YS - Collective Offering Of Grand Mandala to Buddha
A) Benefits of offering Mandala:
☘️ The meaning of Mandala is equivalent to setting up of an altar. While offering mandala, visualize gathering all excellent and precious treasures in the world onto the exquisite manza plate, forming a mandala and offer to all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas.
☘️ Each sponsor will offer individually a Mandala that is set up with various precious gems which comprise of: 8 Auspicious items, 7 Dharma items, 8 excellent offerings, superior banner, “sun” and “moon”, etc. all excellent precious items.
☘️ To seek blessings and speedily gather all smooth conditions for cultivation, accumulate virtues and merits, and purify all non-virtuous karma.
B) What kind of virtues do donors create:
Dedication to sponsors or those who seek blessings for calamities to be averted, to have good health and increased blessings, for supporting the monastery to propagate the Dharma to benefit all beings.
C) In return, monastery will:
🪔 On behalf of each sponsor, prepare a huge plate of Mandala to be placed before the Buddha for vast offering.
🪔 Setting up inscriptions for those seeking blessings and family before the Buddha for his brilliance of blessings.
🪔 Dedication of merits from 5 November 2023 Great Compassion Repentance Puja.
🪔 Dedication of merits from 6 continuous nights of recitation of Medicine Buddha sutra.
🪔 Sangha will venerate 1000 scrolls of Medicine Buddha repentance sutra to seek blessings and repentance.
🪔 Merits accumulated from the series Medicine Buddha Obstacle-Clearing for Blessings, Longevity Puja will be dedicated for: help all sentient beings of the 6 realms to seek repentance with a mind of refuge and Bodhicitta, eliminate enmities, make aspirations and dedications, equipping with full conditions of the 4 Powers of Confession, for all karmic obstacles, sickness, and non-human obstacles, etc., to be eliminated, smooth conditions to increase, obstacles for learning the Dharma be eliminated, immediate increase of bliss and virtues in current lifetime, abundant clothing, food and resources in future lives, receiving the protection and guidance of Triple Gem life after life.