Friday, August 14, 2009

Hurricane in Taiwan

The news on Fo Guang Rescue Teams were translated and sent to various major English news web by Ven. Miao Guang and her team. We can read all the progress of what they have done so far in the below links.,8445,0,0,1,0
(Ven. Master instructing all Fo Guang Shan branches to provide various help.),8443,0,0,1,0
(Fo Guang Shan Mobile Clinics rush to provide aid to typhoon Morakot victims)

August 29, 2009 Meeting

1. Date: Aug. 29, 2009, Saturday
2. Venue: 1465 El Terraza, La Habra Heights, CA
3. Program:

3:30pm – 4:00pm: updates from Ven. Juewei
4:00pm – 4:45pm: break-out discussion

Theme: Compassion in Living Life (afterthoughts from movie [Departures] or from our monthly readings or personal experiences)

4:45pm – 5:30pm: sub-committee report and updates

5:30pm – 6:15pm: sharing & presentations

6:15pm: potluck dinner

Contact: if you are interested in attending

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Photos from August Activities

From 09 Mt. Baldy Interfaith Walk

A great time has had by all at our August activities. Here are the photos:

Mount Baldy Interfaith Walk:

August 9 Meeting:

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Food for Thought: Ten of Life’s Common Concerns

I missed last month's booklet, so here are the booklets for both July and August.

Booklet 7: When We Die
If I were to tell you that there is much suffering after death, you might be fearful of the pain you have to endure after death. In such a mindset, you would not be able to comprehend the true nature of death. If I were to tell you that life after death is serene and peaceful, you might misunderstand me and think that death is wonderful and is a means of liberation. Therefore, I can only say this: “Life is not necessarily joyous, and death is not necessarily miserable.”

Read more Link:

Booklet 8: Food for Thought: Ten of Life’s Common Concerns
How to Face Poverty and Wealth? How to Handle Gains and Losses? How to Repent and Eliminate Our Unwholesome Karma? How to Diminish Our Mental Afflictions? How to Handle the Demands of Life? How to Anchor Our Life? How to Let Go of Our Loved Ones? How to Share Wealth? How to Face Aging and Sickness? How to Transcend Birth and Death?

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Happy Reading

Friday, August 7, 2009

Interfaith World Peace Pilgrimage

Interfaith World Peace Pilgrimage to Mount Baldy – Sunday, August 9th

World Peace Pilgrimage

Fellow Caring Friends of Humanity!

Mark your calendars so you do not miss out on this historic spiritual event of paramount importance; for the following is an opportunity that has the Divine Promise to help our suffering world and all those groups and individuals working hard to help, and serve, and uplift.

Transportation: carpool from Hsi Lai Temple and UWest at 7:30am separately

On Sunday, August 9th, a World Peace Interfaith Pilgrimage to Majestic Mount Baldy, will take place in the gorgeous San Gabriel Mountains, just 50 miles east of Los Angeles.

Mount Baldy is a Holy Mountain and has been recognized as such by the local Gabrielino/Tungva Native Americans for generations. Since 1959, this mountain has also been considered Holy by Members of the non-profit spiritual organization, The Aetherius Society, who recognize this sacred mountain as having been charged with Cosmic energies. Each summer since 1959, we have been visiting the mountain to send out powerful waves of spiritual energy to the world for World Peace and Global Healing through the action of selfless prayer. Therefore this World Peace Pilgrimage has been organized in recognition of 50 years of these continued achievements. It is also an interfaith event that has been endorsed by the Parliament of the World’s Religions, the largest interfaith movement in the world, prior to their gathering in Melbourne, Australia in December, 2009. A representative from the Parliament of the World’s Religions will be making a presentation on the mountain following the pilgrimage.

The Pilgrimage promises to be a very joyous and memorable occasion with people from different cultures and origins collaborating not within any particular church, temple, synagogue or mosque but under the blue dome of Heaven upon a very unique Mountain surrounded by the natural beauty of the Mother Earth. All that’s now needed is YOU - your caring, compassionate heart and your passion and desire TO DO something that WILL make a difference for good in our world. And YOU CAN be a part of it!

We warmly invite you to join with us and to bring family members, friends and colleagues who you believe would like to participate.

Full details of the arrangements and logistics are contained on the website: or else you may call (323) 465-9652 or (323) 467 HEAL (4325).

The Aetherius Society
6202 Afton Place
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Organizers - The World Peace Pilgrimage to Mount Baldy