New Year Celebration – 108 (2023) – 1st January 2023

Dear all Dharma friends

We hope that you are all keeping safe and well, and enjoying the holiday season.

Here is one of Cardinal Master Chongsan’s sayings :

“Those who live only a life of gratitude will always receive assistance from the Fourfold Grace (The Grace of Heaven and Earth, The Grace of Parents, The Grace of Fellow Beings, The Grace of Laws) ; those who live only a life of resentment will always be harmed, even by worms and insects”

Even though in the new year, we will continue to face difficult times and challenges due to the increasing costs of living and supply shortages, amongst other things, let us make a renewed commitment to live a life of gratitude.

Let us celebrate the New Year with this renewed commitment of gratitude, and revival of our spiritual energy to cultivate and sustain our mind.

           

            Korean japchae                                 Korean bibimbap

The program of the day will be :

  • Opening words by Rev. HeaJin.
  • Prayer, chanting and meditation.
  • Message from Head Dharma Master Ven. Jeonsan by Rev. InMyung.
  • Dharma talk by Won Jiyeon.
  • Song of Samadhi.
  • Korean folk song arirang and gayageum performance and pansori by JinHwa.
  • Qigong and closing.
  • Delicious Korean lunch !!
  • Kite-flying for children.

We hope that you can join us.

Date : Sunday, 1st January, 2023

Time : 10.00 am

Cost : Any donation would be appreciated.

RSVP : by 29th December 2022           

Making Tea Day – 23rd October 2022

Making Tea Day – 23rd October 2022

Dear all friends

Spring is in full swing, and all plant life is blooming !

In our garden at the Temple, fruit trees (persimmon, mulberry, and bipa) are no exception.

What a great opportunity to make tea with the leaves of these fruits, which has many health benefits.

Persimmon is rich in Vitamin C, and helps against headache, cold, stroke, dementia, and lowering blood pressure and blood sugar. Mulberry assists in lowering blood pressure, and preventing stroke and diabetes. Bipa is good for your gut and circulation.

So, we would like to invite you to Making Tea Day on 23rd October, at 11am (after the meditation class).

We hope that you can join us.

 

Date : 23rd October 2022 (Sunday)

Time : 11:00 am

Place : Gosford Meditation Temple

20 Bundaleer Crescent, Bensville, 2251

Cost : Donations are welcome

RSVP : by 21st October 2022 (Friday)

Contact : 4368 2393

info@wonbuddhism.org.au

www.wonbuddhism.org.au

Thanksgiving Day with Music – 4th December 2022

Thanksgiving Day with Music – 4th December 2022

Dear all friends

Won Buddhism teaches that we can find gratitude in everyday life and live with a sense of gratitude for everything – good and bad.

Even though this year has been difficult for many due to Covid, it is important to remember that there are still many things to be grateful for.

Actually, the difficulties that we experienced have enhanced our gratitude and appreciation of things that we take for granted, particularly our dear family and friends, and remembering our loved ones who have passed away.

Let us express this gratitude on Thanksgiving Day with music.

We welcome you to share your musical talent, so let us know if you can sing or play an instrument on the day.

The program will also include chanting, variety of meditation, and Dharma talk.

You can bring food that you would like to share at lunch with Korean food.

We hope that you can join us.

Date : 4th December 2022 (Sunday)

Time : 10:00 am

Place : Gosford Meditation Temple

20 Bundaleer Crescent, Bensville, 2251

Cost : Donations are welcome

RSVP : by 1st December 2022 (Thursday)

Contact : 4368 2393

info@wonbuddhism.org.au

www.wonbuddhism.org.au

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