Bright Light Chanting Service

Tue, May 29 - 10:00am to 12:30pm

Various Interest Classes

Sat, May 26 - 9:00am to 6:00pm

Eng. Dharma Class

Sat, May 26 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Vesak Buddha's Birthday Celebration at Celebration Square

Sun, May 27 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm

Eng. Path to Happiness 101

Sat, May 26 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Sunday Dharma Service

Sun, May 27 - 10:00am to 12:30pm

Buddha's Light Scouts

Sun, May 27 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Children Dharma class

Sat, May 26 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Why do Monastics have incense marks on their heads?

The custom of burning incense marks is unique to Chinese Buddhism.  It did not exist in primitive Buddhism and also has not been practiced in other countries.  When Buddhism reached China monastics were held in high regard by society and the nation. During the T’ang dynasty, the imperial court ordered that incense mark burning was to be incorporated in the precept ceremony in order to prevent people from impersonating Monastics and as an affirmation of their faith.