南加禪寺觀音誕敬奉袈裟法會
Kathina Robes Offering (Sanskrit: Kasaya) in Commencement of Birthday Ritual for Goddess of Mercy Guan Yin Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva

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2022年10月14日,農曆九月十九日,美國加州南加禪寺為紀念觀音誕,逢南傳僧伽結夏安居圓滿日,舉行供養袈裟法會。

On October 14, 2022, the 19th day of 9 lunar month, in commemorating the birthday of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva, the Nan Jia Zen Monastery in California, United States, held an offering of Kasaya (robes) to the Sangha on the day of the completion of the summer retreat (Sanskrit: Vassa) for the Theravada Sangha.

今年舉行南傳結夏安居因剛好有泰國法師在美國本山常住挂單。僧團應當互相尊重、建立和合。

當南傳僧伽結夏安居圓滿亦是佛歡喜日。

剛好是日,紀念觀音誕,禮請洛杉磯各界南傳僧伽在本山誦經祈福,舉行Kathina 供僧法會。

The Sangha should respect each other and establish harmony. This year, Theravada Sangha from Thailand stayed in Nan Jia Zen Monastery to practice the summer retreat.

The Sangha Summer Retreat originates from the Buddha’s time. It is also the Buddha’s joyful day as the Sangha community had completed their summer retreat.

As Buddhists, we should uphold the Buddha’s teaching of filial piety by supporting the Sangha.

The completion of the summer retreat coincided with the birthday of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva, and all Buddhist Sangha in Los Angeles were invited to bless and recite the Buddhist scriptures and ritual offerings of the Katina Robe to the monks took place next.

Katina is offering of robes to the Maha Sangha.

本山常住法師十點誦經、佛前大供。

圓滿後,禮請南傳僧伽進入大殿為結夏安居圓滿舉行法會,贊頌巴利文佛經。好萊塢泰國佛寺、僧團辦公室秘書 Ven. Achan Phramaha Dusit Sawaengwong 長老談到雖然佛教内有不同的南北藏傳,不過佛教只有一個。

大家僧伽帶領四衆團結一致,護持僧團建立和合,佛教才能夠興盛,善信納福,得到清净的果位。

The residential sangha of the temple recites the Buddhist scriptures at 10am in the morning and makes puja offering.

Thereafter the Sangha of the Theravada Tradition was invited to enter the main hall to hold the completion ceremony of the summer retreat and chant Pali scriptures.

Most Ven. Achan Phramaha Dusit Sawaengwong, Honorary Secretary of the Theravada Thai Buddhist Temple in Hollywood, said that although there are different traditions sects of Buddhist temples but there is only one Buddhism.

The Sangha should leads the devotees to unite, protect the Buddhism and establish harmony and peace. Only by doing so, our Buddhism can prosper and blossom.

本山住持慧雄師父歡迎四衆在北傳佛教慶祝觀音誕的時刻。

有機會禮請僧伽來接受應供,生爲佛弟子用虔誠恭敬的心,樹立一個正確的佛弟子,對佛法的知見,對三寶的敬仰圓滿莊嚴使我們修行的道路得到三寶的加持力。

將此時,供僧法會迴向 全球新冠疫情早日受控,世界遠離戰爭、社會民族建立和諧、幸福快樂。

The chief abbot Most Venerable Hui Xiong welcomes all devotees participate in the celebration of the birthday of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva and make offering to the Sangha .

Having this great opportunity to express gratitude and make offering to the Sangha.

A Buddhist should devoutly and respectfully, cultivate right mindfulness and respect the triple jewels (ie: Buddha, Dharma & Sangha).

May the Three Jewels be merciful to us; may the merits benefit all our benefactors above as well as all those in the lower realms.

We will dedicate these merits toward harmony and peace in the world and all sentient beings, so that all may eradicate all their afflictions, be free from calamities, free from the global covid pandemic, from war, and achieve harmonious and happiness.