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「慶生福田」

善良和樂於助人,助人爲樂,樂善好施,福德必追隨伴著您。常常幫助別人 ,必得人緣, 這便是他們的快樂泉源 。

對貧苦民眾產生憐憫,向他們表達對他們關愛和派發他們所需,給予他們有餐溫飽。

如何行動表達你對他們的關懷,便是用一柸咖啡的零錢,每天積存下來,捐贈給你所聽聞過,看到過的貧苦大眾,送上你們的愛心午餐,給他們一頓飯,便是如此,但這一點殊不簡單啊!你們可能不知道,你的一份早餐,便是街頭露宿者一整天的食糧。

你的晚餐可能是他們從未品嚐過的,對於他們來說,只要他們有一頓熱飯菜果充飢,這便是他們的最美好的時光,有如置身於生日派對中品嚐美食般的快樂。

我們都市生活富裕充足是難以想像的,請不要浪費我們的福報,不要浪費食物,反而我們更應該懂得感恩和珍惜自己所擁有的,多做善事,多結善緣,為貧困者,送上這份「愛心午餐」。

今天特別祝福 Michelle Wen 和 陳子雨 的生日,她們便在這特別好的日子為印度孤兒院和貧困者送上熱飯熱菜和飲品,為她們慶祝過一個不平凡的生日,今天的生日有幾佰人共同宴飲、共同歡樂、為自己,為親友們過一個快樂生日,增加褔德善緣。

這慶生福田的活動你們都可以在自己的國家做,也可以透過美國菩薩寺為你們在印度、尼泊爾、不丹等為這裡貧窮者送上你們的關心,你們的「愛心午餐」。

再次祝賀 Michelle Wen 和 陳子雨 生日快樂、身體健康、福慧增長、修道順利、吉祥如意、阿彌陀佛!
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Saturday October 7th, 2017 - 9:53 pm  ·  

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IBS Upcoming Prison Program

Int’l Bodhisattva Sangha (IBS) would like to express our gratitude to the kind assistance from all of you to helping with our prison program.
The schedule for our upcoming trip is as follows:

10-6. North Kern SP (confirmed)
10-7 Wasco SP (confirmed)
10-8 Corcoran SATF (confirmed)
10-10 SALINAS Valley SP (confirmed)
10-11 CA Health Care Facility (confirmed)
10-12 Mule Creek SP
10-13 (AM) Folsom SP
10-13 (PM) CA-SP Sacramento (confirmed)
10-15 Valley SP (confirmed)
10-16 Chowchilla Women Facility (confirmed)
10-17 CA Men’s Colony (confirmed)
10-18 Norco SP (confirmed)
10-19 Chino Institution for Women (confirmed)

IN THE PAST, WE COULD ONLY AFFORD TO GO ON SUCH A LONG TRIP QUARTERLY. WITH THE KIND SUPPORT FROM OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS, WE NOW CAN MAKE IT HAPPENING EVERY OTHER MONTH.

On this trip, we will be delivering more Buddha statues, Dharma instruments, and reading materials to the newly established sanghas.

IBS' main mission is to bring hope and provide second chances to all of the incarcerated brothers and sisters in the iron temples. As such, we sincerely thank those who have contributed the support and assistance that have enabled these meaningful activities to be possible. Any donation will be gratefully accepted and deeply appreciated. To make a donation, please contact the following sources:

IBS
9715 Carroll Center Rd.
Suite #105 San Diego, CA 92126
(619) 450-3699

Email address: zhongibs@hotmail.com

Make check payable to IBS or click on the link below for donation via PayPal:

http://www.ibstemple.org/donate
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Wednesday October 4th, 2017 - 10:01 pm  ·  

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Birthday Celebration Offering

The practice of loving kindness and compassion is very important. It not only helps oneself but also benefits many others. IBS encourages people to do good deeds on their birthdays and to celebrate them in a very special and meaningful way. A few years ago, IBS in the USA started a program called A Special Way to Celebrate Your Birthday. This program offers meals, clothing, and shoes to venerable monks and to the less fortunate, such as children in orphanages, homeless people living on the street, and people in old age homes in many countries, including Nepal, Sri Lanka, USA, Canada, India, and Bhutan. I am happy to let everyone know that many Dharma Friends have participated in the program. Of course, offering a meal to the Sangha is the most meritorious deed of all. This kind of generosity will bring joy and happiness to those who are less fortunate.

IBS is honored to help organize meal offerings to monks in Nepal, South India, and Bhutan as well as orphans and the less fortunate in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Canada and USA. Your birthday offering will make many families and kids smile and I am sure it will be a meaningful and blessed way to celebrate your birthday.

Today I would like to wish a very Happy Birthday to our Dharma friends born in October; ie Michelle Chan, Yap Cheng Leong, Celine Chia Jimmy Chung, Tracy Chung & Jenny Ong. They offered a special meal for poor children in Bhutan and poor people on the street in Bodh Gaya, India. I would like to thank Michelle Chan, Yap Cheng Leong, Celine Chia Jimmy Chung, Tracy Chung & Jenny Ong for their generosity. May they always be happy, healthy, a long and prosperous life.

If anyone would like to offer a meal to the monks in the Temple, our homeless brothers and sisters on street, or people living in old age homes, please contact IBS on Facebook and we will be very happy to help organize it. Once again, many thanks to Michelle Chan, Yap Cheng Leong, Celine Chia , Jimmy Chung, Tracy Chung & Jenny Ong for their loving kindness and compassion. We wish them a very, very Happy Birthday. Amituofo ()
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Wednesday October 4th, 2017 - 6:35 am  ·  

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不出門在家裡也可以當義工,如果想要發心隨時可以參與。

當網路上的義工

諸位法友,

阿彌陀佛!由於科技發達,網路盛行,讓許多的上班族不必出門就可以在家裡上班;這樣的福報我們當心存感激,也應該善用這樣的資源。

美國菩薩寺致力於各州監獄近行弘法活動並且成立佛教圖書館。截至目前為止,我們一共發展到28所監獄近行弘法教化,同時成立了95個佛教圖書館;因此,我們需要更多的義工朋友一起加入我們的行列,引領更多的獄友可以有因緣接觸佛法。如果您願意的話,美國菩薩寺希望找到更多願意發心成為網路義工的大德。您只需要在自己的家裡上網,就可以和我們一起成就在美國的監獄佈教活動。如果您願意發心加入我們的義工行列,請跟我們聯絡。

以下是我們需要協助的工作內容,請參酌哪個部分是您可以認養的工作事項:

1. 翻譯受刑人信件 (英翻中)

2. 文章撰寫, (由常住提供內容)

3 .宣傳監獄弘法訊息。

4. .宣傳每月布施$10的活動。

5. 協助搜尋英文佛教書籍 (監獄佛教圖書館藏書)

6. 繕打受刑人信件

7. 質料整理

以上是目前需要協助的相關工作事項,也歡迎您提供更多的意見,讓這一切更為圓滿。
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Sunday October 1st, 2017 - 9:32 pm  ·  

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信徒問:法師您也在用 facebook 啊?很多人說 facebook 不好,請示一下您的看法。

法師答:謝謝您的問題,每一個東西都有它正面與負面。我覺得現在是網路時代,我們要懂得善用它。的確網路有很多不好的東西要非常小心。如果對網路不是很清楚的話先要了解一下它的好與壞。打個比方說 facebook 好像是一支刀,您可以用來切菜煮很好吃的一頓菜,同一樣的刀也可以用來傷害其他眾生。所以說看您怎麼用那支刀。以我這八年的經驗來說,facebook 幫我很大的忙,我們美國菩薩寺專門做監獄弘法。三年前我發了一個願說,希望每一家監獄都要有一個小小佛教圖書館,當初我也不知道那麼多佛教書籍要從那裡請,『有願就有路了』。後來我這個計畫放上去facebook,剛開始沒有什麼反應,過了兩三個月之後,很多國外菩薩們想要寄佛教經書過來。剛開始是一位馬來西亞法友想要發心,後來香港,新加坡,台灣,加拿大都有很多佛教書寄過來,我也不是親自認識那些菩薩們,只是網路上的朋友而已,但是因為有這個facebook 的關係,我的要幫助別人變成非常順利。現在我們在28家監獄總共有105圖書館,每一家都有大約500到700本書籍。可以說一半以上都是 facebook 的幫助。我相信我們還有好幾家監獄要弄圖書館,有心的人還會繼續幫忙。所以如果懂得運用 facebook 的話它是最好的橋樑。阿彌陀佛!!!
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Friday September 29th, 2017 - 9:44 pm  ·  

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菩薩寺 2017年藥師如來消災祈安法會

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日期 / 2017年11月17日-19月
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內容 / 藥師經七部
藥師懺一部
佛前大供 二堂
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20:00~21:30 藥 師 經

11月18日(週六)
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10:50~11:30 佛前大供
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11月19日(週日)
09:00~10:30 藥 師 經
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16:00~18:30 藥 師 懺
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Wednesday September 27th, 2017 - 4:24 am  ·  

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行菩薩道一定要培養慈悲心。
Cultivate the Bodhisattva path must generate the compassionate mind.
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Tuesday September 26th, 2017 - 5:41 pm  ·  

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The International Bodhisattva Sangha (IBS) team will be on the road again for another special prison trip in October. We had a very successful outcome from the last trip with the help of our worldwide sponsors.

IN THE PAST, WE COULD ONLY AFFORD TO GO ON SUCH A LONG TRIP QUARTERLY. WITH THE KIND SUPPORT FROM OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS, WE NOW CAN MAKE IT HAPPENING EVERY OTHER MONTH.

On this trip, we will be delivering more Buddha statues, Dharma instruments, and reading materials to the newly established sanghas.

IBS' main mission is to bring hope and provide second chances to all of the incarcerated brothers and sisters in the iron temples. As such, we sincerely thank those who have contributed the support and assistance that have enabled these meaningful activities to be possible. Any donation will be gratefully accepted and deeply appreciated. To make a donation, please contact the following sources:

IBS
9715 Carroll Center Rd.
Suite #105 San Diego, CA 92126
(619) 450-3699

Email address: zhongibs@hotmail.com

Make check payable to IBS or click on the link below for donation via PayPal:

http://www.ibstemple.org/donate

Below is our itinerary for the upcoming prison visitation:

10-6 NORTH KERN SP
10-7 WASCO SP
10-8 CORCORAN SATF
10-9 TRAVELING
10-10 SALINAS VALLEY SP
10-11 CALIFORNIA HEALTH CARE FACILITY
10-12 MULE CREEK SP
10-13 FOLSOM SP (AM)
10-13 MEETING WITH CHAPLAIN RICHEY (PM)
10-14 CSP SACARMENTO
10-15 SAN QUENTIN SP
10-16 CHOWCHILLA WOMEN FACILITY (AM)
10-16 VALLEY SP (PM)
10-17 CALIFORNIA MEN'S COLONY
10-18 NORCO SP
10-19 CHINO INSTITUTION OF WOMEN
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Monday September 25th, 2017 - 10:28 pm  ·  

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請大家廣發慈悲心,一同來護持美國菩薩寺,在36所加州監獄弘法的活動。您的佈施深具意義,能改變一個人的生命,以佛法淨化他的身心。美國菩薩寺現在正招募,每月願意固持發心$10美金者,敬請大家踴躍護持。願意發心者,請點以下連結網站,運用信用卡佈施護持。阿彌陀佛!
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Sunday September 24th, 2017 - 3:54 am  ·  

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