VD - Precious Gems in Ocean-wide Lotus Pond Assembly of Buddhas & Bodhisattvas Mandala (Single Name)
1) Introduction of Mandala：
A big “pond” will be set up outside the shrine hall to offer to various Buddhas and Bodhisattvas with many offerings, such as: huge flower-arrangements, various precious gems and jade items, excellent incense and lamps, fruits and delicious cuisines, etc., forming a grand and magnificent offering altar to offer to the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas.
2) Merits of Sponsors: merits accumulated from making mandala offering to the Buddhas will be dedicated to sponsors’ for blessings and wisdom.
Offering of flowers: dignified and beautiful appearance life after life
Offering of lotus flower: aspiration for disenchantment, to be free from cyclic rebirth, like the unstained lotus.
Offering of gems: limitless wealth and prosperity life after life
Offering of light: possessing intelligence & wisdom.
3) Dedication of 100 thousand times merits accumulated from Vesak Day Puja,
Recitation of the Sutra on the Merit of Bathing the Buddha, Diamond Sutra, Grand Diamond Gem Repentance, Mahāyāna Vajra Prajna Repentance, Welcoming of Prince Siddhartha, Relics, inauguration of Pagoda, and various vast offerings before the Buddha and pujas to seek:
Safety, peace and auspiciousness for the family, healthy body and mind, longevity with increased bliss, elimination of sickness and karmic obscurations, and afflictions, Rebirth in happy realms, prosperity and wealth, abundance of clothes and food, dignified appearance delighting everyone upon sight, meeting the Triple Gem every lifetime, increase bliss and wisdom, and attain Buddhahood swiftly.