The Three Ordination Platforms ceremony sponsored by the Buddhist Association of Henan Province and undertaken by China Songshan Shaolin Temple, was successfully conferred in Shaolin Temple in Guimao Year on May 5 or 16th day of the third lunar month in 2023. Preceptors delightedly got Buddhist Certificates, Protection Buddhist Certificates and Buddhist Alumni Book, obtained pure body, pursued precepts successfully, attended the farewell ceremony and went out from the Meditation Hall.
The Three Ordination Platforms Precept Transmission Ceremony in Guimao Year was solemnly held in Shaolin Temple. To make newly-precepted monastics feel the lifestyle of Buddha being alive, Shaolin Temple held the mendicancy ceremony successfully on the morning of April 25, 2023.
Permanent monks of Shaolin Temple conducted auspicious prayers to universal Buddhas following reciting and releasing prayers to universal Buddhas following evening reciting invited by broad believers on the first and fifteenth days of each month since the 1st day of the leap month in Guimao Year. Pray for world peace, prosperity of the Party and country, security of the country and people, good weather for the crops and releasing from suffering and disasters.
To inherit and carry forward the Buddhist tradition and wisdom as well as adhere to instructions left by Buddha and brighten Buddha’ s precepts and dharma,junior monks with Sramanera Precepts were conferred on Bhikkhu Precepts in the Three Ordination Platforms of Shaolin Temple from April 15 to 23, 2023. All junior monks with Sramanera Precepts witnessed by the Three Precept Masters and Seven Witnesses mounted the platform delightedly to accept the pure body of Bhikkhu Precepts from April 19 to 23.
The Three Ordination Platforms Precept Transmission Ceremony of Shaolin Temple in Guimao Year was orderly conducted, teaching using the alms bowl to have a meal, wearing robes, all night repentance and other dharma activities solemnly from April 5 to 14, 2023. New monastics were conferred on the Sramanera Precept on April 12.
Millennial Shaolin Temple in the magnificent Songshan Mountains, is the ancestral monastery of Chan sect, and the origin of Vinaya school. Buddhist monks ultimate death and life, sever afflictions and benefit sentient beings. Buddhist dharma is permanent, within the three practices of morality, meditation and wisdom. China Songshan Shaolin Temple was originally built in Taihe 19 years (495) of the Northern Wei Dynasty. Buddhabhadra initiated it and Patriarch Bodhidharma came from the west. Shaolin Temple that produced a wealth of eminent monks and holy ones, is the ancestral monastery of Chan sect and birthplace of Vinaya sect, the national key cultural relic preservation unit and the world cultural heritage.