Some photos from the Candlelight Celebration – 1st June 2022

Hi all

Here are some photos from the Candlelight Celebration on 1st June 2022.

Praying and making a wish with candlelight lit on bamboo boat.

Introduction and memorial of Sotaesan and all ancestors’ family and loved ones.

Reading for memorial of Sotaesan, all parents and loved ones.

Talk on the meaning of the Memorial Day.

Elio and Won Ji Yeon talking about their memory of their loved ones.

Group photo.

 

 

Candlelight Celebration – 1st June 2022

Candlelight Celebration  – 1st June 2022

Dear all Dharma friends

Please join us on Wednesday evening the 1st of June at 5:30pm for a wonderful celebration and a beautiful Korean meal which will be served afterwards.

With our world and families experiencing such challenging times, please join us together for wishes and prayers of happiness and joy.

During the evening, you will receive a bamboo boat candle to light while sending wishes and prayers for our loved ones.

We will make lotus lanterns and do prayers as part of the celebration to commemorate Sotaesan’s passing into Nirvana on this day the 1st June 1943.

You are most welcome to share with us any happy memories of family who have passed during the celebration.

     

Date : 1st June 2022 (Wednesday)

Time : 5:30 pm

Place : Gosford Meditation Temple

20 Bundaleer Crescent, Bensville, 2251

RSVP : 30th May 2022.  Donations are welcome.

Contact : 4368 2393

info@wonbuddhism.org.au   www.wonbuddhism.org.au

Some photos from Great Enlightenment Celebration Day – 1st May 2022

Here are some photos from Great Enlightenment Celebration Day on 1st May 2022.

Luke playing drum.           

   

Frans playing guitar and singing.

Bori playing clarinet.

Hejin Gyomunim as M.C.

Hejin Gyomunim as M.C.

Prayer by InMyung Gyomunim and Sue.

Elio reading Head Dharma Master’s message.

Tess chanting Il-won-sang vow.

Luke reading scripture.

InMyung Gyomunim giving Dharma talk.

All attentively listening to Dharma talk.

Group photo.

Holding the “Celebration! Great Enlightenment & the Founding of Won-Buddhism” banner.

Having lunch (Korean bibimbap).

Invitation to Great Enlightenment Celebration Day – 1st May 2022

Great Enlightenment Celebration Day  – 1st May 2022

Dear all Dharma friends

We all have been experiencing difficulties due to the Corono-virus, and living in uncertain and troubled times, which have taken a toll on our mental health and spiritual wellbeing. In such times, we need to maintain a healthy and peaceful mind.

Therefore, to help us to do that, we would like to invite you to Celebration Day on 1st May 2022.

106 years ago, in the first light of dawn, on April 28, 1916, Master Sotaesan was enlightened to the Truth of the Universe. Hence, Won Buddhism was founded on that day, and we celebrate this day as our spiritual birthday.

We would also like to extend a welcome invitation to those special people who are born on this day (April 28), to connect with their spirituality on their day of birth. Please notify us if you would be attending, so that we can prepare a gift for you.

The program includes chanting, prayer, meditation, Head Dharma Master’s message, dharma talk, and music.

Lunch will be served with Korean food.

Everybody is welcome. We hope that you can join us.

Gardenia growing in our garden

Date : 1st May 2022 (Sunday)

Time : 10:00 am

Place : Gosford Meditation Temple

20 Bundaleer Crescent, Bensville, 2251

RSVP : 28th April 2022.  Donations are welcome.

Contact : 4368 2393         info@wonbuddhism.org.au       www.wonbuddhism.org.au

A photo of a beautiful sunset taken from the temple

Hi all Dharma friends

We want to share a beautiful photo of the sunset taken from the temple.

We pray that you are all well and healthy.

At 10am every Tuesday,  7pm every Wednesday, and 10am every Sunday, we are having a class of meditation, chanting, qigong, and scripture study, and Dharma talk.

We hope that you can attend these classes and cultivate the mind, find peace, and heal and nourish the spirit.

Until then, take care.

Commemoration on 30th May 2021 of Sotaesan’s day of passing into Nirvana (1st June 1943)

Commemoration on 30th May 2021

of Sotaesan’s day of passing into Nirvana (1st June 1943)

To commemorate Sotaesan’s passing into Nirvana on Tuesday 1st June 1943, on Sunday 30th May 2021, we will be having a commemoration of his passing, and also of all previous buddhas, saints, sages, sentient beings, and our loved ones (family, friends, pets).

We will reflect on the great legacy of Sotaesan and his impact on our lives, pay respect to all those that have passed on, and share the good memories of our loved ones that are no longer with us.

We will have meditation, prayers, and commemorative readings and speeches by participants of their loved ones who were dear to them.

If you wish, you can bring a dish to share for lunch.

Date :  Sunday 30th May 2021

Time :  10:00 am

RSVP :  28th May 2021

Place : Gosford Meditation Temple
20 Bundaleer Crescent, Bensville, 2251
Contact : (02) 4368 2393

info@wonbuddhism.org.au
www.wonbuddhism.org.au