Hsing Yun. Join us!
SFYAD將舉辦一個表達對父母的感恩的論壇。我們邀請了三組家庭,探討佛法如何改善彼此的關係。您將有機會填寫給父母,親友告白的紙條,活動最後我們會一起閱讀《為父母親友祈願文》迴響給普天下的家人。將美好的願景傳播出去。

Register today thru/網上報名:https://www.sfyad.org/events/gratitude-for-parents

Gratitude for Parents | SFYAD Are you curious about how Buddhism influenced parent/child relationships?SFYAD邀請了三組家庭,探討佛法如何改善彼此的關係。

Photos from BLIA - YAD 國際佛光會世界青年總團's post 04/30/2021

Photos from BLIA - YAD 國際佛光會世界青年總團's post

04/22/2021

Lost and Found

Social Justice: What can we do as a group? 04/01/2021

Social Justice: What can we do as a group?

On 20th March, SFYAD hosted the first "Dear Venerable..." Series on Social Justice and invited Venerable Jue Qian, Director of Fo Guang Buddhist Temple Boston to share her wisdom and experience with us. Venerable Jue Qian mentioned one must be clear of their purpose and direction. Without them, our actions may not last. As long as we have the vows, patience, perseverance, and persistence, we would be able to continue making changes for society. Venerable Jue Qian closed off the session, reminding everyone that no matter what differences everyone has, as long as we mutually understand and respect one another, we could reduce these conflicts and distress.

If you are interested in the next session and would like to recommend some themes, you may complete a short survey [link at the end of the blog post].

Social Justice: What can we do as a group? 中文文章 On 20th March, SFYAD hosted a "Dear Venerable..." Series where YADs can ask questions about various topics to Venerables; and also allow Venerables to share their wisdom with us on applying the Dharma in daily life. The first topic for this series is Social Justice. COVID‐19 has dispr...

03/28/2021

Do you or your friends/family have gratitude and love that are rarely expressed to your/their parents? SFYAD is creating a video to compile gratitude messages between parents and their children to celebrate Father's and Mother's Day. Nominate yourself or your friends for this opportunity to be part of our video! Form: https://forms.gle/4hvXguBcF9t9Q9YD8

您或者身邊的親友有什麼對父母埋藏心底的愛與感恩呢?心連心的時候到了,舊金山佛光青年分團將在父母親節來臨之際,製作感恩視頻,收集對父母真情的心聲,開啟一場心的告白!歡迎您自荐或提名推荐參與視頻錄製!提名表:https://forms.gle/4hvXguBcF9t9Q9YD8

Do you or your friends/family have gratitude and love that are rarely expressed to your/their parents? SFYAD is creating a video to compile gratitude messages between parents and their children to celebrate Father's and Mother's Day. Nominate yourself or your friends for this opportunity to be part of our video! Form: https://forms.gle/4hvXguBcF9t9Q9YD8

您或者身邊的親友有什麼對父母埋藏心底的愛與感恩呢?心連心的時候到了,舊金山佛光青年分團將在父母親節來臨之際,製作感恩視頻,收集對父母真情的心聲,開啟一場心的告白!歡迎您自荐或提名推荐參與視頻錄製!提名表:https://forms.gle/4hvXguBcF9t9Q9YD8

03/25/2021

Chan Art & Stories - The Moon Cannot Be Stolen

Chan Master Ryokan Taigu (b.1758) lived in a crude hut at the foot of a mountain; his life was quite simple. One night as he returned home, he ran into a thief who was ransacking his hut. When he saw the master return, the thief was so frantic that he did not know what to do.

Chan Master Ryokan Taigu spoke to the empty-handed thief in an affable manner, “Can’t find anything to steal, huh? I think you may have wasted your time coming here. How about you just take the robe I’m wearing?”

The thief grabbed the robe and took off. Now bare-chested, Chan Master Ryokan Taigu watched the thief running in the moonlight. He spoke with a profound sense of regret:

“The moon is so bright and beautiful, too bad there’s no way for me to give it to you.”

The “beautiful moon” symbolizes the brightness of every individual’s intrinsic nature. If one can come to know the treasure that lies inside, what need would there be to take anything from others? The Chan master’s sense of pity was actually an expression of regret over how people have forgotten the treasures within themselves.

#ChanArt

03/16/2021

Have you felt powerless towards social injustice around you even though you are motivated to help? Do you ever wonder what ideas Venerables have about this? Here is an opportunity to find out! SFYAD is hosting a “Dear Venerable…” series #1 with Venerable Jue Qian on Social Justice issues.

Sign up at http://bit.ly/dearVen now! Submit your questions here: www.sli.do/dearvenerable and have them answered by Venerable during the event!

Have you felt powerless towards social injustice around you even though you are motivated to help? Do you ever wonder what ideas Venerables have about this? Here is an opportunity to find out! SFYAD is hosting a “Dear Venerable…” series #1 with Venerable Jue Qian on Social Justice issues on March 20, 1-2.30pm PST.

Sign up at http://bit.ly/dearVen now! Submit your questions here: www.sli.do/dearvenerable and have them answered by Venerable during the event!

03/10/2021

佛光山北加州道場「信徒香會」暨精進修持活動

「信徒香會」是佛教寺院每年的重要活動之一。每逢信徒香會,所有信徒都會到道場上香祈福。佛光山遵循傳統,選擇在開山星雲大師出家的這一天,亦即農曆二月初一舉辦信徒香會,也是讓信徒學習佛法、精進修持、與師父接心的重要日子。
佛光山北加州道場將於3/13(農曆二月一)星期六上午舉辦精進禮佛修持。大家共同學習師父上人禮拜觀世音菩薩祈願文「悉法菩提心,蓮華遍地生,弟子心朦朧,禮拜觀世音,求聰明,拜智慧,南無大慈大悲、救苦救難、觀世音菩薩」百拜,並發願也能像師父上人一樣開智慧,發心為大眾做更多事。歡迎大家當天連接上線與法師們一同禮拜修持。

時間:3/13(農曆二月一)早上10:00 網路線上修持

線上修持電子經文連結:https://tinyurl.com/6f5rh3ww

網路連結:https://youtu.be/KG5WqGBa870

敬請將您一同參與的畫面能拍照傳回,並將您的心得感想一起分享至三寶寺信箱: [email protected]

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Northern California Fo Guang Shan Temples Devotee’s Dharma Gathering & Cultivation Event.
Devotee’s Dharma Gathering is one of the most important events for Buddhist monasteries as it's time when devotees come to the temple to make offerings and pray. Fo Guang Shan has followed this tradition and dedicated Venerable Master Hsing Yun's renunciation date, Lunar February 1st , as the day to host the Dharma Gathering. It is a day where devotees can dedicate their time to learn, cultivate the Dharma, and most importantly, learn more about Venerable Master Hsing Yun's teaching.
Northern California Fo Guang Shan Temples will conduct a cultivation event on Saturday, March 13th (Lunar February 1st). We will follow how Venerable Master Hsing Yun prostrated to the Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva in seeking wisdom when he was young. As we prostrate to the “An Inspiration to Give Rise to the Bodhi Mind” verse, we shall vow to attain wisdom like Venerable Master Hsing Yun did and resolve to do more for all mankind. Please join us for this special cultivation event!

Date & Time: Saturday, March 13 @ 10 AM

Online liturgy's link: https://tinyurl.com/6f5rh3ww

YouTube link : https://youtu.be/KG5WqGBa870

Please share your participation's thoughts and pictures with us, and email them to [email protected]

Northern California Fo Guang Shan Temples with joining palms

Photos from BLIA - YAD 國際佛光會世界青年總團's post 03/10/2021

Photos from BLIA - YAD 國際佛光會世界青年總團's post

03/10/2021

Have you felt powerless towards social injustice around you even though you are motivated to help? Do you ever wonder what ideas Venerables have about this? Here is an opportunity to find out! SFYAD is hosting a “Dear Venerable…” series #1 with Venerable Jue Qian on Social Justice issues on March 20, 1-2.30pm PST.

Sign up at http://bit.ly/dearVen now! Submit your questions here: www.sli.do/dearvenerable and have them answered by Venerable during the event!

Have you felt powerless towards social injustice around you even though you are motivated to help? Do you ever wonder what ideas Venerables have about this? Here is an opportunity to find out! SFYAD is hosting a “Dear Venerable…” series #1 with Venerable Jue Qian on Social Justice issues on March 20, 1-2.30pm PST.

Sign up at http://bit.ly/dearVen now! Submit your questions here: www.sli.do/dearvenerable and have them answered by Venerable during the event!

Once Upon a Lantern - Online Celebration 03/01/2021

Once Upon a Lantern - Online Celebration

As the Spring Lantern Festival symbolizes reunion, and in spite of the pandemic, SFYAD hosted an online get-together event on Feb 27th, titled Once Upon a Lantern - Make a Lantern, Share a Story. It gave everyone an opportunity to meet one another, share stories about the Lunar New Year, and spark creative energies in painting the lanterns. 110 sets of lantern decoration kits were hand-delivered to homes around the Bay Area, and more than 45 BLIA members, friends, and family joined the event online, with their ages ranging from as young as preschoolers up to as senior as at-home retirees.

Once Upon a Lantern - Online Celebration 中文版: Link As the Spring Lantern Festival symbolizes reunion, and in spite of the pandemic, SFYAD hosted an online get-together event on Feb 27th, titled Once Upon a Lantern - Make a Lantern, Share a Story. It gave everyone an opportunity to meet one another, share stories about the Lunar New...

2021 辛丑年慶 星雲大師 新春賀詞_繁中英版 02/12/2021

2021 辛丑年慶 星雲大師 新春賀詞_繁中英版

Happy Lunar New Year everyone!!
Here’s a new year message from Venerable Master Hsing Yun.
https://youtu.be/KRkPqMeTNwg

2021 辛丑年慶 星雲大師 新春賀詞_繁中英版 各位護法、朋友們,大家吉祥!祝福大家「花開四季,耕耘心田」:精進勤於耕耘心田,四季常栽智慧之花。Dear Dharma protectors and friends, Auspicious greetings!Wishing for everyone to “Cultivate a Heart that Bloo...

02/07/2021

2021佛光山春節雲端點燈
The 2021 Fo Guang Shan New Year Festival of Light and Peace

2/12/21 -2/28/2021

http://online.fgs.org.tw/lightoffering/

佛光山2021年春節平安燈法會將於2月12日至2月28日展開,因受新冠病毒疫情影響,許多活動型態從現場轉為線上,繼春節平安燈法會官網上線後,亦推出雲端點燈,以滑鼠代替火柴,點亮心燈,為世界、為家人、為自己祈福,而且電腦、手機皆可使用。

The 2021 Fo Guang Shan New Year Festival of Light and Peace will be held from February 12th to February 28th. Due to the impact of the coronavirus, many activities have been converted to online events. Following the launch of the official website of the festival, we are now introducing “Virtual Light Offering”, using a mouse instead of matches to light up our inner heart, to pray for the world, family, and for oneself.

02/04/2021

In order to fulfill the heartfelt wish of many to officially become a Buddhist with right faith, Fo Guang Shan Monastery will conduct a virtual Triple Gem Refuge Ceremony on Guanyin Bodhisattva's day of remembrance.

DATE: 3/30/2021 (Tuesday)
TIME: 6:00 pm PST (9:00pm EST)
PLATFORM: Zoom Meeting

Sign up here: http://bit.ly/fgstriplegemrefuge

In order to fulfill the heartfelt wish of many to officially become a Buddhist with right faith, Fo Guang Shan Monastery will conduct a virtual Triple Gem Refuge Ceremony on Guanyin Bodhisattva's day of remembrance.

DATE: 3/30/2021 (Tuesday)
TIME: 6:00 pm PST (9:00pm EST)
PLATFORM: Zoom Meeting

Sign up here: http://bit.ly/fgstriplegemrefuge

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