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Guan Yin Blessing Ceremony at Dharma Jewel Monastery
Dharma Jewel Monastery will hold a Guan Yin Blessing Service on Sunday November 25 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. You can think of it as recitation meditation, or just come enjoy the fascinating experience and positive vibes! Schedule: 9:15am: Seating 9:30am: Ceremony begins; Lamp Offering 9:50am: Chanting a Sutra (The Universal Door of Avalokitesvara - Chapter 25 of The Lotus Sutra) 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: --> Beginner's Meditation Class - next session starts January[masked]! Register today. Free consecutive weekly course. Come learn about Zen meditation! --> Open weekend guided meditations at 10am in December! --> 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) starting in September --> 1, 2, and 7 day Zen Meditation Retreats (only open to meditation class participants) --> Zen Martial Arts & Kung Fu (only open to meditation class students) All events are offered at no charge. Dharma Jewel Monastery 2550 Henderson Mill Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30345. Phone:[masked]http://www.dharmajewel.us 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: http://www.buddhisttexts.org and http://www.cttbusa.org/ The actual Medicine Buddha sutra text translated into English is here by Chung Tai Zen Center: http://ctzen.org/sunnyvale/enUS/index.php?option=com_content&task=category§ionid=4&id=13&Itemid=57 ----- Like our events? Keep www.AtlantaZen.org on your favorites tab!

Dharma Jewel Monastery

2550 Henderson Mill Road Northeast · Atlanta, GA

What we're about

Dharma Jewel Monastery (http://dharmajewel.us), Atlanta's Zen Buddhism Center, invites you to guided meditation and a sequential 12-week fundamental concepts of Buddhism class. Come join us -- next class starts January 24, 2019 on Thursdays 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 December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, & 16, 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 (http://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, most Sundays at 2pm is a recitation service of the Diamond Sutra. Anyone can come for this mindfulness chanting service, bilingual Mandarin Chinese and English.

Only meditation class participants are eligible to attend one, two, and seven day Zen meditation retreats, as well as Zen kung-fu martial arts classes. All activities at Dharma Jewel Monastery are free.

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 next Dharma Jewel Veggie Festival will be April 13, 2019 with free vegetarian food lovingly 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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For more Atlanta Zen Meditation groups, visit www.AtlantaZen.org (http://www.atlantazen.org)

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