Vesak day is one of the most important commemorations to the Buddhists around the world because of the prince Siddhartha’s birth, becoming of the Buddha, and passing away of the Buddha. Having proving that reaching the maximum level of supra-mundane wisdom that can be achieved by a human being is possible for living beings who dwell in the defilement of desire, delusion and ill will, Dhamma that Buddha revealed consoled not only the humanity but also the various living beings up to the highest realms of existences. By having to commemorate these three events that took place more than 2500 years ago in the Vesak Day, dependent origination or the wheel of life and the way to cease the wheel of life ceasing the dissatisfaction of life, unhappiness of life, insecurity of life, cycle of suffering in life after life, is the absolute truth that Buddha left behind for those who are wise to learn, practice and experience. Therefore; we compassionately welcome all of you to Vesak commemoration at the Nevada Buddhist Vihara May 22nd, 2016 to observe precepts and meet valuable monks guide you to see within, experience within, and eventually realize within attaining spiritual Enlightenment.
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May Noble Triple Gem Bless You!
As a part of the series of Katina Offering events during this Katina season, we wish that you join with us to worship the qualities of seven Buddhas this Sunday August, 23rd, 2015. This offering is mainly aim towards to bless the school children for this beginning of school year and be successful in their mundane and supra-mundane life by worshiping the qualities of seven Buddhas and accumulate wholesome meritorious deeds suppressing the unwholesome roots of greed, ill will, and delusion.
We hope and encourage that parents with children to participate this meritorious act on this Sunday and accumulate wholesome merits. Should you need further information, do not hesitate to contact Nevada Buddhist Temple.
May Seven Buddhas Bless You!
As we are welcoming the New Year, we wish you wholeheartedly that may this New Year be a great New Year. It is easy to welcome the New Year but it maybe difficult to let go of unwholesome memories of 2014 more so than wholesome memories. However; it is your duty to train yourself to let go of every moment. When you begin to live in the present moment, every moment is a new moment; every minute is a new minute, every hour is a new hour; every day is a new day, every month is a new month and every year is a new year with fresh start with fresh mind. If you have not noticed, what you can notice is that the nature of time is impermanent. This means that every moment; every minute; every hour, every day, every month and every year that the amount of time that we have to live also gets shorter. This is the nature of life. This gives a great value to the time that even though it is impermanent. In day to day life regardless of monks, lay people or celestial beings, or other forms of living beings are bounded by the time. Because we are bounded by the time, time is invaluable for us not just in day to day activities towards success in life but also while travel in the path of purification toward the spiritual Enlightenment. Therefore; even the last word of the Buddha was to be earnest towards spiritual development. Buddha mentioned that just as someone’s hair caught on fire and that person try to put out fire earnestly, one should be earnestly travel in the purified path towards spiritual Enlightenment. Therefore; likewise you have always be with the temple and associated monks, we believe that you will be closely stay with the temple in this New Year and benefit from our service and dedication towards accomplishing your final goal of Spiritual Enlightenment.
Please join with us to pay homage to the 28 Buddhas January 1st, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Nevada Buddhist Temple
May your wishes be fulfilled, may you, your families, relatives, friends live healthy, wealthy, peacefully, and may your children’s education wishes be fulfilled, May you have a spiritual success.
May Noble Triple Gem Bless You!
Nevada Buddhist Vihara
Enhancement of an existing civility; bringing a close rapport between families and individuals; maintaining respect for each other, especially for the elders; leaning to listen to erudite counseling; fruitful discourse between the clergy and lay devotees; understanding the precepts of the Buddhist philosophy in a simple manner to transform them to enrich both spiritual and material lives.
These are the factors that are associated when lay persons flock around a Buddhist Temple.
And, these are the supreme qualities the Nevada Buddhist Temple disseminated since its founding in 1998.
Buddhism is not emerge on bricks and mortars that are used to bring the physical appearance, but on the hearts of those who frequent the institution. It is through that devotion, affinity, civility and constant discourse with the prelates and with the devotees that the atmosphere of equanimity and compassion emerge.
With this emergence of universal kindness and serenity, the dedication on the part of the laymen take a significant turn toward the enrichment of the facilities of a Buddhist Temple.
In recent months, the dedicated devotees made this physical enrichment of the Nevada Buddhist Temple a reality because of the inner enrichment they developed since the founding of the temple.
We now present you how that inner enrichment transformed into a physical enrichment to make the temple more closer to ones sole and heart.
The renaissance of the physical appearance of the Nevada Buddhist Temple was possible because of the maintenance and enhancement of the spiritual renaissance of the devotees.
The Shrine Room was extended to accommodate more devotees with added features such as an improved audio-visual technical system.
The pipe borne water system was greatly improved.
Within the Shrine Room area, a conducive atmosphere was built to enhance the spiritual aspect of the devotees.
Rest Rooms were modified.
These photographs will tell the whole story of the devotion of those who frequent the Nevada Buddhist Vihara.
We have not stopped at that:
Plans are underway to commence the construction of a three-room annex attached to the main temple to extend the facility to guest monks travelling from other states.
The outer appearance of the Temple will be greatly improved as an added attraction. Once all these are completed the Nevada Buddhist Temple will undoubtedly stand-out as a prominent Buddhist place of worship in the Western part of the United States.
Those who are in the State of Nevada and in other states are greatly encouraged to participate in this project by monetarily helping the Temple.
We need to state that Nevada Buddhist Temple is being patronized by a large number of non Buddhist who participate in discourses that bring understanding not only of the Buddhist Philosophy but also about the interaction between all religions.
For monetary assistance, this web site carries the address of the Nevada Buddhist Temple elsewhere.
As we have mentioned in the lead story, we present here the Temple Extension Project- commenced September 2014 – to enhance living facilities for the Buddhist prelates who visit from other states.
LAS VEGAS BUDDHIST TEMPLE: 2040, ABELS LANE, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA. 89115