** If you see your Guru as a Buddha, you will recieve the blessings of a Buddha ** If you see your Guru as a Boddhisatva, you will recieve the blessings of a Boddhisatva ** If you see your Guru as a friend, you will only receive the blessings of a friend **

2012-09 ** Marmi-Monlam Lamp Offering (Notice)

Lamp offering Marmi Monlam on Mid-Autumn Day (Sunday 30 Sept 2012) @ 3pm 中秋佳节 供灯大祈愿(星期日 9月30 日)



Dear friends of Zurmang

Offering light is a way of dispelling the darkness of our own ignorance, giving rise to clarity and wisdom. We also offer lights with the wish that their brightness will illuminate the lower realms and the bardo, alleviating the torment of beings who suffer in darkness. We aspire that all beings will develop greater mental clarity in order to discover the causes of long-lasting happiness in virtuous actions of body, speech and mind. Finally, we make this offer so that the inner light of great knowing will arise in the minds of all beings and remove the darkness of ignorance and intellectual obscuration.
For benefit of the deceased :
We make light offerings to ease their passage after death, with the wish that they make a positive future connection with a true spiritual path.
For benefit of someone undergoing suffering :
We offer lamps with the wish that suffering and its cause may be dispelled and dedicate the merits who are suffering.
For a prayer for someone’s long life
We can offer lamps on the occasion of someone’s birthday or anytime, with the wish that they remain long in this world with good health to bring benefit to beings.
Therefore, we hope that by organising this Lamp Offering Marme Monlam Aspiration Puja, we could bring happiness to all sentient beings and liberate them from all suffering. The centre will light up 100 lamps on this day. If you also wish to sponsor a lamp ($10 per lamp), please drop us an email by 27 Sept 2012 and state
1. your name
2. the no. of lamps
2. the name of person you wish to dedicate
3. your dedication wish
You could also come in person on the same day at 2pm to make your contribution.
We look forward to your participation in the meritorious event!