Buddhist Zen Meditation Center
2013 Summer Zen Meditation Classes
Free of Charge. Guided by Ordained Zen Masters of Chung Tai Chan Monastery.
Our summer Zen meditation classes will start from the week of April 29. The classes will be 12-week long. All classes are free of charge but we kindly accept donations. Please register early by using the registration form below and email/fax the form back to us or come to our center and fill out the registration form in person. If you have further questions, please call 281-568-1568.
The Compassionate Emperor Liang’s Repentance Ceremony
The Compassionate Emperor Liang’s Repentance Liturgy is well known as the” King of all Repentance Liturgies”. For thousands of years, it is highly valued by Buddhists.
The Liturgy was initiated by the Emperor Liang dated back to 2000 years ago. The deceased Empress Chi was reborn as a python because of her jealousy and ill-tempered karmas. She suffered from the calamities of hungry and bitten by small insects as having a python-body. One day, this python showed up at the palace and asked the Emperor Liang to save her. So the Emperor Liang requested Master Bao Zhi and monks to assemble the wonderful words from the lotus-treasury and the names of Buddhas from the sutras to accomplish the 10 scrolls Repentance Liturgy. After the Litany was performed, Empress Chi released the python -body and became a devi.
For thousands of years, those who have ever performed this Repentance Liturgy can eradicate their Bad Karmic Obstacles and get auspicious fortunes. It can also help the deceased be reborn in the Pure Land.
The Chung Tai Zen Center of Houston will host the Compassionate Emperor Liang’s Repentance Ceremony during April 2 to April 28. All are welcome. By way of repenting, we can not only eradicate our own bad Karmic obstacles and purify our own mind, but also can dedicate the merits to our beloved ones. We can also pray for the world peace and may all the deceased be reborn in the Pure Land.
Lighting the Unperished Lamp of Luminance
As an Offering to the Buddhas of the Ten Directions
This Removes Misfortune and Increases Our Merits and Wisdom
Thus Preserving the Perpetual Flow of Our Merits and Life
The lamps will be offered at the Grand Illuminating Hall of the Center
The sutra says that offering a lamp of light to the Buddha has boundless virtue. We will have magnificent appearances in future lifetimes and always have a joyous mind. We will be free from illness and live long, have great wisdom, and attain nirvana.
Summer Meditation Classes - Summer meditation classes will start on April 29. Come in to register or click here for information.
Monthly Half-day Meditation Retreat - First Sunday of each month from 9 am till noon. Please check the current event schedule.