鐘鼓募款

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

“妙音能除三世苦;威震遠徹九霄雲。”

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。

大華嚴寺北美三鶴道場將迎請來自大華嚴寺總本山的『華嚴大鐘』與『法輪大鼓』,歡迎隨喜護持我們的殊勝法寶。沈穩悠揚的鐘聲響起,融入殷切宏深的願力,早日回到生命的故鄉。

供養鐘鼓七大功德与利益:
1、龍天擁護,護諸身體;
2、聞鐘聲,煩惱輕,長智慧,菩提增;
3、增福延壽,悉離苦海;
4、三施俱全,財佈施,法佈施,無畏佈施,一舉盡得;
5、解冤。可以解冤释结,化敵為友,避免冤冤相報;
6、消災。解救眾生的苦難,也同時消除我們的宿業;
7、慈悲心自然生起,功德無量,福田無量。

三鶴道場是非營利宗教組織,所以捐贈都可以免稅。道場將為認供暮鼓晨鐘500美金以上的功德主刻碑留名。

認供請洽:

  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

道場地址:
Triple Crane Monastery
7665 Werkner Road, Chelsea, MI, 48118, USA

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



Triple Crane Monastery June 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 TCM classes/one day retreat are donations. 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 Trial Walking Meditation Time: 9:30 am~12:00 pm Place: Waterloo recreation area/ Pinckney recreation area

The Buddha bathing Festival

Triple Crane Monastery held the Buddha Bathing Festival on May 11, 2019, the birthday of Sakyamuni Buddha. The flowers in Monastery are blooming everywhere. Tulips and daffodils in both front and back entrance of Chan Hall are announcing Spring is here and welcome local folks to join the celebration of Buddha’s birth. Inside the Dharma Hall, the Mandala of Buddha bathing is floated with beautiful pedals, and the little Buddha statue stands in the middle of them, waiting for us to wash out dust in our body, mind and spirit.

Abbot Haju of Ann Arbor Zen temple visiting TCM

Abbot Haju of Ann Arbor Zen Temple visited Triple Crane Monastery on Tuesday May 07, 2019. The last time she visited was five years ago. Master Hai took Haju for a tour of the Monastery. Haju said she was amazed by the remodeling of the Monastery and all the improvements. She felt everyone's effort through these changes.

2019 Spring Huayen retreat

Another blissful three day bi-lingual HuaYan retreat end on April 30th . It focuses on the preliminary practice for Huayen Chan Kuan in the form of Yoga and meditation. Over dozens of participants composed of new and veteran practitioners from US and Canada attended, and all of them have devoted their effort whole heartedly and experienced profound inter transformation.

Triple Crane Monastery May 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 TCM classes/one day retreat are donations.

What is Huayen?

The Huayen School of Chinese Buddhism takes its name from the scriptural text on which it is based, known in Chinese as the “Huayen Ching” and in Sanskrit as the “Avatamsaka Sutra”. (“Huayen” literally means “flower adornment” or “flower ornament”.) It was founded as a separate lineage in the seventh century and has continued down to the present day.

The Spirit and Distinctive Features of the Huayen Teachings By Venerable Master Haiyun Jimeng

The three aspects of Huayen Strictly speaking, when talking about Huayen there are three aspects that one should take into account. One is the teaching of the Avatamsaka Sutra itself, another is the teaching of the Huayen School, and the third is the point of view of the person who is expounding the Sutra. But it is the last of these three that people usually get to hear most of Fruit-sellers are bound to say that their own fruit is the sweetest, and in the same way, every priest, monk or nun is bound to say that the doctrine they are teaching is the best, otherwise there would be no point in their teaching it at all. So, the Huayen teachings that I would like to introduce to you today are based on my own personal reading of the Avatamsaka Sutra and on the conclusions that I have reached after studying the Huayen School as a whole. But if you really want to know what the Sutra has to say, you should go and study it for yourself, absorb its message directly, and then judge and choose for yourself, in accordance with your own wisdom. For when someone else expounds the Sutra, even though their exposition may be based on the text, when they try to convey its essential spirit or its deeper significance, they can hardly help doing so from their own point of view. Even a teacher who is already fully enlightened, let us suppose, will still be expressing his or her individual way of understanding the teachings that are being transmitted. After the realization of Enlightenment, every Buddha preaches the Avatamsaka Sutra, although when I say “preaches”, I am not referring to a verbal exposition, but to a direct manifestation of the realm of Enlightenment. Although each Buddha’s realization is equally profound, the way in which that realization is manifested is not necessarily going to be the same in every case. When different Buddha preach the Avatamsaka Sutra, therefore, different realms of Enlightenment may appear.

The Huayen School

The Huayen (Korean Hwao’m, Japanese Kegon) School is based on the Avatamsaka or “Flower Ornament Sutra”, and counts as one of the four major schools of Chinese Buddhism. Its teachings emphasize the integration of Buddhist practice with all aspects of life, and yet, Haiyun believes that they are particularly suitable for the modern age. The school took shape during the Tang Dynasty (618-906), and although the monk Tu Shun or Fa Shun (557-640) is regarded as its First Patriarch, the real founders were Chih Yen (602-668) and his chief disciple Fa Tsang (643-712). Another important figure at the time was the hermit-scholar Li Tung Hsuan (63 5-730, or 646-740). After the Fourth Patriarch, Cheng Kuan (738-839), who wrote a massive commentary and subcommentary on the Sutra, and the Fifth Patriarch, Tsung Mi (780-8 14), who was also a lineage-holder in the Chan tradition, the Huayen School entered a period of decline, although its influence remained pervasive in East Asian Buddhism generally, and in the Chan (Korean S’on, Japanese Zen) School in particular.

An Introduction to the Origin and Development of Northern Mahayana Buddhism

Two ways to understand the ‘origin’ of Buddhism The ‘origin’ of Buddhism may in fact be understood in two ways. First, it may refer to the Buddha’s awareness, upon his enlightenment, of the ultimate truth of the universe and the meaning of life itself, an awareness that transcended the traditional concepts of the Indian society of his day. In Brahmin belief, there was a higher-than-human sphere, occupied by a God who created and governed the world. Since the Buddha had, through his profound practice and realization, attained the state beyond that of the heaven where there is neither thinking nor not-thinking (Naivasamjnanasamjnayatana), the doctrines that emerged from his spiritual experience where obviously bound to be different from those of other religious figures. In this sense it is the Buddha’s own supreme Enlightenment that is the ‘origin’ of Buddhism as a universal teaching which has transformed our world.

DAILY LIFE IN ONENESS

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.