Ullambana Liberating Prayers: For Loved Ones and All Beings

12 July 2015 - 6:11pm Comments Off

Liberate your departed loved ones and all beings by joining us for the Ullambana Liberating Prayers during the Chinese 7th Lunar Month this year. Calling upon the all-loving energy of Amitabha and Manjushri in their form as protectors of the Dharma, these liberating prayers create such energy that helps those who are recently deceased to take a fortunate rebirth, and alleviate the sufferings of those who have already taken rebirth.

A student of the Buddha once asked how he could help his mother who had taken rebirth in the Hell Realms. The Buddha replied that by engaging in positive deeds and dedicating them to his mother, her suffering would be alleviated. The student did so and as a result was able to help not only his mother but others near her who were also suffering.

By engaging in positive deeds such as prayers, making offerings of robes to monks and nuns, feeding the homeless, liberating animals, etc., and dedicating these actions to our loved ones and all beings, we can alleviate their suffering through the power of these positive deeds.

These Liberating Prayers are like the light from a candle in the darkness not only for those who have departed us but also for ourselves and our loved ones still with us. Through these prayers we can clear obstacles faced in life and create merit as the greatest gift for those we love.

The Ullambana Liberating Prayers will be held on 17 August (English Prayer) and 19 August (Chinese Prayer), at Kechara House. For further information please contact: 03-7803 3908.

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