Special Dedication for Bodhidharma Day Ceremony

Posted on Oct 8, 2017

Today we honor the founder of Zen: Bodhidharma!

In gratitude we offer candles, incense, flowers and tea.

Bodhidharma carried the true spirit of Buddha’s teaching

to the East, crossing the vast sea to China.

Out of great compassion he taught by silently sitting for nine years.

Bodhidharma, your efforts have illumined a thousand autumns,

and sustained your followers in all lands!

You who have handed down the Light of Dharma,

We shall repay your benevolence!

Ten Directions, Three Worlds, all Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, Mahasattvas,

Maha Prajna Paramita!