Well-Being Service on Friday Mornings

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Medicine Buddha

Every Friday morning, at 8 am, we chant the Metta Sutta (LovingKindness Meditation)  and the Enmei Jukku Kannon Gyo, and then we dedicate the merit to the comfort and recovery or peaceful transition of our friends. We recite a list of the names of those to whom we dedicate this intention. The dedication goes as follows:

May all awakened beings manifest through the Three Treasures their luminous mirror wisdom. With full awareness we have chanted the Metta Sutta and the Enmei Jukku Kannon Gyo for protecting life. We dedicate this merit and virtue to

The well-being, comfort and recovery or peaceful transition of our dear friends:

 Names are read aloud

And to all those who are suffering from physical or mental illness, who are lacking shelter, food or safety, who are victims of natural disasters, or who are exposed to violence of any kind

May they be deeply supported in the Dharma, peaceful and free from suffering, and may they, together with all beings, realise Buddha’s Way. 

If you would like to add a name that we will keep on the list for three weeks, please email us here.

 

 

Our Plans for Christmas and New Year

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We will be open every day as usual over the Christmas and New Year holiday, except for three days, December 25, 26 and 27. We’ll reopen on Friday, December 28, morning and evening. Hope we get to see you if you have some time off. And we’ll be celebrating New Year’s Eve together from 8 pm – midnight; see here for more information.