Dear friends,

As you might know, both the bell and the drum are one of the most important Dharma instruments to the temple. In Buddha's time, the bell and drum were used to gather everyone to announce the precepts, meal times, Dharma talks etc. Up until now, they have become equipments to announce the times to wake up and go to bed.

In Buddhism, the correct way to explain is: "In the morning, the bell is sounded first then the drum is hit; in the evening, the drum is hit first and then the gong is sounded.”

In Buddhism, the bell's sound is considered to be calming and to induce a suitable atmosphere for meditation. Because of their shape (with sloped shoulders and a flat base) the bells are seen as representations of the sitting Buddha, and are accorded similar respect; those striking the bell will first make three bows towards it, just as they would before a statue of Buddha.

According to the Vinaya words: " Upon hearing sounds of the gong, worries will be ceased, wisdom will grow, Bodhi will be born, from hell that one will go, vows will be created to become a Buddha, and to save all sentient beings." Therefore the reason that temples sound the bell every morning and evening is very significant; also the daily routines of a temple starts and ends with the sounding of the bell.

The Triple Crane Monastery is welcoming the big Bell and Drum from Taiwan. It is a great way to accumulate merits by offering or helping to build Bell and Drum to Buddhist Monastery or temple.

We humbly seek your generous donations and supports. Any amount offered will be received with much appreciation. Donations more than $500, your dedicated Names will be listed on the donor recognition monument at the monastery.

On behalf of he Triple Crane Monastery, we thank you in advance for your kind consideration.

The Triple Crane Monastery is registered as non-profit, 501c (3) charitable organization and donations are tax deductible.

Please make donations through:

  1. Paypal account: triple.crane@huayenworld.org
  2. Chase QuickPay with Zella account: triple.crane@huayenworld.org
  3. Wechat Red Wallet ID: jayli288
  4. Bank check payable to: Huayen World Community of North America

Mailing address:
Triple Crane Monastery
7665 Werkner Road, Chelsea, MI, 48118, USA

Contact personal:
Joy Chang Tel: 1-(734)- 757-8567
Email: triple.crane@huayenworld.org

Yours sincerely,
Triple Crane Monastery


自古以來,佛剎叢林的暮鼓晨鐘, 不僅警醒世人,自无明长夜中觉悟,也莊嚴道場威嚴,催人精進。丛林规约说:钟鼓乃龙天眼目,钟发音宏亮而悠扬。





  1. Paypal account: triple.crane@huayenworld.org
  2. Chase QuickPay with Zella account: triple.crane@huayenworld.org
  3. Wechat Red Wallet ID: jayli288
  4. Bank check payable to: Huayen World Community of North America

Triple Crane Monastery
7665 Werkner Road, Chelsea, MI, 48118, USA

張兆儀 Joy Chang  Tel: 1-(734)- 757-8567
Email: triple.crane@huayenworld.org


Humility - humble yourself in The eyes of The God. Merge into oneness through complete surrendering to the nature of is'ness. Rid yourself of separateness and allow Divine union to help you experience who and what you are. ~ACIM Please Join us this special event at Triple Crane monastery.

Triple Crane Monastery April classes & events

Chinese Tea Ceremony Come to enjoy the traditional Chinese tea ceremony, Oolong tea, pastries and snacks, sharing interesting conversations about Chan/spiritual practice experiences. Free and all are welcome

Huayen Chan Kuan Bilingual Retreat Saturday

Please join us at Triple Crane Monastery for a 3 day Huayen Chan Kuan Bilingual Retreat directed by the Venerable Master Haiyun Jimeng, who will be visiting the Monastery from Taiwan. Practices will be lead by Master Zhong Hai (winnie) under the direction of Master Hai Yun.


For THREE AFTERNOONS In March YOU are INVITED to JOIN Master Zhong Hai (Winnie) for A TRADITIONAL Chinese Tea Ceremony

Triple Crane Monastery March classes & events

Triple Crane Monastery March classes & events


The Dyad form of Contemplative Self Inquiry is a two person practice that combines Self-Inquiry as taught by Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi with an interpersonal communication process to more quickly purify or clear" the mind with the intention of having a direct experience" of Our True Nature. This profound shift in consciousness is sometimes called Awakening, an Enlightenment Experience, or Self Realization. The day, offered by Kamakshi Ma (betty eller) will have a rotating schedule of different types of contemplation with the Dyad as the central practice. Fee:$25 contact: Kamakshi.Ma@TellMeWhoYou Are.com 248-931-5914

Triple Crane Monastery February classes & events

1-day Silent retreat 9-5 pm (Every 4th Sunday ) 9:00-9:30 Stretching 9:30-10:30 Seated Meditation 10:30-11:00 Walking/Standing Meditation 11:00-12:00 Seated Meditation 12:00-12:30 Lunch or Fasting 12:30-1:00 Walking Meditation or Resting 1:00-2:00 Seated Meditation 2:00-2:30 Walking Meditation 2:30-3:30 Seated Meditation 3:30-4:00 Yoga 4:00-5:00 Seated Meditation 5:00 Reflection - depart (Half-day sitters are welcome) Food Offering Ceremony 大蒙山3:30-6:30 PM Traditional Chinese Buddhist practice which cultivates good karma, by offering Dharma, food, salvations to all Sentient being.

Good news!!! Isha Kriya Meditation is coming to Triple crane monastery on 2/9.

In this one hour session you will learn Isha Kriya,a simple 12-18 minute practice, to help you to become meditative effortlessly. Attain health, clarity and joy Isha Kriya does not require previous experience with meditation and can be done sitting in a chair. Designed by Sadhguru, a self-realized yogi and foremost authority in the field of yoga. isha Kriya sessions will be conducted by a trained instructor, after which ongoing online support will also be available.

Celebrate Chinese New Year

Dear friends, Welcome you and your family to join us together on February 9th to celebrate 2019 Chinese New Year - the year of Pig! We will be offering auspicious candles. Everyone could pick up a wisdom card (法語) during ceremony. Then enjoy traditional & delicious Chinese lunch. Other fun activities included Tea ceremony, learning calligraphy and dumping making.

Triple Crane Monastery January classes & events

EVENTS Open House / Tour Tuesday & Wednesday 10~3:30 PM Saturday: 1-5 PM Sunday: 9 AM~1 PM Or call for appointment. (exclude retreat) Daily service (Open to public and chant in Chinese) Early Morning: 5:30-6:00 am Part 1. 6-7 am Part 2. Morning:8:00-8:30 am Evening: 3:30-4:15 pm Fee: all classes/one day retreat are free donations.


「過去佛陀在世時,有許多傑出的弟子,他們的長處各有不同,例如舍利弗是智慧第一、目犍連是神通第一,而阿那律則是天眼第一,他能清楚的觀看到三千大千世界,連非常微細的地方都能夠看得很清楚。 阿難知道了,就問佛說:『世尊,請問阿那律前世有何因緣,使他今世能夠有如此的天眼呢?』 佛回答說:『在過去約九十一劫前,毘婆尸佛入涅槃後,那時阿那律是一個盜賊,他便到佛塔中去,想盜取財物。當他來到佛塔時,佛前的燈火已經快要熄滅了,他見了便趕緊以劍將燈蕊撥正,使燈火又恢復了光明。盜賊看著燈火,忽然感受到佛燈光明的威力,心裡不覺肅然起敬。他想,別人都願意拿物品來供佛了,我哪裡有偷盜的道理呢?因此,他就放下偷盜的念頭離去了。

Venerable Grand Master Meng Can(夢參)

Venerable Grand Master Meng Can was born in 1915 in Town of Kaitong in Heilongjiang Province of China. In 1931, Grand-Master was accepted at the feet of Master Xiuling(修林) and renounced the world at Temple Yaowang in Beijing. He was given the Dharma name “Jue Xing” and became a renounced disciple in the lineage of “Lin Ji”(臨濟宗) of Northern Wu Tai. Being a very humble spiritual seeker, Grand-Master refers himself as the name of “Meng Can”. Grand-Master took the vow to follow the code of constrain for monk in 1931. Upon the completion of the training, he paid pilgrim to the holy mountain of “Jiu Hua”, where he participated in the special ceremony which was held every sixty years to cut the hair and nails for Di Zang Monk who lived in this world between 696 and 794.