2022 Annual Lamp Offering

Kindle the light before the Buddha,
Extinguish the burning in your heart,
With Great Perfect Wisdom, I vow
To shine on all that is dark.

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Lighting the lamp signifies enlightenment and wisdom. Offering the lamp to the Buddha not only honors the Buddha, but also helps us to awaken our luminous Buddha nature. With the Buddha’s wisdom and merits lighting our way on the Path, may we realize the Bodhisattva’s spirit within ourselves and illumine all those around us.

According to the Buddhist scriptures, one can obtain many benefits by making a Buddha lamp offering: good health, clarity of vision, purity of mind, freedom from fear and worries, patience and gentleness, perfection of wisdom, extinction of ignorance, and attainment of Buddhahood.

We may also dedicate the merits towards harmony in the home, peace in the world, and enlightenment to all.  You can light a lamp in your name (or a name of your choice) for a period of one year. This is a great opportunity for us to clear away karmic obstacles, support the precious teaching of the Dharma, and honor the Buddha. Let us all participate in this illuminating and worthy endeavor.

If you would like to register for Lamp Offering for the year of 2022 (from Jan.1, 2022 thru Dec. 31, 2022), please fill the registration form below, or contact us via email: buddhajewel@ctzen.org

We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) religious organization. All classes and events are free of charge.  Your generous donation is tax deductible and will help us serve the community better.  A receipt will be mailed or handed to you promptly. Thank you for your support.