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吃多變胖,學多變博。
The more you ate, the fatter you are; the more you learn, the wiser you become.
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Thursday August 10th, 2017 - 9:32 pm  ·  

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菩薩寺 2017年 盂蘭盆法會

主法 / 慧光和上
日期 / 2017年8月26日-9月2日
地點 / 菩薩寺
內容 / 梁皇寶懺 (一部)
大般若經 (二卷)
三時繋念佛事
佛前大供
甘露施食

費用 / 隨喜
用於護持尼泊爾菩薩沙彌學院
僧伽教育及清寒助學金

本次法會功德回向項目:
消災、超薦、打齋、贊普施食。
敬請大眾發心普施,回向三界一切有情,遠離憂苦、常得安樂!

功德登記表下載:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BbaHRHBu8LwAiqfNoMOPBw8y3mBcjSU4xZi2Xki03Yw/edit?usp=sharing

電話 / +886-4-24079920
傳真 / +886-4-24072469
電郵 / ibsvima@gmail.com
地址 / 台中市大里區永隆路147號

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法會香別

8月26日(週六)
09:00 ~ 09:30 淨  壇
09:30 ~ 10:30 梁皇寶懺 卷一/上
11:00 ~ 12:00 佛  供
14:00 ~ 15:00 梁皇寶懺 卷一/下
15:30 ~ 17:30 梁皇寶懺 卷二
19:00 ~ 21:30 梁皇寶懺 卷三

8月27日(週日)
09:00 ~ 10:30 梁皇寶懺 卷四
11:00 ~ 12:00 佛  供
14:00 ~ 17:00 梁皇寶懺 卷五
19:00 ~ 21:30 梁皇寶懺 卷六

8月28日(週一)
19:30 ~ 21:30 梁皇寶懺 卷七

8月29日(週二)
19:30 ~ 21:30 梁皇寶懺 卷八

8月30日(週三)19:30 ~ 21:30
梁皇寶懺 卷九

8月31日(週四)19:30 ~ 21:30
梁皇寶懺 卷十

9月01日(週五)19:30 ~ 21:30
諷誦大般若經(二卷)

9月02日(週六)
10:30 ~ 11:30 總迴向.佛 供
14:00 ~ 20:30 三時繫念佛事、甘露施食
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Tuesday August 8th, 2017 - 8:29 am  ·  

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慧光法師報導
菩薩寺在美國加州監獄弘法,已有二十多年,並在各個監獄成立教團及佛教圖書館。因為有各位護法居士的大力護持,讓佛法的光明得以照亮監獄中無明迷惘的眾生,引導他們走上人生的正途。今天菩薩寺來了一位洗盡鉛華的菩薩,他的名字叫克里斯,是我們以前在監獄中的佛友,他在菩薩寺的帶領下,學佛已超過12年。由於感恩大眾的慈悲護念,讓他獲得懺悔向善的機會,並獲得自由之身回到社會,因此他想要現身說法,與我們分享他的學佛心得,讓大家了解佛法的智慧與慈悲功德力,能轉變並淨化一個人的生命,最終達到如蓮華一般出污泥而不染。感恩大家的護持,阿彌陀佛!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xVRdyn_ybcw
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Tuesday August 8th, 2017 - 8:00 am  ·  

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Today I would like to introduce one of the former students of IBS Prison Sangha. His name is Christopher Wagner, one of the good Buddhist practitioners in the Iron Temple. After 17 years of his retreat in the Iron Temple, he is a free man again. He took three refuges and 5 precepts a long time ago and became a vegetarian. He visited the IBS Temple in San Diego to give his thanks for supporting him during his retreat in the Iron Temple. I think the credit goes to all our supporters and volunteers. Here he would like to share how he met IBS in prison and what kind of changes he had.

This is IBS Prison Program's first video of interviewing a brother. I hope that you share it with your friends and those who have been part of this program. Also, don't forget to drop a comment. IBS would like to share more videos and articles about how Buddhism really benefiting them during their incarceration. Again, thanks for being part of this meaningful program. Amituofo
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Monday August 7th, 2017 - 6:01 pm  ·  

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IBS Homeless Program

Do you know how fortunate we are? We have food to eat, clothes to wear, and a house to live in. But there are millions of unfortunate people in this world. They don't know when their next meal will be. They don't have a place to rest, nor a place to take a shower. You might have come across one in your daily life. The next time you see one, please help out to the best of your ability.

IBS has been helping the homeless for many years. There had been many generous people who had supported this program. In California, IBS fed many homeless brothers and sisters in the San Diego Downtown, Santa Ana, Los Angeles, Fresno, San Jose, and Stockton. On Saturday, under the guidance of Ven. Xian Zhong, we went to Skid Row, Los Angeles, and Santa Ana to feed our homeless brothers and sisters. We were able to feed about 350 street brothers and sisters. IBS would like to thank Jake, Rich, Lisa, Barbara, Patrick, Elaine, John, Sean, Terri, Lie Ly, and Winston for helping us feed them. Thank you especially to Lie Ly and Winston, they were with us the whole day to help feed those homeless brothers and sisters. We had a very fruitful day with these kind people at Skid Row and Santa Ana. IBS really appreciates your time and support. Hope we can do this more often.

Skid Row in Los Angeles is one of the places where thousands of homeless brothers and sisters live. It is very saddening to see all those people living in shabby tents on the sidewalks. The whole street has a lot of garbage, and an unpleasant smell permeates the air throughout the area. But these are the lives of those unfortunate people. We should find the time to try help them lift their lives if possible. We know that IBS feeding them once in a blue moon will not help much. We saw that there were other organizations who fed them more regularly. Still, that is not the ultimate solution. At least these provide a temporary relief from hunger and thirst. But I wish that they get additional support from those organizations or citizens who have the potential to counsel and educate them to get out from their homeless situation. That is the ultimate help for them but we still should carry on feeding them food, water, giving clothes and shelters.

The practice of loving, kindness, and compassion are very important and 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. We can't wait to celebrate your birthday by offering a special meal to the people on the street who need them the most. Please feel free to join us and support homeless brothers and sisters.

If you want to do an offering in overseas countries, it is our honor to organize for you in Nepal, India, and Bhutan - this includes monks in the monasteries, kids in the orphanages, old age home, beggars on the streets, amongst others. Your birthday offering will make many families and kids happy and I am sure that will be a meaningful way to celebrate your birthday.

If anyone would like to offer a meal to the monks in the temples, homeless brothers and sisters on street, or people living in old age homes, please contact IBS in the USA and we will be very happy to organize for your birthday. Amituofo _()_
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Monday August 7th, 2017 - 9:45 am  ·  

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菩薩寺二十多年來千里迢迢前往各監獄佈教。散播佛法種子。今天法友 Christopher 千里迢迢從 Nebraska 坐飛機回來 San Diego 探望他「慧命之家 」菩薩寺。分享他重獲自由後,將來重生的計劃。更不忘請求協助以後如何繼續修行的道路。祈願諸佛菩薩加被他菩提道上永不退轉。🙏🏼🙏🏼
Today IBS had a very special guest visited our temple. Dharma brother Christopher who was granted freedom in June flew back to San Diego from Nebraska. During his two days short staying, he made a special trip to visit his "Dharma home" IBS temple. We had a precious time together sharing his future planning and how to continue his daily practices as a Buddhist. We were very happy to see him again with tremendous positive thinking. May Buddha bless him to walk on the right path forever. 🙏🏼🙏🏼
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Friday August 4th, 2017 - 9:53 pm  ·  

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永遠的,袈裟福田地 有些難以想像的曲折,也有一些艱辛... 但是袈裟福田地終於圓滿了! 看著還是用手謄寫的尼泊爾文地契,彷如是這個時代的一部心經,裡面滿滿的演繹來自於您的慈悲護念。 袈裟福田地的建校藍圖,下一個階段將進行短中長期的規劃,慧光師父將會親自帶領建築團隊,預定於年底完成初步設計。 慧光師父說: 沒有一件善事是容易做的,但是我們都已經在路上... 一襲袈裟,無盡的福田! 深深地,感恩您尊貴的護持。 攝影紀錄 劉慶隆

Wednesday August 2nd, 2017 - 8:13 pm  ·  

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自願無怨 @文.開照

美國社會重視人民的奉獻和服務精神
在文化教育信念下
「沒做過義工,得不到社會尊重。」
小孩子從小形成了這樣的認知

volunteer Chaplain (義工傳教師)
是指人們志願貢獻個人的時間及精力
在不為任何物質報酬的情況下,
為改善社會服務、
促進社會進步而提供的服務

美國加州-聖地牙菩薩寺,顯中法師,無盡悲願,自願成為監獄volunteer work(義工)加州.華盛頓州,俄勒岡州三十三間監獄,成立獄中圖書館,總共已有103 所圖書管,讓受刑人從閱讀中認佛教,不定期到獄中弘法.

漫長的日子,一切皆是親身而去做.
駕駛著車,車內戴著他的早午餐食物.
由於監獄偏遠,一出門不是一天,一所監獄,有時一星期、二星期等.
由於入獄一整天,他必須在於較便宜的旅館下自備好午餐,在獄中使用.

在人手及經濟上不足下,安忍無怨,繼續不忘為「受刑人」送上「書本」及「關懷」到獄中.令囚友感動.
美國政府有「讚助沾貼」
但要通過申請,也未必獲得
日常開銷靠有心人士自願讚助

有時候,遇到「勺難」
不是「囚友」
卻來自獄中的工作人員.
所需文件呈了上去,處理或沒處理
當他到了「獄門安檢處」
才知道沒被處理好,即不能進
但他依然安忍去面對.

這次與他同行12天
見證了他的用心
全程替我安排及打點一切
當我司機,替我凖備早午餐
包括翻譯

回顧自己從1988年在
馬來西亞入獄教化受刑人
如今從亞洲跨國到西方國家來
顯中法師身影及他面臨問題
感同身受

從他身上,看到他的悲願
遇到阻礙,堅持是他的原則
面對文化不同,爭取是他的責任這一切,莫過為了
讓受刑人多一些機會學佛

對他而言,自願無怨
那是因為心中的悲願
是他最大的安慰.

你的發心與支持
無論在捐款,或在精神上的支持
讓「受刑者」與「獄中傳教法師」
感受到您的心動,留在他們心中,
有無限感動

護持監獄佈教捐款
可以聯絡他們,或直接寄支票至以下
菩薩寺地址:9715 Carroll Centre Rd #105 San Diego CA 92126

支票抬頭:IBS
電話:619-450-3704
電郵: zhongibs@hotmail.com

如用PayPal付款,请按下列网址: http://www.ibstemple.org/donate

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Tuesday August 1st, 2017 - 7:40 pm  ·  

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行善不難,難於發心。
Practicing wholesome deeds is not difficult.
Rather, the difficulty lies in the cultivation of
a mindset to generate and uphold solemn vows.
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Monday July 31st, 2017 - 11:09 pm  ·  

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「慶生福田」
行菩薩道必須要具足「慈、悲、喜、捨」四無量心。 未成佛道,先結善緣。福德和智慧是要同修,同等重要,為成佛之道,作好準備。

隨喜 林芯儀, Echo Roberts and Lisa Young 布施印度,不丹貧困者,感謝你的大慈大悲布施,在他們生日當天,給予這不幸者可以獲得一餐溫飽,可知對於我們生長在已經發展成熟國家,幸福的我們,一頓生日晚餐,其價值可以足夠給很多貧困者帶來許多快樂,「慶生福田」的活動得以實現,是因為你們菩薩行者布施,在一年一度的生日做布施,別具特色和意義。

想送出最佳生日禮物給你們的親友嗎?
想為自己的生日獲得最好的祝福嗎?

生日都只是一年一度,期望有更多人發心參與這個具有義意的活動,大家可以隨喜分享這計劃給予你們親友,不一定是由美國菩薩寺辦理,你們可以自行安排此活動。首要目的是讓需要的貧窮者得到你們的幫助,有餐溫飽。這「慶生福田」也可以在自己居住地區做供燈、齋僧。為自己為親友們積聚福德資量。

再次祝福兩位菩薩, 生日快樂 , 福慧增長,修道順利。阿彌陀佛!
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Saturday July 29th, 2017 - 11:15 pm  ·  

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