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Medicine Buddha Gratitude Ceremony at Dharma Jewel Monastery
Dharma Jewel Monastery will hold a Medicine Buddha Gratitude Sutra Service on Sunday July 22 from 9:15 am to 12 pm. This Chinese Buddhist ceremony reminds us to purify our mind and thus deepen our compassion and wisdom within. We sincerely invite everyone to attend this event - chanting is in Mandarin, with English transliteration and translation available. Schedule: 9:15am: Seating 9:30am: Ceremony begins; Lamp Offering 9:50am: Chanting "The Sutra On The Original Vows And Merits Of The Medicine Master Lapis Lazuli Light Tathagata" 10:50am: Dharma Talk (Bilingual English/Chinese) 11:30am: Grand Meal Offering before the Buddhas / Blessing & Memorial Service Free vegetarian lunch follows. Also at Dharma Jewel: --> Guided Meditation Sessions: These one-hour sessions are open to all and great for newcomers too! Weekends at 10am - 11am: August 18, Aug 19, Aug 25, Aug 26, Sep 1, and Sep 2, 2018. --> Beginner's Meditation Class - next session starts September[masked]! Register today. Free consecutive weekly course. Come learn about Zen meditation! --> Children's classes on Sundays at 2:30pm, contact us for details. --> Diamond Sutra recitation service on Sundays at 2pm (except when ceremonies are held in the morning) All events are offered at no charge. Dharma Jewel Monastery 2550 Henderson Mill Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30345. Phone:[masked] Atlanta branch of Chung Tai Chan Monastery in Taiwan More Information about the Diamond Sutra (Buddhist text) "All conditioned phenomena Are like a dream, an illusion, a bubble, a shadow, Like dew or a flash of lightning; Thus we shall perceive them." The Diamond Sutra is a teaching pointing at the wisdom of understanding ultimate reality. Buddhism is rooted in cause and effect, and thus is ultimately very methodical in understanding suffering and how to alleviate it. You can find talks on Mahayana Buddhist texts from Buddhist Text Translation Society at: and The actual Medicine Buddha sutra text translated into English is here by Chung Tai Zen Center:§ionid=4&id=13&Itemid=57 ----- Like our events? Keep on your favorites tab!

Dharma Jewel Monastery

2550 Henderson Mill Road Northeast · Atlanta, GA

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Dharma Jewel Monastery (, Atlanta's Zen Buddhism Center, invites you to guided meditation and a sequential 11-week fundamental concepts of Buddhism class. Come join us September 11, 2018 - Tuesdays from 6:30pm - 8:30pm! Classes are led by dedicated Buddhist monastics who have years of meditation experience and rigorous training and devote their entire lives to authentic Zen practice. Courses are offered at no charge. Everyone is welcome.

Also, FREE ONE-HOUR GUIDED MEDITATION SESSIONS at 10am on Saturday and Sunday August 18, 19, 25, & 26, and September 1 and 2, 2018. All are invited for any or all of these meditation sessions!

Children's classes are on Sundays.

Register now on the temple website at www.DharmaJewel.US ( , call us at 770-939-5008, or drop by to visit at 2550 Henderson Mill Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30345

In addition, every Sunday at 2pm is a recitation service of the Diamond Sutra. Anyone can come.

Buddhist Ceremonies monthly on Sundays at 9:15am - 12:15pm: Each year, we hold several, including Buddha's Birthday Ceremony, the Medicine Buddha Gratitude Ceremony, Guan Yin Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara Blessing Ceremony, Compassionate Samadhi Water Repentance Ceremony, the Diamond Sutra Ceremony, and more. All are welcome for the ceremonies, which are largely chanting based in Chinese with English translation and bilingual instructions. Free vegetarian lunch follows.

Our first Dharma Jewel Vegetarian Festival was held on April 14 with free food cooked by volunteers and from award-winning local restaurants such as VeGreen, Herban Fix Vegan Kitchen, and Cafe Sunflower! Thanks for coming out and we hope you continue to show compassion and leave animals off your plate.

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