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It consists of Emperor Liang Repentance Service and Food Offering Ritual to Celestial Deities in the Grand Hall.
Among all eleven halls set for DDM Water and Land Dharma Service, the General Hall serves as the pivotal or central hall.

The services in the General Hall involve various practices based on the Great Compassionate Liberation Rites of Water and Land (大悲心水陸法會儀軌) and the Compassionate Samadhi Water Repentance (慈悲三昧水懺), followed by the chanting of the Mind Ground Chapter of the Sutra of Brahma's Net (梵網經-心地品), as well as listening to Dharma lectures providing an overall explanation of the practice in this hall .
Water and Land Dharma Service (shuilu fahui 水陸法會) , also known traditionally as the “Grand Rite of Providing Universal Deliverance and Food and Dharma Offerings to the Holy and Ordinary Beings of Water and Land Sharing the Same Dharmadhātu
(法界聖凡水陸普度大齋勝會)
”, is a practice method in Chinese Buddhism. It is considered the most grand and elaborate Dharma assembly in this tradition.
During October 14 to 16,” the First International Buddhist-Christian Dialogue for Nuns” was held in Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Monastery (佛光山寺) and was organized by the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (PCID), in collaboration with the Association of the Major Superiors of Religious Women in Taiwan, and Dialogue Interreligieux Monastique ; in the theme of “Contemplative Action and Active Contemplation: Buddhist and Christian Nuns in Dialogue”.
On August 23, based on the subject "My two years at Harvard: Religious exchange and dialogue between the East and West", Venerable Chang Shen (常諗法師)shared her observations as a visiting scholar from three perspectives.
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For your kind reference, DDM World Center for Buddhist Education in Jinshan Township, New Taipei City, will be closed for the Great Compassion Liberation Rite for Water and Land (大悲心水陸法會), from Nov.25 to Dec 3, 2018, to uphold the gracious atmosphere for the practitioners.
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Nung Chan Monastery will be closed for the event of Chan Run , from 6.00-14.00 Nov.3rd, 2018., to uphold the gracious atmosphere for the practitioners.

For your kind reference, the monastery wouldn't be avaiable for the non-registered, the relatives, and the public. We apologize for your inconvience.

Please have our best welcome for your visit after 14.00 in the afternoon of Nov. 3rd.

Nung Chan Monastery
On Oct 21, 2018, a Puyuma Express (普悠瑪) derailed near Xinma Station in Suao, Yilan, (宜蘭蘇澳新馬站), killing at least 18 people and injuring nearly 200.

Venerable Chang-Fa (常法法師), Director of DDM Lanyang Branch Monastery, along with local volunteers immediately went to visit the crash site and gave solace to those sent to hospitals. Volunteers also provided a deathbed chanting service for the deceased, at Suao Branch of Taipei Veterans General Hospital (台北榮總蘇澳分院).


DDM Humanities and Social Improvement Foundation (法鼓山人文社會基金會) held “The 7th International Care for Life Awards Ceremony” at International Conference Hall of CPC Building, Taipei City (中油大樓國光會議廳) on Sept 16, 2018.
In the face of impermanent difficulties and hardship in life, Master Sheng Yen ofen said, we should try to stay composed to help ourselves, and to settle people's minds by wishing them well.
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