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Sun, Mar 10

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Toronto

Sunday Worship

Pray together to gods and Buddhas via Sacred Stupa Worship and deepen your understanding of Buddhism

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Sunday Worship
Sunday Worship

Time & Location

Mar 10, 2024, 12:00 p.m. EDT

Toronto, 18 Wynford Dr #608, North York, ON M3C 3S2, Canada

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About the event

Sunday Worship is the most important monthly event in Agon Shu Buddhist Temple since it is the day when we gather to pray to the divine and learn Buddhist teachings through our priest's Dharma Talk.

Not only do we uphold the original teachings of Buddha inscribed in the Agama Sutra but we also hold on to the necessity of prayers and the most mystical form of Buddhist Worship, which is the Sacred Stupa Worship. The Sacred Stupa enshrined in our temple encases the true relics of Buddha, and with the additional rigorous rite conducted by our Grand Master to this monument, this Stupa stands as an ultimate artifact that connects to any higher power, embedded with the Divine Spirit of Buddha and imbued with the omnipotence for karmic liberation and salvation - the absolute light that can finally change fate. For this reason, praying to our Sacred Stupa equates to connecting with Lord Buddha himself and any other deities in existence.

An opportunity to pray before this Sacred Stupa and to learn the hidden teachings of Buddha does not come very easily. Do not lose this great chance for divine connection and spiritual learning!

Below are the event details:

Event Type: In-person

Sunday Worship consists of two parts:

1. Buddhist Prayer Ritual

Experienced member(s) and our Honourary Priest will perform a rare synchronous and collective Esoteric Buddhist rite (with Sacred Buddhist Stupa) to invite the presence of Buddhas and gods to help tend to the sufferings of both the living and the departed and to help purge karma for the welfare of individuals, families, societies, and mankind. With a sincere and earnest spirit of service, join your palms and chant the mantras and sutras aloud with the chanter or focus your mind on the prayers to further enhance our resonance with the higher powers. 

The rite can last from 30 to 40 minutes.

2. Dharma Talk

After the ritual, the monk is going to perform a Dharma Talk. It is a 30 to 40-minute presentation in which he is going to provide rare Buddhist teachings to participants. This talk is given in light of deepening the awareness of Buddhist disciplines and teaching spiritual life lessons from the Agon Shu Buddhist perspective. The contents of the Dharma Talks can be so rare that even a common Buddhist would find them intriguing and inspiring.

During his presentation, you will be provided with an opportunity to ask questions to our priest.

We would like to bring both joy and discipline by providing this session in an entertaining and interactive manner.

***Please RSVP if you wish to attend****

Notice for Attendants

  • It is recommended to arrive 10 - 15 minutes prior to the event's start time. 
  • Respect towards our monk, Buddhist deities and religious traditions is fundamental. Not only should you avoid talking aloud but you should also abstain from eating, drinking and using the phone both during the ritual and Dharma Talk. In case of an urgent call, you are allowed to call outside of our Hondo.
  • Tokko no Kaji Healing Service and Gomagi Prayer Stick writing opportunity will be available (at the donation fee of your choice) after Dharma Talk.
  • You may wish to stay and enjoy your time in our temple until 3 p.m. if not until the rest of the afternoon. Rest assured, your appetite will be satisfied. 

Notice for Willing Online Attendants

  • We have temporarily ceased the use of ZOOM meetings to livestream our Sunday Worship. Please contact us if you wish to join us online. We may consider re-establishing online participation opportunities once we have received enough requests.

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