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Dear Friends,Every year we hold the World Peace Gathering in Orange County to bring our community to a common purpose of generating goodness, wholesome energy, and love to a chaotic world. Since 2009 to now, we have an increasing number of participants attending each year of WPG with great enthusiasm, care, and support. We know there is a great need for emotional support, especially in this world of unrest and violence. We know our community needs spiritual inspiration for its own wholeness and healing. We know each of us wants to feel at home and included when we come together celebrating or praying. We all want peace and healing, first within our hearts, then within our family, then to our community, and the world. Our World Peace Gathering is just for these purposes.
Compassionate Service Society and Venerable Master Heng Chang cordially invite you to join our 2017 World Peace Gathering on:
Friday December 8, Saturday, December 9 and Sunday, December 10, 2017
At the Anaheim Convention Center
800 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim, CA 92802
Highlights of the 2017 World Peace Gathering include many educational and spiritual activities with the theme “Mandala of 1000 Lotus Petals for Peace and Healing” such as: Prayers, dharma talks, meditation, Exercise for world peace, Three-Steps-One Bow for world peace, Tea Meditation for world peace and Peace Mandala Ceremony.
Peace Mandala Ceremony, the main attraction of the World Peace Gathering, will be held on Sunday December 10, 2017. Mandala is a dharma assembly where the aggregation of spiritual power of myriads of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas and thousands of attendees takes place. The function of the Mandala is to bring peace and healing to the sick and the suffering and liberation to those who have passed away. It also has the unique power to transform karmic obstructions of all those who attend.
In addition, Compassionate Service Society also offers the 12-day Altruistic Home-Leaving program (from 11/30/2017 to 12/11/2017) that provides the unique opportunity for participants to experience the transcending path toward Truth, Goodness, and Beauty, and to inspire practitioners to integrate the essence of Buddhism into their daily life. This short-term cultivation is called Altruistic Home-Leaving, or the practice of leaving home for 12-days with request for practitioners to cultivate on behalf of one (or many) loved ones. The dedicated practice will also help lessen our own karmic hindrances. But only when we cultivate “on behalf of others”, then we can develop true loving-kindness and render our cultivation a manifestation of the altruistic bodhisattva practice.
For more details about registration to attend the Dharma Assembly, participate in the retreats, volunteer, or donate, please visit our website: http://wpg.compassheart.com. The Organizing and Service Committee sincerely requests all who wish to attend to register soon to help facilitate their meal and transportation planning for these three days. Meal tickets for lunch and dinner will be distributed when you come to the Dharma Assembly. Please register at:
In person at CompaSS Center: 420 S. Brookhurst St., Anaheim, CA 92804
May you and your family be well in body and mind, and your wishes be fulfilled.
Namo Amitabha Buddha,
Venerable Master Heng Chang and Compassionate Service Society