Offering Service for Buddhas & Celestial Guardians

Sat, February 24 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

Offering Service for Buddhas & Celestial Guardians

Fri, February 23 - 7:00pm to 11:50pm

Sunday Dharma Service

Sun, February 25 - 10:00am to 12:30pm

Buddha's Light Scouts

Sun, February 25 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

What is the symbol found on the chest of many of the Buddha statues?

It is an ancient symbol found in several different cultures.  In ancient Babylonian, it was used to depict the Sun’s movement.  It is also found in ancient India. In Buddhism it signifies purity, wisdom and propitiousness.  The symbol should not be confused with the Nazi symbol, which is reversely tilted.  It is one of the thirty-two marks of Buddha.  It is the result of Buddha’s eons of practice.  It is a sign of propitiousness, purity and completeness.  We are reminded of Buddha’s infinite wisdom and compassion when we see this symbol.  The turning motion represents Buddha’s great power perpetually moving, manifesting and extending to all directions to deliver the infinite sentient beings.