During the time of Buddha, the monsoon season of India lasted for around three months. These three months became a period of retreat, known as “Vassavasa”. During Vassavasa, monastics lived together in the monastery and did not step outside. They focused on studying and practicing Buddhism.
Supporting the studies and practice of monastics during the Vassavasa period would accumulate great merit towards wisdom and good fortune, and attainment of buddhahood!
Great Wisdom Buddhist Institute invites you to support the monastics over the Vassavasa period. During the Vassavasa period,
1.At the conclusion of daily evening prayers, GWBI nuns will dedicate merits from the daily chanting of the Prajñāpāramitā sutra, Mahamayuri Vidyarajni sutra as well as the study and practice of Buddhism to the benefactor.
2.The benefactor will also receive merits from 24 monastic victual offerings, and 6 grand offerings.
3.In addition, there will be a “Monastics Blessing” prayer setting dedicated to the benefactor during the Ullambana dharma ceremony (held at Pavarana). At the end of the Ullambana dharma ceremony, the prayer host will chant aloud the benefactor’s name, dedicating all the merits from GWBI nuns chanting 3,000 scrolls of the Prajñāpāramitā sutra and making Mengshan offerings.
Any excess offering amount will be directed towards GWBI's Operating Fund.