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Wednesday, September 30, 2015
The first shave to clean all unwholesome karma. The second shave to purify all wholesome karmic roots. The third shave to be ordained to deliver sentient beings. To perfect merit and wisdom - to be clothed in compassion.

These sayings reflect the pursuit of the ultimate meaning of life by the Buddha more than two thousand and five hundred years ago through the renunciation of fame and power.

In the morning of 12th September 2015, thirteen newly ordained novices paid respect to the Triple Gem and their family at the Grand Buddha Hall as their compassionate vows to be ordained were fulfilled on the birthday of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva. With the warm wishes of some six hundred attendees, the 2015 Dharma Drum Mountain Sangha Ordination ceremony was successfully completed.

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Great Auspiciousness —
Peaceful mind, body, family, and activities.
Abiding in sincerity, forever at ease. Good fortune abounds!
Following comprehensive assessments of the Northwest districts of Cambodia which recently experienced devastating flooding, DDM Social Welfare and Charity Foundation (DDMSWCF) responded quickly to bring some relief to the flood victims in the region.
The 2011 Great Compassion Water and Land Dharma Service drew to a close with recitation of the Great Vows on the afternoon of 2 December, following eight days of compassionate sutra-chanting by devoted monastics and participants at the DDM World Center for Buddhist Educatio
The Dharma Drum Mountain Social Welfare and Charity Foundation (DDMSWCF) once again received an honor and recognition from the Ministry of the Interior (MOI) for its long-term commitment and dedication to social and humanitarian efforts.
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