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The Buddhist services at the Medicine Buddha Hall include chanting the Medicine Buddha Sutra (藥師經), reciting the Medicine Buddha Mantra (藥師咒), and reciting the sacred name of this Buddha.
The Buddhist services in the Wish-Fulfilling Hall are mainly focused on Guan Yin Bodhisattva’s approaches, including the chanting of The Universal Dharma-Door of Guanyin Bodhisattva (觀世音菩薩普門品), participating in Great Compassion Repentance Ceremony (大悲懺), and the recitation of Great Compassion Mantra(大悲咒).
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”.
Move the body:

Some people think that meditation means sitting totally motionless and static but this is not necessarily the case. With a proper sitting and posture the body is active in its stillness. This relaxes the muscles of the whole body, the joints, the nervous system, and stimulates the endocrine, digestive, and circulation systems to promote overall health. People seek massage to relax their muscles but the mind may still be restless, whereas sitting meditation thoroughly relaxes the mind as well. Sitting meditation can have healing benefits for some conditions such as high-blood pressure, arthritis, and neurasthenia etc. It is not surgery or a panacea, but it can improve health without one’s being aware of it.
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.
The Living Environment of Human Beings

Among the important living environment for human beings are these four: the meterial, the spiritual, the social, and the natural.
Bearing hardship means accepting torments, while bearing the loss of pleasure demands the self-discipline of a higher will.

By being able to endure the seemingly unendurable, we are able to observe the precepts purely.
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