Lighting Blessing Lamps at the Holy Miracles Temple
The Holy Miracles Temple will offer everyone the opportunity to light Blessing Lamps in the Hall of the Dipankara Buddha once the construction is completed.
The Great Treatise on the Perfection of Wisdom states: “When Dipankara Buddha was born, all that surrounded the Buddha shone like bright light. That is why the Buddha is called Dipankara Buddha, or Light-bearing Buddha.”
The location of the Hall of Dipankara Buddha is the site where Buddhas bestowed holy amrita from the sky. Once the construction of the Hall is completed, the Dipankara Buddha Statue will be respectfully seated in the Hall. The Hall will be consecrated to formally become the Dipankara Buddha Hall where faithful Buddhist can light blessing lamps to make offerings to the ancient Dipankara Buddha and generate boundless merit. Lighting lamps before Dipankara Buddha in the Holy Hall where holy amrita once descended to beseech good fortune and pray for bliss will be the most magnificent event in all the lamp-lighting halls in the entire world.
A Great Holy Guru, who is of higher status than holy virtuous persons, will chant sutras and mantras before Dipankara Buddha to generate additional merit for those who light lamps. Every day, Dharma masters will recite mantras, chant sutras, and practice Dharmas in front of the lamps offered to Dipankara Buddha to beseech good fortune for all those who light the blessing lamps, to pray for their good health, career success, prosperity in business, growth of good fortune and wisdom, and success in academic study. They will also pray for prosperity of the country and peace of the people. The exceptionally magnificent empowerment is not what any ordinary temple can offer.
In response to the enthusiastic requests from faithful Buddhists in all walks of life, online registration is now open. All are welcome to register for sincerely lighting the blessing lamps to beseech good fortune.
After the matching donation receipts are verified, all registration forms for lighting the blessing lamps will be submitted to the Great Holy Guru to beseech good fortune and additional merits. Any registration form that does not match the donation receipt will be disqualified for submission.
The names of those who light the blessing lamps to beseech good fortune will be compiled by order in a book and stamped with a seal. The book will be made available at the temple for everyone to check . If your name is not in the open book, it means you have not completed the registration process to light the blessing lamp. If you have paid the fee but cannot find your name, please contact the monastics at the Holy Miracles Temple and present your receipt.
The Holy Miracles Temple is not an ordinary temple. This Temple is managed in an absolutely fair manner in accordance to true Buddha Dharma. To eliminate corruption and fraud, the Temple does not have an abbot or a prior. Even the role of the guest prefect is shared among the monastics. All issues are studied and decided collectively by the group. As such, it is the only temple in the world that is managed by a collective leadership at present.
This temple is empowered by Holy Gurus of three levels: Shangzun, Jiaozun, and Ruzun. They take turns to perform Dharmas at the temple to serve faithful Buddhists. Recently, the great Dharma of Uncovering Terma with Direct Verification was performed at the temple by a Great Mahasattva who is a Yuzun. The Buddhist work conducted at the temple are exceptionally rare and magnificent, such as the great Dharma of Holy Fire Offering, the Dharma of Uncovering Terma with Direct Verification performed by the Great Mahasattva Yuzun, and the Dharma of Taking Refuge held for non-Buddhist celestial beings. As of now, this is the only Temple where an Inner-tantric Mandala is established. The hall-blocking Vajra Pestle used in establishing the mandala weighs 1,000 jin (which is approximately 1,100 pounds) and remains at the front entrance of the Grand Hall of Shakyamuni Buddha at the Temple.
There are two options for lighting the blessing lamps: the individual plan (for one year) and the family plan (for one year).
If you want to light the blessing lamps for ten years or for a lifetime, please contact a guest prefect at the Holy Miracles Temple.
Ways to register:
- Onsite at the Holy Miracles Temple, and
- Online via https://zhengfazixun.org/lamp_apply/
Please send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org for any inquiry about the blessing lamps.
Holy Miracles Temple
April 17, 2019