Self-Transformation Prayer Service

Self-Transformation Prayer Service (Online)

Date: Sunday, August/21/2022
Time: 11am – 12:15pm (ET)
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You are cordially invited to Self-Transformation Prayer service (Bup In Jeol), called an annual spiritual holiday of Won Buddhism.

Every summer in August, Won Buddhist practitioners in Korea hike to the mountains where Sotaesan’s first nine disciples offered 100 days of prayer and vowed to dedicate everything for the deliverance of all sentient beings. In tandem with this holy celebration, we will gather together this Sunday, August 21st to celebrate and honor the sincere commitment of those undertaking the path of dharma and those continuing on their journey.

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We look forward to seeing you on this beautiful day!

These days material civilization flourishes daily with immense power, while the human spirit that should be making use of material things has steadily weakened. There is no peace of mind whether at the level of the individual, family, society, or nation, and the suffering of all sentient beings will come to exceed all bounds. How can we, who have set our hearts on saving the world, think lightly of this situation? There have been occasions in the past when the sages prayed to heaven and earth with utmost sincerity to deliver all sentient beings, which moved the will of heaven. Now you, too, must pray to heaven and earth with single-mindedness and utmost sincerity that human beings may become masters of material things instead of being enslaved by them, and thus try to move the will of heaven. Your mind is none other than that of heaven; hence, you should know that if your mind is concentrated and completely devoid of selfishness, its virtues will become as one with the virtues of heaven and earth and it will lead all your affairs to success. Therefore, you must realize that each of your minds possesses an element that can move the will of heaven, and always remember that each of you has a responsibility to deliver all sentient beings.

Sotaesan (1891 – 1943)

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