Starting at 10:00am,the Venerables led the participants in the Recitation of Amitabha Sutra and dedication of merits to ancestors. Next, Ven. Chao Ding explained the significance of the Ching-ming Gratitude and Remembrance Dharma Assembly – how we show appreciation for those that came before us through dedication of merits to them.
Afterwards, Ven. Hung I gave a dharma talk in English, explaining that we are all interdependent and social beings, and should therefore always be appreciative of those around us and promote a harmonious existence amongst everyone. The ceremony concluded with the Venerables offering blessings for peace, good health, and auspiciousness for all sentient beings.