As COVID-19 continues to spread, Fo Guang Shan has begun reciting the Prajnaparamita Heart Sutra to pray for the community in heeding to Buddhism’s compassionate call. Our thoughts of kindness may purify the world and transform society. As of today until 19th May 2021, we invite all to answer the call and pray that the pandemic be ended under the blessings of the Buddha. On 19th May 2021, Fo Guang Shan Monastery will conduct a Buddha’s Birthday Ceremony to pray for the victims of COVID-19 pandemic.

Period of Cultivation

As of today until 19th May 2021


1 Meditate for three minutes. Join your palms.

2 Recite “Blessed be Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva” three times.

3 Recite the Prajnaparamita Heart Sutra

4 Take Refuge in the Triple Gem

I take refuge in the Buddha, wishing that all sentient beings understand the Dharma and make the supreme vow.
I take refuge in the Dharma, wishing that all sentient beings study the sutras diligently and obtain an ocean of wisdom.
I take refuge in the Sangha, wishing that all sentient beings lead the masses in harmony, without obstruction.

5 Read aloud Venerable Master Hsing Yun’s “Prayer to Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva for Safety from the Novel Coronavirus Outbreak”

6 Dedication of Merits

May kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity pervade all worlds;
May we cherish and build affinities to benefit all beings;
May Chan, Pure Land, and Precepts inspire equality and patience;
May our humility and gratitude give rise to great vows.

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