Memorial Hall

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The Memorial Hall is situated behind the Main Shrine. According to Grand Master Hsing Yun, Humanistic Buddhism encourage looking after people throughout their lives. The Memorial Hall is aimed to provide a blissful place for the deceased and a bring peace to their families and friends. This also propagates filial piety and gratitude with blessing by Buddha and Bodhisattva. The memorial hall is managed by the Sangha. There will be continuous chanting throughout the day. Incense, flowers, lamps and fruits will be offered daily, and prayer services be performed annually to transfer merits in memories of the deceased to reborn in the Pure Land.

The Memorial Hall enshrines plaques of the deceased, a Chinese tradition in memorializing our ancestors. In the center of the Memorial Hall is Amitabha Buddha with Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva on the left and Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva on the right.

  • Amitabha Buddha is the Buddha of Infinite Light and Life. Anyone who recites his name with complete devotion and vows to be reborn in Amitabha Buddha’s Pure Land will be received there.

  • Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva embodies great compassion and perceives all suffering in the world.

  • Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva pledges to alleviate the sufferings of the beings in hell, leading them to happiness.