Invoking the Bodhisattvas’ Names

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Invoking the Bodhisattvas’ Names from the Plum Village Chanting and Recitation Book We invoke your name, Avalokiteshvara.  We aspire to learn your way of listening in order to help relieve the suffering in the world. You know how to listen in … Continued

The Three Touchings of the Earth

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I  Touching the Earth, I connect with ancestors and descendants of my spiritual, heart, and blood families. (Bell) (All touch the earth) (Read slowly, with a pause after each paragraph to allow for reflection) My spiritual ancestors include the Buddha, … Continued

The Five Earth-Touchings

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– I – In gratitude, I bow to all generations of ancestors in my blood family. (Bell) (All touch the earth) (Read slowly, with a pause after each paragraph to allow for reflection) I see my mother and father, whose … Continued

Ceremony to Support the Sick

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This ceremony is to offer peace of mind and courage to the sick and to those who have been victims of disasters as well as to their relatives and friends.   1. ( Sitting Med 10 Minutes)   2. ( Incense offering … Continued