Sunday Dharma Service

Sun, December 17 - 10:00am to 12:30pm

Buddha's Light Scouts

Sun, December 17 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Yoga Class

Wed, December 13 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Fo Guang Shan Temple Chinese School

Sun, December 17 - 9:30am to 11:45am

Eight Precepts Dharma Service

Sat, December 16 - 9:30am to 9:00pm

Bright Light Chanting Service

Mon, December 18 - 10:00am to 12:30pm

What do lotus blossoms signify?

The lotus blossoms grow out of, but not independent of the mire.  We should never distant ourselves from the sufferings and ignore the world in the name of practice.  Just as lotus blossoms grow in the heat of the summer, we need to turn the bothersome troubles and defilement of our lives into opportunities to further our practice and cultivation.  It also signifies the purity of our inner Buddha nature and righteousness as the blossoms come out from the dirty mud and do not branch out.