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|Three Sages Main Buddha Altar|
|Guan Yin altar|
|Dizang Pusa Altar|
|Hua Yan Jing Set|
|Amituofo (Amitabha Buddha)|
|Earth Store Altar|
|Buddha altar right side, Buddha and Ordination Masters|
|Right side of Buddha Altar|
|Left Side of Buddha Altar close up|
|Left Side of Buddha Altar|
|Great Compassion Water cup|
|Rice offering in Guanyin Altar|
|Food Offering Spoons|
|Vase and bowl water offering vessels|
|Old version of me with auspicious marks Crayola clay|
|Seated Guanyin Pusa and lots of little monks|
|5 lucky elemental blessings|
|pre-Buddhist whirling Daoist me|
|Hello kitty rice offering vessel|
|Altars with red damask coverings|
This temple is a part of Bhikshuni a religious organization. This is a Dharmagupta bhikshuni temple and will house only that lineage.
There is no room for guest or sangha to stay. After a land or home purchase is made more will be welcome later but not right now. There must enough donations received to buy land or a home to convert.
Sangha who visit or reside in this future larger temple will not be charged rent, nor pay for program fees, nor will they be asked to work for fundraising for the temple. Their basic needs for shelter and food will be met by this temple. They will be protected from such distractions. The main function of this temple is to serve as a safe, clean residence for Sangha as defined in the Vinaya. The main hall hold religious services with a larger space reserved for bigger monthly services for the community in the area while the rest of the grounds are for cultivation by Sangha.
I do not wish my community to be overly large and be burdened with too much debt to function nor wish too many 'service' programs that would be duplicated in the govt or pubic sector.
There of course are some standard offerings that the Chinese Buddhist community would expect when the larger space is purchased.
There are bilingual services and dharma talks: Chinese and English. The majority of services are in English for community enrichment and development of programs that meet US residents of any origin or culture willing to learn and be respectful.
Introduction to Buddhist life and culture programs feature such services and introduce Buddhist activities in an educational and traditional way that will meet the expectations of the Chinese Buddhists as well as those new to Buddhism without any knowledge of content or culture.
All of the secular holidays are observed. And the non-religious aspects of generosity (Santa Claus, Christmas trees, lights, non-Christian holiday decor), and growth (bunnies, candy egg hunt, spring flowers, gardening), including citizenry joys of voting and celebrating fourth of July.
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