Lighting Blessing Lamps at the Holy Miracles Temple
Holy Miracles Temple will offer everyone the opportunity to request
Blessing Lamps be lit in the Hall of the Dipankara Buddha once the
construction is completed.
Treatise on the Perfection of Wisdom states: “When Dipankara Buddha was
born, all things around the Buddha were like lamps. That is why the
Buddha is called Dipankara Buddha, or Light-bearing Buddha.” The Hall of
Dipankara Buddha is located on the holy place where Buddhas bestowed
holy amrita from the sky. Once the construction of the Hall is
completed, the Dipankara Buddha Statue will be respectfully enshrined in
the Hall. The Hall will be consecrated to formally become the Dipankara
Buddha Hall where faithful Buddhists can request the lighting of
Blessing Lamps to make offerings to the ancient Dipankara Buddha, and
generate boundless merit. Lamp-lighting in front of Dipankara Buddha, in
the Holy Hall where holy amrita once descended, will be the most
magnificent place to beseech good fortune, surpassing the auspiciousness
of any other lamp-lighting occasion in the world.
Great Holy Guru who is of higher status than holy virtuous persons will
chant sutras and mantras before Dipankara Buddha to generate additional
merit for those who request Blessing Lamps to be lit. Every day, Dharma
masters will recite mantras, chant sutras, and perform Dharmas in front
of the lamps offered to Dipankara Buddha to beseech good fortune for
all those who request the lighting of Blessing Lamps, praying for their
good health, career success, prosperity in business, growth of good
fortune and wisdom, and success in academic study. They will also pray
for the prosperity of the United States and the peace of the American
people. This exceptionally magnificent empowerment is not what any
ordinary temple can offer.
response to enthusiastic requests from faithful Buddhists in all walks
of life, online registration and on-site registration are now open. All
are welcome to give rise to sincerity and request the lighting of
Blessing Lamps to beseech good fortune.
receipt of your meritorious donation is verified, your registration
forms for lighting Blessing Lamps will be presented to the Great Holy
Guru to beseech good fortune and additional merit. If the receipt does
not match the pledged donation, the registration form will not be
presented to the Great Holy Guru.
names of recipients who light Blessing Lamps to beseech good fortune
will be listed in sequential order in the book of record and stamped by
seal. The book of record will be made available at the temple for
everyone to check and verify. If your name is not in the open book of
record, that means you have not completed the registration procedures to
request lighting of Blessing Lamps. If you have made the donation but
cannot find your name, please contact the monastics at the Holy Miracles
Temple and present your receipt.
Holy Miracles Temple is not an ordinary temple. This Temple is managed
in an absolutely fair manner in accordance with true Buddha Dharma. To
strictly guard against corruption and fraud, the Temple does not have an
abbot or a prior. Even the role of guest prefect is shared among the
monastics. All matters are evaluated and decided collectively.
Therefore, currently, this is the only temple in the world that is
managed by a collective leadership.
temple is empowered by Holy Gurus of three levels: Shangzun, Jiaozun,
and Ruzun. They take turns to perform Dharmas at the temple to serve
faithful Buddhists. Recently, the great Dharma of Uncovering Terma with
Direct Verification was performed at the Temple by a Great Mahasattva
who is a Yuzun. The Buddhist undertakings conducted at the temple are
exceptionally rare and magnificent, such as the great Dharma of Holy
Fire Offering, the Dharma of Uncovering Terma with Direct Verification
performed by the Great Mahasattva Yuzun, and the Refuge Ceremony held
for non-Buddhist spirits and celestial beings. As of now, this is the
only Temple where an Inner-tantric Mandala has been established. The
hall-blocking Vajra scepter used in establishing the mandala weighs
1,000 jin (approximately 1,100 pounds.) It remains at the front entrance
of the Grand Hall of Shakyamuni Buddha at the Temple.