Ceremonies & Dedications
The Ratna Ling community holds services four times a month: The new moon, full moon, the 10th day of the lunar calendar, and the 25th day of the lunar calendar. We are happy to include your loved ones in our services. For about one hour the community chants and reads wishing prayers out loud for those in need, for the healing of sickness, and for rebirth in fortunate circumstances for the deceased. We are now ready and able to chant prayers for your loved ones.
Your support of $108 per ceremony helps us maintain the golden appearance of this longevity stupa, which supports the power of the prayers and their effectiveness in time and space. During the ceremony, the bronze bell is rung 25 times. Since the sound is auspicious and carries over a great distance, it conveys the blessings of comfort and caring to those designated as beneficiaries. We will gladly dedicate a bell ringing to a person of your choice.
Please e-mail names and ceremony desired to: email@example.com or call 1-707-847-3717
Every day, the Ratna Ling community offers one hundred and eight lights at the longevity stupa just outside the Dharma Publishing offices. Through this act of devotion, we honor the Buddha Shakyamuni, whose wisdom and compassion brought into our world light that dispels the darkness of samsara. In offering light to the Buddha, we invite the blessings of the Enlightened Ones to penetrate the darkest reaches of time and space and benefit all beings, seen and unseen. The merit of these offerings, especially when performed at a stupa on land consecrated to the Dharma, generates merit and blessings.
For $10/27 candles, or $300/27 candles per day for one month, we will dedicate the merit of these offerings to your mother and father, children, relatives and friends or whomever you wish to sustain them in good and hard times.
Please e-mail names and ceremony desired to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-707-847-3717.