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Chinese New Year & Bodhisattva Maitreya’s Birthday Dharma Assembly
Chinese New Year & Bodhisattva Maitreya’s Birthday Dharma Assembly

Sun, Jan 22


Online & In-Person

Chinese New Year & Bodhisattva Maitreya’s Birthday Dharma Assembly

SPECIAL EVENT: Chinese New Year & Bodhisattva Maitreya’s Birthday Blessing Ceremony (Donation appreciated)

Time & Location

Jan 22, 2023, 10:00 AM EST – Jan 23, 2023, 12:30 PM EST

Online & In-Person

About the Event

We welcome all to join us in-person or online celebrating the Spring Festival, which is the Chinese New Year. A Dharma assembly will be held on the first day of the first lunar month (January 22nd, 2023) at 10AM EST followed by community events, such as dumpling making and calligraphy writing.

On this day, the Dharma service will also serve to celebrate the birthday of Maitreya, a bodhisattva who is prophesied to appear on Earth, achieve complete Enlightenment, and teach the Dharma at a time when the teachings of Gautama Buddha have been forgotten by most in the human realm. Therefore, he is being regarded and worshiped as the Buddha of the future. According to Mahayana teachings, a Buddha is first born as a bodhisattva and progresses on to Buddhahood after many lifetimes’ cultivation. The historical Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama, was himself referred to as a bodhisattva before becoming the Buddha.

Merit-Making Offering 

Merit-making is important in one’s spiritual practice. Merit is the result of good actions or deeds. If you would like to offer to the Buddha through the power of the sangha during this month’s dharma assembly and ritual, please consider making a donation. Any amount would be appreciated. Your gift will be put to work immediately as part of the merit-making offering for this occasion.

Go to Donate page:

Participate In-Person at: 

1 Fernwood Ln, East Stroudsburg, PA 18302

Participate Dharma Assembly Online via Zoom: 

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 842 8336 4411

Passcode: 332458


May the merit of our practice spread everywhere to all.


May I and sentient beings all attain Buddhahood.


To all the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas of the Ten Directions and Three Times,


and maha-prajnaparamita, The perfection that cuts through all illusions!

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