Dharma Authentication Ritual & Ceremony
August 15th - 21st, 6pm
21st August is the special holiday day for commemorating and celebrating the founding spirit of Won Buddhism as demonstrated by the nine disciples of Sotesan, who secured the legitimacy of the new Order from the realm of truth when they left their fingerprints on a sheet of white paper as a sign of acceptance of the injunction "Sacrifice without regret", which symbolized their infinite vow to create a peaceful and harmonious world, by committing to mind practice and devotion to public service.
For 7 days before that time our temple and homes shall be cleaned well, with a warm and calm spirit and one's body and mind purified.
At 6pm each evening, from August 15th - 21st, the meditation hall will be open to the public for prayer, meditation and chanting. Children are welcome to come along and join in the service, but service will be kept as a quiet time.
The week will culminate in the main ceremony on the 21st. All are welcome to attend on any of these evenings, but everyone is especially encouraged to attend on the 21st.