2019 International Buddhist Conference & Maha Sanghadana – Linkou, Taiwan….

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Linkou, Taiwan

The “2019 International Buddhist Conference and Maha Sanghadana was held at the National Sports University at Linkou, Taiwan on August 25, 2019 hosted by Chung Hwa International Merits Society of Buddha Puja and Sangha Dana Society in Taiwan. More than 7000 Buddhist Monks and Nuns from all districts in Taiwan and overseas with more than 10,000 devotees participated this grand occasion. The President of Chung Hwa International Merits Society of Buddha Puja and Sangha Dana, Mr. Lin Jun Lu & Madam Wang Shue Yu, the CEO and General Secretary of Chung Hwa International Merits Society of Buddha Puja and Sangha Dana Society in Taiwan were coordinated this mass merit event. 

The Sanghadana held under the blessings & leading by the Most Venerable Master Shih Ming Kuang (Chen Chih Ming), Most Venerable Master Guoqing, Most Venerable Master Hai Tao, Most Venerable Dharma Master Hisn Tao (Chan Master Hsin Tao), Most Venerable Master Shih Ching Yao, & Most Venerable Bhikkhuni Shih Jian Yin with high Buddhist Masters in Taiwan. The President of Chung Hwa International Merits Society of Buddha Puja and Sangha Dana, Mr. Chen Chia Uny was coordinated this mass merit event. 

The “2019 International Conference and Maha Sanghadana hosted by Chung Hwa International Merits Society of Buddha Puja and Sangha Dana Society in Taiwan. The Pure Land Temple Chief Master, Most Venerable Master Shih Tsu Cheng conducted the whole program as singing Ode to the Three Jewels, Practice Chanting Amitabha Buddha, Chanting Kṣitigarbha Bodhisattva Pūrvapraṇidhāna Sūtra and Chanting Merit of Praising the Sangha Sutra. This year meaningfully celebrated on the event & it is one of the World’s most prominent and celebrated festivals, with the largest annual mass Buddhist Monks great ceremony in the world.  The solemn and beautiful team composed of more than 50 female representatives from Taiwan, mainland China, Japan and Vietnam, holding the wonderful offerings, dressed in each under the guidance of the CEO of Wang Xueyu, the national costumes with special characteristics entered the scene with sincerity and stepping on the graceful steps. Then they set foot on the red dragon gold stage and came to the front of the Buddha to offer the “ten support” of the wonderful victory. Pray for the three treasures of the Holy Light to descend from the table, and the thousands of people will be the same as the law.

The chairman of the conference, Most Venerable Master Ming Kuang (Chen Chih Ming), led the representatives of the four Buddhas, and prayed for the guest of Lupinuo to visit the winners and make Datian. In addition, the representatives of the laymen invited the twenty-four days to descend to pray for the blessings. Supporting the Holy City of the Fa, the public also with a sincere, respectful heart, the same as the law of victory. The annual event, which was made by the power of all the people, ended in a happy and grateful atmosphere, and ended with a happy ending. It prayed for the strength of the good faith and the peace of mind, and the merits of returning to the Fa-rectification. Stretching, the Buddha and the high-hanging Pu Yao Daqian, the Huan Po is a pure land of peace, the ten parties have a good time to prove Bodhi. In Buddhism every year on the lunar new year, there is a religious ceremony for the salvation of the generations and the pray, which is: Josspapers Council. Today, they have the honour to meet the law of Buddha and have the privilege of knowing that the spirit of filial piety of the josspapers basin, as a Buddha, is a Buddha. Namo Amitabha!

誠心以修孝道,如法以培福德。為讓大眾廣植福田、增上菩提,並祈願三寶久住,由中華國際供佛齋僧功德會主辦的「2019年國際供佛齋僧大會」,在林口國立體育大學體育館隆重登場,逾七千名來自海內外長老、法師前來應供,近兩萬名善信踴躍與會,現場海會雲集、莊嚴殊勝。鐘鼓齊鳴,法螺長響,全場虔誠恭迎大會主壇和尚及主壇和尚尼進入壇城後,大會執行長王雪玉手捧法界蒙薰,帶領來自日本、中國、馬來西亞、越南的獻供隊伍,各自穿著海青或傳統服裝,在悠揚的佛樂中登壇獻供,敬獻十供養、奇珍八吉祥,表達對諸佛菩薩無上的敬意。主法和尚領眾修持盂蘭盆法會後,隨即舉行佛前大供,禮請大會主席明光法師及生命電視台台長海濤法師領眾誦讀〈請賓頭盧尊者應供文〉,祈請尊者光臨勝會,作大福田;此外,居士代表恭請二十四諸天降臨壇場,祝禱福佑娑婆,擁護法王聖城,同臨殊勝法緣。席間,一道道妙味飲食,由香積義工菩薩列隊端入會場,以至高敬意供養諸位法師。臨齋儀後的「襯金供養」,由數百位供養主在佛樂中徐徐入場,以最虔敬的心供養法師,感恩僧眾常年弘法利生,也為自己廣修無上福田。

 

午後恭誦藥師經並舉行瑜伽焰口施食法會,同時禮請藏傳仁波切修持大悲觀音超渡法,為台灣祈福。藥師經法會恭請海濤法師、湛嚴法師、湛永法師等三師主法,領眾誦持《藥師經》,海濤法師於開示中說明,恭誦藥師經時,應保持利益眾生的菩提心,和安住空性的慈悲心,勉勵與會信眾承擔藥師佛的十二大願,讓自心與佛心相應、讓自性與佛性相融,必能將法會的功德利益眾生。為了慈悲普濟鬼道眾生,祈求延年益壽與諸天庇佑,瑜珈燄口施食恭請六師主法,主法法師登法王座,頂戴毘盧寶冠,手作印契,依循儀軌,遍灑甘露,普施幽冥,令其得脫惡道、往生善趣;會場並供奉數百桌各式甘饌美食供品,以祭饗十方法界眾生。在與會大德齊心共修的力量下,僧信四眾共同成就一場冥陽兩利的殊勝佛事,期望藉由菩薩的加持與願力,回向受苦眾生同登慈航、航向成佛,十方有情離苦得樂、共圓聖果。

Buddhika Sanjeewa

After the visit to Linkou, Taiwan

Official Photographs by Lin Chun Chieh – Taiwan – 官方照片 林群傑