Prostration 礼佛

Why do we prostrate or bow to the Buddha? To bow or prostrate before an image of the Buddha is not idol-worship. We prostrate out of deep veneration. We rejoice in Buddha’s attainment of the supreme Enlightenment and perfection of all virtues. When we practise...

Sharing of merits 回向功德

Why do we share merits? Sharing of merits means inviting other beings to rejoice in the virtuous deeds that one has done. By rejoicing, other beings also gain merits by having positive states of mind. Sharing and dedicating the merits help us practise generosity and...

CHANTING 念诵

Why do we practise chanting? Chanting (puja) is a melodious way of reading as one reflects upon the Buddha’s teachings. Besides aiding memorisation, chanting in a soothing tune has a calming effect on both the reciter and the listener. Chanting should be done solemnly...

PALMS TOGETHER 合掌敬礼

Why do we place our palms together? Placing one’s palms together at chest level is a traditional gesture to express deep reverence to the Triple Gem. When Buddhists greet one another, they hold their palms together like a budding lotus* flower. “I offer you a lotus,...

Buddhist Cartoons

 Listing of Cartoons 1)   菩提童话  ( Session 1,  Session2,  Session3,  Session4,  Session5 ) 2) 护生卡通片 Disk 1 ( Session1,  Session2,  Session3,  Session4,  Session5 ) 护生卡通片 Disk 2 ( Session1, ...