●佛心寺開光灑淨報導
Report of Grand Opening Purification and Consecration Ceremony at Buddha Mind Monastery


  佛心寺位處於美國中部的奧克拉荷馬州,由於導師 上惟下覺大和尚不捨一眾生的慈悲願力,道場建築自二○○四下半年開始整修,並接引有緣的西方人士或從台灣、中國或越南等地的移民及留學生。今年欣逢奧克拉荷馬州建州一百週年,在大眾啟請下,佛心寺於五月五日舉行灑淨暨佛像陞座開光大典,恭請中台禪寺住持見燈和尚主法,並傳授三皈依。

機場歡迎
Welcome in the Will Roger airport
灑淨
Purification Ceremony
  五月五日當天,美國多家分院的法師、護法善信及社會賢達約一百五十人蒞臨會場。上午九時半,灑淨開光大典在莊嚴的佛號聲中揭開序幕,由蘇景齊居士代表執香案,迎請中台禪寺住持見燈和尚主法。為了方便與會的英文人士了解法會所有過程,每一支香都有英文翻譯。

  主法和尚於法會期間開示大眾:「雖然地有東西南北,人有男女老幼,但每個人共同追尋的目標是一致的,那就是『萬事如意』。如何才能達到這個目標呢?可從下列三個層次觀察:

第一、物質層面——開門七件事:柴米油鹽醬醋茶等日常生活所需不虞匱乏。

第二、精神層面——知識教育提升,參與藝術及休閒生活。

第三、道德心靈層面——心靈達到圓滿平和,這已涵蓋上述兩個層面。當掌握心靈,就掌握了全部的生活。

  佛法的重點,就是引導大眾契悟本心本性,這念心不需向外祈求,本來就具足。雖然每個人都有常住真心,但為什麼許多人會認為生活不如意?這就是不認識本體及作用的差別。

  一切事物都會變化,這是無常的。任何事情也都符合因果法則,我們希望有如意的人生,美好的結果,就需修善積福,讓這念心起善的作用。而觀察能見能聞的這念心不會因時空而改變,這就了解本質,體會正知正見的智慧。佛陀是福德及智慧圓滿的覺者,如果大眾都能修福修慧,達到百分之百,就能成佛。

見燈和尚與全體演員合影
Ven. Master Jian-Deng and all the acters and actresses.
英文戲劇
English Drama
佛曲帶動唱
Songs of Buddhism
  
散文朗讀
Reading Chinese prose
金剛護法組
Dharma Guardian Group
照客組
Reception Group
  中台禪寺在全世界設立將近一百零八間道場,於美國已有五處,並持續增加中。道場的成立就是幫助大眾淨化身心,圓滿生命的開展及呈現。當自己精進用功,並帶動親朋好友一起來修善積福,世界和平即可早日實現。」

  法會結束之後,為慶祝這殊勝的日子,許多居士發心節目表演。首先是各級禪修班及華語班學員學員,以英文演出「佛陀誕生的故事」舞台劇。為讓戲劇更加傳神,在服裝道具及音樂方面,大量採用印度風格。這一齣近十五位演員的戲劇引發極大的震憾及回響,這都是所有參與人員共同發心的成果。接下來是佛曲演唱及散文朗讀,讓大眾在歡喜的氣氛中體會佛法的活潑及中國文字之美。

  法會圓滿成功之背後都是三寶護佑及大眾的護持,在這一個半月的籌備期間,護法居士參與各項準備工作,希望從台灣、美國各州及當地來參加法會的人士,更加認識佛心寺的發展近況。特別感謝 Grand House,梁遵燕大德及各級禪修班學員發心成就此次殊勝的法會,也感恩 Old Time Buffet, New China Restaurant, Taj Indian Cuisine及護法居士贊助素食餐點。

  「佛心含攝一切法,禪水普潤三千界。」佛心寺秉持導師 上惟下覺大和尚的慈悲願力,將動靜一如的禪法傳播於奧克拉荷馬州,並促進中西文化交流。希望這片土地上的有緣眾生,都能透過佛法的修持,進而煩惱永斷,成就菩提道果。


Report of Grand Opening Purification and Consecration Ceremony at Buddha Mind Monastery

 Buddha Mind Monastery is located in Oklahoma, a state in the middle of United States. As the Grand Master Ven. Wei Chueh has great compassionate vows to liberate all sentient beings from suffering, the Buddha Mind Monastery was established in 2004. American practitioners, immigrants and students from Taiwan, China or Vietnam who were interested in Buddhism came to the monastery. Coinciding with the centennial of Oklahoma, dharma practitioners invited the Abbot of Chung Tai Chan Monastery, Ven. Master Jian-Deng to preside the Grand Opening Purification and Consecration Ceremony (GOPCC) on May 5. Soon after, there was also a Ceremony of Transmitting Three Refuges.

 On May 5, approximately one hundred and fifty people including Masters from various Zen Centers in the United States, honorable guests and dharma supporters joined the ceremony. At 9:30am, GOPCC began with chanting the Buddha name. Representative, Ms.De Lang, held the incense tray to receive the Abbot of Chung Tai Chan Monastery, Ven. Master Jian-Deng. All the proceedings were in English translations.

 During his dharma talk in the ceremony, Ven. Master Jian-Deng said,“Although there are east, west, north and south in a place; there are men, women, old and young ages for human, we all have a common ultimate goal, i.e.‘to hope for things to happen as one wishes. ’How do we attain this goal? We can assess this goal through the following three aspects:

 First, from material aspect; we have sufficient daily food to sustain us, such as firewood, rice, cooking oil, salt, sauce, vinegar, tea. Second, from spiritual aspect; we are able to increase our knowledge and education levels, join artistic and leisure activities. Third, from moralistic mind aspect; the mind is fully peaceful. This level includes the other two levels. When people know their minds, they are in charge of their lives.”

 Ven. Master Jian-Deng continued,“The essence of Buddhism is to help people recognize their true mind. This present mind is innate. You don't have to search from outside. Although everyone has their Buddha nature, why are people unhappy with their lives? That is because they don't know the difference between the true nature and functionality.

 All things change; they are impermanent. Everything follows the principles of dependent origination, the laws of causality. If we wish our dreams come true or see good results, we need to cultivate good merits and increase our blessings. We should let our minds function in a good and constructive way.

 If we pay attention, we notice that the ability of the mind to see and hear remains constant and unchanged. If you understand this true nature, you will have the wisdom of right view. Buddha is the awakened one, highest in merits and wisdom. If sentient beings keep on practicing until one hundred percent, they will become Buddha.

 There are almost one hundred and eight Zen Centers from Chung Tai Chan Monastery around the world. Five are in the United States and keep on increasing. The goal of Zen Center is to help people purify their minds and lead a better life. When you practice diligently and encourage families and friends to cultivate merits and increase blessings, peace in the world will come true.”

 After the ceremony, in order to celebrate this auspicious day, dharma practitioners performed three shows. First was the English drama named“The Story of Buddha's Birthday,”which was played by fifteen students from the Meditation and Mandarin Learning classes. In order to fit into the historical context, Indian costumes and Indian music were utilized. This drama was very successful and lots of audiences were moved by it. Next two items were Buddhist hymns singing and Chinese prose reading. Everyone felt the joy of Buddhism and the beauty of Chinese characters.

 Under the blessings of the Triple Gem(Buddha, Dharma and Sangha)and everyone's support, the GOPCC was very successful. During the fourty-five days of preparation, many dharma supporters were deeply involved. They hoped the honorable guests from Taiwan or from other cities would learn more about Buddha Mind Monastery. We appreciated Grand House, Ms.Tinny Chang and everyone's help very much. Besides, Old Time Buffet, New China Restaurant, Taj Indian Cuisine and many dharma supporters have helped cooked delicious vegetarian meals for this great event. Thanks a lot.

 “The Buddha mind includes all the dharmas, the water of Zen flows three thousand realms. ”Masters of Buddha Mind Monastery follow the great compassionate vow of Ven. Wei Chueh. They propagate Zen methods to Oklahoma and promote the connection between the east and west cultures. We hope that the sentient beings in this land, through Buddhism practice, will be free from vexations and reap bodhi fruits.



佛心寺

地址:5800 S. Anderson Rd., OKC, OK 73150, USA
TEL::(1)405-869-0501
FAX:(1)405-869-0503
E-mail:buddhamindokc@gmail.com
Website:http://www.ctbuddhamind.org/

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