Ven. Guo Dong, president of the International Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association and successor to Ven. Master Sheng Yen, will be visiting Toronto with a group of five other Venerables for DDMBA Ontario’s annual fundraising events — October 19, 20 and 21.
|Dear Friend,We would like to thank you for your continued kind support and generous contributions to DDMBA Ontario’s development over the past year. To continue our spiritual practice together, we hope you can join us for an exciting opportunity to learn more about Chan Buddhism and cultivate blessings, in the company of fellow practitioners.
DDMBA Ontario is pleased to announce that Venerable Guo Dong, the Abbot President of DDM in Taiwan, will be coming to Toronto, along with Chang Gui Fashi, three supporting Fashis, and Mr. Huang, the Dharmapala Vice President of Dharma Drum Headquarters, to oversee a series of events related to Chan Buddhism, from October 19 – 22.
Please see the schedule below, and mark your calendars for these exciting and inspirational events.
DDMBA Ontario October Fashi Events Schedule
1. Welcome Reception for Venerable Guo Dong and Fashis
Time: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: 1027 McNicoll Avenue, Lower Level, Toronto, ON M1W 3X2
Description: A chance to meet with Venerable Guo Dong and Fashis in DDMBA Ontario’s new location, at 1027 McNicoll Avenue. Come and join us for a heart-warming reception, in the company of fellow practitioners, friends and family.
Date: Saturday, October 20, 2012
Time: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Chinese Cultural Centre, Grand Hall, 5183 Sheppard Ave.nue East Toronto, ON M1B 5Z5
Cost: Free, donation is welcome
Languages Used: Chinese, with English Translation available on-site
Description: The theme for this year’s fundraising event is “Connecting Hearts, Cultivating Affinities, Passing the Infinite Light of Wisdom.” Join us for an exciting day of learning and being inspired by Dharma, which includes a speech from Venerable Guo Dong, a special Candle Lighting ceremony, musical performances, DVD showing, complementary vegetarian lunch, plus much more. Take part in the shared community of fellow practitioners, as DDMBA Ontario moves toward another year of challenges, learning and growth.
Please note that this event is FREE of charge. However registration is required to attend this event.
If you are unable to access registration link above please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please register by October 10, 2012.
Date: Sunday October 21, 2012
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (registration begins at 9 am; retreat starts at 9:30 am)
Description: To coincide with the recently formed Buddha Name Recitation Group here in Toronto, DDMBA Ontario is very pleased and honored to welcome Venerable Guo Dong and Fashis to lead us in our chapter’s very first Buddha Name Recitation Retreat. Buddha Name recitation is one very excellent method of purifying the Mind, and can also be used as a meditative practice in itself. Like all forms of mindful practice, it can also be an entry point to investigating the mind, and can even be used to enhance the Huatou method of asking “Who is reciting Buddha’s name?” We hope that you can join us for this event, which includes complimentary vegetarian lunch, plus periods of chanting in a peaceful, relaxed retreat environment.
To Register: Send an email to email@example.com, or leave a voice message at (416) 855-0531.
Peace and Harmony,
Please note that registration is required for both events, although admission is free.
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