Upon conclusion of the three months Pravarana, a period of time when monastics focus on developing their practice of Buddhist teachings, there is a three-day dharma ceremony held for blessings as well as prayers for the deceased. During these three days, GWBI monastics will chant The Prajnaparamita Sutra (italicize). On the last day, GWBI will hold the Mengshan Food Bestowal Dharma Ceremony. On the last day, GWBI will hold the Mengshan Food Bestowal Dharma Ceremony. The Mengshan Food Bestowal ritual is especially to help the beings who are in the realms of hell and hungry ghosts. Besides bestowing food and water so that the beings can eat well, through dharma teachings, chanting of various mantras, the ritual is designed to remove their fears and bring them comfort and potentially even help remove karmic obstacles so that they can leave the realms of hell and hungry ghosts.
Upon the conclusion of Pravarana, we invite you to join the GWBI monastics in benefitting all sentient beings and praying for blessings from The Three Jewels. Ullambana - Blessings for Good Fortune, we hope that all the beings in the three undesirable realms will be blessed!
Any excess offering amount will be directed towards GWBI's Operating Fund.